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Lucky Me!

by Jim Curson

In 1940 Sapper James (Jim) Curson set sail with his British unit- 251 Field Company, Royal Engineers and joined the fleet to India. His ship, The Empress of Asia was bombed and sank off the coast of Singapore....


The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: The Illustrated Note-Book of Henry O. Gusley

by Edward T., Jr. Cotham

On September 28, 1863, the Galveston Tri-Weekly News caught its readers' attention with an item headlined "A Yankee Note-Book." It was the first installment of a diary confiscated from U.S. Marine Henry O. Gusley,...


Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

by Douglas Waller

He was one of America’s most exciting and secretive generals—the man Franklin Roosevelt made his top spy in World War II. A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, “Wild Bill” Donovan...


Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives

by Phillip C. Schaefer

A collection of essays by Dartmouth alumni recalling their Vietnam War–era experiences


Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

by David J. Bettez

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869--1936) played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Highly decorated for his heroic actions during the battle of Belleau...


I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen--My Journey Home

by Shoshana Johnson & M. L Doyle

SHOSHANA HOLDS NOTHING BACK in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in extraordinary circumstances. She reveals decisions made by chain of command that may have led to her twenty-two-day imprisonment,...


The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur

by Mark Perry

At times, even his admirers seemed unsure of what to do with General Douglas MacArthur. Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak...


George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures

by David A. Clary

Renowned historian David A. Clary studies George Washington’s early military career as a young colonel during the French and Indian War, and how those campaigns influenced his leadership and strategy as a...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


Barefoot Soldier

by Johnson Beharry

Born in 1979 in Grenada as one of eight children, living in a two-bedroom hut, surviving on meagre meals of beans and rice and walking barefoot, three miles to school. At 13 Johnson Beharry quit school and worked...


Battle Diary: From D-Day and Normandy to the Zuider Zee and VE

by Charles Cromwell Martin & Roy Whitsed

A fast-paced account by a soldier who was twice decorated. Charlie Martin, company sergeant-major in the Queen's Own, was with his beloved A Company in all of the significant Normandy actions.


Intrepid Warriors: Perspectives on Canadian Military Leaders

by Bernd Horn

Intrepid Warriors takes a look at a number of Canadas finest military commanders and leaders, offering insights into different leadership approaches, and reinforcing the importance of strong military leaders...


Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

One of Canada’s most beloved raconteurs tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking...


Hitler's Spy Chief

by Richard Bassett

Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) 18 months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler...


A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

by William Stevenson

The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation...


Donovan: America's Master Spy

by Richard Dunlop & William Stephenson

One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, presidential adviser and emissary, and chief of America’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II, William...


Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

The battles of World War II were won not only by the soldiers on the front lines, and not only by the generals and admirals, but also by the shadow warriors whose work is captured for the first time in Operatives,...


Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War

by John T. Halliday

Riveting, novelistic, and startlingly candid, John T. Halliday's combat memoir begins in 1970, when Halliday has just landed in the middle of the Vietnam War, primed to begin his assignment with the 606th Special...


In the Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Liberation, Manhood, and America

by Tchicaya Missamou & Travis Sentell

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINE

Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across...


Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past

by Rita Cosby

When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . .

Emmy® award–winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always...