The Shadow Patrol: A John Wells Novel
By Alex Berenson
Undercover operative John Wells is sent to
investigate the CIA's Kabul Station.
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By Chris Kyle
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded
the most career sniper kills in US military
history while serving from 1999 to 2009.
By Captain Dale Dye
Illustrated graphic novel
about the clandestine raid that took down bin
Task Force Black: The Explosive True Story of the
Secret Special Forces War in Iraq
By Mark Urban
Instead of finding weapons of mass destruction,
special forces soon found themselves embroiled in
a full-fledged insurgency.
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL
By Howard E. Wasdin
In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle,
Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world
of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers.
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top
Secret Military Base
By Annie Jacobsen
In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone
on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear
weapons to building super-secret supersonic jets.
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and
By Laura Hillenbrand
The incredible true story of an Olympic athlete
who endured a series of catastrophes during World
One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller
By Brad Taylor
One Rough Man is an
action-packed novel featuring Special Forces
operator Pike Logan, a member of a
counter-terrorist organization working outside the
purview of U.S. law.
The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time
and Fighting Wars
The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a revelatory
first-hand account of a young enlistee's profound
coming of age.
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
By Karl Marlantes
Must-read novel is being extolled as an epic
masterpiece and perhaps the best book ever on the
Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73
By Douglas Macgregor
In 1991, cavalry troops of Cougar Squadron charged
out of a sandstorm during Operation Desert Storm
and caught Iraq's Republican Guard Corps by
surprise in the open desert.
By Bing West
Classic study of Marine anti-guerilla tactics in
Vietnam has lessons for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside
Their Secret World
By Jean Sasson, Omar bin Laden, Najwa bin Laden
Startling revelations and hidden secrets of the
world's most wanted terrorist.
Welcome to Afghanistan: Send More Ammo
By Benjamin Tupper
Captain Tupper, who was deployed to Afghanistan as
an embedded trainer for the Afghan Army, offers
new insight into America's eight-year mission, and
takes readers to a place where our warriors need
us to go.
The Forever War
By Dexter Filkins
They've been fighting a long time in the Middle
East, and it's likely they'll be fighting long
into the future.
Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band
of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
By Doug Stanton
How a few dozen US Soldiers beat the Taliban under
the most extreme conditions.
Seeds of Terror: How
Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda
By Gretchen Peters
Examination of how the illegal drug trade is
Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage,
Leadership and Brotherhood
By Donovan Campbell
A Marine platoon commander's account of his unit
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the
American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
By Thomas E. Ricks
Ricks documents the inside story of the Iraq
War since 2005.
War Surgery in Afghanistan
and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007
By Bob Woodruff
Describes the management of nearly 100 cases of
acute combat trauma, conducted in the forward
austere operative environment of war in the 21st
Kill Bin Laden
By Dalton Fury
A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt
for the World's Most Dangerous Man
By Nick Popaditch
Inspirational story of Marine tank commander Nick Popaditch who was critically wounded by an RPG to
the head in the Battle of Fallujah.
By Evan Wright
In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Jarhead
comes a searing portrait of young men fighting a
modern-day war. Wright's narrative follows the
twenty-three marines of First Recon who spearheaded the
blitzkrieg on Iraq.
Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam
What is a Hero? New York Times best-selling author Oliver North
says, "Real heroes are selfless. Those who serve America in harm's
way in the war against radical Islam have that quality in abundance.
And so do their families and loved ones at home. Yet, they rarely
get the attention or coverage they deserve."
Journalist Michael Smith gets inside America's most secret
special operations team.
By David Bellavia
"Staff sergeant Bellavia's account of the fierce 2004 fighting
in Fallujah will satisfy readers who like their testosterone
undiluted." (Publishers Weekly)
Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War
March 23, 2003: U.S. Marines from the Task Force Tarawa are
caught up in one of the most unexpected battles of the Iraq
War. What started off as a routine maneuver to secure two key
bridges in the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq degenerated
into a nightmarish twenty-four-hour urban clash.
War: Killing Time in Iraq
By Colby Buzzell
My War is a book that will challenge many of the most common
assumptions about the Iraq War and the people fighting in it.
Colby Buzzell, the book's author and a U.S. Army
machine-gunner who did a year-long tour in Iraq, is not the
stereotypical small-town soldier from a Red State.
True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle of Fallujah
"A remarkably detailed, vivid firsthand account of the
American military experience... West's focus is on the
"frontline," putting the reader at the negotiating table with
U.S. military commanders and Fallujan sheiks, imams, and rebel
leaders; in the barracks; and on the street, fighting hand to
hand, house to house, in some of the fiercest battles of the
Fallujah campaign and the Iraq war." (Booklist)
The Attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
By Gary Berntsen
"The U.S. campaign in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al
Qaeda will certainly go down in history as a brilliantly
executed military victory in an entirely new age of warfare.
But its glory was a bit marred, just as in Operation Desert
Storm, by the failure to kill or capture Dr. Evil." (John
Lehman, Washington Post)
Could Tell You but Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me
By Trevor Paglen
Shown here for the first time, these seventy-five patches
reveal a secret world of military imagery and jargon, where
classified projects are known by peculiar names ("Goat
Suckers," "None of Your F****** Business," "Tastes Like
Chicken") and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous
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