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Presidents at War: From Truman to Bush, the Gathering of Military Powers to Our Commanders in Chief

by Gerald Astor & John P. Murtha

The Korean War, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, El Salvador, Grenada, Iran-Contra, Nicaragua, Panama, the Gulf War, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq

What do these events...


Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II

by Gerald Astor

Here, one of America’s most popular military historians re-creates, using their own moving and powerful voices, the true stories of the U.S. Marine pilots who flew the Allies to victory in World War II. These...


Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them

by Gerald Astor

From the depths of defeat...

On December 8, 1941, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Air Force struck the Philippines in the first blow of a devastating invasion.

With an undersupplied patchwork...


Wings of Gold: The U.S. Naval Air Campaign in World War II

by Gerald Astor

From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold, the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor...


Battling Buzzards: The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945

by Gerald Astor

The Few and the Brave

Convinced by 1943 that the assault upon Nazi-held Europe would yield swiftly to elite troops, the U.S. Army created parachute regimental combat teams. Drawing on daring volunteers willing...


June 6, 1944: The Voices of D-Day

by Gerald Astor

In ships and planes, they crossed the English Channel.

On the other side Hitler’s army waited.

And the longest day was about to begin....

In the spring of 1944, 120,000 Allied soldiers crossed the English Channel...


The Bloody Forest: Battle for the Hurtgen: September 1944-January 1945

by Gerald Astor

For nearly five months, starting in mid-September 1944, American GIs battled for the Hurtgen Forest, a 50-square mile tract of extremely inhospitable terrain.


Terrible Terry Allen: Combat General of World War II - The Life of an American Soldier

by Gerald Astor

Terry de la Mesa Allen’s mother was the daughter of a Spanish officer, and his father was a career U.S. Army officer. Despite this impressive martial heritage, success in the military seemed unlikely for Allen...


The Greatest War - Volume III: The Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima

by Gerald Astor

The third volume of this American combat history of World War II highlights the exploits of General MacArthur in the Phillipines and General Patton in Germany and covers from the Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima...


The Greatest War - Volume II: D-Day and the Assault on Europe

by Gerald Astor

Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of...


The Greatest War - Volume I: From Pearl Harbor to the Kasserine Pass

by Gerald Astor

One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers,...