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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower, has written a gripping history of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Cinematic in scope and deft in characterization, The Last Stand captures a defining moment in our nation's past. It's history at its finest.... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Stephen E Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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1776
1776
by David McCullough
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Staying in the territory of his acclaimed epic biography John Adams, David McCullough follows George Washington and the Continental Army through the tumultuous first year of war. An exceptional narrative historian, McCullough vividly examines the... (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
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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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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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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
by Raji Chandrasekaran
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Not to be lost amid the many books on Iraq, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, gives us a fascinating look at what life inside the Green Zone was like in the first year of post-Saddam Iraq. Here Chandrasekaranââ... (read more)

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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman
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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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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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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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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
by Tim O'Brien
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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our... (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
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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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War
War
by Sebastian Junger
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When the author of The Perfect Storm writes, "War is insanely exciting," you have to assume he knows what he's talking about. Sure enough, Junger's new book offers a thrilling account of the sustained adrenaline rush that is modern warfare, coupled with... (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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Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
by Stephen W Sears
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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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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
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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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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel Fick
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Possibly unequaled in its detail and candor, One Bullet Away takes readers to the depths of Marine life, in peacetime and in war, all the while avoiding the clichés generally associated with military memoirs. Nathaniel Fick's bracing and... (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
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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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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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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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