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John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
by Michael Schein
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"John Surratt was indeed the Lincoln assassin who got away, but, fortunately, he will not escape history thanks to Michael Schein. In this well-researched, beautifully written account of John Surratt, Schein brings historical justice to a man who has... (read more)

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Combat #12: Confederate Cavalryman Vs Union Cavalryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65
Combat #12: Confederate Cavalryman Vs Union Cavalryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65
by Ron Field
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Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged expert on U.S. military history. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at Piedmont High School in California from 1982 to 1983, and was then Head of History at the Cotswold School in... (read more)

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Strategic Failure: How President Obama S Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America
Strategic Failure: How President Obama S Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America
by Mark Moyar
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A distinguished historian with over a decade inside the US Department of Defense shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation’s defense and puts us at risk. In this stunningly detailed account of US military power in the Obama era,... (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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Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
by Jeremy Scahill
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A New York Times bestseller A Washington Post bestseller Named the top investigative journalism book of 2013 by Nieman Reports Selected as one of Publishers Weeklys Top 10 Books of 2013 “[A] courageous and exhaustive examination of the way a number... (read more)

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Killing Patton (14 Edition)
Killing Patton (14 Edition)
by Bill Oreilly
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Listeners around the world have been enthralled by Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill OReilly, anchor of The OReilly... (read more)

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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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Armed Forces Officer (07 Edition)
Armed Forces Officer (07 Edition)
by U.s. Department Of Defense
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"The indomitable spirit of the thousands of wounded, men and women, regulars and reservists, fighting to remain on active duty in spite of their wounds, is ample evidence of the well-being of the institutional soul of today's armed forces, its... (read more)

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War Is a Racket; With the War Prayer and the Complaint of Peace
War Is a Racket; With the War Prayer and the Complaint of Peace
by Smedley D. Butler
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Major General Smedley D Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true 'fighting marine' whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought... (read more)

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Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
by Alexander Rose
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The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts
The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts
by Dominic Tierney
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A provocative blueprint for how the United States can successfully disengage from failing wars without compromising its core values or interests. For a century, the United States steadily accumulated a string of military triumphs. But since 1945 the... (read more)

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Heart of a Soldier
Heart of a Soldier
by James B Stewart
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The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats
by Jon Ronson
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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility... (read more)

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In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
by Seth G Jones
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This definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan '[zeroes] in on what went awry after America"s successful routing of the Taliban in late 2001' (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) to explain how a growing sanctuary for insurgents in... (read more)

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War Time (12 Edition)
War Time (12 Edition)
by Mary L. Dudziak
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On the surface, "wartime" is a period of time in which a society is at war. But we now live in what President Obama has called "an age without surrender ceremonies," where it is no longer easy to distinguish between times of war and times of peace. In... (read more)

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An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from World War II
An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from World War II
by Tom Brokaw
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"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third... (read more)

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At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
by Gordon W Prange
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Gordon W. Prange (1910-1980) served during World War II as an officer in the naval reserve and, during the occupation of Japan, served in the General Headquarters as a civilian. He was chief of General Douglas McArthur's G-2 Historical Section and... (read more)

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Warrior #65: US Army Ranger 1983-2001: Sua Sponte - Of Their Own Accord
Warrior #65: US Army Ranger 1983-2001: Sua Sponte - Of Their Own Accord
by Mir Bahmanyar
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Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in US Army Ranger history. Along with fellow ex... (read more)

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The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
by Cate Lineberry
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A #1 Wall Street Journal e-book bestseller! "THE SECRET RESCUE combines all of the elements that draw us to WWII stories: the daring of The Guns of Navarone, the suspense of The Great Escape, and the bravery reminiscent of Ill Met by Moonlight. It's the... (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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