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  • 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...

  • The Myth of the Great Warby John Mosier; Ltd. Literary Agency East

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with one-half to one-third fewer casualties than the Allies, and how American troops in 1918 saved the Allies from defeat and a negotiated peace... 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...

  • Bastions and Barbed Wireby Tony Pollard; Iain Banks

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    A collection of the latest work in Conflict Archaeology. General theme is confinement, with concentration camps and siege sites, and defensive structures covered. Also includes other papers on battlefield archaeology and conflict studies. more...

  • There's a War to Be Wonby Geoffrey Perret

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON is the landmark story of one of the greatest armies in history, a conscript force of amateur soldiers who had an unparalleled record of combat success. Here -- for the first time in one volume -- is the chronicle of the United States Army's dramatic mobilization and stunning march to victory in World War II. In a lively and... more...

  • Destroyer Captainby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995... more...

  • Arms and the Manby Michael S. Neiberg

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history. Written by some of the most highly-respected scholars in the field, they cover a wide range of topics from the ancient world to the present day. more...

  • The Penguin History of the Second World Warby Guy Wint; John Pritchard; Peter Calvocoressi

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and... more...

  • Forts of the War of 1812by Rene Chartrand; Donato Spedaliere

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications were those built by the US Corps of Engineers to protect some of the main port cities. These included Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, Fort... more...