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Crucible of War
The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
Written by Fred Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 23, 2001
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70636-3 (0-375-70636-4)

Winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize

In this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War—long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution—takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson shows how the complex array of forces brought into conflict... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wings of Gold
The U.S. Naval Air Campaign in World War II
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47252-6 (0-345-47252-7)

From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold, the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Shadow Warriors
A History of the US Army Rangers
Written by Mir Bahmanyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-142-7 (1-84603-142-7)

No American military unit can claim as colorful and volatile a history as the Rangers, who have led the way in America's wars for well over three hundred years. This book traces the Rangers from the time of Robert Rogers during the French-Indian War of the 18th century to the most... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Manhunt
The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Written by Peter L. Bergen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95588-3 (0-307-95588-5)

Chosen by the Washington Post As One of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2012
Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda.

It... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Manhunt
The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Written by Peter L. Bergen


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95557-9 (0-307-95557-5)

The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man.

It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of Holy War, Inc., the story of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had once interviewed in a mud hut in Afghanistan--and his declaration of war on... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Warriors of God
Inside Hezbollah's Thirty-Year Struggle Against Israel
Written by Nicholas Blanford


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6836-4 (1-4000-6836-3)

Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. With Warriors and God, Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel.

Based on... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Fearless
The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Written by Eric Blehm


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73070-1 (0-307-73070-0)

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fearless
The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Written by Eric Blehm


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73069-5 (0-307-73069-7)

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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World War II
A Chronology of War
Edited by Raymond K. Bluhm
Foreword by George H. W. Bush


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-9983-0 (0-7893-9983-0)

World War II was the defining event of the twentieth century. It shaped world history and gave America its Greatest Generation. World War II: A Chronology of War is the definitive chronology of this war—serving as both a reference tool and handsome addition to any military history collection. Building upon official... Read more >

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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2912-1 (0-8070-2912-2)

Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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An Album of Memories
Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76041-9 (0-375-76041-5)

“I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences...The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us,
it truly was an American... Read more >

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George Washington: Gentleman Warrior
Gentleman Warrior
Written by Stephen Brumwell


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Quercus
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-62365-100-8 (1-62365-100-X)

Winner of the prestigious George Washington Book Prize, George Washington is a vivid recounting of the formative years and military career of “The Father of his Country,” following his journey from brutal border skirmishes with the French and their Native American allies to his remarkable victory over the British Empire, an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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American Patriots
The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm
Written by Gail Lumet Buckley
Foreword by David Halberstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76009-9 (0-375-76009-1)

A dramatic and moving tribute to the military’s unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home front. Through hundreds of original interviews with veterans of every... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Joker One
A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7956-5 (0-8129-7956-7)

Selected for Common Reading at:
Niagara University
Siena Heights University
The T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute

After graduating from Princeton, Donovan Campbell, motivated by his unwavering patriotism and commitment, decided to join the service, realizing that becoming a Marine officer would allow him to give back to his country, engage in the world, and learn... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Brave Genius
A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Written by Sean B. Carroll


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95233-2 (0-307-95233-9)

In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis and ascended to prominent, dangerous roles... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The God Machine
From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter
Written by James R. Chiles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38352-2 (0-553-38352-3)

From transforming the ways of war to offering godlike views of inaccessible spots, revolutionizing rescues worldwide, and providing some of our most-watched TV moments—including the cloud of newscopters that trailed O. J. Simpson’s Bronco—the helicopter is far more capable than early inventors expected. Now James Chiles profiles the many helicoptrians who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chosen Soldier
The Making of a Special Forces Warrior
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33939-3 (0-307-33939-4)

In CHOSEN SOLDIER, Dick Couch--a former Navy SEAL widely admired for his books about SEAL training and operations--offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Army Special Forces warrior. Each year, several thousand enlisted men and several hundred officers volunteer for Special Forces training; less than a quarter of those... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Finishing School
Earning the Navy SEAL Trident
Written by Dick Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-81046-0 (0-609-81046-4)

How are Navy SEALs made? What special training and preparation sharpen the physical skills and intangible character of a regular soldier into that of an elite warrior? In the acclaimed Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch narrated one SEAL class's journey through BUD/S training, the brutal initial course that separates... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cold War
A Military History
Written by Stephen E. Ambrose, Caleb Carr, Thomas Fleming and Victor Hanson
Edited by Robert Cowley


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 7, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6716-6 (0-8129-6716-X)

Even fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, it is still hard to grasp that we no longer live under its immense specter. For nearly half a century, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, all world events hung in the balance of a simmering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Korean War
A History
Written by Bruce Cumings


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7896-4 (0-8129-7896-X)

A bracing account of a war that lingers in our collective memory as both ambiguous and unjustly ignored.

For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases
Written by Graeme Donald


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-84908-157-3 (1-84908-157-3)

Did you know they started ‘hearing through the grapevine’ during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines. And why does the phrase now suggest unreliable information? Because the lines were used by enemy troops to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Battle of Mogadishu
Firsthand Accounts from the Men of Task Force Ranger
Edited by Matt Eversmann and Dan Schilling


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: July 26, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45966-4 (0-345-45966-0)

It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia–the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down–is remembered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Trade Paperback, 1008 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75696-2 (0-375-75696-5)

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)

10 BEST BOOKS • THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • 2011

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • The New Yorker • Chicago Tribune • The Economist • Nancy Pearl, NPR • Bloomberg.com • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50494-5 (0-375-50494-X)

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) --winners announced March 10, 2012
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book ("10 Best")
A 2011 Library Journal Best Book


Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows the phenomenal success of her New York Times bestseller Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire with her long-awaited second work of nonfiction: the fascinating... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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America's Secret War
Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1785-8 (0-7679-1785-5)

Dubbed by Barron’s as “The Shadow CIA,” George Friedman’s global intelligence company, Stratfor, has provided analysis to Fortune 500 companies, news outlets, and even the U.S. government. Now Friedman delivers the geopolitical story that the mainstream media has been unable to uncover — the startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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