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  • Patton: A Biographyby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    A concise and penetrating biography of one of history's greatest yet most controversial commanders. An atavistic warrior, Patton was a leader who defined modern warfare in the twentieth century's most desperate and destructive theater of combat: World War II more...

  • 1001 People Who Made Americaby Alan Axelrod

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 9.95

    Who are the pivotal figures in American history, the men and women who have helped shape us as a people and have influenced how we perceive ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod looks into all areas of our collective past and highlights the famous as well as the infamous, the virtuous... more...

  • America Out Loudby Alan Axelrod

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95

    "Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential... more...

  • The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patterby Alan Axelrod

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ?40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and... more...

  • Edison on Innovationby Alan Axelrod

    Wiley 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this fascinating exploration of one of the most celebrated and innovative minds, best-selling author Alan Axelrod cuts through the myths and reverence surrounding Edison’s “genius” to show how the inventor was, in fact, an ordinary man who created extraordinary work. While many of us believe that creativity, like genius, is something... more...

  • Encyclopedia of World War IIby Alan Axelrod

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 180.00

    World War II, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, is widely considered the pivotal event of the modern age. From the rise of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, "Encyclopedia of World War II" presents the complete story of this great conflict. International in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the... more...

  • Generals South, Generals Northby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-fourcommanders?twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a biography of each, narrates the major engagements in which each fought (emphasizing tactical leadership and outcome produced), and explores each man's ever-controversial... more...

  • Lost Destinyby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A fresh look at the oldest son of the Kennedy clan, who lost his life in one of the most daring and desperate missions of WWII more...

  • Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companiesby Alan Axelrod

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 128.00

    Mercenaries have been active in battle from the beginning of military history and, as private armies and military support firms, they are a major component of warfare today.  Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation?all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the... more...

  • Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companiesby Alan Axelrod

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 128.00

    Mercenaries have been active in battle from the beginning of military history and, as private armies and military support firms, they are a major component of warfare today.  Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation?all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the... more...