Military History Picks for Operation Paperback

One of the common requests from troops and veterans via Operation Paperback is books on military history.  

We've curated a list of great options and will continue to update as new books come out.

In the Notes section of your order, just include "For Operation Paperback - Do Not Ship."

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400075393
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Published: Vintage - February 27th, 2007

Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127907
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Published: Grove Press - April 3rd, 2018

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History

Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction.

The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985030
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invas ion to September 10, 2001 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143034667
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2004

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

“The CIA itself would be hard put to beat his grasp of global events . . . Deeply satisfying.” —The New York Review of Books

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451677614
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 12th, 2012

The definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes's Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the sociopolitical realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.

The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316381673
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 21st, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.

12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501178511
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Published: Scribner - December 19th, 2017

Now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere!

“A thrilling action ride of a book” (The New York Times Book Review)—the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.

Previously published as Horse Soldiers

On Desperate Ground: The Epic Story of Chosin Reservoir--the Greatest Battle of the Korean War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101971215
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Published: Anchor - October 29th, 2019

"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep."—Washington Post