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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Spielregeln der Politik im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 76.32

    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...

  • The Essential Thirty Years Warby Tryntje Helfferich

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.50

    This abridgment of Tryntje Helfferich's acclaimed 2009 anthology The Thirty Years War features an expanded General Introduction and annotation designed to support student readings in swift-moving surveys of European and World history. more...

  • The Longest Nightby Gavin Mortimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse - using extensive survivors' testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just how close the Luftwaffe came to total victory. This vivid, dramatically told account depicts how fate shifted based on Hitler's mistaken... 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...

  • 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

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700by Rhoads Murphey

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by western European states and the focus of much military concern. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in early modern history, Ottoman history, history of the Middle East and North Africa, and for military... 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...