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  • Yankee Stranger

    by Elswyth Thane ...
    LOVE AND WARCabot Murray first came to Williamsburg, Virginia, in the tense autumn of 1860. He was looked upon with suspicion because he was a Yankee. Then Cabot met redheaded Eden Day.Theirs was a wild, blind young love at first sight. Whispering in her hair, what did it matter that he was a Northerner and she from the South…But then came the Civil War. With the tide of battle Cabot returned as ... Read more

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  • A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military

    A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Fo rces

    Attention! Learn more about your military now!Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended?Do you feel lost when it comes to all things ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fighter Group

    The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II

    From a historian, retired fighter pilot, and combat aviation specialist, “the finest book yet written about the air war over Europe during World War II.” (Air & Space, Smithsonian magazine )As described by award-winning author Jay A. Stout, the 352nd Fighter Group was one of the Eighth Air Force's most successful fighter units and counted history's two top-scoring P-51 aces among its ranks. This ... Read more

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  • Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

    In this seminal work, published by the C.I.A. itself, produced by Intelligence veteran Richards Heuer discusses three pivotal points. First, human minds are ill-equipped ("poorly wired") to cope effectively with both inherent and induced uncertainty. Second, increased knowledge of our inherent biases tends to be of little assistance to the analyst. And lastly, tools and techniques that apply ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • At Dawn We Slept

    The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor; Revised Edition

    Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 78th anniversary (December 7, 2019) of the "date which will live in infamy"At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the ... Read more

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  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

    Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Normandy '44

    D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

    by James Holland ...
    A history of World War II’s Operation Overlord, from the campaign’s planning to its execution, as Allied forces battled to take France back from Germany.D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west—the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as ... Read more

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  • Custer

    From the Civil War’s Boy General to the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    An extensive, in-depth biography of Custer that covers his lesser-known personal history as well as his military career.The reader is introduced to a little-known side of Custer—a deeply personal side. George Custer grew up in an expanding young country, and his early influences mirrored the times. Two aspects of this era dominate most works about him: the Civil War, and the war with the Indians, ... Read more

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  • Killer Elite

    Completely Revised and Updated: The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team

    by Michael Smith ...
    For the first time ever, the explosive truth behind the world's most secret Special Operations organizationA top-secret U.S. Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Civil War: A Narrative

    Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox

    by Shelby Foote ...
    series Vintage Civil War Library
    This final volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dénouement of the war—the assassination of President Lincoln.Features maps throughout."An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Terry's Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment In The Civil War

    Civil War Texas Rangers & Cavalry, #2

    Book 2 - Civil War Texas Rangers & Cavalry
    "Terry's Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment In The Civil War" by Leonidas B. Giles is a short history of this Texas cavalry regiment during the Civil War. Giles was a member of Company D of this famous cavalry unit so it is told from his frontline prospective in that company.Terry's Texas Rangers were one of the most famous Texas cavalry units in the Civil war. From a full strength of 1 ... Read more

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  • Blind Man's Bluff

    The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

    Discover the secret history of America's submarine warfare in this fast-paced and deeply researched chronicle of adventure and intrigue during the Cold War that reads like a spy thriller.Blind Man's Bluff is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea. This New York Times bestseller reveals previously unknown dramas, such as:The mission to send submarines ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Intelligence in War

    Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda

    by John Keegan ...
    A masterly look at the value and limitations of intelligence in the conduct of war from the premier military historian of our time, John Keegan.Intelligence gathering is an immensely complicated and vulnerable endeavor. And it often fails. Until the invention of the telegraph and radio, information often traveled no faster than a horse could ride, yet intelligence helped defeat Napoleon. In the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • LeMay

    The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay

    by Warren Kozak ...
    THE FIREBOMBING OF TOKYO. Strategic Air Command. John F. Kennedy. Dr. Strangelove. George Wallace. All of these have one man in common—General Curtis LeMay, who remains as unknowable and controversial as he was in life. Until now. Warren Kozak traces the trajectory of America’s most infamous general, from his troubled background and heroic service in Europe to his firebombing of Tokyo, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Connection

    How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America

    In the wake of 9/11 no one knew when the next attack would come, or where it would come from. America's enemies seemed gathered on all sides, and for several nerve-racking months, we lived in fear that the perpetrators might be plotting another action or, worse, that our most dangerous enemies -- al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's murderous regime in Iraq -- could be banding together against us.The ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • A Glorious Defeat

    Mexico and Its War with the United States

    Timothy J. Henderson's A Glorious Defeat provide a short, accessible account of the US-Mexican War.The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Reluctant Rebels

    The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861

    series Civil War America
    After the feverish mobilization of secession had faded, why did Southern men join the Confederate army? Kenneth Noe examines the motives and subsequent performance of "later enlisters." He offers a nuanced view of men who have often been cast as less patriotic and less committed to the cause, rekindling the debate over who these later enlistees were, why they joined, and why they stayed and fought ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Held To A Higher Standard: The Downfall Of Admiral Kimmel

    In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Husband Kimmel was relieved of command of the United States Pacific Fleet and forced into retirement. Eight official investigations were conducted to determine his accountability for the attack. These investigations produced mixed and often contradictory findings. Though he was never brought to court-martial, accusations of ... Read more

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  • Operation Vengeance

    The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II

    by Dan Hampton ...
    "Operation Vengeance is colorful, intimate, eye-popping history, delivered at a breakneck pace. I loved it." –Lynn VincentThe New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor.In 1943, the United States military began to plan one of the most dramat ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Wedemeyer Reports!

    As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist powers. In these brilliant, excellently written memoirs he reveals the planning and execution of Grand Strategy on a global scale that toppled Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.““The Second World War,” says ... Read more

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  • Inside Lincoln’s Cabinet; The Civil War Diaries Of Salmon P. Chase

    The vivid, lucid and extremely illuminating diary of Salmon P. Chase remained scattered until 1954 when they were published under the editorship of eminent Civil War historian David H. Donald. Chase served as Secretary of the Treasury in President Lincoln’s cabinet from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War, despite the crisis he instituted the establishment of a national banking system and the issue ... Read more

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  • The 100/442D Regimental Combat Team's Rescue of the Lost Battalion

    A Study in the Employment of Battle Command

    This thesis examines the application of battle command during the 100/442d Regimental Combat Team’s rescue of the First Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, the “Lost Battalion.” As background, this study presents a brief history of the Japanese in Hawaii and the United States, of the formation and record of the 100/442d RCT, and of the battle to rescue the Lost Battalion. ... Read more

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  • The Best of American Heritage: The Civil War

    Some of America's foremost historians - including Bruce Catton, David McCullough, James McPherson and Stephen Sears tell extraordinary stories of courage, disaster, and triumph in this collection of the best articles from sixty years of American Heritage. The Civil War posed a critical test of the young nation's character, endurance, and will to survive. Coming only two generations after the ... Read more

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  • The Last of the Doughboys

    The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War

    by Richard Rubin ...
    “Before the Greatest Generation, there was the Forgotten Generation of World War I . . . wonderfully engaging” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).“Richard Rubin has done something that will never be possible for anyone to do again. His interviews with the last American World War I veterans—who have all since died—bring to vivid life a cataclysm that changed our world forever but that remains ... Read more

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