United States Armed Forces
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
13 Hours
The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455582271
"The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book--but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men--and what they accomplished--is unforgettable"--
Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point
Absolutely American
Four Years at West Point
Paperback      ISBN: 1400076935
Documents the daily routines of the prestigious U.S. military academy during a turbulent time in its history, offering portraits of cadets and the elite officers who educate them, describing the institution's reaction to the September 11 attacks, and considering how it reflects American society. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
Americans at War
Americans at War
Paperback      ISBN: 0425165108
A collection of fifteen essays from a preeminent historian offers incisive commentary and unique insights on more than one hundred years of America's wars, from Grant at Vicksburg to Nixon's bombing of Hanoi. Reissue.
Armored Cav: A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
Armored Cav
A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
Paperback      ISBN: 0425158365
Goes behind the scenes of an armored cavalry regiment to present photographs, illustrations, and diagrams of tanks, helicopters, and artillery systems, and interviews with high-ranking officers
Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
Ashley's War
The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
Hardcover      ISBN: 006233381x
From the author of the New York Times best-seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana comes the story of First Lieutenant Ashley White and a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battlefield in Afghanistan. 200,000 first printing.
Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
Ashley's War
The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
Paperback      ISBN: 0062333828
From the author of the New York Times best-seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana comes the story of First Lieutenant Ashley White and a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battlefield in Afghanistan. 200,000 first printing.
Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
Autumn of the Black Snake
The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374107343
The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian war In 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent United States secured peace with Great Britain, it found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. The enemy was the indigenous people of the Ohio Valley, who rightly saw the new nation as a threat to their existence. In 1791, years of skirmishes, raids, and quagmires climaxed in the grisly defeat of a motley collection of irregular American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians—with nearly one thousand U.S. casualties, the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Americans were shocked, perhaps none more so than their commander in chief, George Washington, who came to a fateful conclusion: the United States needed an army. Autumn of the Black Snake tells how the early republic battled the coalition of Indians that came closer than any adversary, before or since, to halting the nation’s expansion. In evocative and absorbing prose, William Hogeland conjures up the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, the country’s first true standing army. His memorable portraits of soldiers and leaders on both sides—from the daring war chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle to the doomed Richard Butler and a steely, even ruthless Washington—drive a tale of horrific violence, brilliant strategizing, stupendous blunders, and valorous deeds. This sweeping account, at once exciting and dark, builds to a crescendo as Washington and Alexander Hamilton, at enormous risk, outmaneuver Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other skeptics of standing armies—and Washington appoints General “Mad
Basic Training for Dummies
Basic Training for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470881232
Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story. Original.
Battle Ready
Battle Ready
Paperback      ISBN: 0425198928
Looking into the art of war and peace, as seen through the eyes of a retired Marine general, a fourth volume in the Commanders series offers important insights into the practice of leadership, chronicling the evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps through the Vietnam era, through the revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, to the new realities of the military in the post-Cold War, post-September 11th era. Reprint.
Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World
Blank Spots on the Map
The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World
Paperback      ISBN: 0451229169
Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition. This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top-secret agencies that make up what insiders call the "black world." Here, geographer and provocateur Trevor Paglen knocks on the doors of CIA prisons, stakes out a covert air base in Nevada from a mountaintop 30 miles away, dissects the Defense Department's multibillion dollar "black" budget, and interviews those who live on the edges of these blank spots. Whether Paglen reports from a hotel room in Vegas, a secret prison in Kabul, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, he is impassioned, rigorous, relentless-and delivers eye-opening details.