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  • 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...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    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...

  • Attackedby Loretta Schorr

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Boston Massacre, Pearl Harbor, Kent State, Sarajevo, Pentagon, Cyber Attacks, and more. more...

  • Operation Typhoonby David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Fascinating new account of Hitler's Operation Typhoon, launched in October 1941, and its significance for the wider German war effort. more...

  • Bloody Meadowsby John Carman; Patricia Carman

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Battles, as events, are a major focus of military history in all periods, and battlefield sites are increasingly being take up as part of the nation's cultural heritage. Bloody Meadows goes behind the particular discoveries revealed by site excavation and any information that the landscape may reveal about the sequence of events in battle. By investigating... 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...

  • D-Day in the Pacificby Harold J. Goldberg

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In June 1944 the attention of the nation was riveted on events unfolding in France. But in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan was of extreme strategic importance. This is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic engagements of World War II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian was a turning point in the war in the Pacific... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...