Military History

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  1. Book ImageSwansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

    Walter Kempowski, Shaun Whiteside

    A monumental work of history that captures the last days of the Third Reich as never before.More

  2. Book ImageTarget Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

    James M. Scott

    Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History

    "Like Lauren Hillebrand's UnbrokenTarget Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily BeastMore

  3. Book ImageThe Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution

    Sam Willis

    A fascinating naval perspective on one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, which in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth?More

  4. Book ImageMarching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

    Brian Matthew Jordan

    An acclaimed, groundbreaking, and “powerful exploration” (Washington Post) of the fate of Union veterans, who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace.More

  5. Book ImageCommander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

    Jamie Malanowski

    “Superbly entertaining.”—S. C. Gwynne, best-selling author of Empire of the Summer MoonMore

  6. Book ImageRevolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755–1783

    Richard H. Brown, Paul E. Cohen

    The spectacular legacy and importance of early American cartographers.More

  7. Book ImageThe Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    Gregory D. Johnsen

    “The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily BeastMore

  8. Book ImageWinners & Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War

    Gloria Emerson, Frances FitzGerald


    The National Book Award–winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war’s fiftieth anniversary.More

  9. Book ImageBrothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    "The most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean War." —The EconomistMore

  10. Book ImageIn the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson

    Sam Willis

    The greatest victories from the British Navy’s golden age, told through never-before-seen letters from the officers themselves.More

  11. Book ImageThe Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness

    Eric Lomax

    Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.More

  12. Book ImageSaving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

    Robert M. Edsel

    From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men

    "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom BrokawMore

  13. Book ImageCommander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

    Stephen Taylor

    "Nobody describes a naval battle better than Taylor…a flawless demonstration of the biographer’s craft." —Jan Morris, The GuardianMore

  14. Book ImageThe Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

    Joe Sacco, Adam Hochschild

    From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I.More

  15. Book ImageInvisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

    Max Boot

    “Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.”—John Nagl, Wall Street JournalMore

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