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Books Currently Available

Approach to Final Victory: America’s Rainbow Division in the Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. By Robert Thompson. Westholme, 2023. This text chronicles the efforts of the Rainbow Division during the final battles of Saint Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne offensives in World War I.

Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence. By Shirley L. Green. Westholme, 2023. From joining the Second Rhode Island Regiment in 1777, this text follows the personal journey of the Frank brothers as they fight in the Revolutionary War due to George Washington’s authorization to allow former slaves to serve in the military.

Clearing the Way: U.S. Army Engineers in World War II. By Chris Mcnab. Casemate, 2023. Utilizing primary sources, including manuals and reports, this text aims to provide insight to the work of U.S. Army Engineers during World War II.

Under the Double Eagle: Citizen Employees of the U.S. Army on the Texas Frontier, 1846-1899. By Thomas T. Smith. Texas State Historical Association, 2023. This text provides a look into over 1,721 civilian employees of the U.S. Army in Texas during the 19th century.

Tecumseh’s War: The Epic Conflict for the Heart of America. By Donald R. Hickey. Westholme, 2023. Studying the conflict between the tribes of the Northwest Territories and the new American nation, this text analyzes the events that followed the intensity of the border conflicts of the 1790s.

The Road to Ticonderoga: The Campaign of 1758 in the Champlain Valley. By Michael G. Laramie. Westholme, 2023. This text examines the campaign to capture Fort Carillon on the Ticonderoga Peninsula in 1758 in the largest battle of the French and Indian War.

Peace, War and Partnership: Congress and the Military since World War II. Edited by William A. Taylor. Texas A&M University Press, 2023. An analysis of the ever evolving relationship between Congress and the Military. Peace, War and Partnership focuses on current issues such as military service, proliferation, foreign intervention, national security, joint operations, diplomacy, alliances, mobilization, post-conflict resolution, citizenship, and military innovation.

The Gunner and The Grunt: Two Boston Boys in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division Airmobile. By Michael L. Kelley and Peter Burbank. Casemate, 2023. A detailed look at two soldiers who participated in the same battles in Vietnam, from their first combat missions to the Search and Destroy operations in Cambodia.

Pacific Fortress: A history of the Seacoast Defenses of Hawaii. By Glen M. Williford. Redoubt Press, 2023. A revealing account of the U.S. Army’s coastal defenses of Oahu, Hawaii, spanning the Interwar Period, World War II and expanding throughout the Cold War. 

Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine. By Carole Adrienne. Pegasus Books, 2022. This narrative follows the development of healthcare for both soldiers and the civilians that worked with the Union. Innovation and resilience meets scientific and medicinal advancement.

Dreams of Victory: General P.G.T. Beauregard in the Civil War. By Sean Michael Chick. Savas Beatie, 2022. A popular leader by his soldiers and reviled by Jefferson Davis and politicians, this general faced a division between positive and negative reflection upon his actions.

Extraordinary Valor: The Fight for Charlie Hill in Vietnam. By William Reeder, Jr. Lyons Press, 2022. The account of a South Vietnamese airborne battalion and the American paratroop advisers that fought a gruesome and bloody battle together.

Small but Important Riots: The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. By Robert F. O’Neill. Potomac Books, 2023. Analyzing these three critical cavalry battles, this deep research provides new insights into these engagements.

Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man. By Col. Jesse L. Johnson with Alex Holstein. Lyons Press, 2022. The story of Colonel Jesse L. Johnson, one of the most decorated living American veterans. This historical journey spans forty years of conflict from Vietnam to Iraq.

Brothers in Liberty: The Forgotten Story of the Free Black Haitians Who Fought for American Independence. By Phillip Tucker. Stackpole Books, 2023. Recounting the largely ignored history of the free Blacks and mulattoes of Saint-Domingue, this text aims to envision their contribution to American Independence against the British in the October 1779 battle for Savannah.

No Greater Love: The Story of Michael Crescenz, Philadelphia’s only Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. By John A. Siegfried and Kevin Ferris. Casemate, 2022. The story of a Private First Class of the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, awarded the Medal of Honor for a gallant charge in the Vietnam War, saving the lives of his fellow soldiers.

Blood is thicker than War: Brothers and Sisters on the Front Lines. By Martin King with Michael Collins. Knox Press, 2022. A story of love, hate, jealousy and revenge during the First World War of a family in turmoil, a total of ten sons who were sent overseas to fight against the Central Powers.

Arming America Through the Centuries: War, Business and Building a National Security State. By Benjamin Franklin Cooling. University of Tennessee, 2022. Examining the origins and development of the Military-Industrial-Complex over the course of American history.

The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. By Michael E. Block. Savas Beatie, 2022. Experience a detailed accounting of the battle, detailing the intelligence and tactical work which made for an intense engagement.

Death and Life in the Big Red One: A soldier’s World War II Journey from North Africa to Germany. By Joseph P. Olexa and edited by James R. Smither. University of North Texas, 2023. The personal story of Joe Olexa, serving in Company L of the 26th Infantry Regiment in the famed Big Red One.

Smashing Hitler’s Guns: The Rangers at Point-Du-Hoc, D-Day, 1944. By Steven J. Zaloga. Osprey, 2022. This text seeks to be the definitive history of the Rangers on D-Day, examining the what and why of what occurred during that fateful liberation.

Riders In The Storm: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Black Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War. By John D. Warner Jr. Stackpole, 2022. This book uncovers the story of the African American cavalrymen of the 5th Massachusetts during the tumultuous Civil War. It details their trials and tribulations serving the U.S. Army.

For the Boys: The War Story of a Combat Nurse in Patton’s Third Army. By NCR Davis. Casemate, 2023. This book tells the story of a combat nurse in Patton’s Third Army, naturally. 

Good Medicine, Hard Times: Memoir of a Combat Physician in Iraq. By Edward P. Horvath, MD. The Ohio State University Press, 2022. A moving memoir of a senior-ranking combat physician serving in the Iraq War.

Immigrant Warrior: A Challenging Life in War and Peace. By Henrik O. Lunde. Casemate, 2023. A detailed memoir providing a unique look into a highly decorated soldier who served three tours in Vietnam and beyond. 

The Greatest Military Mission Stories Ever Told. Edited by Tom McCarthy. Lyons Press, 2023. A collection of stories that capture the essence of military bravery, courage and discipline in the face of overwhelming danger.

The Confederate Military Forces, in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1861-1865: A Study in Command. By William Royston Geise and edited by Michael J. Forsyth. Savas Beatie, 2022. Studying this remote department and analyzing the failure to function efficiently, this text attempts to explain why the war unfolded the way it did in this region.

Six Miles from Charleston, Five Minutes to Hell: The Battle of Secessionville, June 16, 1862. By James A. Morgan. Savas Beatie, 2022. An examination of the James Island Campaign and its aftermath. 

Thirteen Months in Dixie, or, the Adventures of a Federal Prisoner in Texas. By W.F. Oscar Federhen. Savas Beatie, 2022. Oscar Federhen’s tale of bravery, heroism, captivity and hardship while serving in the 13th Independent Battery of the Massachusetts Light Artillery during the Civil War.

The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi, May 14, 1863. By Chris Mackowski. Savas Beatie, 2022. A rich accounting of campaign literature and the second book in the Battles and Leaders Series, this text examines the important Battle of Jackson, Mississippi.

Yours Affectionately, Osgood: Colonel Osgood Vose Tracy’s Letters Home from the Civil War, 1862-1865. Edited by Sarah Tracy Burrows and Ryan W. Keating. Kent State University Press, 2022. Utilizing a collection of letters from Osgood Vose Tracy of the 122nd New York Infantry, this narrative follows the historical context of this soldier amidst the Civil War.

The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle for Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. By Michael E. Block. Savas Beatie, 2022. Part of the “Emerging Civil War Series,” this volume chronicles the battle of Cedar Mountain.

Cedar Mountain to Antietam: A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July-September 1862. By M. Chris Bryan. Savas Beatie, 2022. A blending of unit history, leadership and character assessments of the XII Corps’.