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  • Major Conflictby Jeffrey McGowan

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.95

    A book that will move hearts and open minds, Jeffrey McGowan’s memoir is the first personal account of a gay man’s silent struggle in the don’t-ask-don’t-tell military, from a cadet who rose to the rank of major, left as a decorated Persian Gulf hero, and whose same-sex marriage was the first on the East Coast. Love of country and personal love combine... more...

  • Rogue Warriorby Richard Marcinko

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 7.99

    A brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through Navy ranks to create and command one of this country's most elite and classified counterterrorist units, SEAL TEAM SIX . Now this thirty-year veteran recounts the secret missions and Special Warfare madness of his worldwide military career -- and the riveting truth about the top-secret... more...

  • Learning to Die in Miamiby Carlos Eire

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane—along with thousands of other children—to begin their new life in Miami... more...

  • John McCain: A Biographyby Elaine Povich

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 39.00

    A rebel and risk-taker from childhood, John McCain—son and grandson of admirals—nevertheless chose to follow the traditional path marked out for him in the military. Nearly six years in a North Vietnamese prison tested his resolve and proved his extraordinary resilience and will to survive. Coming to Congress, McCain found that making his way in politics... more...

  • The King Of Sunlightby Adam Macqueen

    Transworld 2011; US$ 18.32

    William Hesketh Lever - soap-boiler, social reformer, MP, tribal chieftain, multi-millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles - was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain. Beliefs far ahead of their times - the welfare state, votes for women, workers' rights - jostled in his mind with ideas that were fantastically bonkers... more...

  • Wellingtonby Jane Wellesley

    Orion 2010; US$ 13.99

    A highly personal, anecdotal family memoir of the Wellington legacy. Jane Wellesley is a member of one of Britain's most illustrious families. Her father, the 8th Duke of Wellington, was born in 1915, a hundred years after the first Duke's momentous victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, but only a little over sixty years after the death of his celebrated... more...

  • Stealing Waterby Tim Ecott

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    Tim Ecott's family swapped Northern Ireland for apartheid Johannesburg in the 1970s. But just six months after arriving the family was bankrupt and evicted from their home, and most of their possessions had been confiscated by the bailiffs. Whilst friends and relatives imagined they were living enviable lives in the sun, the reality was that the family... more...

  • The Operatorsby Michael Hastings

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The inspiration for the upcoming movie WAR MACHINE , starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley (streaming on Netflix from 26 May). General Stanley McChrystal, the innovative commander of international and US forces in Afghanistan, was living large. Loyal staff liked to call him a 'rock star'. During a spring 2010 trip across Europe to... more...

  • Eyes Rightby Tracy Crow

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 24.95

    Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist—one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn’t come without... more...

  • Soldiers Made Me Look Goodby Lewis MacKenzie

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 23.99

    Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has not stayed out of the spotlight but continues to speak his mind. In this straight-talking memoir, he traces his post-military career as an international commentator on military affairs, a consultant to the Irish government and a federal political candidate. In Soldiers Made... more...