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  • Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures)by Andrew Thomson; Heidi Postlewait; Kenneth Cain

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    It's the early 1990s and three young people are looking to change their lives, and perhaps also the world. Attracted to the ambitious global peacekeeping work of the UN, Andrew, Ken and Heidi's paths cross in Cambodia, from where their fates are to become inextricably bound. Over the coming years, their stories interweave through countries such as... more...

  • The Origins of the Angolan Civil Warby Fernando Andresen Guimaraes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 49.00

    An investigation of the origins of the Angolan civil war of 1975-76. By looking at the interaction between internal and external factors, it reveals the domestic roots of the conflict and the impact of foreign intervention on the civil war. The formative influence of colonialism and anti-colonialism on the emergence of Angolan rivalry since 1961 is... more...

  • The Insurgentsby Fred Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize The Insurgents is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize one of the largest, oldest, and most hidebound institutions?the United States military. Their aim was to build a new Army that could fight the new kind of war in the post?Cold War... more...

  • Alliance Formation in Civil Warsby Fotini Christia

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book argues power balances, rather than shared identities, explain why warring Afghan groups aligned with and double-crossed each other. more...

  • The Story of Billy Youngby Anthony Hill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan ? hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep ? and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket. The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the Kid' went on to... more...

  • Foreign Intervention in Africaby Elizabeth Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems. more...

  • Between 2 Oceansby Malcolm M. Murfett; John N. Miksic

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 27.99

    Many books have been written about Singapore’s much vaunted position as a crucial maritime centre along the East-West trading route, but one aspect of its history—the military perspective—has, for the most part, escaped serious scholarly attention. Between Two Oceans plugs this historical gap. Drawing on an impressive range of archaeological... more...

  • Civilian Warriorsby Erik Prince

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually... more...

  • War Beneath the Wavesby Don Keith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the national bestselling author of Final Patrol -a gripping story of heroism under the sea. In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated,... more...

  • Medicby John Nichol; Tony Rennell; Eleo Gordon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.38

    Their job is to put themselves in the heart of danger - to run into battle to rescue the wounded and to risk their own lives to try and save the dying. Doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers go where the bullets are thickest, through bomb alleys and mine fields, ducking mortars and rockets, wherever someone is hit and the shout goes up - 'Medic!... more...