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  • Construction Technologyby Tony Bryan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 52.00

    The second edition of Construction Technology: Analysis and Choice has been expanded to include commercial buildings. This now covers, in a single textbook, all the basic forms of construction studied on professional courses. The book takes as its theme the process of choice: what the expert has to know and how he/she might think through the decisions... more...

  • Armored Trainsby Steven J. Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service... more...

  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British carriers... more...

  • British Airships 1905-30by Ian Castle; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This book reveals the fascinating story of the cat and mouse duel between the airship and another pioneering form of technology - the submarine during World War 1. Detailed cut-away drawings reveal the design and development of the airship, during and after the war, whilst full-colour illustrations depict the airship in dramatic action shots. A tragic... more...

  • British Submarines 1939-45by Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The submarine was the invisible but formidable weapon of the Royal Navy during World War II. This book examines the three major classes - 'S', 'T' and 'U' - detailing their design, development and modification. The major submarine engagements of the war are recounted, including the Norwegian campaign, the battle of Malta in March 1942, Operation Pedestal,... more...

  • British Submarines of World War Iby Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas - the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary... more...

  • Lorraine 1944by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great Panzer offensive. But Patton's aggressive tactics continued to thwart German plans and led to a series of violent armored battles. The battle-hardened Wehrmacht confronted the better-equipped... more...

  • Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of... more...

  • Operation Cobra 1944by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    One of the most decisive months of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and... more...

  • Union River Ironclad 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river... more...