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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
by Adam Makos
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December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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A myth-shattering exposé of Americas nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of Americas nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Special Forces Training
The Mammoth Book of Special Forces Training
by Jon E. (edt) Lewis
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What does it take, both physically and mentally, to join the worlds most respected—and feared—military units? West looks at the origins, training, tactics, weapons, and achievements of regiments such as Britains SAS and Paratroopers, the US... (read more)

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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
by Hampton Sides
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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March.... (read more)

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Honor and Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Navy Seals Who Captured the "Butcher of Fallujah"--And the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured
Honor and Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Navy Seals Who Captured the "Butcher of Fallujah"--And the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured
by Patrick Robinson
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From the coauthor of the #1 New York Times, book, Lone Survivor, the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of the three Navy SEALs that captured the “Butcher of Fallujah,” then charged with “prisoner abuse,” and their long road to... (read more)

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the... (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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It is often said that war is hell. But for many of the people who experience war first hand--civilians and soldiers alike--it is an emotionally intense and even exhilarating experience. War is an intoxicating and addictive elixir. It gives us purpose... (read more)

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.Unlike the peaceful... (read more)

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The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
by Mark Bowden
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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground... (read more)

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The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Mike Rapport
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The Napoleonic Wars have an all-important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries, they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change... (read more)

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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.)
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.)
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La. On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland... (read more)

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U.S. Army Guide to Rigging
U.S. Army Guide to Rigging
by Dept Of The Army
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Have you ever tried to rig your own sailboat? How about tying up the boat to the dock? Have you ever made a ladder or hoist? Learning rigging can be tricky, but with the U.S. Army Guide to Rigging (FM 5-125), youll learn everything you need to know... (read more)

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Face of Battle : a Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme (76 Edition)
Face of Battle : a Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme (76 Edition)
by John Keegan
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Military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth... (read more)

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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
by Marcus Luttrell
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In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found themandhellip; The team was caught in a deadly ambush... (read more)

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1001 Battles That Changed the Course of World History (1001)
1001 Battles That Changed the Course of World History (1001)
by R G Grant
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A worthy addition to any history buffs shelf, this visually arresting volume has a commanding grasp of more than 4,500 years of military history. On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War comes this latest addition to the... (read more)

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Elite #172: Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC
Elite #172: Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC
by Nic Fields
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"Roman Battle Tactics by Nic Fields, Ph.D. is an excellently researched instructive manual on the various skirmishes and war maneuvers of the Roman Empire from 390 B.C. to 110 B.C. Fields displays his extensive knowledge of ancient history brilliantly... (read more)

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Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
by Max Boot
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Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrillawarfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best... (read more)

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Duel #18: M1 Abrams Vs T-72 Ural: Operation Desert Storm 1991
Duel #18: M1 Abrams Vs T-72 Ural: Operation Desert Storm 1991
by Steven J Zaloga
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The Gulf War bore witness to a number of deadly encounters between these two great adversaries. Heavily armored, highly mobile and capable of killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this day, a veritable fighting machine. Superior to both Iraq's... (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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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and Samuel B. Griffith
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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art... (read more)

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