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Admiral Arleigh Burke
Admiral Arleigh Burke
Paperback      ISBN: 1591146925
Known to many as the father of the modern US Navy, Arleigh Burke received the Medal of Freedom in 1977 and was the first living US naval officer to have a class of ships named for him. Potter's biography follows Burke's career from his early days at the Naval Academy through his postwar service, including his tenure of Chief of Naval Operations. This paperback edition is a reprint of the 1990 publication by Random House. Annotation
Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, Usmc
The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, Usmc
Paperback      ISBN: 037576044x
A military historian chronicles the life and times of legendary Marine Corp hero Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, documenting his sometimes controversial exploits in Haiti, Guadalcanal, Cape Glaster, Peliliu, Korea, and Nicaragua, and assessing his military career and contributions to twentieth-century American military history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Give Us This Day
Give Us This Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0393319210
An account of the Bataan Death March by an American Army enlisted man who was held captive by the Japanese in the Philippines
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
A True Story of Courage
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316105848
A chilling true story of World War II describes the story of eight young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima, one of whom was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president of the United States, and the other seven who were captured by Japanese troops and whose fate has remained a secret for nearly sixty years. 500,000 first printing.
The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Paperback      ISBN: 1558216847
Describes the four-thousand-mile journey across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas of seven men who escaped from a Siberian prison camp
Ultimate Spy
Ultimate Spy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789489724
Illustrated with more than seven hundred specially commissioned full-color photographs, illustrations, and archive material, an authoritative, up-to-date guide to the exciting world of espionage covers everything from the daily life of a special agent to the complex world of international agencies. 40,000 first printing.
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
If I Die in a Combat Zone
Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0767904435
A candid view of the American military establishment and the Vietnam conflict as witnessed by a foot soldier in the late sixties.
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.
Robert E. Lee: A Penguin Life
Robert E. Lee
A Penguin Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670032204
A portrait of the Civil War leader delves into his family history and personality to reveal the human behind the general, documenting how the lessons he learned from his elders were applied on the battlefield. 30,000 first printing.
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.