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

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Blitzkrieg Mythby John Mosier

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.79

    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...

  • 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...

  • Zwischen Normierung und Rüstungswettlaufby Verena Ritter-Döring

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 112.90

    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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 42.50

    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...

  • Spielregeln der Politik im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 42.68

    Das Mittelalter kannte ein ausgeprägtes System von "Spielregeln", die den Kampf um Rang, Macht und Ehre lenkten und oftmals ein Ausufern der Gewalt verhinderten. Anhand zeitgenössischer Quellen zeigt Gerd Althoff, wie eine Gesellschaft, die kein staatliches Waffen- und Gewaltmonopol kannte, mit Konflikten zwischen den 'Großen' des Reiches... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfareby Jim Bradbury

    Routledge 2004; US$ 33.95

    This comprehensive volume provides easily accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. 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... 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...