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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
Sean Parnell, John Bruning

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early ...
  
  











  



  
Service: A Navy SEAL at War
Marcus Luttrell

Back Bay Books, 2014

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom. In Service , we follow Marcus ...
  
  











  



  
The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books)
Robert Greene

Penguin Books, 2007

Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war—and the subtle social game of everyday life — by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery   Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power , The Art of Seduction , and his latest book, Mastery , espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest ...
  
  











  



  
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Daniel Bolger

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong. Over a thirty-five-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was made and managed. At the same time, he regularly ...
  
  











  



  
Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War (Disney Editions ...
John Baxter

Disney Editions, 2014

Disney During World War II encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war, including ground-breaking training and educational films for the military and defense industries, propaganda and war-themed shorts and features, home front poster art, and the stunning military unit insignia that provided those serving the in the armed forces with a morale-boosting reminder of home. The book makes it clear how deeply ...
  
  











  



  
Tarkin: Star Wars
James Luceno

LucasBooks, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician ...
  
  











  



  
Act of War: A Thriller
Brad Thor

Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever! After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in ...
  
  











  



  
Lords of War (Star Crusades: Mercenaries Book 1)

Swordworks, 2014

Lords of War is the first novel in the epic new ‘Mercenaries’ series that chronicles the violent struggles of the sprawling Centauri Alliance. Spartan is a living legend, a veteran of the Alliance Marine Corps, victor of a multitude of military campaigns including the horrific Biomech War. He is both loved and reviled by friend and foe alike, and now lives out on the fringes of the Alliance. He has fought for money, for his people and for ...
  
  











  



  
The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp
Marin Katusa

Wiley, 2014

How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp , energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at the ways the western world is losing control of the energy market, and what can be done about it. ...
  
  











  



  
WAR
Sebastian Junger

Twelve, 2011

In WAR , Sebastian Junger ( The Perfect Storm ) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, ...
  
  











  



  
Corps Justice Boxed Set: Books 1-3: Back to War, Council of Patriots, Prime Asset - Military Thrillers

Corps Justice, 2013

This is a box set that contains Books 1-3 of the Corps Justice Series: "Back to War", "Council of Patriots", and "Prime Asset" --Back to War-- In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of ...
  
  











  



  
A History of War in 100 Battles
Richard Overy

Oxford University Press, 2014

Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance. Considered in relation to each other, such battles--and others of less immediate renown--offer insight into the changing nature of armed combat, advances in technology, shifts in strategy and thought, as well as altered geopolitical landscapes. The most significant military engagements ...
  
  











  



  
War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots
Ian Morris

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better “War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It Good For? , the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of War
Sun Tzu

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and it was believed to have been compiled during the late Spring and Autumn period or early Warring States period. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the ...
  
  











  



  
Acts of War (The Usurper's War Book 2), 2014

Somehow I doubt that this is quite how anyone expected Adolf Hitler's death to turn out... -- Squadron Leader Adam Haynes, No. 303 (Polish) Squadron August 1942. London is in flames. Heinrich Himmler's Germany stands triumphant in the West, its "Most Dangerous Enemy" forced to the peace table by a hailstorm of nerve gas and incendiaries. With Adolf Hitler avenged and portions of the Royal Navy seized as war prizes, Nazi Germany casts its ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Boer War, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski
Julian E. Kulski

Aquila Polonica, 2014

"If there is going to be a war, I do not want to miss it." So writes Julian Kulski a few days before WWII begins, in this remarkable diary of a boy at war from ages 10 to 16. As the war unfolds through his eyes, we are privileged to meet an inspirational soul of indomitable will, courage and compassion. At age 12 Kulski is recruited as a soldier in the clandestine Underground Army by his Boy Scout leader, and at age 13 enters the Warsaw Ghetto ...
  
  











  



  
Star Wars Costumes
Brandon Alinger

Chronicle Books, 2014

Who can forget the first time Darth Vader marched onto Princess Leia's ship, in his black cape and mask? Or the white hard-body suit of the stormtroopers? Or Leia's outfit as Jabba's slave? These costumes—like so many that adorned the characters of that galaxy far, far away—have become iconic. For the first time, the Lucasfilm Archives is granting full access to the original costumes of episodes IV, V, and VI, allowing them to be revealed in ...
  
  











  



  
The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II
Gregory A. Freeman

NAL Trade, 2008

Now in paperback the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers ) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War. In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of War
Sun Tzu

Simon & Brown, 2014

The Art of War By Sun Tzu
  
  











  








   



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