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Military

  • ...and a hard rain fellby John Ketwig

    Sourcebooks 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."- Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's... more...

  • "Happiness Is Not My Companion"by David M. Jordan

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    "Happiness Is Not My Companion" The Life of General G. K. Warren David M. Jordan The valorous but troubled career of the Civil War general, best known for his quick action to defend Little Round Top and avert a Union defeat at Gettysburg. Gouverneur K. Warren, a brilliant student at West Point and a topographical engineer, earned early acclaim... more...

  • "I Sure Wish this Dam Thing Was Over"by Christopher C. Meyers; Charles R. Meyers

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    This book traces Carl E. Meyers? military experiences from 1940 to 1944, showing how an average American went through, being drafted, basic training, and combat during World War II. A large part of the book is the letters Meyers wrote home from his basic training and from Europe. more...

  • 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?'by Spike Milligan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...

  • 1001 Nights in Iraqby Shant Kenderian

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    Shant Kenderian's visit to Baghdad in 1980, at age seventeen, was supposed to be a short one -- just enough time to make peace with his estranged father before returning to his home in the United States. But then Saddam Hussein invaded Iran and sealed off Iraq's borders to every man of military age -- including Shant. Suddenly forced onto the front... more...

  • 12, 20 & 5by John Parrish

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    The wry and heart-wrenching memoir of a young doctor?s year behind the frontlines in Vietnam. Assigned to the marine camp at Phu Bai, Dr. John A. Parrish confronted all manner of medical trauma, quickly shedding the na´vetÚ of a new medical intern. With this memoir, he crafts a haunting, humane portrait of one man?s agonizing confrontation with... more...

  • 12 Texas Aggie War Heroesby James R. Woodall; Thomas G. Darling

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Following on the success of Texas Aggie Medals of Honor , James R. Woodall now returns with a new book that focuses on the military service by graduates of Texas A&M University from World War I to Vietnam. Of the tens of thousands of Aggies who served in the nation?s military, Woodall has selected twelve individuals who stand out as singular examples... more...

  • 13 Cent Killersby John Culbertson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Opening Shots, 1966 In 1966 the Marines were landing in ever greater numbers and establishing the giant supply and marshaling yards in Da Nang, Chu Lai, and to the north in Phu Bai, with firebases spread along the Demilitarized Zone at Camp Carrol, Con Thien, the Rockpile, and Gio Linh. South of the DMZ, combat bases had been built out of ARVN camps... more...

  • 15 Months in SOGby Thom Nicholson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 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 when... more...

  • 15 Starsby Stanley Weintraub

    Free Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even... more...