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  • The Arctic Navy List 1773-1873by Clements R. Markham

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.49

    The list of all the officers who served in Arctic/Antarctic regions during the century defined. Biographical notes with varying amounts of detail on each officer and notes on the ships involved, one with the very unprepossessing name of Carcass. There is also a separate list of those setting out on the 1875 expedition. 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...

  • Strange but Trueby Steve Crawford

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 11.99

    Marshal Blücher, the fearless Prussian commander who saved the day at Waterloo in 1815 told the Duke of Wellington that he was pregnant with an elephant that had been sired by a French soldier. Strange But True Military Facts is a remarkable compendium of such little-known anecdotes from military history. Divided into themed chapters that cover... 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...

  • Zwischen Normierung und Rüstungswettlaufby Verena Ritter-Döring

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 128.56

    Warum gibt es eine Haager Landkriegsordnung, aber keine Haager Seekriegsordnung? Motiviert durch diese Frage werden die seekriegsrechtlichen Abkommen und Kodifikationsbemühungen im Zeitraum zwischen 1856, dem Jahr der Pariser Erklärung, und 1914, dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs, betrachtet. Ein Schwerpunkt der Arbeit... more...

  • 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$ 130.00

    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$ 130.00

    From the author of Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade , this book offers a wide-ranging and innovative survey of crusading warfare, and is intended as a standard reference for students and professional historians more...