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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Earned in Bloodby Thurman Miller; Richard Frank

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in 1919, Thurman Miller was the sixteenth of eighteen children in a family so poor, the local coal miner's kids looked down on them. His father was a subsistence farmer and it was rare for the Miller family to have enough food for everyone. But for Thurman, Appalachia was not just a region: it was... more...

  • Lines of Battleby Annette Tapert

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.50

    Arranged in chronological order, this collection of some 100 letters from soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines offers a very personal view of World War II and a sense of immediacy that is remarkable. The correspondence ranges from a GI's final message, written from Bataan, to a private's advice to his unexpectedly drafted father; from a general's... more...

  • You Are Not Forgottenby Bryan Bender

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    An inspiring and epic tale of loss and redemption about two American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot who was shot down in WWII and the modern-day soldier determined to bring home his remains six decades later Major George Eyster V comes from a long line of military officers, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Army service was George's... more...