The Few Da Capo Press Alex Kershaw

By the summer of 1940 World War II had been under way for nearly a year. Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England. But the United States was still a neutral country and, as Winston Churchill later observed, “the British people held the fort alone.” A few Americans, however, did not remain neutral. […]

Long Rifle: A Sniper’s Story in Iraq and Afghanistan Military Life & Institutions Joe LeBleu Lyons Press

Long Rifle is gripping and moving, but most of all, inspiring. As 9/11 altered the terrain of so many lives, it shaped that of Joe LeBleu:He could only watch as Innocent people died and fires raged in the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As a former U.S. Army Ranger, Joe […]

Vietnam Gun Trucks Military Weapons & Warfare Conventional Gordon Rottman Osprey Publishing

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer […]

The Gun Military Weapons & Warfare Conventional C. J. Chivers Simon & Schuster Reprint edition

The AK-47 assault rifle is the defining weapon of the post-WWII era, thanks to its reliability, simplicity, and effectiveness. Over a hundred million units have been manufactured in enough variants-including imitations-to provide one for every 70 people in the world. It is praised in equal measure by soldiers, insurgents, hunters, and police. In his first […]

The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War Military World War I William Manchester Back Bay Books

** ‘A colorful, extremely readable account. To be the biographer of Krupp is to write the history of modern Germany.’ – NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW William Manchester is professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University. His biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, is considered definitive. The Krupp family were the premier German arms […]

The Secret Camera: A Marine’s Story: Four Years as a POW Military Prisoners of War Terence S. Kirk Lyons Press 3rd edition

“They may be the only images in existence of American prisoners in Japanese prisoner camps. And they sat unpublished for more than fifty years, apparently ignored by a U.S. government that seemed indifferent to the atrocities the images documented.”–Fort Worth Weekly Terence Kirk, a retired master gunnery sergeant, served thirty years in the U.S. Marine […]

Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now Military Pictorials James S. Brust University of Oklahoma Press

James S. Brust, M.D., a specialist in historical photographs and prints, has published frequently on these topics in journals and magazines. He resides in San Pedro, California. Brian C. Pohanka, who passed away as this book went to press, was a military historian and author of several books. He also was senior researcher, writer, and […]

Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Story Vietnam Continues Military Life & Institutions Charles Henderson Berkley

Henderson, a retired Marine Corps officer, first told Hathcock’s Vietnam-and-aftermath stories in his highly readable, highly hagiographic Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (1986), which continues to be a favorite item at the PX. Sniper detailed how U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos J. Hathcock II used his uncanny marksmanship in Vietnam to record more than 300 […]

Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam Military United States Veterans Randy R. Zahn Potomac Books Inc.

Randy R. Zahn is the chief pilot, Alaska Rotor Wing Division, for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. He learned to fly helicopters while serving in the U.S. Army from 1968-71. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam (1970-71), earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star, two Air Medals for valor, and two Army […]