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  • Redemptionby Nicholas Lemann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 9.99

    A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific... more...

  • Fire Base Illingworth: An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Oddsby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly... more...

  • The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensiveby Douglas Brinkley; David Rubel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.99

    World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day... We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes... more...

  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Brian K. Burton

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac... more...

  • The Villageby Bing West

    Pocket Books 2003; US$ 8.99

    In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days -- half of them died. Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers... more...

  • Ripples of Battleby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 11.99

    The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle , the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war... more...

  • The Proud Bastardsby E. Michael Helms

    Pocket Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines -- and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a journey that would forever change him -- and by its end, he would be awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation,... more...

  • Fighting for Americaby Christopher Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99

    The African-American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in Fighting for America . In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents,... more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...

  • Combat Officerby Charles Walker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    TO HELL AND BACK For the U.S., Guadalcanal was a bloody seven-month struggle under brutal conditions against crack Japanese troops deeply entrenched and determined to fight to the death. For Charles Walker, this horrific jungle battle?one that claimed the lives of 1,600 Americans and more than 23,000 Japanese?was just the beginning. On the eve of... more...