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Military and naval history

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War Iby John Abbatiello

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Investigating the employment of British aircraft against German submarines during the final years of the First World War, this new book places anti-submarine campaigns from the air in the wider history of the First World War. The Royal Naval Air Service invested heavily in aircraft of all types?aeroplanes, seaplanes, airships, and kite balloons?in... more...

  • Brothers in Armsby Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Anthony Walton

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 15.00

    A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers , BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st ?Black Panthers,? the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard ?Smitty? Smith, a veteran of the battalion.... more...

  • The Battle for Western Europe, Fall 1944by John A. Adams

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.70

    This engrossing and meticulously researched volume reexamines the decisions made by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his staff in the crucial months leading up to the Battle of the Bulge. In late August 1944 defeat of the Wehrmacht seemed assured. On December 16, however, the Germans counterattacked. Received... more...

  • Betrothed of Death, The: The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927by José Alvarez

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 85.00

    Tells the story of the creation, organization, and characters who established the Spanish Foreign Legion, a special unit of shock troops designed to spearhead Spain's army in Africa in 1920. more...

  • When War Becomes Personalby Donald Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Donald Anderson, a former U.S. Air Force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord White Clements?himself a veteran of the Second World War?introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements?s Civil War memoir; the novelist Paul West writes of his father, a British veteran... more...

  • Wings of Goldby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold , the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U.S. Navy ship... more...

  • The Bloody Forestby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.00

    For nearly five months, starting in mid-September 1944, American GIs battled for the Hurtgen Forest, a 50-square mile tract of extremely inhospitable terrain. more...

  • The Punic Warsby Nigel Bagnall

    Random House 2008; US$ 26.78

    The Punic Wars (264-146BC) sprang from a mighty power struggle between two ancient civilisations - the trading empire of Carthage and the military confedoration of Rome. It was a period of astonishing human misfortune, lasting over a period of 118 years and resulting in the radical depletion of Rome's population and resources and the complete annihilation... more...

  • American Soldiers Overseas: The Global Military Presenceby Anni Baker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Over the past 60 years, the U.S. armed forces have created a web of military bases all over the world, from Australia to Iceland to Saudi Arabia. This is the aspect of military service that the majority of soldiers know and remember. Interaction between U.S. personnel and local populations is almost a given, and it is inevitable that the American... more...

  • Außenpolitik, Bünde und Reichsbildung in der Antikeby Ernst Baltrusch

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 35.00

    Ernst Baltruschs Buch ist die erste Monographie über die antike Außenpolitik von den Anfängen der griechischen und römischen Antike (ca. 800 v.Chr.) bis zum Beginn der Spätantike (ca. 300 n.Chr.). Es behandelt die äußeren Beziehungen in der griechisch-römischen Antike in einem weit gefassten Sinn. Thematische Schwerpunkte sind dabei die außenpolitischen... more...