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It Took Heroes
It Took Heroes
Written by Claude Newby
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ISBN: 9780307533029
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It Took Heroes
A Cavalry Chaplain's Memoir of Vietnam
Written by Claude Newby


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $7.99

The soldiers in 1st Cav fought some of Vietnam’s fiercest battles—
and Chaplain Newby was there right beside them.

For grunts in Vietnam, the war was a jungle hell of sudden death, endless suffering, and supreme courage. For Chaplain Newby, it was an honor to be chosen to share it with them. In... Read more >
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Master of Airpower
Master of Airpower
Written by David Mets
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ISBN: 9780307538222
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Master of Airpower
General Carl A. Spatz
Written by David Mets


Format: eBook, 456 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

Master of Airpower recounts the life of General Carl "Tooey" Spaatz.  He helped formulate the U.S. "strategic airpower" military doctrine in WWII and, in  1947, became chief of staff of the Air Force, a newly independent arm of the military.  Master of Airpower offers a great history lesson about WWII and the... Read more >
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The Bridge at Remagen
The Bridge at Remagen
Written by Ken Hechler
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ISBN: 9780307514929
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The Bridge at Remagen
A Story of World War II
Written by Ken Hechler


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
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It was a stunning strategic victory of World War II–and one of the most fantastic breaks for the Allies. On March 7, 1945, a small group of American infantrymen, engineers, and tank crews secured the Ludendorff Bridge that crossed the Rhine. The successful mission saved thousands of American lives and spearheaded... Read more >
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Hammer from Above
Hammer from Above
Written by Jay Stout
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ISBN: 9780307530325
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Hammer from Above
Marine Air Combat Over Iraq
Written by Jay Stout


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps’ ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history. Little has been written, however, of the air support that guaranteed the drive’s success. Paving the way for the rush to Baghdad was “the hammer from above”–in... Read more >
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Into the Crucible
Into the Crucible
Written by James Woulfe
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ISBN: 9780307532893
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Into the Crucible
Making Marines for the 21st Century
Written by James Woulfe


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

This book describes the 54 hour exercise in which recruits are put through a series of taxing challenges whilst being denied sufficient food or sleep. Woulfe compares this training exercise with other schemes in other branches of service. Read more >
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Somalia on $5 a Day
Somalia on $5 a Day
Written by Martin Stanton
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ISBN: 9780307546999
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Somalia on $5 a Day
A soldier's Story
Written by Martin Stanton


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $7.99

“Stanton’s battalion was the first army unit in Somalia in 1992 and it did one hell of a job accomplishing a difficult mission where there wasn’t a template. I had the pleasure of tagging along with his unit and saw first-hand how its leaders dealt with and solved problems. . ... Read more >
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Joker One
Joker One
Written by Donovan Campbell
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ISBN: 9781588367785
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Joker One
A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

After graduating from Princeton, Donovan Campbell wanted to give back to his country, engage in the world, and learn to lead. So he joined the service, becoming a commander of a forty-man infantry platoon called Joker One. Campbell had just months to train and transform a ragtag group of brand-new Marines into... Read more >
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Battling for Saipan
Battling for Saipan
Written by Francis A. O'Brien
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ISBN: 9780307513816
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Battling for Saipan

Written by Francis A. O'Brien


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

When Lt. Gen. Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith and his V Amphibious Corps were preparing for the invasion of the Marianas -- Guam, Tinian, and Saipan -- they were expecting an easy fight. The Japanese appeared to be on the run. As D day for Saipan, the first of the three... Read more >
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The Four Deuces
The Four Deuces
Written by C.S. Crawford
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ISBN: 9780307525093
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The Four Deuces
A Korean War Story
Written by C.S. Crawford


Format: eBook, 296 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

These memoirs are not an attempt to answer, solve, or resolve the problems arising from or about the three-year-long Korean War or the much longer stalemate that followed. This story was written to let you know how one very young, very scared marine saw his very first war and how he... Read more >
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Faith in the Fog of War
Faith in the Fog of War
Written by Chris Plekenpol
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ISBN: 9780307562289
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Faith in the Fog of War
Stories of Triumph and Tragedy in the Midst of War
Written by Chris Plekenpol


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $13.99

War-Worn Faith

You want the flare of your faith to burn as intensely as a fire on the battlefield. That means digging into God’s truth regardless of the chaos raging around you. These devotions are written by a man who had considered war something that someone else always did, and was... Read more >
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Six Silent Men...Book Three
Six Silent Men...Book Three
Written by Gary Linderer
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ISBN: 9780307559760
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Six Silent Men...Book Three
101st LRP / Rangers
Written by Gary Linderer


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $7.99

"The Eyes and Ears of the Screaming Eagles . . ."

By 1969, the NVA had grown more experienced at countering the tactics of the long range patrols, and SIX SILENT MEN: Book Three describes some of the fiercest fighting Lurps saw during the war. Based on his own experience and extensive... Read more >
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Xin Loi, Viet Nam
Xin Loi, Viet Nam
Written by Al Sever
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ISBN: 9780307549730
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Xin Loi, Viet Nam
Thirty-one Months of War: A Soldier's Memoir
Written by Al Sever


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $7.99

No one in Vietnam had to tell door gunner and gunship crew chief Al Sever that the odds didn’t look good. He volunteered for the job well aware that hanging out of slow-moving choppers over hot LZs blazing with enemy fire was not conducive to a long life. But that wasn’t... Read more >
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A Piece of My Heart
A Piece of My Heart
Written by Keith Walker
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ISBN: 9780307542359
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A Piece of My Heart
The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam
Written by Keith Walker


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $12.99

A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency room nurse in Cu Chi and Da Nang. She and 25 others recount... Read more >
Summons of Trumpet
Summons of Trumpet
Written by Dave R. Palmer
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ISBN: 9780307547644
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Summons of Trumpet
U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective
Written by Dave R. Palmer


Format: eBook, 348 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
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Soldier/scholar Palmer traces the history of the American involvement in Vietnam and shows how events in both the U.S. and Vietnam became inextricably linked as domestic dissent and a lack of realistic, viable military strategy ultimately led to America's first lost war. Read more >
Black Sheep One
Black Sheep One
Written by Bruce Gamble
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ISBN: 9780307514530
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Black Sheep One
The Life of Gregory Pappy Boyington
Written by Bruce Gamble


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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Black Sheep One is the first biography of legendary warrior and World War II hero Gregory Boyington. In 1936, Boyington became an aviation cadet and earned the “wings of gold” of a naval aviator. After only a short period on active duty, however, he was “encouraged” to resign from the Marine... Read more >
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Low Level Hell
Low Level Hell
Written by Hugh Mills
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ISBN: 9780307537928
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Low Level Hell
A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One
Written by Hugh Mills


Format: eBook, 332 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $12.99

The aeroscouts of the 1st Infrantry Division had three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell.  This was the perfect definition of what these pilots experienced as the ranged the skies of Vietnam.  Mills tells the combat experiences of these aviators. Read more >
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So Sad to Fall in Battle
So Sad to Fall in Battle
Written by Kumiko Kakehashi
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ISBN: 9780307497918
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So Sad to Fall in Battle
An Account of War Based on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi's Letters from Iwo Jima
Written by Kumiko Kakehashi


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

The Battle of Iwo Jima has been memorialized innumerable times as the subject of countless books and motion pictures, most recently Clint Eastwood’s films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and no wartime photo is more famous than Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning image of Marines raising the flag... Read more >
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Lost Battalions
Lost Battalions
Written by Franz Steidl
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ISBN: 9780307537904
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Lost Battalions
Going for Broke in the Vosges, Autumn 1944
Written by Franz Steidl


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
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The story of two World War II battalions--one German, one American--each cut off behind enemy lines in the same forest at the same time, and the heroic efforts to save them. Read more >
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A Sniper in the Arizona
A Sniper in the Arizona
Written by John Culbertson
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ISBN: 9780307559821
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A Sniper in the Arizona
2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967
Written by John Culbertson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $7.99

"Morning was always a welcome sight to us.  It meant two things. The first was that we were still alive. . . ."

In 1967, death was the constant companion of the Marines of Hotel Company, 2/5, as they patrolled the paddy dikes, mud, and mountains of the Arizona Territory southwest of Da... Read more >
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Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green
Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green
Written by Johnny Rico
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ISBN: 9780307494184
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Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green
A Year in the Desert with Team America
Written by Johnny Rico


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

Outrageous, hilarious, and absolutely candid, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green is Johnny Rico’s firsthand account of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, a memoir that also reveals the universal truths about the madness of war.

No one would have picked Johnny Rico for a soldier. The son of an aging hippie father... Read more >
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Dak To
Dak To
Written by Edward Murphy
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ISBN: 9780307518767
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Dak To
America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands
Written by Edward Murphy


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $7.99

Brings together interviews with more than eighty survivors to recount one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, the 1967 campaign in the mountains of Dak To, during which members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade found themselves caught up in a deadly struggle against overwhelming odds, often cut off from... Read more >
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Into Cambodia
Into Cambodia
Written by Keith Nolan
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ISBN: 9780307532879
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Into Cambodia

Written by Keith Nolan


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $15.99

Into Cambodia focuses on the 1970 springtime campaigns of the U.S. Army in South Vietnam along the Cambodia border.  It is told from the soldier's perspective with detailed battlefield tales. Read more >
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Terrible Terry Allen
Terrible Terry Allen
Written by Gerald Astor
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ISBN: 9780307547958
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Terrible Terry Allen
Combat General of World War II - The Life of an American Soldier
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $13.99

Terry de la Mesa Allen’s mother was the daughter of a Spanish officer, and his father was a career U.S. Army officer. Despite this impressive martial heritage, success in the military seemed unlikely for Allen as he failed out of West Point—twice—ultimately gaining his commission through Catholic University’s R.O.T.C. program. In... Read more >
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Class-29
Class-29
Written by John Carl Roat
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ISBN: 9780307483003
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Class-29
The Making of U.S. Navy SEALs
Written by John Carl Roat


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $7.99

"Throughout training I kept having the thought,
WELL, ALL THEY CAN DO IS KILL ME.
It seemed to help."        

SEALs are the world's toughest soldiers. Working in squads and platoons that make up SEAL teams, they are trained in everything from underwater demolition to high-altitude parachute drops. Now John Carl Roat, graduate of Class-29... Read more >
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Not Going Home Alone
Not Going Home Alone
Written by James Kirschke
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ISBN: 9780307488893
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Not Going Home Alone
A Marine's Story
Written by James Kirschke


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $7.99

Experience the pain, the pride, and the triumph of the Marine Corps

All the members of 1st Lt. James J. Kirschke’s mortar platoon and then rifle platoon knew the stakes: the Marines are America’s military elite, expected to train harder, fight longer, sacrifice more. Kirschke led by example in the hotly contested... Read more >
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