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  • A Stout Pair of Bootsby Peter Stanley

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 22.68

    From the Western Front, to the Burma-Thailand railway, Kokoda to Gallipoli, the essential guide for travellers to the places where Australian armed forces fought overseas. more...

  • Agincourtby Juliet Barker

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    Waged almost six centuries ago, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates. It is the classic underdog story, and generations have wondered how the English--outmanned by the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between... more...

  • The Magnificent Bastardsby Keith Nolan

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    On April 29, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army is spotted less than four miles from the U.S. Marines? Dong Ha Combat Base. Intense fighting develops in nearby Dai Do as the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, known as ?the Magnificent Bastards,? struggles to eject NVA forces from this strategic position. Yet the BLT 2/4 Marines defy the brutal onslaught. Pressing... more...

  • The Face of Battleby John Keegan

    Penguin Group US 1983; US$ 16.00

    Military historian John Keegan?s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions,... more...

  • The Changing Face of Warby Martin Van Creveld

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written his magnum opus, an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. The Changing Face of War is the book that reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents,... more...

  • Wahooby Richard O'Kane

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The First World War, 1by Hew Strachan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 27.99

    Hew Strachan's monumental account has been heralded as the definitive work on the First World War. His narrative, always readable and incisive, brings together an unparalleled range of material. Military and strategic perspectives are combined with those of cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. The viewpoints of Germany, England,... more...

  • Dictionary of Warsby George Childs Kohn

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 102.00

    Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated and expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout... more...

  • The Korean Warby Bruce Cumings

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.   For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including... more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume IIby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris. more...