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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

by E.B. Sledge

“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie,...


Mercenaries: Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies

by Michael Lee Col Lanning

SOLDIERS OF $$

Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country....


The Battle of Mogadishu: First Hand Accounts From the Men of Task Force Ranger

by Matt Eversmann & Dan Schilling

“No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.”

–MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword)

It...


Common Sense Training: A Working Philosophy for Leaders

by Arthur Collins

"The best book on military training from platoon to division level that has been published in any army."--Army Magazine

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine

by Richard O'Kane

The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Visions From a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps

by William Foley

An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division’s bold campaign to break through Hitler’s “impregnable” Siegfried line at the end of World War II

Eighteen-year-old William Foley...


Letters from Vietnam: Voices of War

by Bill Adler

“No heroes, everyone did their part, and everyone was scared to death.”

They are the words of soldier Mark W. Harms in 1968, summing up his combat experience during the Vietnam War. His stunning letter home...


WWIII: Darpa Alpha: A Novel

by Ian Slater

In a bold and devastating move against the United States, terrorists have hijacked Project Darpa Alpha, classified advanced technology that can transform rifle rounds into tank crushers. The White House is stunned...


The Three Meter Zone: Common Sense Leadership for NCOs

by J.D. Pendry

A pocket-sized guide to being a good leader, for non-commissioned officers (NCOs). Discusses US Army values in 'user-friendly' terms, from the perspective of a former member of the NCO core. Introduces three...


Don't Bunch Up: One Marine's Story

by William Van Zanten

Captain William Van Zanten was one of the “Magnificent Bastards” of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, in 1966–a year when any day could bring death or dismemberment from a Bouncing Betty or a punji stake,...


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...


Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century

by James Woulfe

This book describes the 54 hour exercise in which recruits are put through a series of taxing challenges whilst being denied sufficient food or sleep. Woulfe compares this training exercise with other schemes...


What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War

by Mike Wright

Instant coffee was invented during the Civil War for use by Union troops, who hated it; holding races between lice was a popular pastime for both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank; 13% of the Confederate Army deserted...


Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green: A Year in the Desert with Team America

by Johnny Rico

Outrageous, hilarious, and absolutely candid, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green is Johnny Rico’s firsthand account of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, a memoir that also reveals the universal truths about...


Forward into Battle: Fighting Tactics from Waterloo to the Near Future

by Paddy Griffin

The first edition (1981) took a critical look at the accepted wisdom of historians who interpreted battlefield events primarily by reference to firepower. It showed that Wellington's infantry had won by their...


Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice

by William H. Mcraven

Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest...


On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War

by Harry G. Summers

Summer's inspired analysis of America's war in Vietnam answers the most pressing questions remaining from that terrible conflict more than a decade before Robert McNamara's painful admissions.


What They Didn't Teach You About World War II

by Mike Wright

Filled with little known facts about the war, stories of soldiers and their daily lives, anecdotes and stories.


American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command

by Edgar Puryear

America's top military leaders are scrutinized as Puryear ponders what prepared our generals for the terrible responsibilities they bore during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and on to today.


Defense of Hill 781: An Allegory of Modern Mechanized Combat

by James R. Mcdonough

In the tradition of the humorous classic Defense of Duffer's Drift, our hero's escape lies in completing a successful mission.