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  • Medieval Handgonnesby Sean Mclachlan; Gerry Embleton

    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. Journey back to the time when handguns had no moving parts! Variously called handgonnes, hackbuts, coulevrines, pistolas, schiopettos, tyufyaks, and even bombardelles,... more...

  • New Wars and New Soldiersby Paolo Tripodi; Jessica Wolfendale

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95

    New military technologies, the rise of private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas about the ethics of war, the relevance of current international law governing armed conflict, and Just War theory. This book brings together experts... more...

  • The Colt 1911 Pistolby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945), the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has... more...

  • 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$ 19.18

    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$ 19.18

    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$ 26.30

    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$ 18.78

    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...

  • HMMWV Humvee 1980-2005by Steven Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The HMMWV, better known as the Humvee or Hummer, has set the world standard for army tactical vehicles since its introduction into the US Army in the 1980s. Designed to be the successor to the jeep of World War II with a greater load-bearing capacity, the Humvee has proven to be adaptable to a wide range of roles, including weapons carrier, missile... more...