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Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange

by Fred A. Wilcox

"I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it," said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange—the...


Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

by Annie Jacobsen

Area 51

It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S....


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world,...


Jim Bridger - Mountain Man

by Stanley Vestal

JIM BRIDGER- MOUNTAIN MAN: A BIOGRAPHY by STANLEY VESTAL. Contents include: PREFACE ix PART 1 TRAPPER I ENTERPRISING YOUNG MAN 1 II. SET POLES FOR THE MOUNTAINS 8 HI. HIVERNAN 21 IV. THE MISSOURI LEGION 28 V....


The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913, Third Edition

by Jacob Gould Schurman

For many countries in Europe, the early twentieth century was a maelstrom of conflict, as age-old alliances and feuds shifted and realigned in response to modernity, imperialism, colonialism, and myriad other...


Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung

In this rare insider’s view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

“The...


War Stories of the Green Berets

by Hans Halberstadt

The US Army Special Forces, more familiarly known as the Green Berets, are the elite fighting force of the United States military. Their experiences in covert operations and unconventional warfare have been...


Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht

by Robert F. Dorr & Thomas D. Jones

Hell Hawks sets a new standard for histories of the tactical anti-war in Europe. Veteran authors Bob Dorr and Tom Jones combine masterfully crafted veteran interviews with the broader picture of the air war...


To Be a U. S. Navy Seal

by Cliff Hollenbeck

This is an introduction into what it really means to be a U.S. Navy SEAL in today's U.S. Navy-in the sea, in the air, and on the land. The U.S. Navy's elite specialists are among the most highly trained forces...


The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Deborah Blum

***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014***

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious,...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

by Ari Shavit

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf...


Shadow Warriors: Inside The Special Forces

by Tom Clancy & Carl Stiner

An unconventional war requires unconventional men-the Special Forces.

 

Green Berets • Navy SEALS • Rangers •

Air Force Special Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •

and other special-mission units

 ...


Armored Cav

by Tom Clancy

A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people . . . profiled by Tom Clancy.

His first non-fiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard...


Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

by Tom Clancy

An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell...


Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

by Rebecca West

Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent...


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

by Walker Evans & James Agee

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration...


Fighter! Fighter! Corkscrew Port!: Vivid Memories of Bomber Aircrew in World War Two

by Pat Cunningham

The young men who flew with RAF Bomber Command in World War Two were a complex mixture of individuals but they all shared the gift of teamwork. A crew of seven may have comprised all non-commissioned men and...


Profiles of Flight: Vought Corsair: F4U-1, F4U-1A, FG-1D, F4U-4, F4U-5NL, F4U-7, F2G-1

by Dave Windle

The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer,...


Silvered Wings: The Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Severne KCVO OBE AFC DL

by John Severne

John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author's great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters...