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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
From the time the Romans first set foot on England's shore in 55 BC, the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic "hillforts," Roman castra and Hadrian's Wall,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99
An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95
Osprey's second title examining the events of Operation Barbarossa. Of the German Army Groups that attacked Soviet Russia, Von Leeb's Army Group North, tasked with seizing the Baltic States and Leningrad, was the smallest and weakest. General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front, however, was in an even weaker state. Despite brave counterattacks and defense... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11
This book is a professional military-intelligence officer's and a controversial insider's view of some of the greatest intelligence blunders of recent history. It includes the serious developments in government misuse of intelligence in the recent war with Iraq. Colonel John Hughes-Wilson analyses not just the events that conspire to cause disaster,... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2002; US$ 17.99
THEY WERE CONQUERERS. LIBERATORS. HEROES. MADMEN. ALL CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. This compelling study by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) lists the hundred most influential military leaders not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact that their lives had upon... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 35.53
'No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening' , wrote Churchill. 'The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed.in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 169.99
War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters--violent and bloody for the participants--and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare and its conduct often had significant economic, social, or political... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00
From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history?the most intimate and richly readable account we have had?of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances... more...