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Kublai Khan

by John Man

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure dome decree

Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic...


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

by Jon Krakauer

This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the...


Operation Dark Heart

by Anthony Shaffer

On Friday, August 13, 2010, just as St. Martin's Press was readying its initial shipment of this book, the Department of Defense contacted us to express its concern that our publication of Operation Dark Heart...


A Rumor of War

by Philip Caputo

The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago.

In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen...


A Stranger to Myself

by Willy Peter Reese, Michael Hofmann, Stefan Schmitz & Max Hastings

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years old when he found...


SEAL of God

by David Thomas, Chad Williams & Greg Laurie

Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally...


The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

by Walter Borneman

How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral...


The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang

by William Tuohy

“There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.”

–Richard O’Kane

Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his...


Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors

by Don Mann

The Inside Story of America's Ultimate Warriors When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the U.S. government...


Hell's Belle: From a B-17 to Stalag 17B; Based on the Memoirs of William E. Rasmussen

by Randall L. Rasmussen

It was December 3, 1943, and American warplanes were on assignment over Nazi Germany. Sergeant William Rasmussen was the ball turret gunner on the Hell's Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber. During one of its missions,...


Stormjammers

by Robert Stanek

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! "Hard to put down....It is impossible not to share the relief and pride of the individual crew members..." (The Journal of Electronic Defense) When the U.S. went to...


Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green: A Year in the Desert with Team America

by Johnny Rico

Outrageous, hilarious, and absolutely candid, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green is Johnny Rico’s firsthand account of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, a memoir that also reveals the universal truths about...


I Chose the Sky

by Leonard Rochford

The newest addition to the Grub Street Classics range is this fascinating, insightful and, at times, nail-biting account by the World War One veteran, Leonard H. Rochford. This book has been out of print for...


One Perfect Op

by Dennis Chalker & Kevin Dockery

America’s most elite commando unit, the US Navy SEAL Team Six pulled off one of the most remarkable covert operations in military history when they infiltrated the secret hideout of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan...


Gallipoli Sniper: The Remarkable Life of Billy Sing

by John Hamilton

This is a well-researched, detailed and compelling story.'
Defender Magazine

Billy Sing was a small, dark man - and a deadly killer. When, as a member of the Australian Imperial Force 5th Light Horse,...


The Man on the Mantelpiece

by Janet Denny

On the first day of World War Two Jim begins a diary. An ardent eighteen-year-old pacifist, nothing will persuade him to fight. Seventy years later his daughter discovers his writing. After a month the entries...


Surviving Hell: A POW'S Journey

by Leo Thorsness

On April 19, 1967, Air Force Colonel Leo Thorsness was on a mission over North Vietnam when his wingman was shot down by an enemy MiG, which then lined up for a gunnery pass on the two American pilots who had...


Wellington's Men

by W.H. Fitchett

Wellington's Peninsula Campaign as told by four soldiers who lived through it: John Kincaid - Adventures in the Rifle Brigade Benjamin Harris - Rifleman Harris James Anton - Military Life Cavalie Mercer - Waterloo...


My Detachment: A Memoir

by Tracy Kidder

My Detachment is a war story like none you have ever read before, an unromanticized portrait of a young man coming of age in the controversial war that defined a generation. In an astonishingly honest, comic,...


How Private George W. Peck Single-handedly Won The Civil War

by George W. Peck

A humorous book about the Civil War? Most people would contend that there was very little about the Civil War that was funny. George W. Peck would disagree; and he should know-he was IN the Civil War. Who but...