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  • American Civil War Fortifications (3)by Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the 'Gibraltar of the Confederacy', whose capture was seen as the key to victory in the war. This... more...

  • Apache Warrior 1860-86by Robert Watt; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    The idea of an Apache warrior still evokes a stereotyped response; that of an elusive, cunning, ferocious and cruel fighter. Focusing on the Chiricahua Apache, led by such famous warriors as Cochise Mangas Coloradas, Victorio, Nana and Geronimo, this book explains how their upbringing, training and culture equipped them uniquely for survival in the... more...

  • Appomattox 1865by Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 15.95

    From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the American Civil War in the East. Ulysses S Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia faced up to one another one last time, resulting in Lee conducting a desperate series of withdrawals and... more...

  • Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919?21by Nigel Thomas; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 13.95

    In 1917 Poland was recognised as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke out for Poland?s independence, involving the the Poles, the Red and White Russian armies, at least two different Ukrainian forces, and Allied... more...

  • The Atlantic Wall (3)by Steven J Zaloga; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 11.16

    This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the ?Sudwall? (South Wall) sprang up quickly... more...

  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571by David Nicolle; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The castles built by the Crusaders, Hospitallers, Venetians and Genoese in Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean, and on the Black Sea served to defend against a complex array of constantly changing threats: Mamluks, Catalan mercenaries, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, independent Islamic states, Timur-i-Lenk, and widespread piracy, to name but few. The resulting... more...

  • Defense of the Rhine 1944-45by Steven J Zaloga; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Rhine represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, believing it encouraged retreat, the final defense of the Fatherland was another matter. Here, Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction... more...

  • English Castles 1200-1300by Christopher Gravett; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture. These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as... more...

  • The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945by Darren Fa; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Gibraltar, located at the meeting points of Europe and Africa, preserves within its fortifications a rich testament to human conflict spanning 600 years. In 1068 the ruling Spanish Muslims built a large fort there. Between 1309 and 1374 Gibraltar underwent a period of intensive building and fortification, and following the Spanish reconquest of 1462... more...

  • The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73by Samuel Rocca; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This book analyzes the fortifications of Hasmonaean and Herodian Judaea from the middle of the second century BC, when the Maccabees rebelled against their Seleucids overlords and established an independent state, until the end of the Jewish-Roman War in AD 73. more...