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  • The Book of Warby John Keegan

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 20.00

    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... more...

  • Troubled Waterby Gregory A. Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    Combining gripping military history with tense racial politics, the account of the first mutiny in U.S. Navy history. 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...

  • Battle History of the United States Marine Corps, 1775-1945by George B. Clark

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    Designed as a reference for those interested in the combat history of the U.S. Marine Corps, this book describes the engagements from the formation of the Continental Marines to the corps' greatest exercise at the Battle of Okinawa. Organized chronologically, the individual skirmishes illustrate how each of the Marine Corps's engagements contributed... more...

  • Between the Lines of World War IIby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This is a collection of 21 stories that illuminate the strange adventures, mysterious circumstances, extreme behaviors and forgotten tragedies that took place during World War II. Ranging from a look at Adolf Hitler's "children factory," to the smuggling of gold bullion from the besieged island of Corregidor, to those who flew with the... more...

  • Forgotten Voices Desert Victoryby Julian Thompson; Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.88

    'Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyone's face was one mass of sand . The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone' Bombardier Ray Ellis Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel's Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 13.36

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties,... more...

  • The Blitzkrieg Mythby John Mosier

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old?fashioned, on?the?ground warfare. The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs... more...

  • War and Our Worldby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.00

    John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War , a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why?s and how?s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition... more...

  • Loose Cannonsby Graeme Donald

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    On Hitler: "[No one] ever produced 'proof' of Hitler having won the Iron Cross, Second Class without which the First Class could not be awarded. He was a liar, but his favorite WWI yarn, about his life being spared by a British soldier who had him dead in his sights, is unfortunately true. It seems we have Private Henry Tandy VC, then of the... more...