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Day 3: Military History Books

These books pay tribute to the soldiers who risked their lives–and shed light on battles both lost and won.

Today, save big on books about famous battles – and the men and women who risked their lives to defended their countries. From the Civil War to Vietnam, stock up on these must-read military history books by journalists, servicemen, and award-winning authors.

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Buy We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young at Amazon

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

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Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable.

Deal Price: $2.99

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

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Buy Westmoreland at Amazon

Westmoreland

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In this definitive portrait, Lewis Sorley makes a plausible case that the war could have been won were it not for Westmoreland. The tragedy of William Westmoreland carries lessons not just for Vietnam, but for the future of American leadership.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy Invasion Diary at Amazon

Invasion Diary

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An invaluable eyewitness account of two of the most crucial campaigns of World War II and a stirring tribute to the soldiers, pilots, surgeons, nurses, and ambulance drivers whose skill and courage carried the Allies to victory, Invasion Diary is a classic of war reportage and “required reading for all who want to know how armies fight” (Library Journal).

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spies at Amazon

Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spies

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An in-depth illustration of shifting Civil War alliances and strategies and of Great Britain’s behind-the-scenes role in America’s War Between the States.

Deal Price: $2.99

Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spies

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Buy Friendly Fire at Amazon

Friendly Fire

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In a riveting narrative that moves from the American heartland to the jungles of Vietnam to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War march in Washington, DC, to an interview with fallen solider Michael Mullen’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, author C. D. B. Bryan brings to life with brilliant clarity a military mission gone horrifically wrong, a patriotic family’s explosive confrontation with their government, and the tragedy of a nation at war with itself.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy The Wages of War at Amazon

The Wages of War

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A disturbing chronicle of the US government’s mistreatment of American soldiers and veterans throughout history, with a new introduction by Charles Sheehan-Miles.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea at Amazon

Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea

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In this follow-up to his enormously successful Marine Tank Battles in the Pacific, Oscar Gilbert presents an equally exhaustive and detailed account of the little-known Marine tank engagements in Korea, supported by forty-eight photographs, eight original maps, and dozens of survivor interviews.

Deal Price: $2.99

Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea

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Buy The Fires of Babylon at Amazon

The Fires of Babylon

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A riveting true story of tank warfare in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm under the command of Captain H. R. McMaster. Based on hours of interviews and archival research by renowned author Mike Guardia, this minute-by-minute account of the US breakthrough reveals an intimate, no-holds-barred account of modern warfare.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy From a Dark Sky at Amazon

From a Dark Sky

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A fascinating history of the most secretive and unsung branch of the US military’s Special Forces, from World War II through Desert Storm.

Deal Price: $2.99

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Published on 05 Dec 2017

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