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Hearts Touched by Fire
Hearts Touched by Fire
Adapted by James M. McPherson, James I. Robertson, Jr., Stephen W. Sears and Craig L. Symonds, Edited by Harold Holzer
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ISBN: 9780679604303
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Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Adapted by James M. McPherson, James I. Robertson, Jr., Stephen W. Sears and Craig L. Symonds
Edited by Harold Holzer


Format: eBook, 912 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $2.99

In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired... Read more >
First Force Recon Company
First Force Recon Company
Written by Bill Peters
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ISBN: 9780307788252
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First Force Recon Company
Sunrise at Midnight
Written by Bill Peters


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2011
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In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . .

In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide... Read more >
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15 Months in SOG
15 Months in SOG
Written by Thom Nicholson
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ISBN: 9780307788184
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15 Months in SOG
A Warrior's Tour
Written by Thom Nicholson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you."

In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) fielded small recon teams in areas infested with VC and NVA. Because SOG operations suffered extraordinary casualties, they required extraordinary soldiers. So... Read more >
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The Element of Surprise
The Element of Surprise
Written by Darryl Young
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ISBN: 9780307784506
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The Element of Surprise
Navy SEALS in Vietnam
Written by Darryl Young


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $7.99

It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--incuding the author--carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their... Read more >
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Guns Up!
Guns Up!
Written by Johnnie Clark
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ISBN: 9780307778550
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Guns Up!
A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War
Written by Johnnie Clark


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE.

"Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that... Read more >
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Never Without Heroes
Never Without Heroes
Written by Lawrence C. Vetter, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307784216
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Never Without Heroes
Marine Third Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam, 1965-70
Written by Lawrence C. Vetter, Jr.


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

FOUR CONGRESSIONAL MEDALS OF HONOR,
THIRTEEN NAVAL CROSSES,
SEVENTY-TWO SILVER STARS . . .
In four and a half years in Vietnam, the Marines of the Third Reconnaissance Battalion repeatedly penetrated North Vietnamese and Vietcong sanctuaries by foot and by helicopter to find enemy forces, learn the enemy's intentions, and, when possible, bring deadly... Read more >
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Wearing the Green Beret
Wearing the Green Beret
Written by Jake Olafsen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771068522
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Wearing the Green Beret
A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
Written by Jake Olafsen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $29.99

With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie, this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at... Read more >
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Wearing the Green Beret
Wearing the Green Beret
Written by Jake Olafsen
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ISBN: 9780771068560
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Wearing the Green Beret
A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos
Written by Jake Olafsen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie, this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the Royal Marines Commandos. He left everything behind at... Read more >
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Insurgent Iraq
Al Zarqawi and the New Generation
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Foreword by Jason Burke and Nick Fielding


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

An unparalleled look into the Iraqi insurgency and the multitude of forces that continue to shape it, Insurgent Iraq: Al-Zarqawi and the New Generation presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks, and the development of an Iraqi resistance since the invasion by coalition forces over two years ago... Read more >
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The Class of 1846
The Class of 1846
Written by John Waugh
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ISBN: 9780307775399
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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: eBook
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $15.99

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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Dear Mom
Dear Mom
Written by Joseph T. Ward
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ISBN: 9780307784315
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Dear Mom
A Sniper's Vietnam
Written by Joseph T. Ward


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $7.99

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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My American Journey
My American Journey
Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico
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ISBN: 9780307763686
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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."
--The New York Times Book Review
Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at... Read more >
Before Their Time
Before Their Time
Written by Robert Kotlowitz
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ISBN: 9780307773876
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Before Their Time
A Memoir
Written by Robert Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which he--by playing dead--was the only one to survive. 208 pp. 15,000 print.


From the Hardcover... Read more >
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Blackjack-34 (previously titled No Greater Love)
Blackjack-34 (previously titled No Greater Love)
Written by James C. Donahue
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ISBN: 9780307775245
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Blackjack-34 (previously titled No Greater Love)
One Deadly Day of Courage, Carnage, and Ultimate Sacrifice for the Mobile Guerrilla Force in Vietnam
Written by James C. Donahue


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 17, 2010
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“Here we go, I said to myself as my system electrified with the familiar rush of adrenaline.”
 
On July 18, 1967, Staff Sergeant James Donahue and the men of Special Forces Detachment A-304 were on an operation; code-name Blackjack-34. Their mission: to find and engage an enemy battalion that was... Read more >
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Rangers in World War II
Rangers in World War II
Written by Robert W. Black
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ISBN: 9780307776150
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Rangers in World War II

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 17, 2010
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From the deadly shores of North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to the fierce jungle hell of the Pacific, the contribution of the World War II Ranger Battalions far outweighed their numbers. They were ordinary men on an extraordinary mission, experiencing the full measure of the fear, exhaustion, and heroism... Read more >
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Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes
Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes
Written by Edward F. Murphy
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ISBN: 9780307776174
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Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes

Written by Edward F. Murphy


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On Sale: November 17, 2010
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More than 100 compelling, true stories of personal heroism and valor– in a special expanded edition honoring courage in the face of war

Here are dramatic accounts of the fearless actions that earned American soldiers in Vietnam our highest military distinction–the Medal of Honor. Edward F. Murphy, head of the Medal of... Read more >
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Unbroken
Unbroken
Written by Laura Hillenbrand
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400064168
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Unbroken
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $28.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award

On a May afternoon in... Read more >
Unbroken
Unbroken
Written by Laura Hillenbrand
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ISBN: 9780679603757
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Unbroken
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $11.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had... Read more >
Unbroken
Unbroken
Written by Laura Hillenbrand
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ISBN: 9780375435010
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Unbroken
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $27.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award

On a May afternoon in... Read more >
Unbroken
Unbroken
Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Read by Edward Herrmann
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ISBN: 9780739319697
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Unbroken
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand
Read by Edward Herrmann


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $45.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award

On a May afternoon in... Read more >
Unbroken
Unbroken
Written by Laura Hillenbrand, Read by Edward Herrmann
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739319703
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Unbroken
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Written by Laura Hillenbrand
Read by Edward Herrmann


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $22.50

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award

On a May afternoon in... Read more >
Recondo
Recondo
Written by Larry Chambers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307776167
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Recondo
LRRPs in the 101st Airborne
Written by Larry Chambers


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $7.99

Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an unforgettable account that follows Chambers... Read more >
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Patton, Montgomery, Rommel
Patton, Montgomery, Rommel
Written by Terry Brighton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307461551
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Patton, Montgomery, Rommel
Masters of War
Written by Terry Brighton


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $17.00

In Patton, Montgomery, Rommel, one of Britain's most accomplished military scholars presents an unprecedented study of the land war in the North African and European theaters, as well as their chief commanders—three men who also happened to be the most compelling dramatis personae of World War II.

Beyond spellbinding depictions of pivotal... Read more >
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Monk Eastman
Monk Eastman
Written by Neil Hanson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307266552
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Monk Eastman
The Gangster Who Became a War Hero
Written by Neil Hanson


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $29.95

An intimate biography as well as an epic history, Monk Eastman vividly recounts the life and times of old New York’s most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western Front.

Born in 1873 to... Read more >
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Monk Eastman
Monk Eastman
Written by Neil Hanson
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ISBN: 9780307594365
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Monk Eastman
The Gangster Who Became a War Hero
Written by Neil Hanson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $17.99

An intimate biography as well as an epic history, Monk Eastman vividly recounts the life and times of old New York’s most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western Front.

Born in 1873 to... Read more >
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