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  • Ulysses S. Grantby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Ulysses Grant was the United States greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance in the Civil War was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union cause crumbling into... more...

  • Bonhomme Richard vs Serapisby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory John Paul Jones became a figure that all... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    Ulysses Grant was his country's greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union cause crumbling into defeat - and the... more...

  • George Washingtonby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 9.95

    Despite his lack of formal military training, George Washington may be one of history's must underrated commanders. Building an army virtually from scratch, he defeated the pre-eminent military power of his day. Although, he made mistakes, especially early in the war when he composed over-complicated plans that proved beyond the ability of his army... more...

  • Bonhomme Richard vs Serapisby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory, John Paul Jones became a figure that... more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act - The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsargeby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 15.95

    The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama almost single-handedly drove United States merchant shipping from the seas. Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and... more...

  • Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Before the American Civil War most Native Americans or Indians lived in an area of the South known as the Five Civilized Nations. At the war's outbreak many of these Indians enlisted in the Confederate and Union armies, and were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen. They were motivated to protect their land and way of life, often fighting... more...

  • American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the performance of three ships - the Constitution,... more...

  • Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems - the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold... more...