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Dangerous Games: Faces, Incidents, and Casualties of the Cold War

by Scott Baron & Jr, James E. Wise

Reminding readers that the Cold War was actually a time of hot wars, spying, murders, defections, shoot downs of reconnaissance aircraft, and a space race, the authors uncover some unknown or long-forgotten...


For Self and Country: For the Wounded in Vietnam the Journey Home Took More Courage Than Going into Battle

by Rick Eilert

Just a few months after enlisting in the Marine Corps and being sent to Vietnam, nineteen-year-old Rick Eilert was seriously injured in combat and transferred to Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois for a...


Lobbying For Defense: An Insider's View

by Matthew R. Kambrod

This one-of-a-kind user's guide to successful lobbying for defense appropriation draws on Matthew R. Kambrod's forty-plus years of experience both in the Pentagon as a military officer and on Capitol Hill as...


For Military Merit: Receipients of the Purple Heart

by Fred Borch

More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award "for military merit" in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the...


Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

by Charles Oscar Paullin

The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form.


The Devil's Brigade

by Robert H. Adelman & George H. Walton

The 'Devil's Brigade' was the name given to US/Canadian special forces in World War II, who saw action in the Aleutian Islands, Italy and the south of France. This account was co-written by a brigade veteran...


"A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island

by Robert J. Cressman

This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used...


At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War

by Phillip G. Pattee

A Great and Urgent Imperial Service investigates the reasons behind Great Britain’s combined military and naval offensive expeditions of Europe during the Great War. These campaigns have been branded by various...


The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers

by Paul L. Stillwell

Foreword by Colin L. Powell. In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American...


First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps

by Victor H. Krulak

Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insiders's chronicle of U.S. Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close...


Battleship Sailor

by Theodore C. Mason

Vigorous and highly readable, this portrait of the enlisted man's life aboard the U.S. battleship California depicts the devastation at Pearl Harbor from the hazardous vantage point of the open "birdbath" atop...


Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained

by Mark Leslie & Jenny Jelen

From haunted mine shafts to inexplicable lights in the northern sky, there are strange things afoot in the peaceful northern municipality of Sudbury; eerie phenomenon that will amaze, give you pause, make you...


Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation: Between Control and Cooperation

by Oliver Meier

This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies.

Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction...


Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England

by Katherine Lewis

Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England explores the dynamic between kingship and masculinity in fifteenth century England, with a particular focus on Henry V and Henry VI. The role of gender in the...


Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-Century Upcountry South Carolina History

by Timothy P. Grady & Melissa Walker

A window into the social and cultural life of the South Carolina upstate during the nineteenth century


Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America

by Ella Howard

Homeless explores the efforts of private and public institutions to solve the problem of homelessness by tracing the rise and fall of skid rows in America through the lens of New York's Bowery. Crowded onto...


Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment...


Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War

by Laura A. Belmonte

Selling the American Way documents how U.S. officials defined and defended the "American Way of Life" in a quest to promote democratic capitalism and discredit communism, but faced great difficulties in reconciling...


Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

by John F Copper

An updated examination of Taiwan, set against the backdrop of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s Republic of China.


Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

An explosive exposé into the radical right-wing state of Israeli politics from bestselling author of Republican Gomorrah.