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Sagittarius Rising

by Cecil Lewis & Samuel Hynes

A memoir by a WWI fighter pilot, with the adventurous spirit of War Horse and the charm of The Little Prince

A singular, lyrical book, Sagittarius Rising is at once an exuberant memoir from the Lost Generation...


Friendly Fire

by Mike Friscolanti

The text below is an excerpt from Friendly Fire.

It is the early morning of April 18, 2002, following the mayhem of a bomb attack on a section of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, outside Kandahar,...


Camera Boy: An Army Journalist's War in Iraq

by Fred Minnick

Fred Minnick spent more than a year in Iraq as a U.S. Army public affairs photojournalist, covering the good, bad and ugly sides of the conflict. With a Nikon in one hand and an M-16 in the other, he accompanied...


Tough As Nails

by Gail O'Sullivan Dwyer

What lies beneath Barack Obama's well-polished rhetoric will shock you. Obama touts change but his version is nothing less than a frontal assault on American values and traditions. Obama's goal? Bring America...


Inside Marine One

by Ray L'Heureux & Lee Kelley

Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson...


4000 Degrees Fahrenheit: Hell's Fire on Earth

by Keith Burpee

It's not every day someone encounters a mass-murderer, and even less so living, training, and preparing for war beside them. When Keith Burpee first encountered a malevolence so deep, so calculating, and with...


Sangin a Glance Through Afghan Eyes

by Toby Woodbridge

afghanistan history; afghanistan strategy; afghanistan strategy generals politics; army intelligence; army reserves; army workout; military; military action; military action covert intelligence suspense intigue...


Heart for the Fight

by Brian Stann & John R. Bruning

This is the story of a kid from the wrong side of Scranton who made it to the Naval Academy, played linebacker for the Navy football team for four years, became a Marine officer, graduated first in his infantry...


Surviving the Reich

by Ivan L. Goldstein

Ivan Goldstein is a 19-year-old green-as-grass soldier heading into his first battle: the Battle of the Bulge, World War II's fiercest engagement between the American army and Hitler's army. A bow gunner on...


Noble Warrior

by James E. Livingston & Colin D. Heaton

New addition to the "Commandant of the Marine Reading List, 2011"

 

Major General James E. Livingston received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as an infantry company commander at Dai Do, Vietnam,...


Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

by John F. Ross

The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying aceAt the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies—the car and airplane—took the nation’s imagination by storm as they...


The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman

by D. M. Giangreco & Alonzo L. Hamby

Harry S. Truman was Commander-in-Chief at one of the (if not the) critical moments in American--and global--military history:  when the decision had to be made to drop the Bomb.  As to his military credentials,...


My War Gone By, I Miss It So

by Anthony Loyd

Born to a distinguished family steeped in military tradition, raised on stories of wartime and ancestral heroes, Anthony Loyd longed to experience war from the front lines—so he left England at the age of twenty-six...


The Youngest Battalion Commander in the AIF

by Will Davies

Known as The Boy Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, was the youngest battalion commander in the AIF and highly regarded not only as a future military commander, but as a business and community leader....


The Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness

PEN/Ackerley Prize 1996

by Eric Lomax

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. The Railway Man is a remarkable memoir of forgiveness—a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally,...


A Passion For Trees

by Maggie Campbell-Culver

Given the extent of his influence on 17th-century life, and his lasting impact on the British landscape it is remarkable that no book has been written before about John Evelyn. He was a longstanding friend of...


Dorothea's War: The Diaries of a First World War Nurse

by Dorothea Crewdson

In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Tréport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of this...


Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

by Douglas V. Mastriano

Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I -- is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. Known to generations through Gary Cooper's...


The Good Man: The Civil War's "Christian General" and His Fight for Racial Equality

by Gordon L. Weil

Gen.O.O. Howard, the white man from Maine for whom Howard University, the leading university for African-Americans, was named, was W.T. Sherman's principal deputy in the march across the South and later took...


Lakeside Awaits This Won't Take Long: Helping a Family Member with an Addiction. the Pain, the Price and the Peace

by Stephen Kit Taberski

This fast-paced action packed thriller is sure to leave you breathless. It is a true story like none other and in the true tradition of a Hollywood thriller. Trouble with authorities, violence, questionable...