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  • Warriors at the Little Bighorn 1876by Richard Hook; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The battle which took place on the Little Bighorn river on June 25, 1876 has passed into legend as ?Custer's Last Stand?. This remarkable book is a unique analysis of the oral and pictorial evidence for the appearance of nearly 30 named Sioux and Cheyenne warriors who were present that day, and for their parts in the battle. The fruit of many years'... more...

  • Japan and Okinawaby Glen D. Hook; Richard Siddle

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    Japan and Okinawa provides an up-to-date, coherent and theoretically informed examination of Okinawa from the perspective of political economy and society. It combines a focus on structure and subjectivity as a way to analyze Okinawa, Okinawans and their relationship with global, regional and national structures. The book draws on a range of disciplines... more...

  • Special Operations Forces in Iraqby Leigh Neville; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Intelligence specialist Leigh Neville identifies, describes and illustrates the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the US and other Allied (Coalition) forces committed to war in Iraq since 2003, providing a fascinating insight into specific operations, detailing weapons, equipment and experiences in combat. With a surprising amount of recently declassified... more...

  • The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun,... more...

  • Samurai Armies 1550-1615by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In 1543 three Portuguese merchants entered a turbulent Japan, bringing with them the first firearms the Japanese had ever seen: simple matchlock muskets called arquebuses. They proved a decisive addition to the Japanese armoury, as for centuries the samurai had fought only with bow, sword and spear. In 1575, during the Battle of Nagashino, one of the... more...

  • Pirate of the Far Eastby Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639. For many centuries, international relations between Medieval Japan, Korea and China were carried out by means of the 'inseparable trinity' of war, trade and piracy. Much has been written about the first two means of interaction. The third element, which combined the other two in a violent... more...

  • Medieval Heraldryby Terence Wise; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic,... more...

  • British Redcoat 1740-93by Stuart Reid; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda during the American Revolution (1763-1776), the army was viewed as little removed from a penal institution run by aristocratic dilettantes. This view, still held... more...

  • British Cavalryman 1792-1815by Philip Haythornthwaite; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In the campaigns of the French Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the deserved reputation of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, but in fact they did form an integral part of the army, carrying out duties crucial to the success of other arms. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what... more...

  • The Texan Army 1835-46by Stuart Reid; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The volunteer army that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was immortalized in the epic battle of the Alamo. Taking arms initially to fight for the restoration of the liberal Mexican constitution of 1824, the volunteers were eventually fighting for outright Texan independence. This book describes and illustrates the group of men... more...