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Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation's major military conflicts, from the...


Phantom Noise

by Brian Turner Alice James Books (September 01, 2014)

A soldier struggles to reintegrate, exploring the foundations of the psyche and how history instructs identity.


Company Man

by John Rizzo Scribner (January 07, 2014)

The "revealing" (The New Yorker) insider history of the CIA from a lawyer with a "front-row seat on the hidden world of intelligence" (The Washington Post). Former CIA director George J. Tenet called Company...


Secret History of the Iraq War

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months...


Shane Comes Home

by Rinker Buck HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning...


The Stick Soldiers

by Hugh Martin & Cornelius Eady BOA Editions Ltd. (March 15, 2013)

Iraq war veteran's Poulin Prize–winning debut poetry collection explores war, masculinity, and return to civilian life. Introduction by Cornelius Eady.


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...


Manipulating the OODA Loop

Globalization and Maritime Power

Air Force Roles and Missions

Special Operations in U.S. Strategy

50 Years of Research on Man in Flight

by Charles A. Dempsey Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

This 50th Anniversary Celebration is a gala review of the last half century of research in aviation medicine. This research has fundamentally shaped the evolution of aircraft design from the wood and wire biplanes...


From Runway to Orbit

Shadow on the Mountain

by Shaker Jeffrey & Katharine Holstein Da Capo Press (February 17, 2020)

A powerful and inspiring memoir of a young Yazidi who served as a U.S. combat interpreter but was later forced to flee into the mountains of Iraq to avoid the ISIS slaughter of his people

Shaker Jeffrey's life...


All Secure

by Tom Satterly & Steve Jackson Center Street (November 04, 2019)

One of the most highly regarded special operations soldiers in American military history shares his war stories and personal battle with PTSD.

As a senior non-commissioned officer of the most elite and secretive...


The Warriors of Anbar

by Ed Darack & Colonel James E. Donnellan Da Capo Press (November 04, 2019)

A riveting, edge-of-your seat account of how a battalion of Marines faced off against the most brutal of Al Qaeda at its most desperate and vicious moment--and how the Marines decisively crushed the terrorists...


Perfectly Wounded

by Douglas Michael Day & Robert Vera 12/Twelve (June 09, 2020)

The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot twenty-seven times while deployed in Iraq.

On the night of April 6, 2007, in Iraq's Anbar Province, Senior Chief Mike Day, his team...


In Formation

by Cheryl Dietrich Yucca (January 12, 2016)

In 1979 I was a Presbyterian minister, a hospital chaplain, and a pacifist. In 1980, I left the church and joined the Air Force. The day I showed up at the recruiter's office, I was twenty-eight, under-exercised,...


From Baghdad to America

by Jay Kopelman Skyhorse (February 06, 2010)

Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers everywhere with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava from a hellish corner of Iraq. He opened the door for other soldiers to bring...


Nightcap at Dawn

by J. B. Walker Skyhorse (February 28, 2012)

A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraq and their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. This startling collection of emails is a thoughtful...


All the Ways We Kill and Die

by Brian Castner Arcade (March 01, 2016)

The search for a friend's killer is a riveting lesson in the way war has changed.

The EODexplosive ordnance disposalcommunity is tight-knit, and when one of their own is hurt, an alarm goes out. When Brian Castner,...


Voyage to a Stricken Land

by Sara Daniel Arcade (November 21, 2011)

In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from...


No Time for the Truth

by Nathaniel R. Helms & Haytham Faraj Arcade (September 06, 2016)

An Unflinching Look at a Black Chapter in Our War in Iraq and America's Failure to Serve Justice

In the waning days of 2005, twelve Marines were ambushed by Sunni Muslim insurgents on Route Chestnut, an ancient...


Packed for the Wrong Trip

by W. Zach Griffith Arcade (April 27, 2016)

How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable

The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror whenwith...


A Sniper's Conflict

by Monty B Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

"I could make out the head and shoulders of the insurgent as he was firing in the prone position. I aimed for the centre area . . . removed the safety catch and held that point of aim. Then I slowly and deliberately...


The Wounds Within

by Mark I. Nickerson & Joshua S. Goldstein Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

As America's longest wars end, hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Wounds Within follows the iconic case of Marine Lance Corporal Jeff...


Sea Stories

by Admiral William H. McRaven Twelve (May 20, 2019)

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism during his career...


Leap of Faith

by Michael J. Mazarr PublicAffairs (March 18, 2019)

The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history.

A single...


City of Death

by Ephraim Mattos & Scott McEwen Center Street (October 22, 2018)

A frontline witness account of the deadly urban combat of the Battle of Mosul told by former Navy SEAL and frontline combat medic Ephraim Mattos.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim...


Tribe

by Sebastian Junger Twelve (May 23, 2016)

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our...


What Have We Done

by David Wood Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2016)

From Pulitzer Prize-¬?winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...


The Unraveling

by Emma Sky PublicAffairs (April 06, 2015)

When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on...


Twilight Warriors

by James Kitfield Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A dramatic portrait of the innovative Special Forces commanders and FBI agents who wage war against America's hidden enemies

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts...


Brothers Forever

by Tom Sileo & Tom Manion Da Capo Press (May 12, 2014)

Recounts the personal story of how two Naval academy roommates--US Marine Travis Manion and US Navy SEAL Brendan Looney--defined a generation's sacrifice after 9/11, and how their loved ones carry on in their...


God is Not Here

by Bill Russell Edmonds Pegasus Books (May 15, 2015)

In May 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds of the U.S. Army Special Forces, a decorated counter-terrorism expert, was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was boiling over. His job was to advise...


Iraq

by John Robertson Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2016)

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law - all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for...


Inside Gitmo

by Gordon Cucullu & Damon Abdallah HarperAudio (December 09, 2011)

We have repeatedly been told that the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay - known to the public as Gitmo - is a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goatherds swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq...


The Trident

by Jason Redman, John Bruning & Erik Bergmann HarperAudio (November 05, 2013)

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not...


Viper Pilot

by Dan Hampton & John Pruden HarperAudio (October 02, 2012)

"Viper Pilot is fantastic....A great read!"

--Dale Brown, former USAF Captain and New York Times bestselling author of A Time for Patriots

Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying...


In The Company of Soldiers

by Rick Atkinson Simon & Schuster Audio (March 01, 2004)

For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering...


Will They Ever Trust Us Again?

by Michael Moore & Multiple readers Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2004)

American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. But after being...


Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster Audio (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation's major military conflicts, from the...


The Prisoner in His Palace

by Will Bardenwerper & Danny Campbell Simon & Schuster Audio (June 06, 2017)

In the tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song, this haunting, insightful, and surprisingly intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein provides “a brief, but powerful, meditation on the meaning of...


Murphy's Law

by Jack Murphy Simon & Schuster Audio (April 23, 2019)

“Sure to go down as an important piece of military-memoir history…a fast-paced, insightful, hold-nothing-back memoir” (Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal, New York Times bestselling author) from a former Army...


No Easy Day

by Mark Owen, Holter Graham & Kevin Maurer Blackstone Publishing (September 04, 2012)

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments

From the streets...