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War of the Whales: A True Story
War of the Whales: A True Story
by Josh Horwitz
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Two men face off against an all-powerful navyand#8212;and the fate of the oceanand#8217;s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;I andgt;War of the Whalesandlt;/Iandgt; is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney... (read more)

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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
by Helen Thorpe
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From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker), and “masterful” (Booklist) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their... (read more)

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
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BEN MACINTYRE is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, The Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC... (read more)

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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
by Robert L. O'connell
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Robert L. O’Connell received a Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia, and spent thirty years as a senior analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center. He is presently a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a... (read more)

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Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
by Tim Mcgrath
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Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen…   America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington... (read more)

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Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands: German Occupation, 1940-45
Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands: German Occupation, 1940-45
by Gilly Carr
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The Nazi occupation in World War Two is acknowledged as a defining juncture and an important identity building experience throughout contemporary Europe. Resistance is what ‘saves' European societies from an otherwise checkered record of... (read more)

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No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife
No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife
by Angela Ricketts
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Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Darrin—then an infantry lieutenant—on the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Darrin, now a colonel, has been deployed eight times... (read more)

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Japan 1941 (14 Edition)
Japan 1941 (14 Edition)
by Eri Hotta
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PROLOGUE    What a Difference a Day Makes   In the early-morning hours of a frosty day, December 8, 1941, the Japanese nation woke to astonishing news. It was announced, shortly after seven, that Japan had “entered into a situation... (read more)

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The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
by Douglas Newton
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The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice
The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice
by Vanessa M. Gezari
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A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers understand local culture. On the... (read more)

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Sky Pilots: The Yankee Division Chaplains in World War I
Sky Pilots: The Yankee Division Chaplains in World War I
by Michael E. Shay
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In August 1917, the U.S. 26th “Yankee” Division was formally activated for service in World War I. When the soldiers arrived in France, they were accompanied by more than three dozen volunteer chaplains. These clergymen experienced all the... (read more)

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A Hilltop on the Marne
A Hilltop on the Marne
by Mildred Aldrich
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A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I... (read more)

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Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
by Cathryn J. Prince
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January 1945: the outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Armys way. More than 10,000 women... (read more)

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Carnivore: A Memoir of a Cavalry Scout at War
Carnivore: A Memoir of a Cavalry Scout at War
by Dillard Johnson
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“Johnson led the [Iraq] invasion, taking part in the wars first engagement, cutting a large and bloody swath through the country. ... An aggressive, unapologetic account of one mans brutal war. ... Readers will be impressed with Johnsons undoubted... (read more)

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Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
by John Shiffman
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A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents the rare and intimate narrative of a daring national security sting designed to protect US soldiers, sailors, and pilots from the greatest danger they face on the battlefield—an enemy equipped with American-made... (read more)

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Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps
Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps
by Adrian D. Gilbert
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The French Foreign Legion has built a reputation as one of the worlds most formidable and colorful military institutions. Established as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the Legion spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the... (read more)

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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II (American Military Experience)
Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II (American Military Experience)
by Dennis R. Okerstrom
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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday... (read more)

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With Hitler to the End: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Valet
With Hitler to the End: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Valet
by Heinz Linge
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Heinz Linge worked with Adolf Hitler for a ten-year period from 1935 until the Führers death in the Berlin bunker in May 1945. He was one of the last to leave the bunker and was responsible for guarding the door while Hitler killed himself... (read more)

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Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans
Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans
by Philip F. Napoli
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A collection of heartrending oral histories that topples assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam The Vietnam War was a defining event for a generation of Americans. But for years, misguided clichés about its veterans have... (read more)

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Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency (Modern Southeast Asia)
Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency (Modern Southeast Asia)
by Frank Scotton
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How could the United States lose a war that seemed easy to win?   When the Viet Nam War ended, with the United States of America defeated, many wondered how a military powerhouse lost to a “raggedy-­ass, little fourth-­rate... (read more)

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