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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn—Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hal Moore: A Soldier Once... And Always (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusader: General Donn Starry and the Army of His Times (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hal Moore: A Life in Pictures (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomcat Fury: A Combat History of the F-14 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Armor in the Pacific (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings of Fire: A Combat History of the F-15 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foxbat Tales: The MiG-25 in Combat (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Air War on the Eastern Front (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Days of Fury: Ghost Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skybreak: The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert Storm (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Forward: The Forgotten Wars of General Paul F. Gorman (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arracourt 1944: Triumph of American Armor (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

It's Snowing in Hawaii (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World War II Night Before Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Air Vanguard Books

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Duel Books

M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III: Kasserine Pass 1943 (By:Gordon L. Rottman) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Constitution vs Guerriere: Frigates during the War of 1812 (By:Mark Lardas,,Peter Bull) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 (By:Peter Dennis,Mark Lardas,Peter Bull) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779 (By:Mark Lardas) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Frigate vs French Frigate: 1793–1814 (By:Peter Dennis,Mark Lardas) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th–11th centuries (By:Angus Konstam) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bradley vs BMP: Desert Storm 1991 (With: Johnny Shumate) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit: The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes (By:Mark Lardas,Paul Wright) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon: 1550–1605 (By:,Mark Lardas) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
German Heavy Cruisers vs Royal Navy Heavy Cruisers: 1939–42 (By:Mark Lardas) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
B-25 Mitchell vs Japanese Destroyer: Battle of the Bismarck Sea 1943 (By:,Mark Lardas) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
US Destroyers vs German U-Boats (By:Mark Lardas) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunderland vs U-boat (By:,Mark Lardas) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Osprey New Vanguard Books

Panzerkampfwagen IV Medium Tank 1936–45 (By:David E. Smith,Bryan Perrett) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
German Light Panzers 1932–42 (By:Bryan Perrett) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Churchill Infantry Tank 1941–51 (By:Bryan Perrett) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45 (By:David Fletcher) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939–45 (By:David Fletcher) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Challenger Main Battle Tank 1982–97 (By:Peter Sarson,Simon Dunstan) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
German Armoured Cars and Reconnaissance Half-Tracks 1939–45 (By:Bryan Perrett) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sturmartillerie & Panzerjäger 1939–45 (By:Bryan Perrett,Mike Chappell) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Civil War Artillery 1861–65 : Field Artillery (By:Philip R.N. Katcher) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confederate Ironclad 1861–65 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (By:Angus Konstam) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861–65 (By:Angus Konstam) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Union River Ironclad 1861–65 (By:Angus Konstam) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renaissance War Galley 1470–1590 (By:Angus Konstam) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confederate Raider 1861–65 (By:Angus Konstam) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Centurion Universal Tank 1943–2003 (By:Peter Sarson,Simon Dunstan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate Ship 1660–1730 (By:Angus Konstam) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45 (By:Angus Konstam) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826 (By:Tony Bryan,Mark Lardas) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965–2003 (By:Simon Dunstan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Battleships 1939–45 : Nelson and King George V Classes (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam,Paul Wright) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Battlecruisers 1939–45 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armored Units of the Russian Civil War: White and Allied (By:David Bullock) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confederate Blockade Runner 1861–65 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanish Galleon 1530–1690 (By:Angus Konstam) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Mark I Tank 1916 (By:David Fletcher) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004 (By:Mark Lardas) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861–65 (By:Angus Konstam) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Universal Carrier 1936–48 (By:David Fletcher) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landing Ship, Tank1942-2002 (By:Gordon L. Rottman) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942–50 (By:David Fletcher) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armored Units of the Russian Civil War: Red Army (By:David Bullock) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimming Shermans (By:David Fletcher) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Aircraft Carriers 1939–45 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stryker Combat Vehicles (By:Gordon L. Rottman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962-75 (By:Gordon L. Rottman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Mark IV Tank (By:David Fletcher) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower (By:David Fletcher) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherman Crab Flail Tank (By:David Fletcher) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherman Firefly (By:David Fletcher) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tudor Warships (By:Angus Konstam) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Light and Medium Frigates 1794–1836 (By:Tony Bryan,Mark Lardas) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
US Patrol Torpedo Boats: World War II (By:Tony Bryan,Gordon L. Rottman,Peter Bull) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy (By:Tony Bryan,Mark Lardas) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Battleships 1939–45 : Queen Elizabeth and Royal Sovereign Classes (By:Angus Konstam,Paul Wright) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support (By:Gordon L. Rottman,Peter Bull) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652–74 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vietnam Gun Trucks (By:Gordon L. Rottman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark V Tank (By:David Fletcher) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yangtze River Gunboats 1900–49 (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Light Cruisers 1939–45 (By:Angus Konstam) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Heavy Cruisers 1939–45 (By:Angus Konstam,Paul Wright) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815 (By:Mark Lardas) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car (By:David Fletcher) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Battleships 1914–18 : The Early Dreadnoughts (By:Angus Konstam) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medium Mark A Whippet (By:David Fletcher) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Light Tanks 1927–45 (By:David Fletcher) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers (By:Mark Lardas) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nile River Gunboats 1882–1918 (By:Peter Dennis,Angus Konstam) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Destroyers 1939–45: Pre-war Classes (By:Tony Bryan,Angus Konstam,Paul Wright) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45: Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson classes (By:Johnny Shumate,Mark Lardas) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South American Battleships 1908–59: Brazil, Argentina, and Chile's great dreadnought race (By:,Johnny Shumate,Mark Lardas) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Russian Battleships and Cruisers of the Russo-Japanese War (By:Mark Lardas,Paul Wright) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
US Navy Destroyer Escorts of World War II (By:,Mark Lardas) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Battleships 1890–1905: Victoria's Steel Battlefleet and the Road to Dreadnought (By:Angus Konstam,Paul Wright) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mike Guardia is an internationally recognized military historian and author that is best known for “Combat Diaries.”

The man served for half a dozen years as an Armor Officer in the United States. He first made his name with the publishing of “American Guerilla” in 2010 and has since then become one of the most popular authors in the military history genre.
However, Mike Guardia is best known for the novel “Hal Moore” the widely acclaimed work of fiction, which follows the life and times of Lieutenant Harold G. Moore.

One of the most celebrated generals of his time, his exploits on the battlefield and particularly his leadership skills were immortalized in the Mel Gibson starring film “We Were Soldiers.”
Earlier on, Guardia went to the University of Houston, where he graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in American History.

Over the years, Mike Guardia has been nominated for several awards including being named Military Writers Society of America Author of the Year Award in 2021 and a Distinguished Book Award from the Army Historical Foundation.

As a speaker, he is the host of “Hal Moore” the lecture series, which he makes available for presentations to civic organizations, businesses, and schools across the globe. In 2022, he was a featured historian in the first Season of “I Was There” on the History Channel.
Mike Guardia has also made appearances in other media including the Military Network Radio, National Public Radio, Armada International, and Frontlines of Freedom. Mike has also presented at the George HW Bush Presidential Library, the International Spy Museum, and US Special Operations Command.

His writings have been featured and reviewed in several prestigious publications. Some of these publications include Soldier Magazine UK, the Washington Times, DefenceWeb South Africa, Military Review, Vietnam Magazine, and Armchair General.

“American Guerilla” by Mike Guardia is the story of one of the most decorated American generals in Douglas MacArthur.

When he uttered the words “I shall return” he sealed the fate of the brave forces of the US Army in Bataan. But Russell Volckmann a young army captain refused to surrender besides being a very young captain.

He had disappeared into the jungle where he managed to convince 22,000 Filipino men to fight. For about three years he was the leader of a guerilla army that fought the Japanese and took out more than 50,000 soldiers.

During this time he reestablished contact with MacArthur then headquartered in Australia and helped them loathe key enemy positions. When Japanese General Yamashita ultimately asked to surrender he made his initial overtures to Volckmann rather than to MacArthur.
The work shows how Volckman’s leadership was very critical in determining the war of the allies in the Phillippines. His exceptional ability to understand the potential and reality of guerilla warfare would result in a campaign that crippled Japanese forces.
This is what made an allied invasion possible as without Voolckmnann’s intervention the Americans may have had to go in blind without any information in a campaign that would have no doubt cost a lot of material and lives.
The work also establishes the brilliant commander as the father of modern Special Forces of the Army and modern counterinsurgency doctrines.

Mike Guardia’s “Hal Moore,” tells the story of a man who could claim to have been one of the most acclaimed combat leaders of the United States over the past five decades. He would be immortalized in “We Were Soldiers” the movie that starred Mel Gibson and showcased his leadership skills.

This work tries to bring to light the full story of the greatest military heroes in America in a first-ever illustrated biography. Hal went to West Point and graduated in 1945. His first combat involvements were in the Korean War where he fought at Pork Chop Hill, T-Bone, and Old Baldy battles.

When the Vietnam War broke out he was made commander of the 7th Cavalry 1st Battalion which fought the first fully-fledged battle between the North Vietnamese regulars and the United States.

Outnumbered by a huge margin and nearly overrun, Moore led his troops from the front and even though he lost nearly eighty men he took out more than a thousand of the Vietnamese before the Communists withdrew.

It was at the battle of Ia Drang that he was the first to deliver troops to the battlefield using helicopters, birthing the concept of air-mobile infantry. This would then become part and parcel of American operations for the rest of the war.

Following his Vietnam Tour, he would become commander of the 7th Infantry Division based in South Korea. He would ultimately oversee the Army’s transition from conscription to an all-volunteer force as the head of the California-based Army Traning Center.

“The Fires of Babylon” is a riveting account of tank warfare as it happened during Operation Desert Storm. During the 1980s, both the USSR and the United States had developed new battle tanks but never had the chance to test them out in real-life combat.
Since the end of the Cold War, the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein offered the best chance for the Soviets to pit their T-72 against the American M1A1 tank.

Charging into the deserts of the Middle East to face Saddam of Iraq was Captain HR McMaster the commander of the US Army’s 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment special Eagle Troop. He is the same man that would later on become a Trump-era National Security Advisor.
In 1991 Eagle Troop which he commanded was the spearhead of the American advance into Iraq. A few days after advancing into Iraq, Eagle Troop had to face the elite Republican Guard known as the Tawakalna Brigade.

Given the ferocity and huge numbers of the elite Guard the 12 American tanks could never beat them and in fact, should have been destroyed. But in less than thirty minutes, the American tanks of the Eagle Troop destroyed more than 50 vehicles of the Guard.
They managed to plow a deep hole in the Iraqi defenses in what would subsequently be known as the Battle of 73 Easting.

The work is based on archival research and hours of interviews by Mike Guardia, a renowned author who offers a minute-by-minute account of American breakthroughs as it provides a no-holds-barred and intimate account of modern warfare.

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