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  • The Battle of Salamisby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99

    On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks... more...

  • World military history bibliographyby B.C. Hacker

    BRILL 2003; US$ 315.00

    Preclassical and indigenous nonwestern military institutions and methods of warfare are the chief subjects of this annotated bibliography of work published from 1967 to 1997. It emphasizes historical studies of military organization and relations between military and other social institutions. more...

  • The Thirty Years' Warby Geoffrey Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    The first edition of The Thirty Years' War offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Presenting previously unpublished photographs, interviews with veterans, newly commissioned maps and new translations of Japanese sources, this book freshly examines the key events in the fight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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Normandy Campaign: 1944: Sixty Years Onby John Buckley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    With essays from leading names in military history, this new book re-examines the crucial issues and debates of the D-Day campaign. It tackles a range of core topics, placing them in their current historiographical context, to present new and sometimes revisionist interpretations of key issues, such as the image of the Allied armies compared... 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...