...it's all about the soldier

Suggested books

One of the most important means by which you can intelligently discuss and argue effectively, is to supply yourself with intellectual ammo. To help transform your brain from a pop-gun to an M-1 tank, these books will help you get started in solidifying your understanding of terrorism and the role of the US and the west.

Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

cover of Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemyauthor: Ilario Pantano
Malcolm McConnell
asin: 1416524274
binding: Paperback
list price: $14.00 USD
amazon price: $11.20 USD


On a raid in the Sunni hotbed of the Al Anbar province during the most violent and chaotic phase of the war on terror, Lieutenant Ilario Pantano shot and killed two Iraqi insurgents. Months later, one of his own men disputed Pantano's self-defense claim in the Al Anbar shootings. Pantano was relieved of his command and charged with premeditated murder, a crime punishable by death.

Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam

cover of Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islamauthor: Mark Bowden
asin: 0802143032
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $10.20 USD


From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting, definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America’s first battle with militant Islam. On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took fifty-two Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days.

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

cover of While They're At War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefrontauthor: Kristin Henderson
asin: 0618773452
binding: Paperback
list price: $13.95 USD
amazon price: $11.16 USD


An all-volunteer military means that the vast majority of 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. As a military wife and journalist who has reported from Iraq, Henderson has the empathy and expertise to illuminate the unseen aspects of this critical American story. "While They're at War" centers on two very different women, Marissa Boots and Beth Pratt, as both experience intense indoctrination into life alone at Fort Bragg, South Carolina, while their husbands are fighting in Iraq.

Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide Fifth Edition (Jane's Recognition Guides)

cover of Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide Fifth Edition (Jane's Recognition Guides)author: Michael J. Gething
Gunter Endres
asin: 0061346195
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $16.47 USD


The essential guide to the world's aircraft

  • Over 500 color photographs
  • Civilian and military aircraft
  • Technical data
  • Recognition silhouettes
  • Aircraft markings identification guide

Jane's Guns Recognition Guide 4e (Jane's Guns Recognition Guide)

cover of Jane's Guns Recognition Guide 4e (Jane's Guns Recognition Guide)author: Terry J. Gander
Ian Hogg
asin: 0007183283
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $16.47 USD


Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, Jane's Guns Recognition has sold over 65,000 copies worldwide and this edition ensures it remains the international best-selling firearms handbook. This book does exactly what it says on the cover! This is the most comprehensive guide to identifying guns, for anyone who is likely to come into contact with any firearm that is in use today, covering modern service weapons to older guns still found today.

Jane's All World Aircraft -2005-06 (Jane's All the World's Aircraft) (Jane's All the World's Aircraft)

cover of Jane's All World Aircraft -2005-06 (Jane's All the World's Aircraft) (Jane's All the World's Aircraft)asin: 0710626843
binding: Hardcover
list price: $725.00 USD
amazon price: $725.00


Jane's Fighting Ships, 2005-06 (Jane's Fighting Ships)

cover of Jane's Fighting Ships, 2005-06 (Jane's Fighting Ships)asin: 0710626924
binding: Hardcover
list price: $725.00 USD
amazon price: $725.00 USD


Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Jane's Recognition Guides)

cover of Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Jane's Recognition Guides)author: Christopher F. Foss
asin: 0007183267
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $18.21 USD


Jane's Air Superiority Collection

cover of Jane's Air Superiority Collectionasin: B00004U1P8
binding: CD-ROM

Jane's Warship Recognition Guide 4e (Jane's Recognition Guides)

cover of Jane's Warship Recognition Guide 4e (Jane's Recognition Guides)author: Anthony J. Watts
asin: 0060849924
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $18.21 USD


The essential guide to the world's warships

  • Full-color photographs
  • Completely up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on all types of warships
  • Technical data
  • Key recognition features
  • Detailed line drawings

Jane's Special Forces Recognition Guide

cover of Jane's Special Forces Recognition Guideauthor: Ewen Southby-Tailyour
asin: 0007183291
binding: Paperback
list price: $24.95 USD
amazon price: $18.21 USD


The Art of War by Sun Tzu - Special Edition

cover of The Art of War by Sun Tzu - Special Editionauthor: Sun Tzu
asin: 0976072696
binding: Paperback
list price: $19.95 USD
amazon price: $13.57 USD


This Special Edition of The Art of War by Sun Tzu presents this timeless classic in two forms: Section I contains the complete thirteen chapters of Sun Tzu's masterpiece in Chinese together with the English translation of Lionel Giles without notes or commentary. This presentation avoids the objection that commentary tends to clutter and obscure the clarity of thought of the ancient military genius. Section II contains the complete translation by Lionel Giles including his extensive introduction and the fully annotated text with explanatory notes and critical commentary.

The Prince

cover of The Princeauthor: Niccolo Machiavelli
asin: 0937832383
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.95 USD
amazon price: $14.65 USD


When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than NiccolA? Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book.

Infidel

cover of Infidelasin: 1428156585
binding: Audio CD
list price: $39.99 USD
amazon price: $26.39 USD


USAF

cover of USAFasin: B00001IVB6
binding: CD-ROM

Jane's Combat Simulations continues their tradition of highly detailed air combat simulators with USAF--United States Air Force.