Military Biographies and Memoirs
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1557504830
Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's memoir spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during major controversies of the twentieth century enabled him to present unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role. No soldier in modern time has been more admired--or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of Occupied Japan, victor of the Battle of Inchon, the general was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his command by President Truman. His supporters believe his genius for command and ability to implement that command by strategy stand as landmarks in military history. His critics are not so kind, calling him a gigantic ego paying homage to himself in this book. Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, this self portrait is a moving final testament to a life of service that began at West Point and continued in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and throughout the world wars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific, MacArthur was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His recounting of World War II is dramatically punctuated with intimate portraits of key personalities and insights into his stand on controversial issues. Although the autobiography was written more than thirty years ago, it continues to be a valuable document of the period.
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.
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.
Final Entries 1945
The Diaries of Jospeh Goebbels
Paperback ISBN: 184415646x
This is a paperbound edition of a work first published in 1978. Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler's "Minister for Propaganda and Enlightenment," was an almost obsessive daily diarist during the war years, recording his thoughts on the course of the military situation, international and domestic political developments, and his hopes for Nazism for posterity. This volume collects the surviving extracts of the diary for the period from February 27, 1945, before the Western Allies had crossed the Rhine and as the Soviets were advancing through Hungary and Czechoslovakia, to April 9, 1945, two weeks before Goebbels moved himself and his family into the bunker from which they would not return as Nazism collapsed around them. The diary reveals, in the words of the late Hugh Trevor-Roper, the influential British historian who edited this volume and provided the introduction, Goebbels' "opportunism, his radicalism, his nihilism, his hatred of humanity; but also his incredible mental energy, his unfailing flair for propaganda, and his personal courage." It also shows the extent to which Goebbels, like most of the Nazi leadership, had become thoroughly disconnected from the realities of the war. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
At Hell's Gate
A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
Hardcover ISBN: 159030134x
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.
Memoirs and Selected Letters
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters, 1839-1865
Hardcover ISBN: 0940450585
Letters from Grant to his wife, fellow officers, and government officials accompany his account of his life as a soldier, from West Point to the end of the Civil War