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  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürkby Edward Erickson; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century?s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle?class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo?Turkish War of 1911?12 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 before taking command of the 19th Division based in Gallipoli during World War l. His sterling service... more...

  • Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tacticsby Philip Haythornthwaite; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    During the Napoleonic Wars, all the major combatants fielded large numbers of light cavalry as Hussars, Dragoons, Chasseurs, Lancers, or even Cossacks. Ridley Scott's 1977 feature film debut The Duelists portrayed French Hussars. Light cavalry provided nimble, fast-moving regiments that performed a variety of vital roles, from reconnaissance and keeping... more...

  • Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450by Michael Brown; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect and deliberate destruction of their owners who saw them as archaic and barbaric, the vast majority of Scottish baronial castles built between 1250 and 1450 survive as little more than skeletal ruins. These reminders of Scotland's past have captured the imaginations of romantics, artists,... more...

  • Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050by David Nicolle; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Islamic world developed its own highly sophisticated, effective and varied style of fortification. It drew upon pre-existing Romano-Byzantine, Iranian, Central Asian and Indian traditions of military architecture, plus influences from China, to produce something new and distinctive. In turn, Islamic concepts of military architecture influenced... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 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...

  • World War II Desert Tacticsby Paddy Griffith; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of desert tactics employed in North Africa during World War II (1939-1945). In 1940-43 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical - of the desert... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 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 England... more...

  • US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71by Gordon Rottman; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's survey of the Long-Range Patrol Scouts of the US Army during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as "the men with green faces," a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts, operating well behind enemy lines and fighting in the... more...

  • Heinz Guderianby Pier Battistelli; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    This book gives a focused, military biography of Heinz Guderian, perhaps the most highly respected German tank commander of World War II. Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son of a general in the army, there was little doubt that he would follow in his father's footsteps. Some consider Guderian to be the founding... more...

  • Walther Modelby Robert Forczyk; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    This volume details the military career and accomplishments of Walther Model, the youngest Generalfeldmarschall in the Wehrmacht in World War II and Hitler's favorite commander. His role on the Eastern Front saw him involved in most of the key battles of the second half of the warm, including the battles of Kursk Leningrad and the desperate attempt... more...