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- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
John Mueller reveals in this compellingly argued book that our obsession with nuclear weapons is unsupported by history, scientific fact, or logic. Examining the entire atomic era, Mueller boldly contends that nuclear weapons have had little impact on history. Equally important, Atomic Obsession reveals that current anxieties about terrorists obtaining... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00
The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern... 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...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 13.99
In this encyclopedic book, Lewis provides insights into the origins, training, tactics, weapons and achievements of special forces and special mission units throughout the world, focusing particularly on US and UK forces. He also looks at the codes that that bind the members of these elite units together. He reveals training secrets in everything... 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 US$ 76.26
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...