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Warfare & Terrorism

  • The Power of the Pastby Hal Brands; Jeremi Suri

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    History rarely provides ironclad laws or lessons that can be extracted from one episode and applied to another. But it can play a powerful role in determining which policies are chosen, and when used well it can inspire effective statecraft. Too often, however, historians and policymakers talk past each other. The scholar fails to see the pressures... more...

  • The Political Economy of Predationby Mehrdad Vahabi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book analyses conflict theory through one type of conflict in particular: manhunting, or predation. more...

  • UK Communication Strategies for Afghanistan, 2001?2014by Dr Thomas W. Cawkwell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The war in Afghanistan came to an end in 2014 after nearly thirteen years of conflict. Throughout that period, British officials have described UK operations there in various conflicting and often contradictory ways; as a counter-terrorism mission, a stabilisation mission, and a counter-narcotics mission, respectively. This book investigates how the... more...

  • Julius Caesar's Bellum Civile and the Composition of a New Realityby Dr Ayelet Peer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In his Commentarii de Bello Civili Julius Caesar sought to re-invent his image and appear before his present and future readers in a way which he could control and at times manipulate. Offering a new interpretation of the Bellum Civile this book reveals the intricate literary world that Caesar creates using sophisticated techniques such as a studied... more...

  • Team of Teamsby General Stanley McChrystal; David Silverman; Tantum Collins; Chris Fussell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage... more...

  • Rising Sun, Falling Skiesby Jeffrey Cox

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 8.40

    Few events have ever shaken a country in the way that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor affected the United States. The Japanese forces then continued to overwhelm the Allies, attacking Malaya with its fortress of Singapore, and taking resource-rich islands in the Pacific in their own blitzkrieg offensive. Allied losses in these early months after... more...

  • Victory 1945by Gordon L Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 11.96

    Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany?s interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht?s stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and ?Free European? troops meant that the Allies had... more...

  • Ki-61 and Ki-100 Acesby Nicholas Millman; Ronnie Olsthoorn

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony' by the allies, was a technically excellent aircraft, possessing power, stability and a good rate of climb - differing radically from the usual... more...

  • Taranto 1940by Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    The Royal Navy?s attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British... more...

  • The Atlantic Wall (3)by Steven J Zaloga; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 11.16

    This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the ?Sudwall? (South Wall) sprang up quickly... more...