by Paul Ham
"Nobody is more disturbed," said President Truman, three days after the destruction of Nagasaki in 1945, "over the use of the atomic bombs than I am, but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and ...
The Only First Hand Account of the Navy SEAL Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
by Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer
For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning <br>and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL <br>team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist <br>mastermind. <br>From the streets ...
by Anthony Hill
Young Bill is the true story of the suffering - and survival - of an underage prisoner-of-war during World War II. Bill Young, who is still alive, enlised in the army in July 1941 aged only 15, though he said he was 19. He went to Singapore, was ...
Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Track
by Robyn Kienzle
If one person 'made' the Kokoda Track, that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of World War II.
by Frank Walker
The Vietnamese hill tribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen. In 1963, the 28-year-old Barry was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training ...
The Life of Billy Sing
by John Hamilton
The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked one another. The unwary or unlucky were prey to snipers on both sides, and the sudden crack of a ...
Mates, Mascots and Marvels - True Stories of Animals Who Went to War
by Barry Stone
From the Boer War to the conflict in Vietnam, from the Somme to Afghanistan, from beasts of burden and bomb detectors to providers of companionship and light relief for the men and women in war, animals have played a vital role in Australian ...
by Luis Carlos Montalvan
A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier's life forever. A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq.
by Cameron Forbes & Cameron Forbes
The Korean War has never really ended. Although a ceasefire agreement was reached in 1953 after three years of savage warfare, the conflict continues to simmer just below the surface, threatening at any moment to break into full-scale fighting.
The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
by Steven Pinker
Do we really care about each other less than we did in the past? This myth-destroying book shows that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less, not more, violent from prehistory to today. Even the twentieth century, ...
Under Attack from the V-Weapons During WWII
by Christy Campbell
The Second World War was entering its darkest period when Allied intelligence revealed there were new horrors in store, and this time they were targeting civilians on home soil, no less. A secret arms race using the cutting edge of technology to ...
by Stephen Dando-Collins
Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book. This is the true story of three Australian soldiers, the Searle brothers. One brother was killed at ...
by Marc Morris
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting ...
Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812
by Andrew D. Lambert
In the summer of 1812 Britain stood alone, fighting for her very survival against a vast European Empire. Only the Royal Navy stood between Napoleon's legions and ultimate victory. In that dark hour America saw its chance to challenge British ...
by Ed Macy
The true story of one man's determination to master the world's deadliest helicopter and of a split-second decision that changed the face of modern warfare. May 2006. Pilot Ed Macy arrives in Afghanistan with a contingent of the Apache AH Mk1.
by Ben Macintyre
A wartime romance, survival saga and murder mystery set in rural France during the First World War, from the bestselling author of 'Operation Mincemeat' and 'Agent Zig-Zag'. Four young British soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines ...
The True Story of a Child Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy. 'My new friends have begun to suspect that I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a ...
A Year of War 1944-45
by James Holland
Today Italy is a land of beauty and prosperity but in 1944-45 it had become a place of nightmares, a land of violence, war, and destruction. James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance and a segment of Italian ...
A Digger's Great Escape
by Ernest Brough
'We made our break on the night of April 8, 1944. A few weeks before there had been a mass escape of POWs and the countryside was crawling with Germans. But we didn't know anything about it, which was just as well ...' After joining up alongside ...
Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and the Business of War
by Suzanne Simons
<p> The world first learned of Blackwater USA in March 2004 when several of its men were ambushed and killed in Fallujah, Iraq. Their bodies were badly beaten, and two were then hung from a bridge as a sign of Iraqi resistance to the U.S. occupation.