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  • Black Heartsby Jim Frederick

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 17.00

    This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at... more...

  • The Double Life of Fidel Castroby Juan Reinaldo Sanchez; Axel Gyldén; Catherine Spencer

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 11.19

    A revelatory memoir of the 17 years Juan Sanchez spent as one of Fidel Castro's personal soldiers, in his innermost circle more...

  • Jarheadby Anthony Swofford

    Scribner 2005; US$ 11.99

    Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands.... more...

  • Clausewitz: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Howard

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is generally acknowledged to be one of the greatest of writers on war. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier... more...

  • Iran Awakeningby Shirin Ebadi; Azadeh Moaveni

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.98

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best... more...

  • Shakespeareby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts... more...

  • My American Journeyby Colin L. Powell; Joseph E. Persico

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    "A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK." --The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam,... more...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic and brutal episode in European history. 'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery... more...

  • Red Star Rogueby Kenneth Sewell; Clint Richmond

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 6.99

    One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting... more...

  • Hitler's Intelligence Chief: Walter Schellenbergby Reinhard R. Doerries; Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Enigma Books 2009; US$ 24.99

    By a world renowned specialist in intelligence history. The best and definitive book on the subject. more...