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  • States, Citizens and the Privatisation of Securityby Elke Krahmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    Examines the changing roles of the state, the citizen and the soldier, and the consequences for national and international security. more...

  • Caught in the Crossfireby Matina Jewell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    This is a story of idealism and heroism; of romance and terrifying drama. more...

  • The Cameroniansby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.78

    In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians,... more...

  • The King's Own Scottish Borderersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.78

    The King's Own Scottish Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments never to have been amalgamated until it joined forces with The Royal Scots to form the 1st battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. It is also unusual in that it lost its Scottish status between 1782 and 1887 when it served as the 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot. ... more...

  • Cry Havocby Joe Maiolo

    John Murray 2010; US$ 26.07

    The arms race, on the run up to the Second World War, followed the faultless logic of paranoia. Before the First World War, the Great Powers measured the strength of their rivals by comparing the size of armies and navies, and the money spent on them. Afterwards, having learned the lessons of 'total war', they looked at the capacity of nations to mobilise... more...

  • The Angel of Groznyby Asne Seierstad; Nadia Christensen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 18.62

    In the early hours of New Year?s Eve, 1994, Russian troops invaded the Republic of Chechnya, plunging the country into a prolonged and bloody conflict that continues to this day. Åsne Seierstad was a foreign correspondent in Moscow at the time, and travelled regularly to Chechnya to report on the war, describing its effects on those trying to live... more...

  • Scottish Military Disastersby Paul Cowan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but disasters are quietly forgotten. In all some... 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...

  • The Desert Generalsby Correlli Barnett

    Orion 2011; US$ 25.15

    A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 149.99

    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...