Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the U.S.S. Houston, FDR’s Legendary Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors (Nov., $26) by James D. Hornfischer chronicles the untold story of one of WWII’s most celebrated warships. 75,000 first printing.
Jungle Rules: A True Story of Marine Justice in Vietnam (Oct., $24.95) by Charles W. Henderson follows in the tradition of the author’s bestselling Marine Sniper.
BOSTON MILLS PRESS
Aviation Century: War and Peace in the Air (Sept., $49.95) by Ron Dick, photos by Dan Patterson, charts the influence of aviation in conflicts since WWII.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954—1965 (Oct., $30) by Mark Moyar argues that the war might have been won had leaders acted on realistic and accurate intelligence.
Weapon (Oct., $40), edited by R.G. Grant, portrays the spectrum of weaponry from the stone axes of early warfare to today’s modern artillery.
Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy (Sept., $29.95) by Frederick Kagan details the disconnect between the Bush doctrine strategies and the military structures meant to achieve its goals.
Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57 (Oct., $25) by Michael Weisskopf traces 18 months in the lives of three soldiers and a journalist—Weisskopf—all patients in Ward 57, Walter Reed’s amputee wing.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
U.S. Air Force: A Complete History (Sept., $75) by Lt. Col. Dik A. Daso presents an illustrated chronology; published with the Air Force Historical Foundation.
Devil’s Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, at War in Iraq (Oct., $24.95) by John Bruning takes an intimate look at National Guardsmen at war.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace (Sept., $26.95) by Kim Olson, the top aide to Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, offers a firsthand account of what went wrong in Iraq.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s War Story (Jan., $23.95) by Cdr. Richard Jadick. The Iraq war’s most decorated doctor tells his story.
The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable (Oct., $27.50) by George Victor analyzes the nature and timing of the attack.
The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq (Feb., $25.95) by Martin van Creveld charts the evolution of war over the last century.
The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II (Sept., $29.95) by Col. Robert W. Black uses original documents and interviews with veterans to remember the volunteers of D-Day.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
Blood on German Snow: An African American Artilleryman in World War II and Beyond (Sept., $24.95) by Emiel W. Owens. The author recalls his journey from a segregated Texas town to the battlefields of Europe.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Don’t Give Up the Ship: Myths of the War of 1812 (Sept., $34.95) by Donald R. Hickey dispels many misconceptions about America’s second war with Great Britain.