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Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's Band of Brothers
Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord. In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star

Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda
What is an invisible photo used for? What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? If these sound like challenges for Q, James Bond's fictional gadget-master, think again. They're all real-life devices created by the CIA's Office of Technical Service

The Coldest Winter
America and the Korean War

A masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures -- Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway

Esteemed historian David McCullough covers the military side of the momentous year of 1776 with characteristic insight and a gripping narrative, adding new scholarship and a fresh perspective to the beginning of the American Revolution. It was a turbulent and confusing time. As British and American politicians struggled to reach a compromise, events on the ground escalated until war was inevitable.

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery
Readers in and out of the military will stand up and cheer for this valiant Marine's Marine, a man who embodies everything noble and proud in the Corps' long tradition. Never has modern mechanized combat seemed so immediate and real

Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America
A no-holds-barred assessment of American culture, tackling everything from family values to national security. More than a cultural critique of what's wrong with our nation, provides real solutions for solving our problems, moving our country forward, and changing our nation's course for the better

The Forever War
A foot patrol through the shadowy streets of Ramadi, venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers and into street-to-street fighting with a battalion of marines. We meet Iraqi insurgents, an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days, and a young soldier from Georgia

We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah
Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Companys 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World War II

D Day With The Screaming Eagles
In the predawn darkness of D-Day, an elite fighting force struck the first blows against Hitler's Fortress Europe. Braving a hail of enemy gunfire and mortars, bold invaders from the sky descended into the hedgerow country and swarmed the meadows of Normandy. Some would live, some would die, but all would fight with the guts and determination that made them the most famous U.S. Army division in World War II: the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles

Screaming Eagles
101st Airborne Division

Formed at the beginning of World War II, the 101st Airborne Division has fought in almost every major conflict since then. Going from a parachute and glider infantry, to an air assault division. The only one in the world the "Screaming Eagles" are trained to destroy enemy forces while seizing land and resources

101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy
The 101st Airborne contains photographs so rare, you won't believe your eyes! Mark Bando made an incredible find when he unearthed 50 color images of the Screaming Eagles taken at Normandy. These photographs, together with firsthand accounts and day-to-day, minute-by-minute history of the 101st Airborne, tell the story of this elite fighting group.

World War II: Day by Day
Learn about the events as they happened day by day as if you were reading a contemporary newspaper. Uncover the traitors and collaborators and experience the great battles. Follow the conflict as it unfolds in timelines and discover more about the key figures of the Allied and Axis powers in an illustrated Who's Who. From the war waged by spymasters and code breakers to the courageous partisans and resistance fighters, this book is an indispensable guide to understanding the second World War.
Battle of the Bulge - Bitter Woods
The Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge

It was the greatest single battle the U.S. Army ever fought. More than a million GIs were involved and nearly 80,000 became casualties. The Allied generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in the face of an attack they had never dreamed possible.A study in command, from generals to squad leaders,
Time for Trumpets World War II
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge

On December 16, 1944, the vanguard of three German armies, totaling half a million men, attacked U.S. forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg, achieveing what had been considered impossible -- total surprise. In the most abysmal failure of battlefield intelligence in the history of the U.S. Army, 600,000 American soldiers found themselves facing Hitler's last desperate effort of the war.
Panther vs Sherman Tanks
Panther vs Sherman
Battle of the Bulge 1944

Comparison of the combat performance of the two most important tanks involved in the crucial fighting of 1944, the Sherman and the Panther. The design and development of both tanks, the obvious superiority that the Panther had over the Sherman and how the highly engineered German tank was eventually beaten back
Battle of the Bulge
Battle: The Story of the Bulge
Well-told story of the greatest American victory over the Germans during WWII and the only large-scale offensive battle ever fought during the winter, the worst in Europe is some fifty years

The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory

In 1815, Britain's crack troops, fresh from victories against Napoleon, were stunningly defeated near New Orleans by a rag-tag army of citizen soldiers under the fledgling commander they dubbed "Old Hickory." It was this battle that defined the United States as a military power to be reckoned with, and an independent democracy here to stay

Ronin: A Marine Scout/Sniper Platoon in Iraq
The author was embedded with the unit for its entire combat tour in 2005 06 to tell this exclusive from-the-frontlines story. Ronin captures true-grit Marines at war as they reconnoiter Iraqi villages, track terrorist targets, grapple with unrealistic rules of engagement

Seals: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force
Famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard fought successes. Formed out to all of the Underwater Demolition Teams on May 1, 1983 as a response to US failures in special operations missions during the 1970s

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps
The legendary Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insider's chronicle of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps

Sailing into the Abyss: A True Story of Extreme Heroism on the High Seas
True story of a merchant ship encountering very foul wheather while ferrying ammunition to Vietnam. Unlike the Titanic story which esentially is one catastrophe(e.g. iceberg hits ship) event, the crew of the S.S. Badger State, encounters many trials.

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Bestselling chronicle of military life,Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines. A first-hand recounting of life as a Marine, before and during the first Gulf war

Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail
On the elusive Ho Chi Minh Trail, always risking enemy fire, capture, and death, pilots had to drop low enough to glimpse the telltale signs of movement such as suspicious dust on treetops or disappearing tire marks on a dirt road

For the Common Defense
Ameircan military history from the Pilgrims of the 17th century to the Gulf War. This book presents a fascinating analysis of American military history. It examines the size of the army and the role of militias and the national guard

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Navy Boot Camp
The transition of eighty-one men and women from civilians to sailors at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Revealing a side of today's youth that many will find surprising

From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States
A long-anticipated major work by one of Japans leading naval historians, this book traces Alfred Thayer Mahans influence on Japans rise as a sea power after the publication of his classic study, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History

US Field Artillery of World War II
The US system of command, fire control, and mobility allowed the American Army to mass fires from several units on a single target within minutes of receiving a request from front-line units

Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts
Women carry out their missions with determination and great courage. The advent of the insurgency war has made the debate regarding women in combat irrelevant. In such a war zone anyone can be killed or injured at any moment

"I'm Staying with My Boys..." The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
The story is woven personal details such as Basilones uncanny premonitions. Three times he confided to his family unlikely visions of his future. All three times the visions came to pass - including the final one that foretold his death. In spite of his final revelation, he returned to battle and was killed on the beach at Iwo Jima

Three Years With Quantrill: A True Story Told by His Scout John McCorkle

Quantrill is often maligned as a psychopathic killer and a despot. McCorkle refutes this common claim by the writers of the winner's history, shows that Quantrill was a compassionate and honorable man. He shows a side to the War of Northern Aggression that is rarely told

Charles W. Quantrell
A True History Of His Guerilla Warfare On The Missouri And Kansas Border During The Civil War Of 1861-1865

This book was written just as Captain Harrison Trow told it to John P. Burch, giving accounts of fights that he participated in, narrow escapes experienced, dilemmas it seemed almost impossible to get out of, and also other battles

Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War

The Civil War with an emphasis on contemporary advances in military technology and their effects on behavior in the field. Ulysses Grant was speaking nearly literally when he wrote, "the iron gauntlet must be used more than the silken glove to destroy the Confederacy"

Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History

The Army of Northern Virginia was able to compile a large number of impressive victories during the war. The Army of Tennessee was only able to win at Chickamauga, and even that victory proved barren strategically.

Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade

Forthright confessions of service years in the Army of Northern Virginia stand among the most sought after and cited accounts by a Confederate soldier. First published in 1893 and significantly revised and expanded in 1906
Longest Raid
The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio

Kentucky, a slave state, did not secede. Many were pro Confederate however. Jefferson Davis was from Kentucky, Lincoln was also born there.

The Lost Battalion: Controversy and Casualties in the Battle of Hue
1968 in South Vietnam, a U.S. infantry battalion was ordered to charge a fortified North Vietnamese Army force 200 yards away over an open field with no artillery or air support. The defenders had every advantage. The Americans started moving across the field just before noon, every man a target. By the time they reached the tree line at the other side of the open field, nearly one half of the 400-man battalion was a casualty
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