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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #2)
4.31
The second volume in Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy; I can hardly wait for volume three.

This volume deals with the second year of the war in the M
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Jan 2008
Sep 12, 2008
 
The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II
4.54
Pierre Clostermann's story of flying over 300 combat missions while serving as a Free French Sergeant-Pilot with the RAF.

The episode when Clostermann
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Hero's of the Sunlit Sky
3.17
For First World War aviation enthusiasts, this contains a multitude of brief biographical sketches of various pioneers of aerial combat, from Roland G ...more
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Mar 02, 2011
 
1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls
4.12
“1942” is a very-readable military history book, featuring Winston Groom’s insightful perspective on "The Year That Tried Men's Souls," especially tho ...more
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Jun 14, 2013
 
Honorable Warrior (PB)
4.50
The life and career of one of America's unsung heroes, General Harold K. Johnson, who served in three wars.
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Aug 25, 2009
 
Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos
3.66
This is an outstanding consideration of the lessons of history as they apply to contemporary (as opposed to "modern") foreign policy issues. The histo ...more
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May 03, 2009
 
The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
4.43
A thorough, scholarly, and readable history of the early years of the American Civil War.

It covers Abraham Lincoln's dilemma as he dismisses Union Gen
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Sep 01, 2009
 
Silent Victory: the U.S Submarine Victory against Japan (Bluejacket Books)
4.22
This is *the* comprehensive, two-volume history of America's submarine war against Japan's Navy and Merchant Marine, with a blow-by-blow account of vi ...more
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Mar 21, 2008
 
Stuka Pilot
3.97
Another of Ballantine Books' personal history war stories featuring the story of the Luftwaffe's most decorated airman, Hans Ulrich Rudel.

After the bl
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Nov 17, 2010
 
The Day I Owned the Sky
4.00
This is a delightful and inspiring memoir by former fighter pilot, Brig. Gen. Robert Lee Scott, Jr.

While the story serves in part as a continuation of
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Mar 23, 2008
 
Pocket Battleship
4.00
The story of Germany's most successful "pocket" battleship, the Deutschland-class, armored cruiser, Admitral Scheer. Despite being restricted by the t ...more
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Jan 25, 2012
 
Billy Ruffian
3.98
The career of H.M.S. Bellerophon, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line which formed part of England's "Wooden Walls" and fought in three of the most decisive sea ...more
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May 03, 2008
 
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live & How We Think
3.89
A terrific book about the way some battles have long-lasting cultural impact far beyond their immediate strategic or tactical outcome. Victor Davis Ha ...more
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Jul 28, 2008
 
The Rand Mc Nally Encyclopedia Of Military Aircraft, 1914 1980
4.31
A spectacular look at 800 types of military aircraft, from 1914 to 1980; with 3-view drawings, 1706 color illustrations, scale profiles, 772 cut-away ...more
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Oct 19, 2009
 
Flavius Josephus
4.20
A grim biography by what some consider to be a self-serving turncoat who betrayed his comrades during the Jewish Revolt of 66 A.D.; but never the less ...more
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Aug 25, 2009
 
Sole Survivor: Torpedo Squadron Eight - Battle of Midway
3.71
I bought this from the author at an airshow at San Diego's Brown Field, just over the border from Mexico.

George Gay was the sole survivor of the carri
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Apr 30, 2008
 
The Flying Tigers
3.90
One of the first books I ever read was John Toland's "The Flying Tigers"; and I know I read it while in kindergarten, because I finger-painted my vers ...more
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May 30, 2014
 
The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Leaders of All Time
3.50
A look at those leaders from military history who made Michael Lanning's Top 100 list of military commanders; from General Allenby and the WWI campaig ...more
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Oct 09, 2009
 
Brazen Chariots
3.92
Another excellent first-hand war memoir by Bantam War Books, covering tank warfare in the desert against the Italian Army and Rommel's Africa Corps.

Br
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Apr 28, 2008
 
Antietam Campaign
3.00
This description of the campaign which culminated in the Battle of Antietam (or according to the Confederates, Sharpsburg), is a little bit of a strug ...more
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Sep 02, 2009
 
Pegasus Bridge
4.08
The inspiring story of the first Allied troops to land in Normandy on the morning of the Sixth of June, 1944. A detachment of the British 6th Airborne ...more
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Apr 27, 2008
 
The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History
4.10
This pictorial history covers virtually every vessel in, and every engagement fought by the Confederate Navy. It is a little bit of a struggle to wade ...more
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Sep 02, 2009
 
Stuka-Pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel: His Life Story in Words and Photographs
4.33
The personal memoire of a dedicated Nazi combat pilot who served most of the war on the Russian front and was credited with the destruction of 520 Sov ...more
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Vicksburg Campaign
3.67
This description of the campaign and seige which culminated in the surrender of Vicksburg, Tennessee, is a little bit of a struggle to wade through, b ...more
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Sep 02, 2009
 
Sea Raiders
4.00
A collection of ten true-life tales of naval battles involving sea raiders from several eras (The War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World War I ...more
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Jan 25, 2012
 
The Encyclopedia of Military History from 3500 BC to the Present
4.15
A comprehensive look at the events and developments of military history from 3500 BC to 1973 AD.; with readable sidebar entries on a variety of topics ...more
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Sep 01, 2009
 
Masters Of The Art Of Command
3.88
Co-authors Blumenson and Stokesbury cover the contributions to strategy & tactics made by a variety of military leaders throughout the ages, from ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Aug 12, 2009
 
Shiloh Campaign: March-April 1862 (Great Campaigns Series)
3.25
This description of the campaign which culminated in the Battle of Shiloh, is a little bit of a struggle to wade through, but is full of charts, maps, ...more
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Sep 02, 2009
 
Chickamauga Campaign: Great Military Campaigns of History (The Great Military Campaigns of History)
3.00
This description of the campaign which culminated in the Battle of Chickamauga, is a little bit of a struggle to wade through, but is full of charts, ...more
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Sep 02, 2009
 
The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812
4.05
C.S. Forester describes the War of 1812 in his usual engaging and informative style.

This is another of my old Book-of-the-Month Club editions which I
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Sep 01, 2009
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