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  • booksreddit.com:Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victor

    Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victor

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDSIn 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers conceived a plan that was both simple and complicated— Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? To deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose. Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 and the British naval intellige…


  • booksreddit.com:Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003

    Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II–Updated Through 2003

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    A death squad mercenary stops for lunch in El Salvador, 1980s. [700 × 1047]
    Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: “Far and away the best book on the topic.”—Noam Chomsky “A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.”— Choice “I enjoyed it immensely.”—Gore Vidal “The single most useful summary of CIA history.”—John Stockwell “Each chapter I rea…


  • booksreddit.com:Blindsided by the Taliban: A Journalist's Story of War

    Blindsided by the Taliban: A Journalist’s Story of War, Trauma, Love, and Loss

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    Reporter embedded with NATO troops in Afghanistan gets hit in the face with an RPG.
    I turn to see a rocket-propelled grenade screaming toward me. The ordnance strikes me in the side of the head, instantly blinding me in one eye and crushing the right side of my face. On September 9, 2010, while embedded with an Army unit and talking with locals in a small village in eastern Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile was struck in the face by a rocket-propelled grenade. Inexplicably, the grenade did not explode and Gentile survived, albeit with the right side of his face shattere…


  • booksreddit.com:Until the Sun Falls

    Until the Sun Falls

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    In the thirteenth century the Mongol hordes swept out of Mongolia to over-run half the world. This novel follows Psin, a Mongol general, through the military campaigns in Russia and Europe, among his own family and in his own heart.


  • booksreddit.com:Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (American Empire Project)

    Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (American Empire Project)

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    r/tinder +16k shitshow. “My grandfather was in Nam. Mind if we keep up the tradition” For whites who are complicit in massacres, agent orange, mass rape against Asian people, it is now a funny socially acceptable pickup line to be used on Asian women.
    Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by “a few bad apples.” But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was p…


  • booksreddit.com:Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team

    Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team

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    Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience. With breathtaking immediacy, he describes the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and his frank assessment of those missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement.


  • booksreddit.com:Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

    Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

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    The national bestseller!At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the great…


  • booksreddit.com:65 Years of Secrecy

    65 Years of Secrecy

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    Sworn to secrecy for 65 years, the life of a WWII OSS agent can finally be told. John Cardinalli has written this book as if entertaining you with a tall tale over dinner but, this is not fiction, it’s a fascinating real life account of the secret agents and spies of WWII.


  • booksreddit.com:Until the Sun Falls

    Until the Sun Falls

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    In the thirteenth century the Mongol hordes swept out of Mongolia to over-run half the world. This novel follows Psin, a Mongol general, through the military campaigns in Russia and Europe, among his own family and in his own heart.


  • booksreddit.com:WAR

    WAR

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    In WAR, Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat–the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His 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 fa…


  • booksreddit.com:The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    978

    In Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, an American soldier indiscriminately guns down Vietnamese civilians from the helicopter. Did this kind of blatant killing of civilians happen in the war? Was this scene accurate?
    In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents.The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn’t prove or didn’t investigate. The archive has lette… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    978

    In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents.The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn’t prove or didn’t investigate. The archive has lette…


  • booksreddit.com:Q

    Q

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    Friday Free-for-All | June 27, 2014
    In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as “Q.” In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Racing the Enemy: Stalin

    Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

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    What widely held historical ideas are in the process of being overturned?
    With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story–the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan–Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Ass Goblins of Auschwitz

    Ass Goblins of Auschwitz

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    AS SEEN ON COMEDY CENTRAL’S @MIDNIGHT!  It’s Monty Python meets Nazi exploitation in a surreal nightmare as can only be imagined by Bizarro author Cameron Pierce. In a land where black snow falls in the shape of swastikas, there exists a nightmarish prison camp known as Auschwitz. It is run by a fascist, flatulent race of aliens called the Ass Goblins, who travel in apple-shaped spaceships to abduct children from the neighboring world of Kidland. Prisoners 999 and 1001 are co…


  • booksreddit.com:Inferno: The World at War

    Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

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    Why is WWII history so fascinating?
    Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military HistoryA New York Times Notable BookFrom one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.  For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—o… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Inferno: The World at War

    Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

    804

    Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military HistoryA New York Times Notable BookFrom one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.  For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—o…


  • booksreddit.com:A Viakov's Tale

    A Viakov’s Tale

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    Among the Viakov, the black bearfolk of Nith, a height of less than seven feet means you’re a runt. If that wasn’t bad enough, Abnayrn can’t find a single trade that he’s decent in either. Needless to say, he’s having a difficult time passing into adulthood. But the arrival of Master Toothless changes everything when he is chosen to be the famous bard’s assistant. That week, Abnayrn learns that the simple life he has always longed for is a facade. Unhinged, the young bearfolk chooses to leave…


  • booksreddit.com:Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II's Fighting PBYs

    Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II’s Fighting PBYs

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    The Naked Gunner, Rabaul, 1944 [1000×1051]
    The colorful, humorous, and sometimes miraculous story of the U.S. Navy’s ugly-duckling seaplane the Catalina Patrol Bomber, in the words of those who flew her. more about book…