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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...

  • Napoleon's Campaigns in Italyby Philip Haythornthwaite; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In January 1794 the French ‘Army of Italy’ was commanded by General Dumerbion and he acknowledged a great debt to his 25-year-old commander of artillery – Napoleon Bonaparte. The French Revolution had resulted in major changes in the military system, conscription created a national army and new tactics and initiatives allowed an officer... more...

  • Tannenberg 1410by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order?s meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order?s territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic... more...

  • The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281by Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world. The Mongol conquest of Korea left them with a considerable quantity of maritime... more...

  • Office of Strategic Services 1942-45by Eugene Liptak; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's elite series title for the origins of the CIA during World War II (1939-1945). The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment... 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...

  • American War of Independence Commandersby Rene Chartrand; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence (1775?1783) came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany, France and Spain as well. Some were from the great families of the "Old World," while others were frontiersmen or farmers in the "New World." Despite... more...

  • Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14by Rene Chartrand; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Constant Spanish guerrilla activity so drained the resources and diverted the attention of the French military that Wellington was able to advance against and overcome a numerically superior enemy. So many French soldiers were being used to counter the guerrillas and the threat that they posed that less than a third of the French army could be tasked... 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...