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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.


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 Company...


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).

For...


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 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 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...


The Force

by Saul David & Matthew Waterson Hachette Books (September 03, 2019)

A riveting WWII narrative about the group of elite US and Canadian soldiers -- mountainmen, lumberjacks, hunters, and explorers -- who sacrificed everything to accomplish a crucial but nearly impossible mission....


Hammerhead Six

by Ronald Fry & Tad Tuleja Hachette Books (January 19, 2016)

Two years before the action in Lone Survivor, a Green Berets A-Team conducted a very different, successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, Hammerhead Six applied the...


The Letter

by Marie Tillman Hachette Book Group (June 26, 2012)

In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom...


War

by Sebastian Junger Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2010)

In War, Sebastian Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment...


The Force

by Saul David Hachette Books (September 02, 2019)

Hailed as "masterly" (Wall Street Journal), "a monumental achievement!" (Douglas Brinkley), "a mesmerizing read" (Bing West), and "an essential part of anyone's library" (Doug Stanton), The Force tells the riveting,...


Alone at Dawn

by Dan Schilling & Lori Longfritz Grand Central Publishing (June 24, 2019)

The New York Times bestselling true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save...


Sea Stories

by Admiral William H. McRaven Twelve (May 20, 2019)

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism during his career...


Leap of Faith

by Michael J. Mazarr PublicAffairs (March 18, 2019)

The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history.

A single...


City of Death

by Ephraim Mattos & Scott McEwen Center Street (October 22, 2018)

A frontline witness account of the deadly urban combat of the Battle of Mosul told by former Navy SEAL and frontline combat medic Ephraim Mattos.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim...


The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan PublicAffairs (January 21, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...


Beyond the Call

by Eileen Rivers Da Capo Press (November 05, 2018)

A riveting account of three women who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men and worked with local women to restore their lives and push back the Taliban

They marched under the heat with 40-pound rucksacks on their...


Tribe

by Sebastian Junger Twelve (May 23, 2016)

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our...


What Have We Done

by David Wood Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2016)

From Pulitzer Prize-¬?winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...


The Chosen Few

by Gregg Zoroya & Admiral William H. McRaven Da Capo Press (February 13, 2017)

The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest

A single company of US paratroopers--calling...


The Unraveling

by Emma Sky PublicAffairs (April 06, 2015)

One of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015

One of Financial Times' Books of the Year, 2015

A New York Times Editors' Choice

A New Statesman [UK] Essential Book of the Year 2015

A Times [UK] Book of the...


The Trade

by Jere Van Dyk PublicAffairs (October 09, 2017)

A former hostage in the tribal areas of Pakistan returns to meet his kidnappers and uncover how political kidnappings and ransomings take place in the shadows of the world's most lawless territories.

In 2014,...


Twilight Warriors

by James Kitfield Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A dramatic portrait of the innovative Special Forces commanders and FBI agents who wage war against America's hidden enemies

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts...


Oppose Any Foe

by Mark Moyar Basic Books (April 24, 2017)

The epic story of America's most elite warriors: the Special Operations Forces.

Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown into a behemoth of...


Brothers Forever

by Tom Sileo & Tom Manion Da Capo Press (May 12, 2014)

Recounts the personal story of how two Naval academy roommates--US Marine Travis Manion and US Navy SEAL Brendan Looney--defined a generation's sacrifice after 9/11, and how their loved ones carry on in their...


Dog Company

by Lynn Vincent & Roger Hill Center Street (April 10, 2017)

The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up...


The Unexpected Spy

by Tracy Walder & Jessica Anya Blau St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2020)

A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs

"Reads like the show bible for Homeland only her story is real." --Alison...


God is Not Here

by Bill Russell Edmonds Pegasus Books (May 15, 2015)

In May 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds of the U.S. Army Special Forces, a decorated counter-terrorism expert, was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was boiling over. His job was to advise...


No Worse Enemy

by Ben Anderson Oneworld Publications (March 01, 2012)

The most comprehensive and gripping account of the Afghan war, by a BBC journalist.

The war in Afghanistan is over ten years old. It has cost countless lives and hundreds of billions of pounds. Politicians talk...


Iraq

by John Robertson Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2016)

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law - all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for...


Surviving the Apocalypse

by N. E. MacDougald Skyhorse (October 29, 2019)

The Apocalypse could arrive at any moment, but with Surviving the Apocalypse, you'll be well-prepared and well-trained enough to survive any disaster—even the end of the world as we know it.

Being prepared...


Midnight in Samarra

by Frank Gregory Ford & Eleanor Cooney Hot Books (October 08, 2019)

The riveting, exclusive true story of an Iraq whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country, as told by an international bestselling author.

Gregory Ford, an intelligence agent and medic, was in...


The Right Kind of Crazy

by Clint Emerson Atria Books (November 12, 2019)

Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills, presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite team of operatives whose mission was...


Fall and Rise

by Mitchell Zuckoff & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (April 30, 2019)

The New York Times bestselling author of 13 Hours and Lost in Shangri-La delivers his most compelling and vital work yet--a spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative, years in the making,...


Code Name: Johnny Walker

by Johnny Walker, Jim Defelice & Peter Ganim HarperAudio (February 11, 2014)

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs' most trusted translator--a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community--tells his inspiring story for...


Carnivore

by Dillard Johnson, James Tarr & John Pruden HarperAudio (June 25, 2013)

Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant Dillard "C. J." Johnson and his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports to have accounted for astonishing enemy KIA totals while battling...


Navy Seals

by Dick Couch, William Doyle & Will Damron HarperAudio (November 11, 2014)

"Captures the essence of Naval Special Warfare from our storied beginnings to the current fight." --Admiral WILLIAM H. McRAVEN

Written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community,...


The Only Thing Worth Dying For

by Eric Blehm & P.J. Ochlan HarperAudio (May 08, 2012)

On a moonless night just weeks after September 11, 2001, a U.S. Special Forces team of Green Berets known as ODA 574 infiltrated the mountains of southern Afghanistan with a seemingly impossible mission: to...


American Sniper

by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim Defelice & John Pruden HarperAudio (January 03, 2012)

NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD--NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United...


The Trident

by Jason Redman, John Bruning & Erik Bergmann HarperAudio (November 05, 2013)

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not...


Viper Pilot

by Dan Hampton & John Pruden HarperAudio (October 02, 2012)

"Viper Pilot is fantastic....A great read!"

--Dale Brown, former USAF Captain and New York Times bestselling author of A Time for Patriots

Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying...


Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon & Kathe Mazur HarperAudio (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...


Sons and Soldiers

by Bruce Henderson & Brett Barry HarperAudio (July 25, 2017)

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned...