8 Military History Books Every History Buff Should Have on Their Bookshelf

Examine the world's most influential battles from all angles.

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Buy Thermopylae at Amazon

Thermopylae

By Ernle Bradford

Buy The Battle of Jutland at Amazon

The Battle of Jutland

By Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell

Buy The Defence and Fall of Greece, 1940–41 at Amazon

The Defence and Fall of Greece, 1940–41

By John Carr

Buy Armies of the Napoleonic Wars at Amazon

Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Buy 1776 at Amazon

1776

By David McCullough

Buy Black Hawk Down at Amazon

Black Hawk Down

By Mark Bowden

Buy Flyboys at Amazon

Flyboys

By James Bradley

Buy The Splendid and the Vile at Amazon

The Splendid and the Vile

By Erik Larson