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Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Stephen E. Ambrose · Simon & Schuster
Format: Deckle Edge]

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ardennes -- Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army, was as good...
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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Vicki Croke · Random House
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill Billy Williams...
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Father Found

Duane Heisinger

Book by Heisinger, Duane
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The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

Tom Brokaw · Random House
Format: Hardcover

I first began to appreciate fully all we owed the World War II generation while I was covering the fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries of D-Day for NBC News. When I wrote in The Greatest Generation about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made...
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The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific

James Campbell · Crown
Format: Hardcover

Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world’s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese...
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What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

Trish Wood · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this modern-day successor to the Vietnam classic "Everything We Had," award-winning investigative reporter Trish Wood offers a gritty, authentic, and uncensored history of the war in Iraq, as told by the American soldiers who are fighting it. Includes 8 pages of photographs...
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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

James D. Hornfischer · Bantam Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine...
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The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice

Alex Kershaw · Da Capo Press
Pages: 274
Format: Audio CD

On June 6, 1944, nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia--population 3,000--died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day when their landing craft dropped them in shallow water off Omaha Beach. They were part of the first wave of American soldiers to hit the sands of Normandy. Later that day,...
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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors

James D. Hornfischer · Bantam; 1ST edition
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"Son, we’re going to Hell."The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific...
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Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

Doug Stanton · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following...
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A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II

Maury Klein · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the worlds history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before...
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Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

Bruce Henderson · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

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 during the Vietnam War. This amazing story of triumph over seemingly insurmountable...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 397
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) , and "masterful" (BOOKLIST ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives,...
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Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue

Susan Casey · Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

A commemoration of the brave yet largely forgotten women who served in America's War of Independence Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere's 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far on her horse...
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Brothers In Battle, Best of Friends

William Guarnere · Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army-members of an elite unit of the 101st...
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D-Day

Martin Gilbert · Wiley
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"The Allied landings in 1944 had all the prospects for disaster. Churchill thought he would be woken up to be told of massive casualties. Eisenhower prepared a somber broadcast announcing that the enterprise had failed.The specter of failure was always present. After a failed landing...
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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Adam Hochschild · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics,...
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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

Peter Englund · Knopf; First American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component the experiences of the average man and woman—not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity...
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No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life

Larry Colton · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

On April 23, 1943, the seventy-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine - and themselves - after a Japanese aerial torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the surface, only to be captured by the Japanese.No...
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The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 514
Format: Hardcover

Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful - and underappreciated - command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes readers inside FDR's White House...
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Center Street
Pages: 473
Format: Hardcover

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate"...
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The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

James Fergusson · Da Capo Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West's struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda is far from over. A decade after 9/11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory. In early 2010, Al Qaeda operatives were reportedly "streaming"...
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In the Company of Heroes

Michael J Durant · Putnam's Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

His battered face appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report to the shock and horror of all Americans. Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant was shot down and taken prisoner during America's biggest firefight since the Vietnam War. Published in the tenth anniversary...
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Brave Men, Gentle Heroes: American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam

Michael Takiff

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes presents the frank, moving, and harrowing stories of men who served in World War II and of their sons who served in Vietnam -- fathers and sons bonded as deeply by their common experience in war as by blood.These are men who served in the army, n
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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

Doug Stanton · H. Holt
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact;...
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The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II

Steven Trent Smith

Advance Praise for The Rescue"Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with several big subjects: the Japanese occupation of the Philippines; the capture of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle strategy for destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet) ; the rescue by submarine of
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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

James Bradley · Little, Brown
Pages: 398
Format: Hardcover

James Bradley's #1 bestseller Flags of Our Fathers made real the humanity and legacy of war as few books had before. Now, in Flyboys, Bradley returns to World War II and an extraordinary-and totally unknown-true story of courage.Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American...
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Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific

R.V. Burgin · NAL Hardcover; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Watch author RV Burgin discuss Islands of the Damned and The Pacific.See R.V. Burgin in the award winning documentary film Peleliu 1944: Horror in the Pacific. Click here for more information. This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against...
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Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand · Random House
Pages: 473
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE * Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year awardOn a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces...
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On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery

Robert M. Poole · Walker Books; Fourth Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, behind-the-scenes chronicle of Americas most sacred ground.Along Eisenhower Drive, as far as the eye could see, the grave markers formed into bone-white brigades, climbed from the flats of the Potomac River, and scattered over the green Virginia hills in perfect order. They...
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Last days in Vietnam

Richard Nixon

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands...
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Restrepo

Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger · Restrepo
Format: DVD

Filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington pay a visit to Afghanistan's Korengal Valley to spend a year with the Second Platoon, a besieged squadron who dubbed their stronghold Outpost Restrepo in honor of their fallen comrade PFC Juan Restrepo. An al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold,...
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100 Years of Wwi

~ Artist Not Provided · A&E Home Video
Format: DVD

WWI introduced game-changing weapons of mass destruction: armored tanks, chemical weapons, submarines, and the aerial bombardments of cities. Using experts, eyewitness testimony, and riveting archival re-creations, explores the deadly mix of weapons that defined modern warfare and shocked...
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Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History

Dan Van der Vat · BasicBooks
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed it "A day that will live in infamy"-December 7, 1941, the one date from the Second World War that almost every American knows by heart. Pearl Harbor is the definitive illustrated account of that momentous day. No other battle of the Pacific...
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