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  • 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 Imperial War Museum; Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    ?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 taking... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Korean Warby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 20.90

    The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms,... 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...

  • 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...