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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99
SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines?from the ?Sea Peoples? who... more...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95
The complete history of soldiers for hire. From Biblical times and the Crusades through the American Revolution up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, mercenaries-professional soldiers who contract themselves out to the highest bidder-have played a vital role in most, if not all, military and paramilitary campaigns, helping to determine the victors... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
On May 11, 1998, India began testing nuclear weapons. The world will never be the same. The Indian test of five atomic bombs, and the Pakistani tests that answered a few weeks later, marked the end of the arms control system that has kept the world from nuclear war for half a century. As Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 11.18
AFGHANISTAN, FEBRUARY 2008: in an out-of-control, dangerous country torn apart by war, littered with Taliban guerrilla forces and thousands of miles from home, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, a Royal Marine with 40 Commando, accidentally activates a grenade whilst on a covert patrol behind enemy lines. With only a split second to react, Croucher's... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 20.99
David Kilcullen is one of the world?s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A senior advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America?s decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement ?the Surge?, now recognised as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency , Kilcullen... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99
A powerful report on the aftereffects of the genocide in Rwanda--and on the near impossibility of reconciliation between survivors and killers In two acclaimed previous works, the noted French journalist Jean Hatzfeld offered a profound, harrowing witness to the unimaginable pain and horror in the mass killings of one group of people by another.... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99
Through history armies of occupation and civil power have been repeatedly faced with the challenges of insurgency. US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has highlighted this form of conflict in the modern world. Armies, sometimes reluctantly, have had to adopt new doctrines and tactics to deal with the problems of insurgency and diverse counterinsurgency... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49
Osprey?s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history?from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military?s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with... more...