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Warfare & Terrorism

  • 'For Their Own Good'by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • 'Non-Lethal' Weaponsby Dr Neil Davison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the development and deployment of 'non-lethal' weapons by police and military organizations. It reviews the key technologies, issues, and dangers, with particular attention to the development of drugs, lasers, microwaves, and acoustics as incapacitating weapons. more...

  • "Soft" Counterinsurgencyby Paul Joseph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    "Soft" Counterinsurgency reviews the promises and achievements of Human Terrain Teams, the small groups of social scientists that were eventually embedded in every combat brigade in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

  • "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocideby Ronald Grigor Suny

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent?more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains... more...

  • ‘Sink The French!’by DAvid Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the French Fleet, the fourth largest in the world, to turn against their former ally, while in fact their orders were to scuttle in the event of... more...

  • “GAS!” — The Story of the Special Brigadeby C. H. Foulkes

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 29.49

    The author of this book was a junior major in the Royal Engineers, stationed at the Depot in Chatham when war broke out. He went to France in October 1914 to 3 Base, Boulogne, but some three weeks later, 8th November, he was sent forward to 2nd Division where he took over 11 Fd Coy RE at Zillebeke. The C-in-C has therefore appointed Major Foulkes RE... more...

  • “The Devil’s to Pay”by Eric J. Wittenberg

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 19.95

    Although many books on Gettysburg have addressed the role played by Brig. Gen. John Buford and his First Cavalry Division troops, there is not a single book-length study devoted entirely to the critical delaying actions waged by Buford and his dismounted troopers and his horse artillerists on the morning of July 1, 1863. Award-winning Civil War historian... more...

  • (In)Security and the Production of International Relationsby Jonas Hagmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book provides a framework for analysing the interplay between securitisation and foreign affairs, reconnecting critical security studies with traditional IR concerns about interstate relations. What happens to foreign policymaking when actors, things or processes are presented as threats? This book explains state behaviour on the basis... more...

  • 1 Groupby Patrick Otter

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Following the recent unveiling of the monument to Bomber Command in London's Green Park, the publication of this lovingly crafted account of the exploits of oft-overlooked 1 Group is set to be a timely one. Patrick Otter combines an appropriate level of detail regarding operations, aircraft, bases and incidents, with accounts of human endurance... more...

  • 1 Group Bomber Commandby Chris Ward

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.00

    During the period immediately before the Second World War, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type of aircraft, including Wellingtons, Sterlings, and Lancasters. Chris Ward presents us here with the history of 1 Group Bomber Command,... more...