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  • Ripples of Battleby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle , the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war... more...

  • The Hundred Years Warby L.J. Andrew Villalon; Donald J. Kagay

    BRILL 2005; US$ 166.00

    This work, the first of a two-volume set, brings together essays of European and American scholars on the wider regional and topical aspects of the Hundred Years War as well as articles that revisit questions posed and supposedly ?solved? by traditional Hundred Years War scholarship. more...

  • Paths to a New Europeby Paul Dukes

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 75.00

    Paths to a New Europe is a balanced treatment of the history of the continent itself and of its wider setting. Paul Dukes shows how cultural traditions, along with socio economic differences and realignments of political power, have evolved over the centuries, still exerting influence as Europe moves towards unity after the collapse of the Eastern... more...

  • The Minefieldby Greg Lockhart

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81

    A history of the Australian minefield laid in the Phuc Tuy Province in 1967 that played havoc with Australia's military operations in Vietnam and constituted the greatest tactical blunder in Australian military history since World War Two. more...

  • Wings of Goldby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold , the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U.S. Navy ship... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • The Longest Nightby Gavin Mortimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse - using extensive survivors' testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just how close the Luftwaffe came to total victory. This vivid, dramatically told account depicts how fate shifted based on Hitler's mistaken... more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby Jeremy Black

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    The name Waterloo has become synonymous with final, crushing defeat. Now this legendary battle is re-created in a groundbreaking book by an eminent British military historian making his major American debut. Revealing how and why Napoleon fell in Belgium in June 1815, The Battle of Waterloo definitively clears away the fog that has, over time, obscured... more...

  • The Book of Warby John Keegan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 22.00

    Acclaimed military historian John Keegan?s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle   In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western warfare through the voice of the most eloquent participants?from Thucydides? classic account of ancient Greek phalanx warfare to a blow-by-blow... more...

  • The Deceiversby Thaddeus Holt

    Scribner 2010; US$ 49.95

    In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into erroneous action. Thaddeus Holt's elegantly written and comprehensive book is the first to tell the full story behind these operations. Exactly... more...