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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.

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...

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 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...

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...

After 9/11

by Helaina Hovitz & Jasmin Lee Cori Skyhorse (September 05, 2017)

“You are a herald for your generation....Thank you for using your voice to help us make sense of that dark day, and forge a new beginning.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a letter to Helaina Hovitz


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...

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...

Doctors at War

by Mark de Rond & Chris Hedges ILR Press (March 01, 2017)

Doctors at War is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. Mark de Rond tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting...

The Trade

by Jere Van Dyk PublicAffairs (September 05, 2017)

In 2008, American journalist Jere Van Dyk was kidnapped and held for 45 days. At the time, he had no idea who his kidnappers were. They demanded a ransom and the release of three of their comrades from Guantanamo,...

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...


by 50 minutes (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of 9/11 in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of 9/11. At 8.46am on the morning of September...

Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan

by Terry Glavin Douglas & McIntyre (September 16, 2011)

Come from the Shadows is not about the Afghanistan we may think we know. It is not about the country depicted in urgent dispatches from embedded reporters; it isn't about the country evoked by anti-war protestors...

A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War in Kandahar

by Ray Wiss Douglas & McIntyre (October 02, 2010)

In 2007–08, Dr. Ray Wiss, a former infantry officer, served with the Canadian Forces at forward operating bases in Khandahar's Panjwayi valley, the area experiencing the most intense combat in Afghanistan....

Among the Walking Wounded

by John Conrad Dundurn (April 29, 2017)

  • Author Col. John Conrad is an expert and experienced author whose book What the Thunder Said sold over 2,220 copies in Canada
  • The subject is exceedingly topical/relevant and will remain so for many years as...

First Soldiers Down: Canada's Friendly Fire Deaths in Afghanistan

by Ron Corbett & Pat Stogran Dundurn (April 09, 2012)

On April 18, 2002, U.S. fighter pilot Major Harry Schmidt dropped a laser-guided bomb on Canadian troops at Tarnak Farms in Afghanistan, killing four and wounding eight. First Soldiers Down recounts what happened...

Combat Doctor: Life and Death Stories from Kandahar's Military Hospital

by Marc Dauphin Dundurn (October 28, 2013)

Marc Dauphin, an experienced ER physician, and 54 at the time of his deployment, introduces us to some of the injured and their caretakers: the nurses, physicians, and medics who leave behind home, family, and...

Australia and Canada in Afghanistan: Perspectives on a Mission

by Jack Cunningham & William Maley Dundurn (May 02, 2015)

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Australia and Canada joined the U.S. and other Western allies in attacking al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan. In the book, a stellar group of academic and political experts...

Highway of Heroes

by Pete Fisher & W.J. Natynczyk Dundurn (September 08, 2011)

Canadians line the overpasses of the Highway of Heroes to show their support, grief, and pride in our fallen champions.

The first four Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan were repatriated at Canadas largest...

Dog Company

by Roger Hill & Lynn Vincent Center Street (April 11, 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 Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11

by Marjorie K Eastman Longbow Six Publishing (August 05, 2016)

 “The leadership lessons learned in combat apply here at home: take care of the people to your left and to your right. You are the frontlines—no matter where or how you serve.”


It began as a personal...

The Operator

by Robert O'Neill Scribner (April 25, 2017)

This instant New York Times bestseller—“a jaw-dropping, fast-paced account” (New York Post) recounts SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s incredible four-hundred-mission career, including the attempts...

Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan

by Douglas A. Wissing Indiana University Press (August 08, 2016)

Award-winning journalist Douglas A. Wissing's poignant and eye-opening journey across insurgency-wracked Afghanistan casts an unyielding spotlight on greed, dysfunction, and predictable disaster while celebrating...

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...

Combat Mission Kandahar: The Canadian Experience in Afghanistan

by T. Robert Fowler Dundurn (August 06, 2016)

Infantry, combat engineer, armour, and psychological operations: Seven soldiers represent the breadth of Canada's longest, most complicated and challenging operation in Kandahar Province.

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...

Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis during Wartime

by J. Edward Conway, David M. Blum, Brian A. Gordon & Benjamin Bahney et al. Lexington Books (January 22, 2015)

This book details the intellectual and bureaucratic challenges that intelligence analysts disrupting terrorist and insurgent finances encounter. Each chapter uses analytic methods via a case study drawn from...

Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World

by Christina Lamb William Collins (May 03, 2016)

From the award-winning co-author of ‘I Am Malala’, this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers?...

A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14

by Gary Wetzel & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2015)

The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts...

Helmand to the Himalayas

by Nick Harding & David Wiseman Bloomsbury Publishing (September 05, 2014)

David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element...

Killing Bin Laden

by Peter Panzeri & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2014)

On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World...

The British Army in Afghanistan 2006Â?14

by Leigh Neville & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

Fighting an elusive and dangerous enemy far from home, the British army in Afghanistan has been involved in asymmetric warfare for the best part of a decade. The eight-year series of deployments jointly known...

AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

by Lon Nordeen & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2014)

In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK whose VTOL capabilities allowed it to serve as a tactical aircraft that could deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air...

The Rocket Propelled Grenade

by Gordon L. Rottman, Ramiro Bujeiro & Tony Bryan Bloomsbury Publishing (January 01, 2011)

The RPG-series of weapons is the most widely used family of lightweight antitank weapons in the world today. RPGs have been used not only against their intended targets, but against personnel, fortifications,...

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 Beretta M9 Pistol

by Leroy Thompson, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

In 1990 the Beretta M9 replaced the venerable Colt 1911 as the main pistol of choice for the US Army, and it has seen widespread use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Written by a leading pistol expert who currently...


by Simon Weston Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

During their tour of Afghanistan in 2008 a few Royal Marines from 40 Commando kept personal diaries of their experiences of Afghanistan, their tour in Helmand Province, their impressions of the war and their...

Special Forces in the War on Terror

by Leigh Neville Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

Within weeks of 9/11, United States Special Operations Forces were dropping into Afghanistan to lead the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. For over a decade special forces have been fighting a hidden war...

My Journey as a Combat Medic

by Patrick Thibeault Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

Patrick Thibeault has served in the US Army in various capacities since the 1990s, originally training as a Airborne soldier before specialising as a combat medic. My Journey as a Combat Medic covers his original...

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...

No Ordinary Men: Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan

by Bernd Horn & General T.J. Lawson Dundurn (February 20, 2016)

No Ordinary Men peels back the cloak of secrecy and reveals four untold special operations that Joint Task Force 2, an elite counterterrorist unit, conducted in 2005-06 in which their courage, tenacity, and...

Dog Soldiers: Part 3 of 3: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line

by Isabel George HarperElement (January 28, 2016)

Dog Soldiers can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 3 of 3.

Dog Soldiers tells the story of two brave young ‘dog soldiers’ (Army bomb dog handlers), killed...

Dog Soldiers: Part 2 of 3: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line

by Isabel George HarperElement (January 28, 2016)

Dog Soldiers can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3.

Dog Soldiers tells the story of two brave young ‘dog soldiers’ (Army bomb dog handlers), killed...