Military Books

Many of our customers enjoy reading books to learn more about military operations and equipment, so we’ll be featuring a list of some ‘must read’ military-oriented books here each month. If some of your favorites aren’t on the list, please use the Contact Us form to send us your suggestions!

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War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World – This fascinating book examines the relationship between new technology and warfare. The book looks at battles such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the attack on Pearl Harbor, examining how technology (combined with the proper organizational structures) changes the nature of battle.
How to Make War (Fourth Edition): A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare in the Twenty-first Century – This insightful book provides a thoughtful explanation of how modern warfare actually works. The latest edition of this classic book not only covers all of the elements of traditional warfare (including weapons, armed forces, and tactics), but also includes new topics such as cyberwar and terrorism. This comprehensive book features excellent writing and provocative insights into modern warfare.
Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest – This gripping book by historian Stephan Ambrose presents the story of Easy Company, starting with their basic training, moving on to their assault at Utah Beach ion D-Day, and then on to the Battle of the Bulge, and beyond.
‘Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War’ by Mark Bowden – This book by journalist Mark Bowden provides a detailed and fascinating look at the ill-fated Special Forces action in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. A mission that was planned to take less than an hour turned into a 16 hour ordeal when a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled greande. It is a fascinating look at that battle, as well as an illuminating look at modern urban combat.
‘A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II’ – This book by Cornelius Ryan provides a fascinating and definitive accounting of Operation Market Garden, the Allies’ ambitious and overreaching plan to open a path into the heart of Germany. The plan intended to put an early end to the fighting, but proved to be a disaster for the Allies.
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day – This book by Cornelius Ryan tells the story of the Allied Invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. This book provides a riveting account of the battle, presenting the experiences of both Allied and Axis forces throughout the battle.