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Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
by David Finkel
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A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE, AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY HELEN BERNSTEIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM ONE OF TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2013 BY MICHIKO... (read more)

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War
War
by Sebastian Junger
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In War, Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat — the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another... (read more)

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Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
by Daniel Bolger
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A former captain in the Marinesand#8217; First Recon Battalion, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, reveals how the Corps trains its elite and offers a point-blank account of twenty-first-century battle. If the Marines are and#147;the few, the proud,and... (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
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The unforgettable story of a young soldier who survived one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and lived to pursue his dream of playing Division I college football At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron... (read more)

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Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
by Anthony Swofford
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Mark Bowden Author of Black Hawk Down Jarhead will go down with the best books ever written about military life.... (read more)

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Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir
Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir
by Anthony Swofford
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The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War. It spawned a Hollywood movie. It made Swofford famous and wealthy. It also... (read more)

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Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq
Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq
by Linda Robinson
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On the ground in Iraq, with General Petraeus and his commanders, the author of the New York Times bestseller Masters of Chaos reports on the endgame of a controversial war.... (read more)

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The Gamble Signed Edition
The Gamble Signed Edition
by Thomas E Ricks
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A high-ranking generalandrsquo;s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong. Over a thirty-five-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in... (read more)

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Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
by Mike Dowling
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"Tom Clavin's Reckless reads like a wonderful and inspiring combination of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken."—Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author From the racetracks of Seoul to the battlegrounds of the Korean War... (read more)

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The Forever War (Vintage)
The Forever War (Vintage)
by Dexter Filkins
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andldquo;An enthralling and largely firsthand account of the war in Afghanistan.andrdquo;andmdash;Financial Times and#160; Few reporters know as much about Afghanistan as Carlotta Gall. She was there in the 1990s after the Russians were driven out. She... (read more)

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House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
by David Bellavia and John R. Bruning
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Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.S. Army, including some of the most intense fighting of the Iraq War. He has been awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq, and recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross... (read more)

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Living with Honor: A Memoir
Living with Honor: A Memoir
by Sal Giunta
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Medal of Honor winner Staff Sergeant “Sal” Giunta’s empowering memoir describes a boy working at a Subway shop who was attracted to an Army recruiting center by a free T-shirt, but left inspired by the thought of making a difference to... (read more)

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First in: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
First in: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
by Gary C. Schroen
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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 top-secret mission inside Afghanistan to set... (read more)

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Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq
Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq
by Jason C Hartley
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“Often emotional, always full of vivid description and, above all, compelling.” Charleston Post... (read more)

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War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom with DVD
War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom with DVD
by Oliver L North
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The mainstream media are trying to discredit our victory in Iraq by saying there was no reason to take out Saddam. But Oliver North knows better. He was there. Embedded with Marine and Army units for FOX News Channel during Operation Iraqi Freedom, North... (read more)

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Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting
Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting
by Douglas Macgregor
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On 26 February 1991, cavalry troops of "Cougar Squadron," the 2nd Squadron of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, charged out of a sandstorm during Operation Desert Storm and caught Iraq's Republican Guard Corps in the open desert along the North-South... (read more)

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The Good Soldiers
The Good Soldiers
by David Finkel
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A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO TRIBUNE SLATE.COM THE BOSTON GLOBE THE KANSAS CITY STAR THE PLAIN DEALER (CLEVELAND) THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITORWINNER OF THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM It was the... (read more)

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Last Journey: A Father and Son in Wartime
Last Journey: A Father and Son in Wartime
by Darrell Griffin
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The wartime reflections of a staff sergeant killed in Iraq are memorialized by his father in this harrowing true story.... (read more)

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Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq
Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq
by Dick Camp
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A short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper.... (read more)

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Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
by David Finkel
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In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and ’90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early... (read more)

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