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  • The Greatest War - Volume Iby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European... more...

  • The Architecture of Imperialismby Ellen Fowles Morris

    BRILL 2004; US$ 316.00

    This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these... more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    Completely unique in its global scope, this major text does what no other book in the field does: provides students with an excellent account of modern military history with analysis of strategy, as well as tactical and operational developments in the field of war. Carefully written by a highly renowned author, this book has been widely praised by... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • Civil War Navies, 1855-1883by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 200.00

    Civil War Navies 1855-1883 is the second in the five-volume US Navy Warships encyclopedia set. This valuable reference lists the ships of the U.S. Navy and Confederate Navy during the Civil War and the years immediately following - a significant period in the evolution of warships, the use of steam propulsion, and the development of ordnance. Civil... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of World War IIby Spencer C. Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 485.00

    An unprecedented achievement in publishing?a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist?on the central conflict of the 20th century, The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. more...

  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00

    A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945 To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material... more...

  • The Abyssby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 20.00

    Excerpted from Niall Ferguson?s sprawling bestseller The War of the World , The Abyss now stands on its own as one of the most thrilling short histories of World War I ever written. This is not a conventional military history about battles and generals. Rather, The Abyss examines how World War I saw the birth of total war?fought between societies... more...

  • Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II [2 volumes]by Karl DeRouen; Uk Heo

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 195.00

    This unique two-volume reference is the most authoritative, up-to-date resource available for information and data on the most volatile civil wars around the globe since World War II. more...

  • The Ghost Mountain Boysby James Campbell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world?s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of... more...