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- Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99
Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33
Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. Waller offers a sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. He outlines the evolutionary forces that shape human nature,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 12.74
Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously... more...
- Frontline Books 2008; US$ 5.99
Few people know the truth about the enigmatic organization known as the Assassins, an underground group of political killers, they were ready to kill Christians and Muslims alike with complete disregard for the consequences of their actions. Although their empire was destroyed in the 13th Century, have a controversial legacy which still resonates in... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00
Starting from the late 18th century, this illustrated book tells the history of rifled weapons and ammunition for military use. It shows how faster-loading, more accurate rifles changed the battlefield. It also provides instances where decision makers chose to issue rifles ill suited for the task at hand when better options were available. more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available
Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' experience, dissecting fact from fiction and myth from reality. Beyond Surrender examines... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 93.00
This series started in 1981 with the Erice Seminars when the danger of a nuclear East-West confrontation was menacing the world. The volumes reproduce the crucial steps, from the Nuclear Winter to the Strategic Defense Initiative. After the collapse of the U.S.S.R., new emergencies are now to be faced such as the danger of proliferation of Weapons... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38
'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' March, 1918. The young Australian nation is struggling to cope with the Great War, now in its fifth year - the strain of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.00
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, most of the world was ready to accept American leadership in a war against terrorism. Yet within a year the United States was estranged from its allies and enmeshed in a costly and increasingly deadly occupation of Iraq, while virtually ignoring potentially great threats from other parts of the world. In this... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
This work surveys the fundamentals, policies and strategies of chemical and biological warfare in the USA from 1915 to the present. It goes beyond a simple moralistic discussion to present the government's perspective and how it has changed over time. more...