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The Myth of the Great War

by John Mosier & Literary Group International HarperCollins e-books (March 29, 2011)

Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with...


Navy SEALs

by Dick Couch & William Doyle William Morrow (November 11, 2014)

“Captures the essence of Naval Special Warfare from our storied beginnings to the current fight.” —Admiral WILLIAM H. McRAVEN

Written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community,...


Brave Battalion

by Mark Zuehlke HarperCollins Publishers (November 05, 2013)

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories...


U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 13, 2013)

This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects...


U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 01, 2010)

Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions...


Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Combat Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (July 07, 2010)

Here for the first time in one place is everything you need to know about modern military combat. Drawn from dozens of the U.S. Army’s well-written field manuals on every conceivable aspect of conducting combat...


Small Wars Manual

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as ‘Small Wars.’ This is one of the...


U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, and Recovery

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

Compiled from the most relevant and important survival information offered by current U.S. Army personnel, and proved by past experience, this handy and concise guide will equip readers to survive in life-threatening...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2010-2011

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (April 07, 2010)

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...


The Blitzkrieg Myth

by John Mosier HarperCollins e-books (February 01, 2011)

A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old–fashioned, on–the–ground warfare.

The military...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Mighty Fallen

by Larry Bond & f-stop Fitzgerald Collins Reference (October 05, 2010)

The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and...


Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

by Bruce Henderson HarperCollins e-books (June 29, 2010)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell comes Hero Found: the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle...


In the Cockpit 2: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II

by National Air and Space Museum HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National...


Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War

by W. Craig Reed HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

Red November delivers the real life feel and fears of submariners who risked their lives to keep the peace.”

 —Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta

W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack...


The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

by Thomas Asbridge HarperCollins e-books (March 30, 2010)

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness”...


The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

Once a top-secret training manual for CIA field agents in the early Cold War Era of the 1950s, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to the general public. An amazing historical...


God's Battalions

by Rodney Stark HarperOne (September 29, 2009)

In God’s Battalions, distinguished scholar Rodney Stark puts forth a controversial argument that the Crusades were a justified war waged against Muslim terror and aggression. Stark, the author of The Rise...


Lords of the Sky

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (June 24, 2014)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, from World War I to present

INCLUDES 32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND 12 MAPS

Lords of the Sky is the “dramatic, fast-paced,...


Samurai

by John Man William Morrow Paperbacks (February 19, 2014)

The definitive history of the Samurai, by acclaimed author of Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior

“One could ask for no better storyteller or analyst than John Man.” —Simon Sebag Montefiore, author...


American Spartan

by Ann Scott Tyson William Morrow (March 25, 2014)

Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent.

Army Special...


Reign of Iron

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with...


Honoring Sergeant Carter

by Allene Carter & Robert L. Allen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Allene Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family received a call from the White House that she discovered he was a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President...


Sailors to the End

by Gregory A. Freeman HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and...


Seize the Fire

by Adam Nicolson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Strikingly original. . . . Mr. Nicolson brings to life superbly the horror, devastation, and gore of Trafalgar.”—The Economist

Adam Nicolson takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the...


Stupid Wars

by Ed Strosser & Michael Prince HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

When winners write history, they sometimes "forget" to include their own embarrassing misjudgments. Fortunately, this take-no-prisoners edition of history isn't going to let the winners (or the losers) forget...


The Master of Disguise

by Antonio J. Mendez William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning...


American Gun

by Chris Kyle & William Doyle William Morrow (June 04, 2013)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FOLLOW-UP TO AMERICAN SNIPER

Join Chris Kyle on a journedy to discover “how 10 firearms changed United States history” (New York Times Book Review)

Drawing on his legendary...


How to Lose a War at Sea

by Bill Fawcett William Morrow Paperbacks (September 24, 2013)

An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters

From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land....


Once an Eagle

by Anton Myrer Harper Perennial (March 12, 2013)

Once an Eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print.” General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets,...


Doomed to Repeat

by Bill Fawcett William Morrow Paperbacks (March 12, 2013)

“Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle.

Doomed to...


Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

by Ben Thompson William Morrow Paperbacks (March 12, 2013)

From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2013-2014

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (January 23, 2012)

The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand...


Lake Michigan's Aircraft Carriers

by Paul M. Somers Arcadia Publishing (November 05, 2003)

This is the story of the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable, two Great Lakes excursion ships converted for aircraft carrier training during WWII.

Through the duration of the war, the United States Navy qualified...


The Brooklyn Navy Yard

by Thomas F. Berner Arcadia Publishing (November 15, 1999)

Brooklyn Navy Yard details the beginnings and history of this significant military site.

Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres, plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of the most historically...


U-Boats off the Outer Banks

by Jim Bunch The History Press (July 10, 2017)

From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.

German...


The Cape May Navy

by J.P. Hand & Daniel P. Stites The History Press (May 21, 2018)

The Delaware Bay area was a pivotal battleground during the Revolutionary War. Follow along with this history of the Cape May Navy and its part in the War for Independence.

The Delaware Bay during the Revolutionary...


USS Alabama

by Kent Whitaker & Bill Tunnell Arcadia Publishing (August 05, 2013)

Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB-60) was the last of four South Dakota-class battleships built for World War II.

She is well armored and designed...


Springfield Armory

by Alex MacKenzie Arcadia Publishing (March 02, 2015)

Pres. George Washington authorized Springfield Armory to begin manufacturing small arms for the US military in 1794.

Over nearly two centuries until its closure in 1968, the government armory at Springfield,...


Naval Air Station Jacksonville

by Ronald M. Williamson & Emily Savoca Arcadia Publishing (October 28, 2013)

Naval Air Station Jacksonville was commissioned on October 15, 1940, and has trained tens of thousands of naval aviators throughout its long history.

Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, the site and...


Perry's Lake Erie Fleet

by David Frew The History Press (April 22, 2012)

Navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay to discover the fates of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his fleet.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British at the...


The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813: I Shall Fight Them This Day

by Walter P. Rybka The History Press (June 22, 2012)

The story of the Lake Erie Campaign and the culminating Battle of Lake Erie.

On September 10, 1813, the hot, still air that hung over Lake Erie was broken by the sounds of sharp conflict. Led by Oliver Hazard...


Naval Air Station Pensacola

by Maureen Smith Keillor & Amec (Aw/Sw) Richard P. Keillor Mts Arcadia Publishing (January 13, 2014)

The world's first naval aeronautical station, Naval Air Station Pensacola is a dynamic and active station today.

A sign at the gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) welcomes visitors to "The Cradle of Naval...


The Russian Civil War, 1918–1921

by A S Bubnov, S S Kamenev, M N Tukhachevskii & R P Eideman Casemate Academic (June 30, 2020)

The Russian Civil War was one of the most fateful of the 20th century's military conflicts, a bloody three-year struggle whose outcome saw the establishment of a totalitarian communist regime within the former...


A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977

by Colonel Mary V. Stremlow Usmcr Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Provides a historical review of women in the Marine Corps from their reservist status in 1946 through active status in 1977. Based upon original research. Illustrated.


On Political War

Political Warfare and Psychological Operations

by Frank R. Barnett & Carnes Lord Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Considers what the U.S. can do to overcome traditional American aversion to political warfare and how to be better competitors in the current political struggles that characterize international relations. Military...


The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964

SDI and the Alternatives

The Rise of Air Mobility and its Generals

by Lt.-Col. Laura L. Lenderman Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

In the early years of the Cold War, the United States relied on strategic nuclear attack as the primary means of deterring the Soviet Union. The focus on manned bombers and atomic weapons led to the rise of...