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  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.95

    With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the... more...

  • Yanksby John Eisenhower

    Free Press 2001; US$ 23.95

    Fought far from home, World War I was nonetheless a stirring American adventure. The achievements of the United States during that war, often underrated by military historians, were in fact remarkable, and they turned the tide of the conflict. So says John S. D. Eisenhower, one of today's most acclaimed military historians, in his sweeping history... more...

  • Britain As A Military Power, 1688-1815by Professor Jeremy Black; Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In 1688, Britain was successfully invaded, its army and navy unable to prevent the overthrow of the government. 1815, Britain was the strongest power in the world with the most succesful navy and the largest empire. Britain had not only played a prominent role in the defeat of Napoleonic France, but had also established itself as a significant power... more...

  • Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300by John France

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700by Rhoads Murphey

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by western European states and the focus of much military concern. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in early modern history, Ottoman history, history of the Middle East and North Africa, and for military... more...

  • War and Society in Early Modern Europeby Frank Tallett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    War and Society in Early Modern Europe takes a fresh approach to military history. Rather than looking at tactics and strategy, it aims to set warfare in social and institutional contexts. Focusing on the early-modern period in western Europe, Frank Tallett gives an insight into the armies and shows how warfare had an impact on different social groups,... more...

  • Warfare in World Historyby Michael S. Neiberg

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    Despite the catastrophic effects of war, wars have also proved to be instrumental to long-term change in world history This text is the first of its kind to survey how warfare has developed from ancient times to the present day and the role it has played in shaping the world we know. The periods discussed include: * the pre-gunpowder era * the development... more...

  • The British Wars, 1637-1651by Peter Gaunt

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    During the 1640s, the kingdoms ruled by Charles I - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland - were gripped by a series of civil wars and conflicts which were, in part, distinct to each kingdom, but which also overlapped and inter-related, leading some British historians to portray them as a single 'British' conflict. The British Wars by Peter Gaunt... more...

  • Origins of the Second World War Reconsideredby Gordon Martel

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in 1961 it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War. The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up... more...

  • World War II in the Pacificby Stanley Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Stanley Sandler, one of America's most respected and best-known military historians, has brought together over 300 entries by some 200 specialists in the field to create the first encyclopedia specifically devoted to the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Extending far beyond battles and hardware, the coverage ranges from high policy-making, grand strategy,... more...