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  • I am Soldierby Robert O'Neill

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    I am Soldier brings together the profiles of sixty soldiers who have fought over the past 2,500. These vivid accounts graphically depict the role of the soldier in battle often using the soldiers’ own words to reveal what they felt during the chaos of war and its aftermath. From the Spartans at Thermopylae to the war in the Persian Gulf,... more...

  • The Medicby Leo Litwak

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 22.95

    Leo Litwak was a university student when he joined the Army to fight in World War II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son prepared to join other soldier boys being hauled off to war." In 1944 he found himself in Belgium, in the middle of the waning European war, a medic trained to save lives but often powerless to do much more than watch life slip... more...

  • Confirmed Killby Nigel Cawthorne

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    HIGHLY TRAINED MARKSMEN WITH ONE GOAL A PERFECT SHOT, A CONFIRMED KILL Elite snipers with their deadly aim, iron nerves, killer instincts and unwavering courage play a more critical role in modern military missions than ever before. Confirmed Kill accurately recounts the heroic actions of the world?s deadliest snipers, from the one-on-one... more...

  • The Architect of Victoryby Peter J. Dean

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 53.00

    Examines the career of Lieutenant General Sir Frank Berryman, one of the most important, yet relatively unknown officers in the history of the Australian Army. more...

  • The Long Walkby Brian Castner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    In the tradition of Michael Herr?s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team?his brothers?would... more...

  • Embers of Warby Fredrik Logevall

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that... more...

  • The Oxford History of Modern Warby Charles Townshend

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    How has war shaped modern society and vice versa? How has it changed between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How is war waged today?The Oxford History of Modern War examines the techniques, technology, and theory of war from the 'military revolution' of the seventeenth century to the present day, with fascinating... more...

  • 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...

  • Frontline Cookbookby Andrew Robertshaw

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines? In 1941 the Army officially created the Army Catering Corps and opened the Army School of Cookery... more...

  • A Wicked Warby Amy S. Greenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg?s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to... more...