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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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


Fixing the Facts

by Joshua Rovner Cornell University Press (July 07, 2011)

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence-policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures...


Welcome to the Suck

by Stacey Peebles Cornell University Press

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. In Welcome to the Suck, Stacey Peebles examines the growing body...


Fields of Combat

by Erin P. Finley ILR Press (April 07, 2011)

For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to...


Task Force Patriot and the End of Combat Operations in Iraq

by Pat Proctor Government Institutes (December 28, 2011)

Iraq in 2009 was a strange netherworld, not quite war but not yet peace. The country teetered on the threshold of great change with the impending national elections and the promised withdrawal of all US combat...


Chilcot Report

by Chilcot Sir John Canbury Press Ltd (May 01, 2017)

Ordered in 2009 by the then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the Chilcot Report is the official verdict on Britain's conduct before, during and after the Iraq war in 2003.

Named after its chairman Sir John Chilcot,...


Moving A Nation to Care

by Ilona Meagher & Robert Roerich Ig Publishing (May 01, 2007)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our returning combat troops is one of the most catastrophic issues confronting our nation. Yet, despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the over half million troops...


The Snake Eaters: An Unlikely Band of Brothers and the Battle for the Soul of Iraq

by Owen West Free Press (May 01, 2012)

WHEN A DOZEN UNPREPARED AMERICAN ARMY RESERVISTS ARE DROPPED OFF on an isolated Iraqi outpost with orders to be its military advisors, they have no idea that what they will really be doing is fighting. With...


The Unraveling

by Emma Sky PublicAffairs (April 07, 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...


Twilight Warriors

by James Kitfield Basic Books (October 25, 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...


Brothers Forever

by Tom Sileo & Tom Manion Da Capo Press (May 13, 2014)

Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, the President of the United States stood in Arlington National Cemetery. In his Memorial Day address, he extolled the courage and sacrifice of the two...


Wars of Modern Babylon

by Pesach Malovany, Kevin M. Woods, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak & Ya'akov Amidror The University Press of Kentucky (June 16, 2017)

As long as there have been wars, victors have written the prevailing histories of the world's conflicts. An army that loses -- and especially one that is destroyed or disbanded -- is often forgotten. Nevertheless,...


A 'Toxic Genre'

by Martin Barker Pluto Press (June 03, 2011)

Over the last five years, a cycle of films has emerged addressing the ongoing Iraq conflict. Some became well-known and one of them, The Hurt Locker, won a string of Oscars. But many others disappeared into...


Cultural Cleansing in Iraq

by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael & Tareq Y. Ismael Pluto Press (November 06, 2009)

Why did the invasion of Iraq result in cultural destruction and killings of intellectuals? Convention sees accidents of war and poor planning in a campaign to liberate Iraqis. The authors argue instead that...


Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion

by Ramesh Thakur & Jack Cunningham Dundurn (October 03, 2015)

The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics...


Red, White, or Yellow?: The Media & the Military at War in Iraq

by Charles Jones Stackpole Books (August 14, 2008)

War has always attracted journalists, such as Ernest Hemingway in the Spanish Civil War or David Halberstam in Vietnam. And war reporting has often been controversial as well as influential, like William Randolph...


Ronin: A Marine Scout-Sniper Platoon in Iraq

by Mike Tucker Stackpole Books (December 13, 2007)

First-ever oral history of an entire Marine scout-sniper platoon.


The Barrett Rifle

by Chris McNab, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (March 24, 2016)

The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a...


SA80 Assault Rifles

by Neil Grant, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several...


US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000Â?15

by J. Kenneth Eward Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2016)

In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments,...


Modern Snipers

by Leigh Neville Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the...


US Army Soldier

by Kenneth W Estes & Howard Gerrard Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

In April 2003, after brief combat, Baghdad fell under US control and the Coalition Provisional Authority was formed to maintain order until a new Iraqi government became a reality. This book details the stabilization...


Private Military and Security Contractors: Controlling the Corporate Warrior

by Gary Schaub Jr. & Ryan Kelty Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2016)

A multinational team of scholars and experts address the issue of controlling the use of privatized forces by states. They address the role of contract employees, their acceptance by military personnel, and...


I Lost My Love in Baghdad

by Michael Hastings Scribner (April 08, 2008)

The “wrenching” (Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show) first book by acclaimed journalist Michael Hastings (1980-2013), whose unflinching Rolling Stone article “Runaway General” ended the military career...


Those Terrible Grey Horses

by Stephen Wood Bloomsbury Publishing (May 24, 2015)

On 18 June 1815, the Royal Scots Greys charged Napoleon's infantry columns, capturing the eagle of the French 45th Infantry. Napoleon is said to have commented of the regiment, 'Ah, ces terribles chevaux gris...


US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom

by Tony Holmes & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment...


US Marine Corps and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom

by Tony Holmes & Chris Davey Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

Some 84 of the 250 Hornets committed by Central Command to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) proudly bore MARINE titling on their rear fuselages. A further 14 were marked with the distinctive kangaroo roundel of...


US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000Â?12

by J. Kenneth Eward Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

The US Marine Corps has been a key part of the US presence in a host of combat zones. While sharing some weapons systems with the other US Forces, the Marine Corps has developed its own distinctive approach...


The British Army since 2000

by James Tanner & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2014)

In the past decade and a half the unique requirements of dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have radically altered the appearance and capabilities of the British Army's infantry soldiers. Gone are the tactics...


AH-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedom

by Jonathan Bernstein & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

After the attacks on 11 September 2001, Apache units made significant contributions to the Coalition campaign against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Functioning as the 'killer' part of US Army Hunter-killer...


US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part Two)

by Tony Holmes & Chris Davey Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

This book explores the role of the US Navy Hornet units in the northern Iraqi campaign. These units were the first Navy Reserve unit to be mobilized since the Korean War, and their attacks were launched from...


US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part One)

by Tony Holmes & Chris Davey Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the 'universal soldier' of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat. Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the...


The Longest War

by Peter L. Bergen Free Press (January 11, 2011)

TEN YEARS HAVE PASSED since the shocking attacks on the World Trade Center, and after seven years of conflict, the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq—only to move into Afghanistan, where the ten-year-old fight...


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger Twelve (May 24, 2016)

Now a New York Times bestseller

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...