Military Biographies and Memoirs
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Bull Halsey
Bull Halsey
Paperback      ISBN: 1591146917
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
Grant
Grant
Paperback      ISBN: 0684849275
Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.
Stockwell of Minneapolis: A Pioneer of Social and Political Conscience
Stockwell of Minneapolis
A Pioneer of Social and Political Conscience
Paperback      ISBN: 0878391037
The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference
The Rickover Effect
How One Man Made a Difference
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557507023
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
Von Richthofen: The Legend Evaluated
Von Richthofen
The Legend Evaluated
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557505713
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away
The Making of a Marine Officer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618556133
An ex-Marine captain shares his story of fighting in a recon battalion in both Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning with his brutal training on Quantico Island and following his progress through various training sessions and ultimately, conflict in the deadliest conflicts since the Vietnam War.
Memoirs of the Second World War: An Abridgement of the Six Volumes of the Second World War With an Epilogue by the Author on the Postwar Years Writt
Memoirs of the Second World War
An Abridgement of the Six Volumes of the Second World War With an Epilogue by the Author on the Postwar Years Writt
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395522625
Surveys the war and its politics
Lejeune: A Marine's Life, 1867-1942
Lejeune
A Marine's Life, 1867-1942
Paperback      ISBN: 1557500630
This well-documented and hard-hitting biography of the thirteenth commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps succeeds in converting John A. Lejeune from a near mythical figure in corps history to a flesh and blood officer who helped build the service from a small appendage of the U.S. Navy to an important arm of naval warfare. Commandant from 1920 to 1929, when he retired from military service to become president of Virginia Military Institute, Major General Lejeune is regarded by many as the man most responsible for the establishment of the modern Marine Corps. In capturing the life and times of this visionary leader who directed the corps toward major amphibious operations, Merrill Bartlett provides vivid insight into the political and military giants of the era and shows Lejeune to be an adroit player of Washington politics and a shrewd manipulator who marshalled the energies and loyalties of his senior officers to accomplish his vision.
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning
The Great War in European Cultural History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521496829
A major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century.
Lost Anzacs: The Story of Two Brothers
Lost Anzacs
The Story of Two Brothers
Paperback      ISBN: 0195506634
This is a fascinating account of two very different Anzac experiences of World War I. Drawing on letters, diaries, and photographs from his grandfather and great-uncle, Greg Kerr relates the bitter experiences of Hedley Kerr (killed at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915) and George Kitchin Kerr, who was wounded at Gallipoli and later survived three years in a Turkish prison camp.