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Macquarie: From Colony to Country

by Peter Butler & Harry Dillon

This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians 'He was a Christian, a perfect gentleman, and a supreme legislator of the human heart. . Whenever the sculptor shall imagine...


The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot

by Robert Morgan & Ron Powers

"Bring[s] a new perspective to World War II literature...Exciting" -- Library Journal.

A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest...


Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq

by Tony Lagouranis & Allen Mikaelian

"Something really bad happened here." So begins Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis's first briefing at Abu Ghraib. While Lagouranis's training stressed the rules of the Geneva Conventions, once in Iraq, he discovered...


Giap

by James A. Warren

General Vo Nguyen Giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his country's most difficult conflicts--the first against Vietnam's colonial masters, the French, and the second...


Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814

by Muir Rory

The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain’s greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national...


Hostile Seas: A Mission in Pirate Waters

by JL Savidge

Set in 2008, Hostile Seas is a personal account of life on board Canadian naval ship HMCS Ville de Québec as the crew attempts to escort pirate-menaced cargo ships carrying World Food Programme aid to Mogadishu....


My Special Force: The Warrior Who Taught Me The Meaning of Life and Love

by Heather Means

The heartbreaking but inspiring memoir of a young widow and the green beret soldier whose love for her defied geography.


Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

by Artemis Cooper

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three...


Gray Work

by Jamie Smith & Hugh Martin

In this unprecedented book, a paramilitary contractor with more than two decades of experience gives us a firsthand look into the secret lives of America’s private warriors and their highly covert work around...


Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat--1945

by John P. Irwin

Many narrative accounts of men in combat during World War II have conveyed the horrors and emotions of warfare. However, not many reveal in such an intimate way the struggle of innocent youth to adapt to the...


Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

by Michael Fellman

Bright, compulsively articulate, famous, loved, hated, and deeply troubled, William T. Sherman was perhaps one of the most compelling personalities in American history. This groundbreaking, in-depth portrait...


Revisiting Vietnam: Memoirs Memorials Museums

by Julia Bleakney

This book explores the memorializing practices of American veterans of the Vietnam War at several of the most significant contemporary sites of memory in the United States and Vietnam. These sites include veterans'...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

by James K. Libbey

Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it...


A Name on a Wall

by Mark Byford

An unusual coincidence occurred early one morning at the most visited war memorial in the United States as a shaft of sunlight hit one of the 58,282 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The name was Larry...


The Unreturning Army

by Huntly Gordon

In the centenary year of the Great War, names such as Ypres, the Marne, the Somme, Passchendaele are heavy with meaning as settings for the near-destruction of a generation of men. It is this aura of tragedy...


Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior

by James B. Stockdale

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both...


The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

by Glenn Robins & Bud Day

While serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, on September 20, 1965. After a brief...


A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

by Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty

"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans."--President Barack Obama It was just another day on the...


Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime

by Sarah Smiley

They say you are what you eat--but apparently, with whom you eat is pretty important too. Current medical research bears this out. But wellness was not what motivated mil-blogger/Navy wife and mom Sarah Smiley...