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The March of Folly
From Troy to Vietnam
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-30823-8 (0-345-30823-9)

In March of Folly Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman explores a phenomenon she calls "folly in government...the pursuit of policy contrary to the governing body's interest." Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma's senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Tuchman defines folly... Read more >
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The Proud Tower
A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40501-2 (0-345-40501-3)

The fateful quarter-century leading up to the World War I was a time when the world of Privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of Protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate... Read more >
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Warriors of Medieval Japan

Written by Stephen Turnbull


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-220-2 (1-84603-220-2)

The fearless, elite warriors of medieval Japan were loyal comrades but deadly foes. Whether foot soldier, samurai or trained assassin, these men were driven by strict codes of honor and bound by deep allegiances of rank, family or religion.

This book examines the military lives of four formidable warrior types, covering the... Read more >
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Don't Bunch Up
One Marine's Story
Written by William van Zanten


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: April 26, 2005
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-864-1 (0-89141-864-4)

Captain William Van Zanten was one of the “Magnificent Bastards” of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, in 1966–a year when any day could bring death or dismemberment from a Bouncing Betty or a punji stake, a firefight or a sniper bullet. He and his men faced B-52-sized mosquitoes, rain, heat, disease... Read more >
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Combat Officer
A Memoir of War in the South Pacific
Written by Charles Walker


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-46385-2 (0-345-46385-4)

For the U.S., Guadalcanal was a bloody seven-month struggle under brutal conditions against Japanese troops deeply entrenched and determined to fight to the death. In Combat Officer, Walker captures the conflict in all its horror, chaos, and heroism: the hunger, the heat, the deafening explosions and stench of death, the constant... Read more >
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Shooting at the Moon
The Story of America's Clandestine War in Laos
Written by Roger Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: June 1, 1998
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-883642-36-5 (1-883642-36-1)

For a few years in the early 1960s the CIA seemed to be running a perfect covert war in Laos — quiet, inexpensive, just enough arms to help Meo tribesmen defend their home territory from the Communist Pathet Lao. Then the American war in Vietnam spilled across the border. Roger Warner... Read more >

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Enemies
A History of the FBI
Written by Tim Weiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7923-7 (0-8129-7923-0)

Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Praise for Enemies:
“Pulitzer-Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes... Read more >

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The March Up
Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines
Written by Bing West


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38269-3 (0-553-38269-1)

Winner, 2004 General Wallace M. Greene Award
an annual award given by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for the best nonfiction book on the Marine Corps

Winner, The 2004 Colby Award
from the William E. Colby Military Writers's Symposium which "recognizes a first work of fiction or nonfiction which has made a major contribution... Read more >
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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
The Vietnam War Revisited
Edited by Andrew Wiest


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-216-5 (1-84603-216-4)

From the Colonial War with France in the 1940s and 50s, through to the final evacuation of Saigon, each chapter of Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land focuses on a different aspect of the Vietnam War. The 15 chapters are written by a diverse set of expert authors including participants in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Hitler's War on Russia

Written by Charles Winchester


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-195-3 (1-84603-195-8)

The Russian front was the decisive theater of World War II with the great mass of the German army and Luftwaffe locked in battle with the Red Army in the largest land campaign in history. On a 1,200-mile front from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, in baking summer heat... Read more >
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What They Didn't Teach You About the American Revolution

Written by Mike Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 4, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-746-0 (0-89141-746-X)

The author of the acclaimed What They Didn't Teach You Series looks at the American Revolution, providing an in-depth analysis of the such personalities as Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, as well as little-known facts about this defining moment in history.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction
Prelude to Independence: Revolution, Dogma... Read more >
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