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The One That Got Away
by Chris Ryan ~ Paperback / softback
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The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most famous stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Of the eight members of the SAS regiment who set off, only one escaped capture. This is his story. Late on the evening of 24 January 1991 the patrol was compromised deep behind e...

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Vietnam ANZACS
by Kevin Lyles ~ Paperback / softback

The Australian Task Force of infantry, tanks and SAS with attached New Zealand units, was probably the most consistently successful formation in Vietnam. It had a high proportion of experienced regular soldiers who had recently fought in Malaya and Borneo, widely admired by the US forces for their p...

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Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under...
by Dan Mills ~ Paperback / softback
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It was April 7th 2004: a year to the day since the city had fallen. Saddam had been deposed. The Marines and the Para's were long gone and Southern Iraq rarely made it into the news. When Sgt Dan Mills and the rest of the 1st Batallion, The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment flew in, they were suppos...

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No Easy Day
by Mark Owen ~ Paperback / softback

On 2 May 2011, the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, was killed in one of the most daring and dangerous special forces raids ever attempted. Set down at night deep inside Pakistan, SEAL Team Six's twenty-four-man assault team saw the raid go wrong right from the off. As a helicopt...

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Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell ~ Paperback / softback
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A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan. Inspiration for a major motion picture by Mark Wahlberg. On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Thei...

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Vietnam: a War Lost and Won
by Nigel Cawthorne ~ Paperback / softback
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The book offers a comprehensive and balanced account of the emotive impact of the first media war, charting not only the course of the war in Vietnam, but also seeking to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective. Contains previously classified material on US offensive movemen...

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Born On The Fourth Of July
by Ron Kovic ~ Paperback / softback
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Born on the Fourth of July, the New York Times bestseller (more than one million copies sold), details Ron Kovic's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version) - from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoke...

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Bravo Two Zero
by Andy McNab ~ Paperback

Not only a breathtaking account of the Special Forces raid on Iraqi scuds during the Gulf War, this is also a story of superhuman courage, endurance and dark humor in the face of overwhelming odds. Andy McNab, the most highly decorated soldier in 50 years of the British Special Forces, tells the sto...

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Horse Soldiers
by Doug Stanton ~ Paperback / softback

The inspiration for the major motion picture 12 Strong from Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon. From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory. Horse ...

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American Sniper
by Chris Kyle ~ Hardback

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States milita...

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The Reaper
by Nicholas Irving ~ Paperback / softback
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Ground-breaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probable, is unknown. In the bestselling tradi...

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Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell ~ Paperback / softback

In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those ...

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Ross Kemp on Afghanistan
by Ross Kemp ~ Paperback / softback
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He has played an East End hardman, an SAS soldier and investigated vicious world gangs. Now Ross Kemp is taking on perhaps his hardest assignment of all - the Taliban. In order to prepare for this life-threatening ordeal, Ross Kemp trains with the First Battalion Royal Anglians in England's subzero ...

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Once a Warrior King
by David Donovan ~ Paperback

Author BiographyDavid Donovan, born and raised in Georgia, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia. Shortly after college, he served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam. In 1974 Donovan received his PhD and later became a full professor at the University of Virginia S...

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The Korean War
by Max Hastings ~ Paperback / softback

On 25 June 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark pr...

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Tiger Force
by Michael Sallah ~ Paperback / softback

The last great secret of the Vietnam War is revealed in a gripping book that is the culmination of efforts for which the authors received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. TIGER FORCE is the searing story of a group of elite army soldiers in Vietnam who spun dangerously out of control an...

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Bending Adversity
by David Pilling ~ Paperback / softback

Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable and surprising analysis of a group of islands which have shown great resilience, both in the...

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A Sappers' War
by Jimmy Thomson ~ Paperback / softback

They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. They were frequently not just on the front line, but right at the sharp end of the action. They were the legendary Aussie sappers, the army engineers, who were literally everywhere in the fighting against the V...

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Black Hearts
by Jim Frederick ~ Paperback
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This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment a unit known as the Black Heart Brigade. Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in ...

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American Sniper
by Chris Kyle ~ Paperback / softback
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States milita...

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Taliban Shuffle
by Kim Barker ~ Paperback / softback

Now a Major Motion Picture titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton. When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the "Tali...

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Low Level Hell
by Hugh Mills ~ Paperback / softback
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The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division have three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was the perfect concise definition of what those intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they ...

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Dressed to Kill
by Charlotte Madison ~ Paperback / softback
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'My fingers close around the trigger. I pause for a split second to think about the bullets I am about to spray across the ground. After today, I'll no longer be the new girl.' Captain Charlotte Madison is blonde, beautiful and flies Apache helicopters for a living. She has completed two tours of du...

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Debriefing the President
by John Nixon ~ Paperback / softback

What Saddam told John Nixon during the conversations he had with him after his capture in late 2003 and early 2004 was to make Washington policymakers very unhappy. He convincingly rebutted the justifications used by the Bush administration for going to war. Were people ready to listen to this infor...

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War
by Sebastian Junger ~ Paperback / softback
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From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army. For 15 months, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the celebrated 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way thr...

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Thud Ridge
by Jack Broughton ~ Paperback / softback

New Edition This is the story of a special breed of warrior, the fighter-bomber pilot; the story of valiant men who flew the rugged F-105 Thunderchief 'Thud' fighter-bomber over the hostile skies of North Vietnam. From the briefing rooms to the bombing runs, Colonel Jack Broughton recounts the trage...

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A Short History of the Korean War
by Allan Millett ~ Paperback / softback

Though the tensions with North Korea are well known, less widely understood is how far the critical issues facing the two modern Korean states are rooted in the deadly conflict of 1950-1953. Allan R Millett demonstrates how today's geopolitical problems must be seen in the context of the battlefield...

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Vietnam
by Bruce Davies ~ Paperback / softback

For Australians, Vietnam remains one of the most difficult - and controversial - wars we have fought. On the fiftieth anniversary of Australia's first involvement comes Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War, for anyone who wishes to understand why Australia went to war, and who wants to ...

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Ground Truth: 3 Para Return to Afghanistan
by Patrick Bishop ~ Paperback / softback

Afghanistan, 2008. After their eighteen-month epic tour of Helmand Province, the troops of 3 Para are back. This time, the weight of experience weighs heavily on their shoulders. In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a tour that has become a...

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Without You, There is No Us
by Suki Kim ~ Paperback
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It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges a...

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Farewell Kabul
by Christina Lamb ~ Paperback / softback
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From the award-winning co-author of `I Am Malala', this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How did it go so wrong? Twenty-seven years ago, Christina Lamb left Britain to become a jou...

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The Direction of War
by Hew Strachan ~ Paperback / softback

The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of con...

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Forbidden Lessons In A Kabul Guesthouse
by Suraya Sadeed ~ Paperback / softback

Suraya Sadeed grew up in a peaceful Afghanistan. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, she left America with her family, building a new life. But after a sudden tragedy, Suraya returned to Afghanistan for a visit that changed everything. Shocked by the suffering and destruction wreaked on her ho...

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Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War
by Michael Green ~ Paperback / softback

Historian and collector Michael Green shows in this fascinating and graphically illustrated book that the two wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years were far more armoured in nature than typically thought of. By skilful use of imagery and descriptive text he describe...

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The Outpost
by Jake Tapper ~ Paperback / softback
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At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fig...

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The Vietnam War: How the United States Became Involved
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"Through a collection of original source documents and the words of those who lived through it, The Vietnam War gives insight into the historic background and events leading to American involvement and escalation of the war. Professor Mitch Yamasaki examines the major interpretations of how and why ...

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The Favored Daughter
by Fawzia Koofi ~ Paperback / softback
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As America prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, this story of survival and hope from avoice of the country's most oppressed group could not be more timely. Born to the second of her father's seven wives in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi's mother - who had hopedfor a son - left her to di...

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Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition
by Andy McNab ~ Paperback / softback
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In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobi...

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No Easy Day
by Mark Owen ~ Hardback

The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the m...

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Zero Six Bravo
by Damien Lewis ~ Hardback

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones around the world. Zero Six Bravo--a Sunday Times number one bestseller--tells the story of "sixty special forces against 100,000--a feat of arms to take the breath away." (Frederick Forsythe) They were branded as cowards and accused d...

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