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  • 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...

  • 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 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$ 47.95

    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...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II [2 volumes]by Karl DeRouen; Uk Heo

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 191.00

    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... 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 Royal Navy and Anti-Submarine Warfare, 1917-49by Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    An essential new account of how anti-submarine warfare is conducted, with a focus on both historic and present-day operations.   This new book shows how until 1944 U-boats operated as submersible torpedo craft which relied heavily on the surface for movement and charging their batteries. This pattern was repeated in WWII until Allied anti-submarine... more...

  • Revolutionary War Almanacby John C. Fredriksen

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 85.00

    Offering a day-by-day chronology of the people and events important to the American Revolution, this title provides a look at this historic time. It covers people, battles, and other details, and includes more than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with an index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology. more...