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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Formed in 1801 to protect sea captains against attack from the British navy and Barbary Pirates, the Providence Marine Corps of Artillery remains one of the most famed regiments in the U.S. Army. It distinguished itself during the War of 1812, the Dorr Rebellion, and in nearly every major engagement of the Civil War. After assuming the identity of... more...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 10.00
So you?re walking out of school and parked at the gate is a new, bright red Ford Mustang with a hulk of a man in the front seat. He?s sporting a razor cut and wraparound shades. Before you can pass he?s out of the car and blocking your path. "Mind if I take a minute"?he has you by the arm now?"to tell you about the great life in today?s Army and why... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 21.49
This scarce work (in its original printing) covers the period stated in the title in detail. Importantly, it has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa. Apps: List of former COs (1795-1892), chronology of movements and stations. more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 21.49
A Regular cavalry regiment and a Territorial Yeomanry regiment make strange bedfellows in a combined regimental history, but this is the work of an officer who commanded both during the war and felt the need to make a record of the incidents which united the Regiments in close friendship during the Great War. Whitmore was a Territorial officer, not... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.99
The frontispiece photo of this book says it all: it shows the 23 officers of the 12th battalion, Royal Lancers, grim faced and determined as they set off for France in August 1914. Four years later when the Great War ended in November 1918 , seven of the 23 (30 percent) have been killed - a very high fatal casualty rate. This brief history of the 12th... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95
A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...
- JIST Publishing 2007; US$ 19.95
Which military jobs lead to the best civilian careers? No other resource gives in-depth, important facts for connecting military training to desirable jobs in the civilian world. This new book covers 75 military occupations and their 150 best civilian counterparts for a total of 225 detailed job descriptions and 45 best jobs lists. The ?best civilian... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...
- Basic Books 2011; US$ 32.50
At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America?s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean?but America?s war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...
- 30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 16.99
A fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korffs two years service during 1980/81 with 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African bush war inSouth West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the standard counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact... more...