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  • Our Darkest Dayby Patrick Lindsay

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    On 19 July 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever military defeat when a British of?cer ordered 15,000 of our best and bravest to go ‘over the top’ and attack the German lines. Eight hours later, more than 5500 Diggers lay dead or wounded: the equivalent of all Australian casualties from the Boer,... more...

  • No True Gloryby Bing West

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.15

    "This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."?Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq?s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came... more...

  • The Medicby Leo Litwak

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 17.95

    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$ 15.99

    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$ 56.00

    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...

  • 20th Century Battlefieldsby Dan Snow; Peter Snow

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights... more...

  • Frontline Cookbookby Andrew Robertshaw

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • The History of the Victoria Crossby Philip A. Wilkins

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99

    An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...