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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
Staff Pick
Spiked with suspense that builds toward inevitable disaster, this gripping story of the ill-fated luxury liner, Lusitania, demonstrates once again Larson's unparalleled skill at narrative history. For all of us who waited in anticipation of his next book,... (read more)

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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
by Ian W. Toll
Staff Pick
The birth of the U.S. Navy and its coming-of-age engagements are the subject of this richly told and intriguing history. More than a maritime account, this action-filled read skillfully relates the struggles of our country in its infancy.... (read more)

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The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
by David Halberstam
Staff Pick
In researching the career of David Halberstam for our Out of the Book project, I came across a description of the author by Doris Kearns Goodwin that gets to the heart of Halberstam's masterful approach: "A gifted storyteller," she called him. "He told... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Armageddon (05 Edition)
Armageddon (05 Edition)
by Max Hastings
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A meticulous, unprecedented account of the final year of WWII. History buffs beware: your time is not your own once Armageddon is in your hands.... (read more)

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Roses of No Mans Land
Roses of No Mans Land
by Lyn Macdonald
Staff Pick
Michelle Tea, a long-time favorite with streetwise memoir readers, proved she could pull off a novel with Rose of No Man's Land. It's like Freaks and Geeks with lesbians. Tea's writing dazzles and hurts in all the right places and her comic timing has... (read more)

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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman
Staff Pick
Ackerman's bestselling books, including A Natural History of the Senses and An Alchemy of Mind, are illuminating windows into the human condition, and are distinguished not only by Ackerman's graceful and exuberant prose but by her inclusion of her own... (read more)

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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
by Thomas E Ricks
Staff Pick
A book so timely, it should be required reading. Hardly a polemic, this detailed and well-researched book succinctly explains how we got into this war and how each touchpoint has been bungled along the way.... (read more)

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
by Karen Abbott
Staff Pick
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the true story of four women fighting for their countries during the Civil War. It's a stunning narrative compiled from personal letters, covert correspondence, and arrest records! The Civil War pit brother against... (read more)

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The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats
by Jon Ronson
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Ever since Tina Fey adapted a nonfiction book into the successful Mean Girls, a desperate Hollywood has been hard at play turning serious works of nonfiction into the next goofy romp. While the collision of military black ops and new-age thought, as... (read more)

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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
by Jeremy Scahill
Staff Pick
Enter the secretive world of the most powerful private army on the planet. Here Scahill exposes the disturbing story of Blackwater, a shadowy private company offering specialized military services for hire. A dark study of both the organization and the... (read more)

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Landscape Turned Red : the Battle of Antietam (83 Edition)
Landscape Turned Red : the Battle of Antietam (83 Edition)
by Stephen W. Sears
Staff Pick
I have read this excellent book three times. Using original material, Stephen W. Sears shows how the often-overlooked Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg helped change the course of the Civil War and slavery in America.... (read more)

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The Cat from Hué
The Cat from Hué
by John Laurence
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An absorbing memoir by a CBS Vietnam War correspondent, Laurence's honest and articulate writing took me right to the front lines, revealing much of the confusion, terror and excitement. His on-the-ground point of view describes the day-to-day life of... (read more)

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On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
by Jack Hamann
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Returning to a forgotten incident in local WW II history, Jack Hamann reintroduces the story of a horrible injustice influenced by the racial prejudices of the American prosecution. Skillfully told, this gripping work of military history couldn't come at... (read more)

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Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
by Norman Moss
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Gifted journalist Norman Moss gives us an important slice of history that sixty-three years later gives us a clearer view of current events. The forties were dominated by World War II. Hitler's conquest in Europe softened America's isolationist stand and... (read more)

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Chancellorsville (96 Edition)
Chancellorsville (96 Edition)
by Stephen W. Sears
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In this battle, which inspired The Red Badge of Courage, Lee and Stonewall Jackson succeeded in a risky maneuver that nearly destroyed The Army of the Potomac, and ultimately killed Jackson.... (read more)

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The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
by John F. Crawford
Staff Pick
John Crawford, like many others, joined the National Guard for college money, not to fight a war. Just short of graduating, he found himself called to active duty to serve in Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. A view of the war not portrayed on national... (read more)

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
by Jon Krakauer
Staff Pick
Anyone who has read Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild knows he was born to write about quirky, iconoclastic characters who travel their own road, ultimately leading to a tragic demise. Where Men Win Glory is every bit as captivating and even more timely than... (read more)

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The Soccer War
The Soccer War
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Staff Pick
Ryszard Kapuscinski is one of the greatest journalists alive and one of the greatest writers, too. The titles don't always fit together easily, but what Kapuscinski does is far more than just journalism. His writing has been part of what he calls the... (read more)

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The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
by John R. Crawford
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John Crawford, like many others, joined the National Guard for college money, not to fight a war. Just short of graduating, he found himself called to active duty to serve in Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. A view of the war not portrayed on national... (read more)

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