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Ben's War with the U. S. Marines

by Peter H Green

Ben's War with the U. S. Marines is biographical account of the humorous but serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green--a misplaced Chicago radio producer who battled the system in order to serve...


A Hell for Heroes: A SAS Hero's Journey to the Heart of Darkness

by Theodore Knell

Theodore Knell went through hell in the SAS - but his biggest battle began when he left. A Hell for Heroes is a searingly honest autobiography about what life in the military service is really like.

This is...


Trigger Time

by Mick Flynn

Now Zad, Afghanistan: a small unit of British soldiers are beseiged on a hilltop, surrounded by Taliban. There is no way out but through ambush country, on roads full of IEDs. In any case, the British have no...


The Men Who Came Out of the Ground: A Gripping Account of Australia's First Commando Campaign

by Paul Cleary

This is the gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942. The men of the 2/2nd...


Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

by David Mason

David Mason graduated from the Australian National University with a law degree and an honours degree. Like those around him, he could easily have settled for a life of share portfolios, good suits, new cars...


The Tiger Man of Vietnam

by Frank Walker

As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm. Inwardly he was incredibly excited. Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti-communist guerilla...


Wings On My Sleeve: The World'S Greatest Test Pilot Tells His Story

by Eric Brown

Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the...


Wellington

by Jane Wellesley

Jane Wellesley is privileged to be a part of the Wellington legacy. Her father, the eighth Duke of Wellington, was born in 1915; a hundred years after the first Duke's great victory over Napoleon at Waterloo....


Baldwin

by Roy Jenkins

First published in 1984, this is the first biography of Stanley Baldwin for more than ten years, although there had been four in the preceding decade. This is strange, for Baldwin has recently begun to swim...


The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten

by John Terraine

Relive the 20th century through the eyes and words of Lord Mountbatten – a member of the Royal family and one of Britain's most highly decorated naval officers. This extraordinary volume spans 70 years of triumph,...


Hitler

by Norman Stone

This biography looks beneath the usual assessment of Adolf Hitler the monster, digging deeper into his life and examining his successes alongside his many failings. Through his meticulous research and illuminating...


His Second War

by Alec Waugh

Alec Waugh, who served in the last war as a regular army officer, was recalled to his regiment in September 1939. After a few months of regimental duties he has filled a succession of Junior Staff appointment,...


Why Were We There?: Vietnam 1966

by Jack Morgan

This is a story of an 18-year-old, all-American kid who thought he was doing the right thing by going to Vietnam to save democracy. After eleven months of combat and two purple hearts, he finally experienced...


Taking Command

by David Richards

General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and a career that had seen him rise from junior...


Conversations with Major Dick Winters: Life Lessons from the Commander of the Band of Brothers

by Cole C. Kingseed

On the hellish battlefields of World War II Europe, Major Dick Winters led his Easy Company-the now-legendary Band of Brothers-from the confusion and chaos of the D-Day invasion to the final capture of Hitler's...


The Court-Martial of Corporal Nutting: A Memoir of the Vietnam War

by John R. Nutting & Major General, USMC (Ret.) Roy Franklin

John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he’s going to fight the war as a Marine....


The Rough Riders (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Theodore Roosevelt

The Rough Riders was the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry. Roosevelt had resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to fight in the war, and his forceful personality and notoriety among...


On Board: My Life in the Navy, Government, Business

by Paul Ignatius

Insights into important events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by a former secretary of the Navy and participant in many of the events he describes. The Great Depression of the 1930s, World...


Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine

by Tyler E. Boudreau

A Marine officer's inner struggle with truth after coming home from Iraq.


Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

by Colin Murphy & Brendan O'Reilly

Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin’ tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history...