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No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa Afghanistan Military Canada Bernd Horn Dundurn


27th April 2012 History Books 18 Comments
Readers of Canadian military history, as well as those with an interest in the Afghan conflict, will snap up No Lack of Courage the first battle narrative written by a Canadian military historian. This is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's first battle. It is a revealing account of the largely Canadian action from September 1 to 17, 2006, to dislodge a heavily entrenched Taliban force in the Pashmul district of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province. No Lack of Courage is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Operation Medusa, the largely Canadian ...
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Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence Simon & Schuster 1ST edition A.J. Langguth


26th April 2012 History Books 49 Comments
A gripping narrative of the second and final war of independence that secured the nation's permanence and established its claim to the entire continent, by the author of the enormously successful and acclaimed Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution.This dramatic account of the War of 1812 fills a surprising gap in the popular literature of the nation's formative years. It is this war, followed closely on the War of Independence, that established the young nation as a permanent power and proved its claim to Manifest Destiny.Full of fascinating characters-Presidents Thomas ...
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Toward the Flame: A Memoir of World War I Military Korean War Hervey Allen University of Nebraska Press


24th April 2012 History Books 30 Comments
"This work has been considered by many to be the finest American frontline memoir to come out of World War I. It is powerful and certainly a classic."Michael D. Hull, ARMY Magazine (Michael D. Hull ARMY Magazine ) Hervey Allen was the author of many volumes of poetry and prose, including the popular novel Anthony Adverse. Steven Trout is an associate professor of English at Fort Hays State University. He is the author of Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War (Nebraska 2002) and a coeditor of Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory. ...
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The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America Military Canada Walter R. Borneman Harper 1St Edition edition


23rd April 2012 History Books 48 Comments
Starred Review. Borneman offers an excellent general-audience version of Fred Anderson's Crucible of War (2000), the definitive academic history of the mid–18th-century French and Indian War and its long-term consequences for America and the world. Drawing on a broad spectrum of primary and secondary sources, Borneman (1812: The War That Forged a Nation) argues that the French and Indian War not only made Britain master of North America but created an empire that dominated the world for two centuries. What began in the Ohio Valley in 1755 as the local defeat of a small force under ...
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Jefferson’s Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson Napoleon and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase Sourcebooks Inc. Cerami


23rd April 2012 History Books 37 Comments
Jeffersons Great Gamble tells the incredible story of how four leaders of an upstart nation--Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Livingston--risked the future of their country and their own careers; outwitted Napoleon Bonaparte, the worlds most powerful ruler; and secured a new future for the United States of America. For two years before the Louisiana Purchase, the nine principal players in the deal watched France and the United States approach the brink of war over the most coveted spot on the planet: a bustling port known as New Orleans. And until the breakthrough moment when a deal was ...
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The Rebels Signet John Jakes


20th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 34 Comments
Philip Kent fights for the future of his adopted country and of his own wife and son, as British oppression leads America further into Revolutionary War... John Jakes makes history come alive, makes it stir your blood and incite your senses. (Nelson DeMille) In the history of U.S. book publishing, there's never been a success story like that of John Jakes. (New York Times Book Review) 11 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. John Jakes makes history come alive, makes it stir your blood and incite your senses. In the ...
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We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History Military Weapons & Warfare Nuclear John Lewis Gaddis Oxford University Press USA


14th April 2012 History Books 24 Comments
Was the Cold War inevitable? Was there an international communist conspiracy? Did Castro and Khrushchev beat Kennedy in the Cuban missile crisis? After combing through a mass of declassified and previously unavailable documentation to reconsider the collision of the American and Soviet empires, Yale professor Gaddis replies in the affirmative. Given Josef Stalin's convictions, the Cold War was inescapable: it is the choices that each side made that prove fruitful for historical research, and not the mere fact of the war, as Gaddis neatly demonstrates. The American empire--Gaddis's ...
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Into The Mouth Of The Cat: The Story Of Lance Sijan Hero Of Vietnam Military Prisoners of War Mcconnell Malcolm W. W. Norton and Company Inc.


9th April 2012 History Books 19 Comments
Gripping adventure...suspense...what a story. Hey, this guy was a hero! -- St. Louis Post-DispatchThe Red Badge of Courage of the Vietnam War....An inspiring account of the human spirit. -- Time Malcolm McConnell lives in Queenstown, Maryland. Lance Sijan was always a special kind of person: as a child growing up in the Midwest; as a cadet who made his mark in the Air Force Academy. But it took Vietnam to show how special he was - in an epic of jungle survival and prison-camp defiance. On the night of November 9th, 1967, Sijan was ejected from his crippled fighter-bobmer over ...
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The road to victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa Military Pictorials Dale Dye Osprey Publishing


27th March 2012 History Books 2 Comments
Professor Robert O'Neill, AO D.Phil. (Oxon), Hon D. Litt. (ANU), FASSA, is the Series Editor of the Essential Histories. His wealth of knowledge and expertise shapes the series content and provides up-to-the-minute research and theory. Born in 1936 an Australian citizen, he served in the Australian Army, and has held a number of eminent positions in history circles, including Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford, and Chairman of the Board of the Imperial War Museum and the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. He is the ...
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Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution Westholme Publishing 2 edition John A. Nagy


23rd March 2012 History Books 15 Comments
During the American Revolution, espionage was critical to the successes and failures of both Continental and British efforts, and those employed in cloakand- dagger operations always risked death. While the most notorious episode of spying during the war—the Benedict Arnold affair—was a failure, most intelligence operations succeeded. Spycraft was no more wholly embraced than by the American commander-in-chief, George Washington. Washington relied on a vast spy network and personally designed sophisticated battle plan deceptions and counterintelligence efforts, some ...
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