one of the
best history sites on the web
Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
powerful and unsettling discussion of war - "The
communal march against an enemy generates a warm,
unfamiliar bond with our neighbors, our community,
our nation, wiping out unsettling undercurrents
of alienation and dislocation" - Chris Hedges
What If? The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine
What Might Have Been
by Robert Cowley (Editor), Stephen E. Ambrose (Editor),
Some of the most well-known military historians from
America and Britain speculate on what might have happened
if theactors of history had done it a little differently.
For example, "How Hitler Could Have Won the War."
An enjoyable read.
Art of War by
translated by Thomas Cleary
classic treatise on warfare, still taught at military
Warfare by Che Guevara 1969
revolutionary Che Guevara details his style of hit-and-run
tactics that were paramount to the overthrow of Cuba's
government and the establishment of the Castro regime.
His essays on guerilla warfare have been very influential.
Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War
by Stephen Ambrose
drew from more than 1,400 interviews with American,
British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create
the most complete narrative history of this critical
day in World War II.
of Our Fathers
by James Bradley and Ron Powers
Bradley, who died in 1994, received the Navy Cross for
his heroism at Iwo Jima. Bradley's son James tells the
story of his father and of other acts of sacrifice made
by the young men who fought there. Flags of Our Fathers
recounts the sometimes tragic life stories of the six
men who raised the flag that February day.
Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa
Prize winning military history of the North Africa campaigns.
2003 Pulitzer Awards
narrates in vivid detail the adventures, misadventures,
triumphs and tragedies of a single U.S. Army infantry
company in World War II. From its formation in July
1944 and deactivation in November 1945, E Company was
there at some of the most interesting
junctures in the war.
on Stephen Ambrose
World War II books
American Civil War
of Freedom: Antietam
by James M. McPherson
Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862,
was the bloodiest single day in American history,
with more than 6,000 soldiers killed - four times
the number lost on D-Day, and twice the fatalities
of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In Crossroads
of Freedom, America's most eminent Civil War historian,
James M. McPherson, paints an account of this pivotal
battle, the events that led up to it, and its aftermath.
civil war books
Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest
by Hampton Sides
1945, 121 hand-selected trooops from the elite U.S.
Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines
in the Philippines. to rescue 513 American and British
POWs, including the survivors of the Bataan Death March,
who had spent three years in a camp. A suspenseful,
Second World War by John
detailed specific book on World War II history by the
well known military historian