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  • The Pacific Campaign in World War IIby William Bruce Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is a fascinating new account of how diplomacy and politics gave way to military strategy and warfare in the Pacific. Presenting previously unpublished photographs, interviews with veterans, newly commissioned maps and new translations of Japanese sources, this book freshly examines the key events in the fight for the Pacific. Detailing... 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 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...

  • The Architecture of Imperialismby Ellen Fowles Morris

    BRILL 2004; US$ 316.00

    This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these... more...

  • Civil War Navies, 1855-1883by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 200.00

    Civil War Navies 1855-1883 is the second in the five-volume US Navy Warships encyclopedia set. This valuable reference lists the ships of the U.S. Navy and Confederate Navy during the Civil War and the years immediately following - a significant period in the evolution of warships, the use of steam propulsion, and the development of ordnance. Civil... 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...

  • The War of the Worldby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 20.00

    Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and... 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...

  • The Ghost Mountain Boysby James Campbell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world?s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of... more...