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  • The Royal Navy's Home Fleet in World War 2by Dr James Levy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00

    This book marks the first comprehensive history of Britain's naval bulwark, the Home Fleet. It illuminates the vital role that fleet played in preserving Britain as a base of operations against Hitler. We see portrayed the hard days of blockade, patrol, and battle that encompassed the Home Fleet's war. And we see how that war was made harder by weaknesses... more...

  • Ground Warfareby Stanley L. Sandler

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 295.00

    This work spans the recorded history of ground warfare from generals to GI's, catapults to Kalashnikovs, ancient Israel to post-Soviet Chechnya. Included are more than 700 wars and battles, nearly 600 warrior biographies and more than 100 survey essays. more...

  • The British Empire and Italian Prisoners of Warby Bob Moore; Dr Kent Fedorowich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 168.00

    During the Second World War, British and Imperial forces captured more than half a million Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen. Although a symbol of military success, these prisoners created a multitude of problems for the authorities throughout the war. This book looks at how the British addressed these problems and turned liabilities into assets... more...

  • The Victorians at War, 1815-1914by Harold E. Raugh

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 95.00

    This encyclopedia surveys the major wars, campaigns, battles and expeditions of the British Army, as well as its weaponry, tactics, and all other aspects of its operations from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the dawn of World War One. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of World War Iby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 485.00

    World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars." Instead, it opened the floodgate to a century of ethnic, religious, and ideological conflicts throughout the globe, all of it traceable to some extent to the entangled animosities and unprecedented carnage the war and the shortsighted, easily shattered peace that followed it. more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume Iby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European... more...

  • Civil Wars of the Worldby KARL DEROUEN JR.; Uk Heo

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 195.00

    At a time when historians are devoting more and more research to conflicts within nations, Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II is an invaluable addition to the available resources. In two volumes, it ranges around the globe to cover the most volatile and deadly civil wars of the past 60 years, including the bloody impasses in... more...

  • The Abyssby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 20.00

    Excerpted from Niall Ferguson?s sprawling bestseller The War of the World , The Abyss now stands on its own as one of the most thrilling short histories of World War I ever written. This is not a conventional military history about battles and generals. Rather, The Abyss examines how World War I saw the birth of total war?fought between societies... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of World War IIby Spencer C. Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 485.00

    An unprecedented achievement in publishing?a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist?on the central conflict of the 20th century, The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. more...