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Lincoln the Unknown

Lincoln the Unknown

by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie wrote this book in 1932, when there were still some people alive who had met Abraham Lincoln. This look at the life of the assasinated president focuses on his childhood, the disorganization behind the Union forces in the Civil War, and the small moments that defined the man behind the legend.
Washington's Crossing

Washington's Crossing

by David Hackett Fischer

Washington's Crossing frames the events of the winter of 1776-1777 during the American Revolution. The iconic painting of Washington crossing the Delaware is indeed a passionate image, but it is certainly stylized. It is this symbol, this myth of American history, that Fischer argues as the turning point for the psychological victory of the Revolution, the morale of the American troops locked in a miserable winter, and the unyielding proof of the tireless quest for a free America.
American Sniper

American Sniper

by Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim Defelice

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so... Read more
Sea Of Glory

Sea Of Glory

by Nathaniel Philbrick

"Among the best books of this or any other year."-Los Angeles Times Book ReviewAmerica's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea-and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen-the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838– 1842. On a... Read more
Castles Of Steel

Castles Of Steel

by Robert K Massie

Castles of Steel is a work of non-fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert K. Massie. It details the naval actions of the First World War with an emphasis on those of the United Kingdom and Imperial Germany. This book continues the examination of the naval arms race between these two powers in Massie's tome Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War.
With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed

by E B Sledge

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa is a World War II memoir by Eugene Sledge, a United States Marine. Since its first publication in 1981, With the Old Breed has been recognized as one of the better first-hand accounts of combat in the Pacific during World War II. The memoir is based on notes Sledge kept tucked away in a pocket-sized Bible he carried with him during battles.
Personal Memoirs Of Us Grant

Personal Memoirs Of Us Grant

by Ulysses S Grant

Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future - and won himself a unique place in American letters. Devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, Grant's Memoirs traces the trajectory of his extraordinary career - from West Point cadet to general-in-chief of all Union armies. For their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American literature, and his autobiography... Read more
One Bullet Away

One Bullet Away

by Nathaniel C Fick

A former captain in the Marines’ First Recon Battalion, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, reveals how the Corps trains its elite and offers a point-blank account of twenty-first-century battle.If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Only one Marine in a hundred qualifies for Recon, charged with working clandestinely, often behind enemy lines. Fick’s training begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at... Read more
Chesty

Chesty

by Jon T Hoffman

Jon Hoffman is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and is currently serving on extended active duty as the deputy director of the Marine Corps History & Museums Division. He has spent sixteen years on active duty as an infantry officer and historian. He has a Master’s Degree in military history from Ohio State and a law degree from Duke University. His first book, Once A Legend, a biography of Major General Merritt “Red Mike” Edson, won the Marine Corps’ prize... Read more
Okinawa

Okinawa

by Robert Leckie

Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the... Read more
Assault On the Liberty

Assault On the Liberty

by James M Jr Ennes

Incredible Victory

Incredible Victory

by Walter Lord

Secret Missions Of the Civil War

Secret Missions Of the Civil War

by Philip Van Doren Stern

The Defeat Of the Spanish Armada

The Defeat Of the Spanish Armada

by Garrett Mattingly

The Two Ocean War

The Two Ocean War

by Samuel Eliot Morison

Civil War In Pictures

Civil War In Pictures

by Fletcher Pratt

Conduct Unbecoming

Conduct Unbecoming

by Randy Shilts

Lee's Lieutenants

Lee's Lieutenants

by Douglas Southall Freeman

The Glorious Cause

The Glorious Cause

by Robert Middlekauff

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