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  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813. When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • Serviceby Marcus Luttrell; James D. Hornfischer

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available

    Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including... more...

  • War From the Ground Upby Emile Simpson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 26.00

    As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo, War From The Ground Up offers a distinctive perspective on contemporary armed conflict: while most accounts of war look down at the battlefield... more...

  • Kokoda Wallabyby Andrew James

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    The first full biography of the rugby legend and World War II hero. more...

  • Warrior Eliteby Nigel Cawthorne

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world?s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time. ? RAID AT SON TAY Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue... more...

  • Out in the Armyby James Wharton

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74

    A highly readable and distinctly 21st-century boy?s own tale.? BEN SUMMERSKILL OBE Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind and he found it At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily trials of army life, but all the while James faces... more...

  • On the Runby Graeme Kent

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 26.24

    There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who have departed from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled from the cannon?s roar. In this fascinating and unique history of deserters... more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.99

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Brave Men, Dark Watersby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The definitive account of the illustrious and controversial history of America?s most elite Special Operations fighting force?the US Navy SEALs The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict. These Underwater Demolition Teams,... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Crossby Roderick Bailey; The Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38

    'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded... more...