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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Books and Movies

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Must Read Books

Armchair General

Now is the perfect time to buy some must-read books for the upcoming holidays. Whether you are shopping for yourself or a loved one, this list provided by Jerry Morelock of Armchair General magazine should provide a nice sample of highly recommended books for readers of military history [list taken from p. 78, Jan 2011 issue of Armchair General]. You can see an additional guide for games, movies, and stocking stuffers here.

  • The War After Armageddon: A Novel by Ralph Peters
  • George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps by Barnet Schecter
  • Inside the Nazi War Machine: How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler’s Blitzkrieg Upon the World by Bevin Alexander
  • David Petraeus: A Biography by Bradley T. Gericke
  • Notes of a Russian Sniper by Vassili Zaitsev

  • Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947 by Thomas Goodrich
  • Swedes at War: Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945 by Lars Gyllenhaal and Lennart Westberg, translated by Carl Gustav Finstrom
  • Erich von Manstein: Hitler’s Master Strategist by Benoît Lemay
  • No Need to Die: American Flyers in RAF Bomber Command by Gordon Thorburn
  • American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann by Mike Guardia

  • Admiral “Bull” Halsey: The Life and Wars of the Navy’s Most Controversial Commander by John Wukovits
  • Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven
  • Montgomery: Lessons in Leadership From the Soldier’s General by Trevor Royle
  • Guests of the Emperor: The Secret History of Japan’s Mukden POW Camp by Linda Goetz Holmes
  • World at War: Revelation by Mark H. Walker [$14.95]

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