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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

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

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Naval General Service Medal Roll 1793-1840by Kenneth Douglas-Morris

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    Captain Douglas Morris’s classic Medal Roll. Recipients are listed by bar entitlement, then alphabetically. This book is a fine tribute to a great researcher whose tenacity and precision are unequalled in the field of naval medal research. more...

  • Operation Typhoonby David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Fascinating new account of Hitler's Operation Typhoon, launched in October 1941, and its significance for the wider German war effort. 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 Penguin History of the Second World Warby Guy Wint; John Pritchard; Peter Calvocoressi

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 38.38

    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...

  • 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 Rise of the Great Powers 1648 - 1815by Derek Mckay; H.M. Scott; D Mckay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The heyday of the European states system was in the century before the First World War. How the system of five great powers in conscious equilibrium came into being is the central theme of this book. more...