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Dear Mom
A Sniper's Vietnam
Written by Joseph T. Ward


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 1991
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-0853-9 (0-8041-0853-6)

The letters Joseph War, one of the elite Marine Scout Snipers, wrote home reveal a side of the Vietnam war seldom seen. Whether under nigthly mortar attack in An Hoa, with a Marine company in the bullet-scarred jungle, on secret missions to Laos, or on dangerous two-man hunter-kills, Ward lived the... Read more >
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The Class of 1846
From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and Their Br others
Written by John Waugh


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 1, 1999
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43403-6 (0-345-43403-X)

No single group of men at West Point--or possibly any academy--has been so indelibly written into history as the class of 1846. The names are legendary: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash Couch, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. The class fought in... Read more >
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Legacy of Ashes
The History of the CIA
Written by Tim Weiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38900-8 (0-307-38900-6)

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security.

"Must reading... Read more >
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Weller's War
A Legendary Foreign Correspondent's Saga of World War II on Five Continents
Written by George Weller
Edited by Anthony Weller


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34203-4 (0-307-34203-4)

Walter Cronkite called him “one of our best war correspondents.” His stories from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific during World War II won him the Pulitzer Prize. Now, George Weller is immortalized in a collection of fearless, intrepid dispatches that crisscross a shattered globe. Edited by his son, Weller’s War... 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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No True Glory
A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
Written by Bing West


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38319-5 (0-553-38319-1)

"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain

Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault... Read more >
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Helmand
Diaries of Front-line Soldiers
Foreword by Simon Weston


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-906-0 (1-78096-906-6)

A glimpse into life on the front line in Afghanistan told through the diaries of the British Marines.

During their tour of Afghanistan in 2008, a number of soldiers kept personal diaries of their experiences, and Helmand collects them together to provide a gripping first-hand account of life in the... Read more >
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A. Lincoln
A Biography
Written by Ronald C. White, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7570-3 (0-8129-7570-7)

Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of... Read more >
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The Swordsman's Handbook
Samurai Teachings on the Path of the Sword
Edited by William Scott Wilson
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-062-3 (1-61180-062-5)

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery of technique; it was a path toward self-mastery.

The Swordsman’s Handbook is... Read more >

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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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Spy
The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
Written by David Wise


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75894-2 (0-375-75894-1)

Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”–and how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence.

David Wise, the... Read more >
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Call Sign Rustic
The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973
Written by Richard Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-284-3 (1-58834-284-0)

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime, he ordered top-secret, round-the-clock air support over Cambodia, and the Rustics were born.

Author Richard Wood flew as one of the... Read more >
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Carrier Warfare in the Pacific
An Oral History Collection
Written by E. T. Wooldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1999
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-822-9 (1-56098-822-3)

Capturing the times when lives and victory were in peril, this book records the exploits of the men who fought in WWII in the air and on the sea, including pilots and air crewmen of carrier squadrons, officers and men of the ship’s company, and admirals and their staffs.

“A stirring tribute... Read more >

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Howard Zinn on War

Written by Howard Zinn
Introduction by Marilyn B. Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-133-5 (1-60980-133-4)

This second edition of Howard Zinn on War is a collection of twenty-six short writings chosen by the author to represent his thinking on a subject that concerned and fascinated him throughout his career. He reflects on the wars against Iraq, the war in Kosovo, the Vietnam War, World War II... Read more >
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Terrorism and War

Written by Howard Zinn
Edited by Anthony Arnove


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-493-9 (1-58322-493-9)

Truth–as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War–has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In... Read more >
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