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- Potomac Books 2013; US$ 39.95
Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power , highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it possible. Graduating from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy at the start of World War I, de Seversky lost a leg in his first combat mission.... more...
- Wakefield Press 2014; US$ 9.99
A man of substance in war and in peace, Dr Donald Beard, AM, is a leader, and known for his compassion, humility and charm. This book tells of his extraordinary life as a surgeon, as well as his love of cricket and deep friendship with cricketers, including Sir Donald Bradman. It was in the Beards' backyard that The Don hit his last cricket ball. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 23.99
Even before the end of the Civil War Colonel John Pelham had become a legendary figure of the Confederacy. General Lee called him "the gallant Pelham," and on seeing the young artillerist employ but a single gun to hold up the advance of three Union divisions and over a hundred guns at Fredericksberg, he exclaimed: "It is glorious to see such courage... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99
On the day that Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861, twenty-seven-year-old William Dorsey Pender, en route to the provisional Confederate capital in Montgomery, Alabama, hurriedly scribbled a note to his wife, Fanny. So began a prolific correspondence between a rising Confederate officer and his cherished wife that would last until Pender was mortally... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 22.99
A. P. Hill: Lee's Forgotten General is the first biography of the Confederacy's long-neglected hero whom Lee ranked next to Jackson and Longstreet. Although the name and deeds ot this gallant Virginian conspicuously punctuate the record of every major campaign of the Army of Northern Virginia, the man himself has persistently remained what Douglas... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99
The first major modern edition of the wartime correspondence of General William T. Sherman, this volume features more than 400 letters written between the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the day Sherman bade farewell to his troops in 1865. Together, they trace Sherman's rise from obscurity to become one of the Union's most famous and effective... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99
Becoming the best doesn?t happen overnight; you?ve got to work for it. Before becoming an instructor in the Navy?s Topgun program, Dave Bio? Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. But, his eyesight waning, he knew that he would never be able to reach... more...
- Andrews UK 2016; US$ 8.49
Until that fateful day in 1970 when the Royal Navy abolished the rum ration, the one thing that every Royal Navy sailor could rely on was that Up Spirits would be piped at approximately 11:45 each day . Tot-time was the cue for plenty of banter and lamp-swinging, but also for baffling negotiations as to who might have sippers,... more...