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The Illustrated History of Guns

by The Berman Museum of World History, Chuck Wills & Robert Lindley Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

See the history of civilization through the world’s most deadly and fascinating firearms!

The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating...


Last Men Out

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Free Press (May 03, 2011)

A “thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss” (Kirkus Reviews) that tells the “gripping story of a handful of marines who formed the last body of Americans to leave Saigon on April 30, 1975”...


The Real Hornblower

by Bryan Perrett Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval Admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...


Warlords of Ancient Mexico

by Peter G. Tsouras Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico.

More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico....


Foreign Correspondent

by H.D.S. Greenway Simon & Schuster (July 16, 2014)

David Greenway, a journalist’s journalist in the tradition of Michael Herr, David Halberstam, and Dexter Filkins. In this vivid memoir, he tells us what it’s like to report a war up close.

Reporter David...


The Invisible Soldiers

by Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)

The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading—and why we should be concerned.

Thirty years ago there...


Double Agent

by Peter Duffy Scribner (July 22, 2014)

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who infiltrated New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II: “Thrilling, well-researched, well-told, fascinating” (Minneapolis Star...


The Deceivers

by Thaddeus Holt Scribner (May 11, 2010)

In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into...


The Myth of the Great War

by John Mosier & Literary Group International HarperCollins e-books (March 29, 2011)

Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with...


Navy SEALs

by Dick Couch & William Doyle William Morrow (November 11, 2014)

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror—written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare...


Left to Die

by Dan Kurzman Pocket Books (June 15, 2010)

From the award-winning author of Fatal Voyage comes the first full account of one of World War II’s most secret scandals. In November 1942 a Japanese torpedo destroyed the USS Juneau, killing 700 men. From...


Whirlwind

by Barrett Tillman Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

WHIRLWIND is the first book to tell the complete, awe-inspiring story of the Allied air war against Japan—the most important strategic bombing campaign inhistory. From the audacious Doolittle raid in 1942...


One Shot One Kill

by Charles W. Sasser & Craig Roberts Pocket Books (April 01, 1990)

They are the lone wolves of the battlefield. Tracking the enemy, lying in wait for the target to appear -- then they shoot to kill. Armed with an unerring eye, infinite patience and a mastery of camouflage,...


Operation Cobra and the Great Offensive

by Bill Yenne Pocket Books (June 15, 2010)

THE BEGINNINGS OF VICTORY

Shortly after the D-Day invasion, the Allied forces in Europe had stalled. A limited operation was set in motion to punch a small hole in the enemy defenses, starting on July 25, 1944....


All Brave Sailors

by J. Revell Carr Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

In the darkness before moonrise on the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast on August 21, 1940, the night erupted in a fusillade of bullets and shells. The victim was a stalwart English tramp steamer, Anglo-Saxon,...


The Book of the Sword

by Richard Francis Burton Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

“The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages,...


Englanders and Huns

by James Hawes Simon & Schuster UK (February 13, 2014)

A completely fresh look at the culture clash between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe.

Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most...


The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III

by Tim Carroll Gallery Books (June 15, 2010)

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape

Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison...


The Seventh Sense

by Lyn Buchanan Pocket Books (November 24, 2009)

For the past thirty years, the United States government has secretly trained a select corps of military personnel in the art of "remote viewing" -- the psychic ability to perceive the thoughts and experiences...


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...


The Heart of Everything That Is

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and...


Spymaster

by Tennent H. Bagley & Edward Jay Epstein Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

“Tennent Bagley’s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.” —Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA

From the...


Brave Battalion

by Mark Zuehlke HarperCollins Publishers (November 05, 2013)

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories...


War Is a Racket

by Smedley Darlington Butler & Jesse Ventura Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler. In these works, Butler frankly discusses...


U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 13, 2013)

This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects...


U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 01, 2010)

Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions...


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

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (July 07, 2010)

Here for the first time in one place is everything you need to know about modern military combat. Drawn from dozens of the U.S. Army’s well-written field manuals on every conceivable aspect of conducting combat...


Spymistress

by William Stevenson Arcade (October 11, 2011)

The New York Times Bestseller by the Author of A Man Called Intrepid

  • Ideal for fans of Nancy Wake, Virginia Hall, The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, The Wolves at the Door by Judith...


Small Wars Manual

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as ‘Small Wars.’ This is one of the...


U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, and Recovery

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

Compiled from the most relevant and important survival information offered by current U.S. Army personnel, and proved by past experience, this handy and concise guide will equip readers to survive in life-threatening...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2010-2011

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (April 07, 2010)

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...


The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

by Vanessa M. Gezari Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers...


U.S. Navy Fundamentals of War Gaming

by Francis J. McHugh Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

The classic text, U.S. Navy Fundamentals of War Gaming, provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of military gaming and offers historical insights into the development of war gaming methodologies. It...


Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind Free Press (July 30, 2013)

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...


The Blitzkrieg Myth

by John Mosier HarperCollins e-books (February 01, 2011)

A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old–fashioned, on–the–ground warfare.

The military...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Mighty Fallen

by Larry Bond & f-stop Fitzgerald Collins Reference (October 05, 2010)

The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and...


Stephen E. Ambrose Opening of the West E-Book Boxed Set

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2013)

This ebook box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, focusing on the ingenuity and the hardships that shaped the American West:

Undaunted Courage: This #1 New York Times bestseller gives a sweeping...


Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

by Bruce Henderson HarperCollins e-books (June 29, 2010)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell comes Hero Found: the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle...


In the Cockpit 2: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II

by National Air and Space Museum HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National...


Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War

by W. Craig Reed HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

Red November delivers the real life feel and fears of submariners who risked their lives to keep the peace.”

 —Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta

W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack...


The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

by Thomas Asbridge HarperCollins e-books (March 30, 2010)

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness”...


The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

Once a top-secret training manual for CIA field agents in the early Cold War Era of the 1950s, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to the general public. An amazing historical...


God's Battalions

by Rodney Stark HarperOne (September 29, 2009)

In God’s Battalions, distinguished scholar Rodney Stark puts forth a controversial argument that the Crusades were a justified war waged against Muslim terror and aggression. Stark, the author of The Rise...


Lords of the Sky

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (June 24, 2014)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, from World War I to present

INCLUDES 32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND 12 MAPS

Lords of the Sky is the “dramatic, fast-paced,...


Samurai

by John Man William Morrow Paperbacks (February 19, 2014)

The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of...


American Spartan

by Ann Scott Tyson William Morrow (March 25, 2014)

Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent.

Army Special...


Reign of Iron

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with...


Honoring Sergeant Carter

by Allene Carter & Robert L. Allen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Allene Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family received a call from the White House that she discovered he was a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President...


Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...