Military Biographies and Memoirs
A Memoir of the Pacific War
In a deeply personal account of his experiences as a Marine Corps sergeant in several major Pacific land battles, the critically acclaimed author of A World Lit Only by Fire interweaves memories and dreams as he recalls the horrors of Guadalcanal and Okinawa. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
A Rumor of War
With a Twentieth Anniversary Postscript by the Author
A personal memoir of the war in Vietnam, in which the author first served as a Marine and which he later covered as a reporter.
General James Longstreet
The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier-A Biography
Argues that Longstreet was unfairly blamed for the defeat at Gettysburg
An Extraordinary Re-Creation of World War II Through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, And Stalin
Looks at the events of World War II by detailing the day-to-day actions of Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt as they grapple with the war's events and plot strategy.
The Rickover Effect
How One Man Made a Difference
Tells how Admiral Rickover helped create the nuclear Navy, and explains why the Navy tried to force his retirement, while Congress and the President bestowed public honors
At Hell's Gate
A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
Haunted by his wartime experiences in Vietnam, this soldier stopped running from his past and learned to face his pain during a meditation retreat led by Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn--now he leads peace pilgrimages through war-torn and war-scarred places around the world.
Recounts Dahl's life as a young man from his employment with the Shell Company in Tanzania through his service in the Royal Air Force during World War II
Traces the life of Admiral William F. Halsey and examines his actions as the leader of the American forces in the South Pacific during World War II
The Legend Evaluated
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman
The controversial Union General looks back on his life, his memories of the South and West, and his experiences during the Civil War