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Iraq, Afghanistan

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report--and Survive--the War in Iraq

by Dozier, Kimberly

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier who battled back from critical injuries sustained in a Baghdad bombing offers a personal memoir of tenacity as well as dedication and drama. Readers learn what wounded military personnel--along with their families and friends--endure on the long road to recovery. Dozier also recounts her rise to network broadcasting, shares insights into the culture of war-zone reporting, and describes the unique demands and perils of women covering dangerous events.

Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence

by Harvey, Frank P.

The almost universally accepted explanation for the Iraq War is very clear and consistent - the US decision to attack Saddam Hussein's regime on March 19, 2003 was a product of the ideological agenda, misguided priorities, intentional deceptions and grand strategies of President George W. Bush and prominent 'neoconservatives' and 'unilateralists' on his national security team.

Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib

by Freeman, Gregory A. and James, Larry C.

This is the story of Abu Ghraib that you haven't heard, told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again.

Home Front

by Hannah, Kristin

Jolene is a National Guard Black Hawk pilot who is deployed to Iraq with her co-pilot best friend. A gritty look at how her family is impacted, before, during, and after, this novel is hard-hitting to the reader. When their helicopter is shot down on a rescue mission, life becomes even more complicated. Jolene comes home and through rehab missing a leg. And her best friend? Read to find out.

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10

by Robinson, Patrick and Luttrell, Marcus

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous 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 then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

by Popaditch, Nick and Steere, Mike

The autobiography of a retired Marine gunnery sergeant, invalided out from wounds received in Iraq, is, first off, sheer good reading for anyone fond of portrayals of committed warriors.

The Forever War

by Filkins, Dexter

A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Gift of Valor: A War Story

by Phillips, Michael M.

Every day ordinary young Americans are fighting and dying in Iraq, with the same bravery, honor, and sense of duty that have distinguished American troops throughout history. One of these is Jason Dunham, a twenty-two-year-old Marine corporal from the one-stoplight town of Scio, New York, whose stunning story reporter Michael M. Phillips discovered while he was embedded with a Marine infantry battalion in the Iraqi desert.

The Iraq War

by Keegan, John

Author of the acclaimedThe Face of Battle, and, most recently,Intelligence in War, John Keegan now brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time.

The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions

by Sifry, Micah L. and Cerf, Christopher

Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once

The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq

by Benedict, Helen

More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is a woman, and she often serves in a unit with few other women or none at all.

The Things a Brother Knows

by Reinhardt, Dana

The story of a young marine's return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family.

War

by Junger, Sebastian

Junger's on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.

What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

by Wood, Trish and Muller, Bobby

The Iraq war officially began on March 20, 2003, and since then more than one million young Americans have rotated through the country's insurgent-infested hot spots. But although stories of dramatic ambushes and attacks dominate the front pages of newspapers, most of us do not truly know what the war is like for the Americans who fight it.

While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront

by Henderson, Kristin

Many Americans will never experience the gut-wrenching act of sending a loved one off to war, or the joy and stress of welcoming him or her home.

Gulf War

Against All Enemies: The Gulf War Syndrome, The War Between America's Ailing Veterans and their Government

by Hersh, Seymour M.

The dangers, hidden from combatants by the Government, resulted in suffering and uncompensated damages.

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

by Swofford, Anthony

The author served in a Marine Corps Surveillance and Target Acquisition/Scout-Sniper platoon during the 1st Gulf War.

Vietnam

A Wall of Names: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Donnelly, Judy

Surveys the history of the Vietnam War, chronicles the construction of the Vietnam Memorial, and discusses what the Memorial means to many Americans.

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

by Shay, Jonathan

In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines with an Army Nurse in Vietnam

by Smith, Winnie

A former member of the Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam recalls her tour of duty and her difficult adjustment to civilian life.

Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam

by Ky, Nguyen Cao and Wolf, Marvin J.

The former prime minister of South Vietnam recalls the pivotal events, major personalities, and previously unknown aspects of Vietnam's two-decade debacle.

Dirty Work

by Brown, Larry

The stories of two injured Vietnam veterans.

Heart of a Patriot

by Cleland, Max and Raines, Ben

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost his fiancée, too.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

by Marlantes, Karl

Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic Vietnam war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones' The Thin Red Line.

Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975

by Langguth, A. J.

This book brings out the American story regarding the Vietnam War, covering the important events from 1954 to 1975. Written from a journalistic point of view; it includes the happenings witnessed by the author, A. J.

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