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  • US Mechanized Infantryman in the First Gulf Warby Gordon Rottman; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of the US Mechanized Infantrymen of the First Gulf War (1990-1991), In many ways the end of the Vietnam War left the US army a spent force. Plagued by low morale, drug and race issues, and terrible public relations, the army faced an uphill climb in the effort to rebuild itself. The story of this reconstruction is mirrored in the... more...

  • The Atlantic Wall (2)by Steven Zaloga; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. Following its conquest of Western Europe, Germany had to defend some 5,000 kilometers of Atlantic coastline from the Spanish border to the Arctic Circle. The United States' entry into the war and the inevitability of an Anglo-American landing in Western Europe... more...

  • Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815by Peter Hofschroer; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written by an expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this is a fascinating insight into the 18th-century evolution of the Prussian forces into the war-winning troops of the final battles against Napoleon. Using contemporary materials including drill regulations, instructions, staff and regimental histories and after-action reports,... more...

  • Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891by Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    With the violent separation between the United States and Britain which began in 1776, the new ?Americans? set off to fulfill their manifest destiny and rule their new land from coast to coast. As they pushed westward, they came into conflict with both natives and other European settlers, and began to build fortresses to defend their newly claimed... more...

  • Apache Tactics 1830-86by Robert Watt; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book reveals the skillful tactics of the Apache people as they raided and eluded the much larger and better-equipped US government forces. Drawing... more...

  • Georgy Zhukovby Robert Forczyk; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    Zhukov was the dominant figure in the Red Army during World War II even though his actual job title varied from day to day. Serving as a senior General Staff representative from the Stavka, Zhukov moved from one critical sector to the next, serving as advisor, coordinator and de facto front commander as required. There is no doubt that Zhukov played... more...

  • US Doughboy 1916-19by Thomas Hoff; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Dedicated to the life of the average US soldier during World War I, this book follows the doughboy during the course of the war: from conscription, arrival at a training facility, transportation to Europe, and finally into combat in the trenches. The evolution of the US Army is discussed, and its organization, the tension between Pershing?s desire... more...

  • Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18by Mark Barber; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's survey of the Royal Naval Air Service pilot during World War I (1914-1918). In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the RNAS protected Britain from the deadly and terrifying Zeppelin... more...

  • Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812by Ed Gilbert; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    "He who relies on militia leans upon a broken cane." (George Washington) Osprey's survey of militiamen of the War of 1812. The great military effectiveness of semi-trained local militia is one of the enduring myths of American military history. In this book Ed Gilbert reveals the truth behind this myth. Quoting from memoirs of men like Sam Dale, Sam... more...

  • Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660by Keith Roberts; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examiantion of pike and shot tactics employed in various wars of the 17th century. Throughout the 17th century, large parts of Europe were depopulated during wide-ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty involving all of the major powers. These included the Dutch-Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) and the... more...