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  • A Stout Pair of Bootsby Peter Stanley

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 22.68

    From the Western Front, to the Burma-Thailand railway, Kokoda to Gallipoli, the essential guide for travellers to the places where Australian armed forces fought overseas. more...

  • The Changing Face of Warby Martin van Creveld

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written his magnum opus, an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. The Changing Face of War is the book that reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents,... more...

  • The Magnificent Bastardsby Keith Nolan

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    On April 29, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army is spotted less than four miles from the U.S. Marines? Dong Ha Combat Base. Intense fighting develops in nearby Dai Do as the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, known as ?the Magnificent Bastards,? struggles to eject NVA forces from this strategic position. Yet the BLT 2/4 Marines defy the brutal onslaught. Pressing... more...

  • Wahooby Richard O'Kane

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Battle of Surigao Straitby Anthony P. Tully

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at night and had few survivors on the Japanese side, the events of that naval engagement have been passed down in garbled accounts. Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material,... more...

  • The Metal Life Carby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For centuries sailing vessels crept along the coastline, ready to flee ashore in case of danger or trouble; this worked well until weather or poor sailing drove these ships against an unforgiving coast. Saviors and salvors (often the same people) struggled to rescue both humans and cargo, often with results as tragic for them as for the sailors and... more...

  • Dictionary of Warsby George Childs Kohn

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 102.00

    Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated and expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout... more...

  • The Korean Warby Bruce Cumings

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.   For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including... more...

  • Scorched Earthby Tony Pollard; Iain Banks

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    This volume draws together a series of new studies into various aspects of the archaeology of conflict. Part of the volume focuses on conflict in the twentieth century, with several papers dealing with the growing field of First World War archaeology. more...

  • 1917: Beyond the Western Frontby Ian Beckett

    BRILL 2008; US$ 115.00

    In the fourth year of the Great War, the growing military, political, social and economic costs hit all existing belligerents while as yet uncommitted states joined the global conflict. 1917: Beyond the Western Front amply illustrates the crucial significance of this pivotal year. more...