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Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the...


Phantom Noise

by Brian Turner Alice James Books (September 01, 2014)

A soldier struggles to reintegrate, exploring the foundations of the psyche and how history instructs identity.


Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Harper (April 21, 2015)

In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on...


No Space for Further Burials

by Feryal Ali Gauhar Akashic Books (August 17, 2010)

A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.


Canada in Afghanistan: The War So Far

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (February 28, 2007)

As the war escalates in Afghanistan, Canadians are asking why we are there. This book is an introduction to what is happening and what we can expect through 2009.


Company Man

by John Rizzo Scribner (January 07, 2014)

The “revealing” (The New Yorker) insider history of the CIA from a lawyer with a “front-row seat on the hidden world of intelligence” (The Washington Post). Former CIA director George J. Tenet called...


Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

by Edward Girardet Chelsea Green Publishing (October 20, 2011)

Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly and humanely as Edward Girardet. Now, in a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of that nation's resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries,...


American Heroes

by Oliver North Threshold Editions (November 05, 2013)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes Proved, a moving collection of “straightforward, honest testimonials to the courage American troops display on and off the battlefield” (Kirkus Reviews...


Super Snipers

by Soldier of Fortune Magazine Editors Skyhorse (October 08, 2013)

In Super Snipers, the editors of Soldier of Fortune show readers the ways of the expert sniper in forty stories from those who have mastered the craft.

Becoming an elite sniper involves more than learning how...


Secret History of the Iraq War

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months...


Shane Comes Home

by Rinker Buck HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning...


The Taliban Don't Wave

by Robert Semrau HarperCollins Publishers (May 28, 2013)

Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and...


The Stick Soldiers

by Hugh Martin & Cornelius Eady BOA Editions Ltd. (March 15, 2013)

Iraq war veteran's Poulin Prize–winning debut poetry collection explores war, masculinity, and return to civilian life. Introduction by Cornelius Eady.


India's Special Forces- History and Future of Special Forces

by P C Katoch & Saikat Datta VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (April 01, 2013)

Employment till now of our nascent Special Forces have been analyzed including whether our Special Forces have actually been employed or used as Special Forces or primarily used in counter insurgency operations...


The Trident

by Jason Redman & John Bruning William Morrow (November 05, 2013)

Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over...


The Hands of War

by Marione Ingram & Keith Lowe Skyhorse (February 22, 2013)

Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was German. She was Jewish. She was a survivor.  This is her story.

As a young girl, Marione was aware that people of the Jewish...


Employement Of Special Forces: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future

by V S Yadav VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (July 01, 2012)

Special Forces and Special Operations offer an option for providing an asymmetric response across the entire spectrum of conflict. An asymmetric response does not automatically imply a physical attack; in most...


U.S. Army Leadership Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (February 21, 2012)

What does it take to lead an army in battle? What does it take to win? Competent leaders of character are essential for the Army to meet the challenges in the dangerous and complex security environment we face...


The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Department of the Army & Jay McCullough Skyhorse (August 01, 2007)

Drawing from dozens of the U.S. Army's official field manuals, editor Jay McCullough has culled a thousand pages of the most useful and curious tidbits for the would-be soldier, historian, movie-maker, writer,...


U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...


U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning is a complete reproduction of the combat conditioning program that was completed by all World War II-era Officer Candidates while at OCS in Quantico, Virginia. Combat Conditioning...


U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook

by United States Air Force Skyhorse (April 17, 2008)

Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive—no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force...


A Manual for American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East

by William D. Wunderle Skyhorse (May 01, 2008)

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has sent U.S. diplomats and troops around the world. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures is crucial to defeating adversaries and working with...


The Soldier's Guide

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

This manual condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all...


U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (June 17, 2008)

This handbook reveals the techniques and tactics that make the U.S. Army Special Forces some of the most elite and highly skilled soldiers in the world. Trained to succeed in specialized operations such as reconnaissance,...


U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Interrogation Handbook provides doctrinal guidance, techniques, and procedures governing the use of interrogators as human intelligence collection agents in support of a commander’s...


Ultimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Everyone knows that members of the U.S. Special Forces are the top-shelf, crème de la crème, A-Number-Ones, specially hand-picked people to train and serve as the avant garde of the largest, most well-funded...


U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 26, 2013)

Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history...


Navy SEAL Sniper

by Brandon Webb, Glen Doherty, Don Mann & Chris Kyle Skyhorse (March 08, 2013)

The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment...


U.S. Army Survival Manual

by Department of the Army & Peter T. Underwood Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

This comprehensive new edition of U.S. Army Survival Manual, issued by the Department of the Army and thoroughly revised by Colonel Peter T. Underwood USMC (Ret), is ideal for military personnel and all outdoors...


U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

There are currently more than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and another 40,000 in the reserves. These Marines depend on the skills and techniques taught in this concise manual—and now you can, too! This...


Capture or Kill

by Nick Fielding & Yosri Fouda Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, two of bin Laden’s key lieutenants: the masterminds behind the attacks of September 11. Based on the only interview these masterminds of terror ever gave to the...


Getting Away With Murder

by Richard D. Mahoney Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Getting Away With Murder is an explosive investigation into the death of an American hero, the strange case of the “American Taliban,” and why we never got the truth about either—until now. When John Walker...


Bin Laden

by Adam Robinson Arcade (September 01, 2011)

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Osama bin Laden is still a vivid symbol of outrage and tragedy in the American imagination. One of the most-recognized faces...


The Complete SAS Survival Manual

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

The essential survival training of the British Special Air Service (SAS). 360 color illustrations


In Kill Zone

by Neil Reynolds Jonathan Ball (June 15, 2018)

When Neil Reynolds was first asked in 2003 whether he’d like to work in Iraq as a private military contractor, he didn’t even know where it was on the map. But he would soon learn the ins and outs of working...


Modern Afghanistan

by M. Nazif Shahrani Indiana University Press (April 11, 2018)

What impact does 40 years of war, violence, and military intervention have on a country and its people? Modern Afghanistan is a collection of the work of interdisciplinary scholars, aid workers, and citizens...


46 Men Dead

by John Reynolds The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

IN JANUARY 1919, AT SOLOHEADBEG IN COUNTY TIPPERARY, two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were killed by the IRA. In the four bloody years that followed, nearly 500 RIC men were killed and hundreds...


Saddam Hussein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


City of Death

by Ephraim Mattos & Scott McEwen Center Street (October 23, 2018)

Former Navy Seal Ephraim Mattos shares his experiences working with the Free Burma Rangers humanitarian group to rescue innocents from slaughter by ISIS in the active war zone of Mosul, Iraq.

After years of training,...


Pipe Dreams

by Erin Banco Columbia Global Reports (January 29, 2018)

"A fascinating and revealing dive into the murky world of oil contracts that shape power and politics in Iraq." -- Loveday Morris, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief

Iraq sits on top of more than 140...


Mission Afghanistan

by Elie paul Cohen & Jessica Levine SparkPress (September 18, 2018)

Elie Paul Cohen, a Franco-British civilian emergency doctor, was in his youth an anti-militarist who evaded conscription. But decades later, his military record comes back to haunt him when it turns up in his...


Echo in Ramadi

by Scott A. Huesing & Major General James Livingston Regnery History (February 20, 2018)

"In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you." —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander

For ten brutal months, from the winter of 2006 through the spring of...


Beyond the Call

by Eileen Rivers Da Capo Press (May 22, 2018)

A riveting account of four women who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked with local women to restore their lives and village communities

They marched under the desert heat...


The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Firecraft, Tools, Camouflage, Tracking, Movement, and Combat

by Department of the Army & Jay McCullough Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

In this vital guide, you’ll find important techniques of wielding firecrafts, constructing tools, creating camouflage, and tracking a prey’s movement. From step-by-step instructions on crafting a flint knife...


Terror By Night

by Alan Ogden Nine Elms Books Ltd (June 10, 2017)

In the Aegean, between 1943 and 1945, the Raiding Forces – a combination of British Special Forces (primarily the SBS) and the Greek Sacred Squadron – established a reign of terror and suspense in the hearts...


The Statebuilder's Dilemma

by David A. Lake Cornell University Press (June 10, 2016)

The central task of all statebuilding is to create a state that is regarded as legitimate by the people over whom it exercises authority. This is a necessary condition for stable, effective governance. States...


Deceit on the Road to War

by John M. Schuessler Cornell University Press (July 31, 2015)

In Deceit on the Road to War, John M. Schuessler examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, he suggests, as presidents...


Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors

by Stefano Recchia Cornell University Press (September 04, 2015)

Why did American leaders work hard to secure multilateral approval from the United Nations or NATO for military interventions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, while making only limited efforts to gain such approval...


Corporate Warriors

by P. W. Singer Cornell University Press (November 29, 2007)

Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations...