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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • All About Terrorismby Keith Suter

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.15

    Answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask about terrorism.Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the govenment bring our troops home from Iraq? Would a national ID card system make Australians safer? In this book, Keith... more...

  • A Dirty Little Warby John Martinkus

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.15

    The previously untold eyewitness story of Indonesia's sustained campaign of terror from 1997 to 1999 against one of Australia's closest neighbours. Written with urgency and compassion by a world-renowned Australian journalist, A Dirty Little War is a story filled with drama, horror, human interest, political intrigue - and even the odd flash of black... more...

  • The Desert Generalsby Correlli Barnett

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.76

    A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian. The distinguished historian Correlli Barnett gives here a complete and full account of the Desert Campaign 1940-43, an epic story set in a wasteland where soldiers fought for victory in a tumult of mechanical warfare. But THE DESERT GENERALS is also the story... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 169.99

    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$ 48.99

    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$ 10.99

    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 Ages... more...

  • Cry Havocby Nigel Allsopp

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2010; US$ 13.99

    From Babylonian mastiff-type war dogs with spiked collars, to modern kitted-out military dogs highly trained to detect explosives, dogs have long been a soldier’s best friend. Nigel Allsopp, a highly experienced dog handler in both military and civilian police arenas, details how the incredible abilities of dogs are indispensable in military,... more...