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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win (New Edition)
Willink, Jocko
(Hardcover)

59% off list price of $27.99

An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to busines...


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
Takaki, Ronald
(Paperback)

58% off list price of $18.00

Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States - Native...


Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Vincent, Lynn
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $28.00

A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history.Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval m...


Columbine
Cullen, Dave
(Paperback)

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On April 20, 1999, two boys went to their high school with bombs and guns. Their goal was to leave "a lasting impression on the world." The horror they inflicted left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Now in this definitive account, Dave Cullen presents a compelling and utterly human ...


The Lessons of History
Durant, Will
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $15.00

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through hi...


Survival in Auschwitz
Levi, Primo
(Paperback)

46% off list price of $14.00

In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic ...


The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11, In Gander, Newfoundland
Defede, Jim
(Softcover)

42% off list price of $14.99

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community and surrounding towns were called upon to care for the thousands of distraught travelers. ...


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10
Luttrell, Marcus
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $17.00

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days la...


Collapse
Diamond, Jared, M.
(Paperback)

58% off list price of $18.00

Who hasn't gazed upon the abandoned temples of Angkor Wat or the jungle-choked cities of the Maya and wondered if the same fate could happen to us? In this riveting book, Jared Diamond explores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's great collapses, f...


Collapse
Diamond, Jared, M.
(Paperback)

79% off list price of $18.00

Who hasn't gazed upon the abandoned temples of Angkor Wat or the jungle-choked cities of the Maya and wondered if the same fate could happen to us? In this riveting book, Jared Diamond explores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's great collapses, f...


Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Baird, Julia
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $20.00

The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbre...


A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)
Caputo, Philip
(Paperback)

78% off list price of $20.00

In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever ...


A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)
Caputo, Philip
(Paperback)

90% off list price of $20.00

In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever ...


Lies My Teacher Told Me
Loewen, James W.
(Softcover)

55% off list price of $17.99

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing...


Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
Arendt, Hannah
(Softcover)

57% off list price of $15.00

Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s ...


Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor
Romesha, Clinton
(Paperback)

80% off list price of $17.00

n 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the U.S. military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving ...


Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Ambrose, Stephen E.
(Softcover)

52% off list price of $18.00

In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of ...


Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Putnam, Robert D.
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the Ame...


A Higher Call
Makos, Adam
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt...


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Revised Edition)
Grossman, Dave
(Paperback)

77% off list price of $16.99

The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis,...


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Revised Edition)
Grossman, Dave
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis,...


The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Preston, Douglas
(Paperback)

81% off list price of $15.99

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran int...


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Brown, Dee
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $18.00

Now in a special 30th anniversary edition comes the classic bestselling history "The New York Times" called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking. . . . Impossible to put down." Includes an incisive new Preface by the author. 56 illustrations.


Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Ambrose, Stephen E.
(Hardcover)

60% off list price of $27.00

A look at the men of E Company describes how they parachuted into France early D-Day morning, parachuted into Holland in the Arnhem campaign, and captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost.


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