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- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00
This book brings together reference material and primary-source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume?an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst. Now the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00
Charles Gadd served in Vietnam in late 1967 and 1968 and had experiences very similar to what most enlisted men endured. He describes the mud, blood, leeches, loss of friends, and low morale due to constant harassment by guerrillas. The author, a squad leader with the 101st Airborne, was wounded twice and saw nearly constant action in the Central... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00
From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles?the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg?that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 19.00
The Boer War of 1899?1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, cunning and barbarism, with an extraordinary cast of characters ? including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and unexpectedly exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism in the establishment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision... more...
- Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 29.99
The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95
The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle , the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war... more...