Books about Tactics

  1. Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    by Eric L. Haney
    A first-hand account of the creation and operations of Delta Force, America's elite counterterrorist unit.

    Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, "The Unit." Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Winds of War

    by Herman Wouk
    The story of a family caught in the middle of World War II and their struggles to survive.

    Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation. , Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Art of War

    by Sun Tzu
    Ancient Chinese military treatise outlining strategies for success in battle.

    Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

    by Max Brooks
    A comprehensive guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse, from preparation to combat.

    The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you ... (Goodreads)

  5. Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

    by Max Hastings
    A comprehensive account of World War II, exploring the political, social, and military aspects of the conflict.

    Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military History,A, New York Times, Notable Book, From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Brothers in Arms

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A sci-fi war story that explores loyalty, faith and friendship in the face of danger.

    Shortly after rescuing thousands of prisoners of war from the Cetagandans, as detailed in the novella " Borders of Infinity ", Admiral Miles Naismith and his Dendarii mercenaries arrive on Earth, ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk

    by Al Ries
    A guide for marketing success, leveraging timeless principles and strategies.

    There are laws of nature, so why shouldn't there be laws of marketing? As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of, Positioning,—note, you can build ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. First Lord's Fury

    by Jim Butcher
    Epic fantasy adventure as an army of magical creatures and humans fight to save their kingdom.

    Returning from the ruined continent of Canea, Gaius Octavian, his girlfriend Kitai, the Canim warmaster Varg, and their legions find that most of the Aleran Empire has been destroyed or besieged by ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Crimson Campaign

    by Brian McClellan
    Epic fantasy tale of a band of unlikely heroes struggling to save their kingdom from a tyrannical enemy.

    Field Marshal Tamas has committed a brutal coup against Adro's monarchy and is now in open war with the Kez. Cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, he must lead his men through ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Conquest of Gaul

    by Gaius Julius Caesar
    A narrative of Julius Caesar's military campaigns in Gaul, chronicling his strategy and triumphs.
  11. Flag in Exile

    by David Weber
    Honor Harrington is exiled to a remote planet, where she must defend it against pirates and corrupt officials while navigating political intrigue.

    After the scandal caused by killing Pavel Young in a duel, Honor retreats to Grayson until things settle down on Manticore. She intends to oversee the development of her Steading, and overcome the ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Sharpe's Rifles

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A tale of heroism and courage in the Napoleonic Wars, as one man rises to become a legendary soldier.

    Sharpe's battalion, acting as rearguard to the British Army in its retreat to Corunna , are cut down by a squadron of French regular cavalry. Sharpe takes up Captain Murray's heavy cavalry sword ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    by Robert Harris
    A fictionalized account of the life of Cicero, a Roman lawyer and orator, during the tumultuous period of Julius Caesar's rise to power.

    Part One – Senator – 79–70 BC The book opens with Tiro , the secretary of Marcus Tullius Cicero and the book's narrator, looking back in time over the thirty-six years he was with his master. They ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Wedge's Gamble

    by Michael A. Stackpole
    Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron must infiltrate the Imperial stronghold of Coruscant to rescue prisoners and turn the tide of the war.

    Sleek, swift, and deadly, they are the X-wing fighters. And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

    by Chris Smith
    Comprehensive study of the history and combat tactics of Middle-earth.

    Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' ... (Goodreads)

  16. A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

    by Miyamoto Musashi
    A study of strategy and martial arts, exploring the secrets of success in life and battle.

    'When you attain the Way of strategy, there will not be one thing you cannot see.' - Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings Shortly before his death in 1645, the undefeated swordsman Miyamoto Musashi ... (Goodreads)

  17. The 33 Strategies of War

    by Robert Greene
    A military-inspired guide to developing strategies for success in business and life.

    Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war—and the subtle social game of everyday life—by the bestselling author of, The 48 Laws of Power, and, Mastery, Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, ... (Goodreads)

  18. Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager

    by Buzz Bissinger
    A detailed account of a three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, exploring the strategies and decisions of the Cardinals' manager Tony La Russa.

    Three Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball's quintessential form, the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival Chicago Cubs, we ... (Goodreads)

  19. March to War

    by Robert Kirkman
    A group of survivors navigate a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies, facing challenges and making tough decisions to stay alive.

    Rick. Ezekiel. Gregory. Negan. Each man holds the fate of their community in their hands... and WAR is on the horizon! This volume collects THE WALKING DEAD #109-114, the prelude to ALL OUT WAR-the ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

    by Shelby Foote
    Comprehensive chronicle of the American Civil War, from its beginnings to the battle of Perryville.

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, ... (Goodreads)

  21. Death of Kings

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A historical epic of betrayal, revenge, and redemption set during the war-torn Middle Ages.

    It is 899 AD. Alfred the Great is dying. Rivals for his throne are poised to tear his kingdom apart. Uhtred, a Saxon who has been raised by a Danish warlord, wants more than anything else to go and ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills

    by Charles Henderson
    The true story of Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper who served in the Vietnam War and achieved 93 confirmed kills.

    Tells the exciting true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War. He's silent, invisible. He lies in one position for days, barely twitching a muscle, able to ... (Goodreads)

  23. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the final year of World War II in Europe, focusing on the battles and events leading up to Germany's defeat.

    In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, ... (Goodreads)

  24. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

    by Antony Beevor
    A comprehensive account of the pivotal World War II battle and its lead-up.

    "Glorious, horrifying..., D-Day, is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."—,Time,Renowned historian Antony Beevor, author of, Stalingrad, and, The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Enemy At The Gates The Battle For Stalingrad Tie In Edition

    by William Craig
    An exploration of the decisive World War II battle between German and Russian forces.

    Stalingrad, the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, cost the lives of nearly two million men and women. It signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler; it foretold ... (Goodreads)

  26. Ender's Shadow

    by Orson Scott Card
    A boy competes in a battle school to save humanity from a deadly alien race.

    Welcome to Battleschool. Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn't hesitate to ... (Goodreads)

  27. Angles of Attack

    by Marko Kloos
    A military sci-fi novel about a soldier's journey through the ranks as humanity fights for survival against alien invaders.

    The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off ... (Goodreads)

  28. Weapons of Choice

    by John Birmingham
    A naval task force from 2021 is transported back to 1942, altering the course of World War II.

    On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific,, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . . , The impossible has spawned the ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Short Victorious War

    by David Weber
    A space battle to save a planet from a tyrannical regime.

    The People's Republic of Haven finds itself teetering at the edge of economic disaster. Unable to maintain its massive welfare state in the face of inflation and deficit and with opposition to the ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Treason's Harbour

    by Patrick O'Brian
    Adventure tale of a daring British naval officer and his mission to thwart a French spy.

    The Surprises wait at Malta while their ship is slowly repaired after their successful mission on the Ionian coast. Aubrey and Maturin meet Mrs Laura Fielding at music parties she holds. She is ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Beyond Exile

    by J.L. Bourne
    Survivors of a zombie apocalypse struggle to rebuild society and fend off new threats in a world overrun by the undead.

    The terrifying sequel to Day by Day Armageddon —for fans of The Walking Dead . "J.L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!" (Brad Thor) Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and ... (Goodreads)

  32. Ship of the Line

    by C.S. Forester
    Captain Horatio Hornblower commands a ship during the Napoleonic Wars, facing challenges and battles at sea.

    Hornblower has recently returned to England from the Pacific in the frigate HMS Lydia , having gained widespread fame (but no financial stability) as a result of sinking the superior ship Natividad ... (Wikipedia)

  33. To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War

    by Jeff Shaara
    A historical novel that follows the lives of American soldiers during World War I, from training to the trenches of France.

    The novel is based on the arrival of General John J. Pershing with American troops on the Western Front in 1917. Moving in a new direction from Shaara's previous novels, the book focuses not only on ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics

    by Jonathan Wilson
    A comprehensive history of football tactics, from the earliest formations to modern-day strategies.

    "An outstanding work ... the [soccer] book of the decade." -Sunday Business Post,, Inverting the Pyramid, is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo, exploring the strategies and tactics of the opposing armies.

    ‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’ Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is celebrated for his ability to bring history to life. Here, in his first work of non-fiction, ... (Goodreads)

  36. Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

    by Donald L. Miller
    A detailed account of the American bomber crews who fought in the air war against Nazi Germany during World War II.

    Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, Donald Miller takes readers ... (Goodreads)

  37. Shadow of the Hegemon

    by Orson Scott Card
    Political intrigue and military strategy in a world of post-apocalyptic chaos.

    In Shadow of the Hegemon , all of the Battle School graduates, except Ender , return to Earth in 2197 A.D., where Ender's brother Peter , using his online pseudonym, Locke, , arranges for Ender to be ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme

    by John Keegan
    A detailed analysis of three historical battles, exploring the experiences of soldiers and the impact of technology on warfare.

    The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the ... (Goodreads)

  39. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

    by Jocko Willink
    How to lead and win through the lessons learned by the U.S. Navy SEALs.

    The #1 New York Times bestseller "An incredible book... you teach guys and gals about leadership and you've helped not only military guys but families." - Megyn Kelly "You show in the book how to ... (Goodreads)

  40. Killer Instinct

    by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    A teenage girl with a talent for profiling becomes involved in solving a murder case. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes.

    Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Rise of the Horde

    by Christie Golden
    The origin story of the Horde in the Warcraft universe, detailing the events that led to their formation and rise to power.

    Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde , they waged a ... (Goodreads)

  42. Sharpe's Triumph

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A tale of heroism, as a British soldier risks his life to save a young woman from the French.

    Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 India, 1803. Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company ... (Goodreads)

  43. Sharpe's Revenge

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Richard Sharpe seeks revenge against a French colonel who killed his wife. Set during the Napoleonic Wars.

    In 1814, Richard Sharpe and his second wife, Jane , quarrel over Sharpe's imminent duel with Captain Bampfylde, resulting from the latter's cowardice in the previous novel,, Sharpe's Siege, . Just in ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Operation Hail Storm

    by Brett Arquette
    A former Navy SEAL leads a team to take down a notorious drug lord in a high-stakes operation. Fast-paced action and suspenseful plot twists.

    Marshall Hail was a husband, a father, a Physics Nobel prize winner and industrial billionaire. But when Hail's family was killed in a terrorist attack, he became a predator and redirected his vast ... (Goodreads)

  45. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

    by Jocko Willink
    A comprehensive guide to developing mental and physical discipline towards achieving success.

    In this expanded edition of the 2017 mega-bestseller, updated with brand new sections like DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, SUGAR COATED LIES and DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH WEAKNESS, readers will discover new ways ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. The First Heretic

    by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
    A story of betrayal, faith, and the corruption of ideals. Follow the fall of a loyalist Space Marine Legion to the worship of Chaos.

    Chastised by the Emperor, the Word Bearers set out on their own path - one that will eventually lead them to damnation and heresy... Distraught at the judgement of the Emperor, the Word Bearers cast ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the D-Day invasion and the ensuing Battle for Normandy, highlighting the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike.

    Max Hastings’s “exceptional” (,Kirkus Reviews, starred review) account of the famous World War II D-Day landings “[will] stand with that of the best journalists and writers who witnessed it” (,The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Perfect Shadow

    by Brent Weeks
    A novella that follows the life of Durzo Blint, a notorious assassin, and his apprentice, as they navigate a dangerous world of magic and politics.

    For the first time as an Orbit special edition, Brent Weeks's blockbuster novella, Perfect Shadow, tells the origin story of the Night Angel trilogy's most enigmatic character: Durzo Blint. Also ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Fortune's Pawn

    by Rachel Bach
    Devi Morris, a mercenary, takes a job on a cursed spaceship and discovers a dangerous conspiracy. Action-packed sci-fi adventure with a touch of romance.

    Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Pale Horseman

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A Saxon warrior's epic quest to reclaim his home and save his people from Viking invaders.

    876 – 878: Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg arrives at King Alfred of Wessex's court to proclaim the defeat of the forces of Danish chieftain and warrior Ubba Lothbrokson, as well as his killing of Ubba ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

    by Rick Atkinson
    A comprehensive and gripping account of the Allies' campaign in the Mediterranean during World War II.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Majestic... Atkinson's achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the whole with writing as powerful and elegant as ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. Xenos

    by Dan Abnett
    A soldier is sent to a planet under attack by an unknown enemy, where he must navigate a complex web of politics and war to uncover the truth.

    The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with complete ruthlessness. Inquisitor Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark ... (Goodreads)

  53. Echoes of Honor

    by David Weber
    Space opera featuring a daring captain on a quest to save her people from a ruthless enemy.

    As the story begins, Honor is apparently dead, her "execution" being broadcast on holo-disc. State funerals are held on both Grayson and Manticore and an empty coffin is buried in the Royal ... (Wikipedia)

  54. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

    by Max Brooks
    A graphic novel depicting documented zombie attacks throughout history, providing insight into how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

    Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it., From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They’ re coming. They’re hungry. Don’t ... (Goodreads)

  55. Ender in Exile

    by Orson Scott Card
    A story of redemption, as Ender Wiggin navigates a post-war universe and strives to save his people.

    One year after the Buggers ( Formics ) were defeated and the Battle School children have returned to Earth, Ender is still unable to return with them because there would be wars over which country ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Eagle's Conquest

    by Simon Scarrow
    Roman soldiers Cato and Macro fight to conquer Britain, facing fierce resistance from the native tribes.

    The book opens immediately after the events of, Under the Eagle, , with the troops relaxing and watching prisoners of war fight to the death in a makeshift arena., Optio, Cato is bequeathed an ... (Wikipedia)

  57. An Autumn War

    by Daniel Abraham
    The third book in the Long Price Quartet series, where war breaks out between two nations and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

    , ,, Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliantly original and engaging first novel, and in his second penned a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's, King Lear,. ... (Goodreads)

  58. Legion

    by Dan Abnett
    A genetically enhanced soldier fights to protect humanity from an alien threat, but at what cost? Action-packed and thought-provoking.

    Book seven in the New York Times bestselling series,A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. Chains of Command

    by Marko Kloos
    A military sci-fi novel about a soldier caught in the middle of a political conspiracy.

    The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens’ seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary ... (Barnes & Noble)

  60. Insignia

    by S.J. Kincaid
    A teenage gamer is recruited by the military to control drones in a war, but soon realizes the true cost of his actions.

    The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia , the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game . The planet's natural resources are almost ... (Goodreads)

  61. Prospero Burns

    by Dan Abnett
    A warrior's journey to uncover the truth about the Space Wolves and their enigmatic leader, exploring themes of identity and loyalty.

    Book fifteen in the New York Times bestselling series The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red, of the Thousand Sons Legion, has made a catastrophic mistake and endangered the safety of Terra. ... (Barnes & Noble)

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