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  • The Battle 100by Michael Lee Lanning

    Sourcebooks 2005; US$ 19.99

    A single day in the heat of armed conflict can shape the future of the world. Throughout history, individual battles have inspired the birth of nations, the devastation of cultures and the triumph of revolutions. Yet while some battles rise up as the cornerstones of history, others fade in our cultural memory, forgotten as minor skirmishes. Why is... more...

  • 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...

  • Agincourtby Juliet Barker

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    Waged almost six centuries ago, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates. It is the classic underdog story, and generations have wondered how the English--outmanned by the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between... more...

  • The Changing Face of Warby Martin Van Creveld

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Face of Battleby John Keegan

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 17.00

    Military historian John Keegan?s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions,... 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...

  • The First World War, 1by Hew Strachan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 27.99

    Hew Strachan's monumental account has been heralded as the definitive work on the First World War. His narrative, always readable and incisive, brings together an unparalleled range of material. Military and strategic perspectives are combined with those of cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. The viewpoints of Germany, England,... more...

  • Castles, Battles, and Bombsby Jurgen Brauer; Hubert van Tuyll

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Castles, Battles, and Bombs reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics?with dramatically insightful results. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in the High Middle Ages seems almost inevitable: though stunningly expensive, a strong castle was far cheaper to... 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...