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  • Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecksby W. Craig Gaines

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate Commander John Taylor Wood led 250 sailors in two launches and twelve boats to capture the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored on the Neuse River near New Bern, North Carolina. During the ensuing fifteen-minute battle, nine Union crewmen lost their lives, twenty were wounded, and twenty-six... more...

  • Makers of Ancient Strategyby Victor Davis Hanson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy , Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates... more...

  • American Soldiers Overseasby Anni Baker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 70.00

    Over the past 60 years, the U.S. armed forces have created a web of military bases all over the world, from Australia to Iceland to Saudi Arabia. This is the aspect of military service that the majority of soldiers know and remember. Interaction between U.S. personnel and local populations is almost a given, and it is inevitable that the American and... more...

  • Fortress Franceby KAUFMANN KAUFMANN; TOMASZ IDZIKOWSKI

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    The Maginot Line was the last great gun-bearing line of subterranean forts built before World War II. Although it acquired an unjustified reputation as a white elephant, the Maginot Line fulfilled the role for which it was built, allowing the French High Command the opportunity to mass its forces and counter the German invasion. Unfortunately, the... more...

  • The Campaigns of Napoleonby David G. Chandler

    Scribner 2009; US$ 85.00

    Napoleonic war was nothing if not complex?an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of moves and intentions, which by themselves went a long way towards baffling and dazing his conventionally-minded opponents into that state of disconcerting moral disequilibrium which so often resulted in their catastrophic defeat. The Campaigns of Napoleon is an exhaustive... more...

  • Shilohby Larry J. Daniel

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    The battle of Shiloh, fought in April 1862 in the wilderness of south central Tennessee, marked a savage turning point in the Civil War. In this masterful book, Larry Daniel re-creates the drama and the horror of the battle and discusses in authoritative detail the political and military policies that led to Shiloh, the personalities of those who formulated... more...

  • De Broglie's Armadaby Sudipta Das

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 29.99

    The present study represents the first published translation and analysis of an intriguing scheme of invasion of the British Isles that formed the foundation of all later invasion plans drawn up in the ivory towers of French diplomacy. more...

  • A Bridge Too Farby Cornelius Ryan

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99

    Here is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled for a single battle -- culminating in the most grandiose and devastatingly tragic struggle of World War II. Now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of VE Day, A Bridge Too Far tells the classic story of the battle of Arnhem, one of... more...

  • America at War Since 1945by Gary A. Donaldson

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 33.95

    Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War analyzes America's involvement in three wars since the end of World War II: Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars?||In Korea and Vietnam,... more...

  • The Bloody Forestby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.00

    For nearly five months, starting in mid-September 1944, American GIs battled for the Hurtgen Forest, a 50-square mile tract of extremely inhospitable terrain. more...