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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: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
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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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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Sherman's Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War
Sherman's Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War
by Matthew Carr
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“To know what war is, one should follow our tracks,” General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Shermans Ghosts is an investigation of the "tracks" left by the wars fought by... (read more)

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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
by Robert M. Gates
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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
by Mark Bowden
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Destined to become a classic of war reporting, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden's brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by... (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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The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah
The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah
by Kenneth C. Davis
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Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine), Davis brings to life six emblematic... (read more)

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Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy
Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy
by Jamie Smith
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The first ever, first-person story of America's private, paramilitary contractors at work around the world-from a man who performed these missions himself and has decades of stories to tell. This is a fascinating tale-and potentially the first-to... (read more)

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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
by Mark Bowden
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A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that... (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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The author of Fast Food Nation blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat we face from nuclear weapons. At the height of the cold war in the American heartland, a combination of human... (read more)

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Fortress America: The Forts That Defended America, 1600 to the Present
Fortress America: The Forts That Defended America, 1600 to the Present
by J E Kaufmann
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From the earliest colonial settlements to Cold War bunkers, the North American continent has been home to thousands of forts and fortress structures. Fortress America surveys the broad sweep of fortifications throughout North America-from seacoast forts... (read more)

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The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (Vintage)
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (Vintage)
by Alan Taylor
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In this vivid narrative, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America.   In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the... (read more)

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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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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-59) and index.... (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 Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
by Richard Zacks
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A real-life thriller from acclaimed historian and author of The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks — the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North... (read more)

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The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy
The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy
by Andrew F. Krepinevich
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Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagonand#8217;s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Yet Marshall has been on... (read more)

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The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West
The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West
by William H. Leckie
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Written in accessible prose that includes a synthesis of recent scholarship, this revised edition delves into the social impact of being an African-American soldier in the 19th century.... (read more)

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My Share of the Task : a Memoir (14 Edition)
My Share of the Task : a Memoir (14 Edition)
by General Stanley Mcchrystal
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The retired four-star general and and bestselling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal played a crucial role in the War on Terror. But... (read more)

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