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Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot

by Keith Rosenkranz

During Operation Desert Storm, Captain Keith Rosenkranz piloted his F-16 "Viper" in 30 combat missions. Here he recounts these experiences in searing, "you-are-there" detail, giving readers one of the most riveting...


First In: How Seven CIA Officers Opened the War on Terror in Afghanistan

by Gary Schroen

While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous...


A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War

by Richard Engel

When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi...


A Line in the Sand: The true story of a Marine's experience on the front lines of the Gulf War

by Robert Serocki

This book is a true account of my experience as a Marine in the Gulf War. I decided to tell my story in hopes of developing, in the reader, a deeper respect for America's veterans by revealing the extreme mental...


Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm

by John Andreas Olsen

In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive...


The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered

by Andrew J. Bacevich & Efraim Inbar

The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered subjects one of the formative events of the post-Cold War era and a watershed in Middle Eastern international politics to a comprehensive reassessment. Condidering events from...


The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War

by Alex Vernon

Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in...


Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988

by Harold Lee Wise

From the Iraqi attack on the USS Stark to Iranian mine fields to Revolutionary Guard gunboats, the 1987-88 Persian Gulf was a place of shadowy danger for U.S. Navy ships assigned to protect oil tankers during...


Every Man A Tiger (Revised): The Gulf War Air Campaign

by Tom Clancy

General Chuck Horner commanded the U.S. and allied air assets—the forces of a dozen nations—during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was responsible for the design and execution of one of the most devastating...


An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death

by Amy Waters Yarsinske

The incredible story of denial, deceit, and deception that ultimately cost Navy pilot Captain Michael Scott Speicher his life is exposed in this military tell-all. Asserting that years of information has been...


No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel Roberts in the Persian Gulf

by Bradley Peniston

Like its World War II namesake of Leyte Gulf fame, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) was a small combatant built for escort duty. But its skipper imbued his brand-new crew with a fighting spirit to match their...


The Forever War

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2008

by Dexter Filkins

National Bestseller

One of the Best Books of the Year:

New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time

 

An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive...


Immediate Action

by Andy McNab

He is one of the most highly decorated soldiers alive.  He is also the first to break the code of silence about the most elite fighting force in the world. What Andy McNab has to say is so explosive that the...


Bravo Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story of a Special Forces Patrol Behind the Lines in Iraq

by Andy McNab

Their mission: To take out the scuds. Eight went out. Five came back. Their story had been closed in secrecy. Until now. They were British Special Forces, trained to be the best. In January 1991 a squad of eight...


Frontline: Reporting from the World's Deadliest Places

by David Loyn & John Simpson

The larger-than-life story of Frontline TV News, a cooperative of independent journalists responsible for some of the most memorable news images of the 1990s "If you are in a battle and you are filming,...


Baghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile

by Nuha Al-Radi

In this often moving, sometimes wry account of life in Baghdad during the first war on Iraq and in exile in the years following, Iraqi-born, British-educated artist Nuha al-Radi shows us the effects of war on...


Baghdad or Bust: Air War #3. The Incredible True Story of the Combat Flyers

by William Robert Stanek

"Eloquent... An uplifting, heart-rending, and terrifyingly real account of frontline air combat. A first-rate military memoir." - David Eastman, US Army retired and author.

In this true story, Robert Stanek...


Imminent Threat: Air War #2. The Incredible True Story of the Combat Flyers

by William Robert Stanek

"Eloquent... An uplifting, heart-rending, and terrifyingly real account of frontline air combat. A first-rate military memoir." - David Eastman, US Army retired and author.

In this true story, Robert Stanek...


Afterburners: Air War #1. The Incredible True Story of the Combat Flyers

by William Robert Stanek

"Eloquent... An uplifting, heart-rending, and terrifyingly real account of frontline air combat. A first-rate military memoir." - David Eastman, US Army retired and author.

In this true story, Robert Stanek...


Boots on the Ground: Air War #4. The Incredible True Story of the Combat Flyers

by William Robert Stanek

"Eloquent... An uplifting, heart-rending, and terrifyingly real account of frontline air combat. A first-rate military memoir." - David Eastman, US Army retired and author.

In this true story, Robert Stanek...