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  • The Last Mughalby William Dalrymple

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable... more...

  • Imperial Life in the Emerald Cityby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    From a walled-off enclave of towering plants, smart villas and sparkling swimming pools - a surreal bubble of pure Americana known as the Green Zone - the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority, under imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III, attempted to rule Iraq in the first twelve months after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Drawing on hundreds... more...

  • Operation Mincemeatby Ben Macintyre

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi... more...

  • War Against the Talibanby Sandy Gall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Afghanistan's strategically significant lands have long been fought over by foreign invaders. Today, as yet another generation risks life and limb in this inhospitable territory, an ever-rising death toll puts back under the spotlight the way the modern war in Afghanistan is being run, and demands answers. Drawing on interviews with Afghan politicians,... more...

  • Green Zoneby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    From inside a surreal bubble of pure Americana known as the Green Zone, the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority attempted to rule Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Drawing on interviews and internal documents, Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells the memorable story of this ill-prepared attempt to build American democracy in a war-torn... more...

  • Low Intensity Operationsby Frank Kitson K.C.B. C.B.E. M.C.

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Low Intensity Operations is an important, controversial and prophetic book that has had a major influence on the conduct of modern warfare. First published in 1971, it was the result of an academic year Frank Kitson spent at University College, Oxford, under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence, to write a paper on the way in which the army should... more...

  • Double Crossby Ben Macintyre

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence... more...

  • Little Americaby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    The US Government invested millions in Helmand in the 1950s and '60s to transform the barren desert into a veritable oasis - known locally as 'Little America' - and then the money ran out. Four decades later, Helmand was again the focus of US efforts, as waves of Marines descended on the region. Little America tells the story of the long arc... more...

  • The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operationsby Terry Gill; Dieter Fleck

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    The past decades have seen a remarkable development of military operations both within the United Nations collective security system and in other international settings. While traditional forms of military operations have been maintained and further developed, there have also been substantive developments, responding to new challenges for international... more...

  • Billy Ruffianby David Cordingly

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    This is the story of the Bellerophon, a ship of the line known to her crew as the Billy Ruffian. Under fourteen captains, she played a conspicuous part in three of the most famous of all sea battles: the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794), the opening action against Revolutionary France; the battle of the Nile (1798), which halted Napoleon's... more...