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  • HMMWV Humvee 1980-2005by Steven Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The HMMWV, better known as the Humvee or Hummer, has set the world standard for army tactical vehicles since its introduction into the US Army in the 1980s. Designed to be the successor to the jeep of World War II with a greater load-bearing capacity, the Humvee has proven to be adaptable to a wide range of roles, including weapons carrier, missile... more...

  • Scottish Military Disastersby Paul Cowan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but disasters are quietly forgotten. In all some... more...

  • Military Politics, Islam and the State in Indonesiaby Marcus Mietzner

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 79.90

    Based on a decade of research in Indonesia, this book provides an in-depth account of the military’s struggle to adapt to the new democratic system after the downfall of Suharto’s authoritarian regime in 1998. Unlike other studies of the Indonesian armed forces, which focus exclusively on internal military developments, Mietzner’s study... more...

  • Warriors of Medieval Japanby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. The samurai remain the best known warriors of medieval Japan, but they were by no means the only fighting elite. There... more...

  • Samurai - The World of the Warriorby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery to the general reader. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really... more...

  • Sniperby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Following on from the success of Out of Nowhere - A History of the Military Sniper , Martin Pegler has given us an in-depth study of not only the development of the rifle, but also the parallel emergence of the American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper. His book examines the gradual evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms introduced... more...

  • The Desert Generalsby Correlli Barnett

    Orion 2011; US$ 25.36

    A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian. more...

  • War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559by Steven Gunn; David Grummitt; Hans Cools

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 149.99

    Exploring the effects of war on state power in early modern Europe, this book asks if military competition increased rulers' power over their subjects and forged more modern states, or if the strains of war broke down political and administrative systems. Comparing England and the Netherlands in the age of warrior princes such as Henry VIII and... more...

  • The Changing Character of Warby Hew Strachan; Sibylle Scheipers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 109.99

    Over the last decade (and indeed ever since the Cold War), the rise of insurgents and non-state actors in war, and their readiness to use terror and other irregular methods of fighting, have led commentators to speak of 'new wars'. They have assumed that the 'old wars' were waged solely between states, and were accordingly fought between... more...

  • The Military Revolution Debateby Clifford J Rogers

    Westview Press 1995; US$ 55.00

    The debate about the ?Military Revolution? has been one of the most controversial and exciting areas of discussion and research in the fields of early modern European history and military history. Scholars have long sought to explain the massive changes in European military techniques and technologies that took place between the end of the Middle... more...