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War Stories on CD

Looking for a good war story? We have a huge collection of fictional stories on CD, from the Revolutionary War to the Afghan War, with lots of Civil War and WWII thrown in for good measure.


Peace: a Novel

In the winter of 1944 near Cassino, Italy, three young American soldiers face fear, confusion, and a sniper as they make their way up a mountain on a reconnaissance mission with an aged Italian man of questionable loyalties as their guide.


Executive Intent

When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.


Shadow Command

General Patrick McLanahan, commander of the new Aerospace Battle Force, ignores directives from the White House and Pentagon to stand down and orders the ABF to attack secret Russian bases in Iran in an attempt to thwart Russian aggression.


Sharpe's Fury

In the 21st installment of the Sharpe series, Captain Richard Sharpe and his men help defend the last bastion of Spanish independence from Napoleon's siege.


The Red Badge of Courage

With no idea of the horrors of war, young Henry Fleming has romantic notions of the hero he will be. Those illusions are destroyed when he enters his first battle. Now he must make the most difficult decision of his life: run or fight.


Hornblower and the "Hotspur"

Hornblower embarks on marriage and a new command, both adventures that require equal resolution and stamina.


The Cellist of Sarajevo

While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, two other men set out in search of bread and water to keep themselves alive, and a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.


Days of Infamy

Recounts an alternative history from a multitude of view points-from President Roosevelt, Prime minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to the American fighter pilots. This is an imaginative and thrilling take on America's entry into World War II.


Death and Honor

Recruited by Wild Bill Donovan to set up an airline that will be an OSS front in 1943 Argentina, Marine pilot Cletus Frade monitors two German operations, including a concentration-camp smuggling ring and a Nazi protection group.


Escape from Andersonville: a Novel of the Civil War

In July 1864, imprisoned Union officer Nathan Parker hatches a plan to escape from the nightmarish Andersonville prison camp.


Man in the Middle

When a prominent defense official commits suicide, Army lawyer Sean Drummond finds himself torn between Washington power brokers and the soldiers in Iraq. As he investigates, he uncovers secrets about the war that certain people would do anything to keep under wraps.



Set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a U.S. airman attempts to survive the lunacy and depravity of the base.


Tree of Smoke

The story of CIA operative William "Skip" Sands-- engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong-- and the disasters that befall him.


The Painted Bird

Follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II.


The Middle Parts of Fortune

Frederic Manning's story of men at war from the perspective of an ordinary soldier.



When young Waino Mellas, a Bravo Company lieutenant, is unceremoniously dropped into the jungle of Vietnam, he is instantly forced into manhood. Facing the horrors of war in Southeast Asia, Waino and his comrades embark on a long, torturous, bloody adventure, where the Vietnamese wilderness is just as dangerous as the enemy.


Promise of Glory

The story of the battle of Antietam and the events leading up to the single bloodiest day in the entire Civil War.


We Shall Not Sleep

In the closing days of World War I, British intelligence officer Matthew Reavley receives word that a high-ranking German defector is willing to identify the Peacemaker--the man responsible for undermining Britain's war effort as well as for the deaths of Matthew's parents.


White Flag Down

There is quiet amongest the battle between Germany and Russia and three people want to know why. The three people that are trying to find out are, an American, a Russian and a Swiss. They form an alliance to find a document that could stop the negotiations.


The Steel Wave

A fictional account of D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe chronicles the events of the World War II campaign and the personalities who took part, from the ordinary soldiers on the land and in the air, to such leaders as Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Omar Bradley, as their efforts changed the course of the war.


The Killer Angels

A fictitious account of the Battle of Gettysburg-- the bloodiest four days in U.S. history.


Johnny Got His Gun

The story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I--he survives armless, legless, and faceless, but with his mind intact.


The Mullah's Storm

When their plane is shot down in a blizzard while transporting an important Taliban detainee, navigator Michael Parson and Army interpreter Sergeant Gold fight for survival in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan, where they struggle to outmaneuver terrorists and dubiously trustworthy villagers.