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Uncle Cy's War: The First World War Letters of Major Cyrus F. Inches

by Valerie Teed

At 31 years old, Major Cyrus Inches resolved to survive the Great War, and did so without losing his sense of humour, in spite of the tragedies he constantly faced. His letters home were stored and left undisturbed...


Cold War Soldier: Life on the Front Lines of the Cold War

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

The danger of participating in live fire exercises, the realism of NATO manoeuvres in Western Europe, the sordid behaviour of soldiers on leave in Amsterdam, and a Christmas spent in a military prison are all...


Arts to Intelligence

by Doreen Galvin

Doreen Galvin's work in WWII was classified as "Top Secret" for at least 30 years after the cessation of hostilities. The atmosphere and events of the time, she wrote down many years later.

She relates personal...


Whip the Rebellion

by George Walsh

How the unprepossessing Ulysses S. Grant, whose military genius ultimately preserved the Union, came to the forefront in the Civil War is a story as surprising as it is compelling. Forced to resign his commission...


Our Country, Right or Wrong

by Leonard F. Guttridge

Blazing sea fights and undercurrents of intrigue: these are among the compelling ingredients of a biography that brings to life the most illustrious and formidable figure of the United States Navy. His name...


All Blood Runs Red: Life and Legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard - First Black American Military Aviator

by Henry Scott Harris

Life and legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black American military aviator... from his childhood to WWI hero, 47 chapters of his life from the time he ran away from home, alone at the age of eight...


Honor Untarnished

by Donald V. Bennett & William R. Forstchen

What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point.

Whether it was fighting...


Return To Ithaca

by Randy Lee Eickhoff

At the height of the Vietnam War, twenty-seven members of a U.S. special elite team were dropped into North Vietnam to fight alongside the Rands and Montagnards against the communist regime. Their job was to...


We Were Invincible

by Denis Morisset, Claude Coulombe & Jennifer Makarewicz

Nobody really knows who these men are- men in black dropped off by a helicopter on the outskirts of a small Afghan village; wading through swamps in Croatia, intent on killing a war criminal; who ensure the...


Commanding Voices of Blue & Gray

by Brian M. Thomsen

The agony and anguish of the War Between the States affected all aspects of American life. Many quarters suffered, but one in particular seemed to prosper in the postwar aftermath: the publishing industry. Though...


Blue & Gray at Sea

by Brian M. Thomsen

Excerpted memoirs included are:

- Incidents and Anecdotes of the Cival War by Admiral Porter, including sections dealing with the political schism of the navy at the war's outbreak, as well as accounts of various...


Hope and Honor

by Sidney Shachnow & Jann Robbins

Major General Sid Shachnow was more than a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran--receiving two silver and three bronze stars with V for Valor. He survived a crucible far crueler than the jungles of Vietnam:...


Philip Augustus

by George Payne Rainsford James

Although there is something chilling in that sad, inevitable word, the past—although in looking through the thronged rolls of history, and reading of all the dead passions, the fruitless anxieties, the vain,...


Hannibal

by Jacob Abbott

Hannibal was a Carthaginian general. He acquired his great distinction as a warrior by his desperate contests with the Romans. Rome and Carthage grew up together on opposite sides of the Mediterranean Sea. For...


Julius Caesar

by Jacob Abbott

There were three great European nations in ancient days, each of which furnished history with a hero: the Greeks, the Carthaginians, and the Romans. The Roman hero was Caesar. He was born just one hundred years...


War Wounded: Let the Healing Begin

by Basil B. Clark & Ralph Clark

A compendium of interviews and poetry examining paths of recovery for those affected by traumatic experiences, be they scars of war, loss, addiction, illness, or other tragic events. Features over 100 examples...


Dying For Strangers: Memoirs of a Special Ops Operator in Iraq

by Brennan Morton

100% of the author's profits will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that helps wounded veterans. From boot camp to two tours overseas in a special operations unit, Dying for Strangers takes the...


The Story of Bilal Ibn Rabah (580-640) Great Muslim Warrior From Africa

by Muham Taqra

Bilal ibn Rabah (Arabic: بلال بن رباح‎) or Bilal al-Habashi (AD 580-640) was an African of Ethiopian heritage companion of Islamic Prophet Muhammad SAW, born in Mecca who is considered as the first...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


Genghis Khan: his life and battles

by Jacob Abbott

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been...