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- Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
A unique historical record compiled from the rolls made by the Hanoverian army of the Duke of Cumberland after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Every Scottish regiment present at the battle has been recorded and the following are detailed: Stewarts of Appin, Atholl Brigade, Bannerman of Elsick's, Cameron of Locheil's, Chisholm of Strathglass', Duke... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79
A fascinating look at history's losers-the myths they create to cope with defeat and the steps they take never to be vanquished again History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his brilliant and provocative new book, but the losers often have the final word. Focusing on three seminal cases of modern warfare-the South... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts... more...
- Free Press 2013; US$ 26.00
Gerald Linderman has created a seamless and highly original social history, authoritatively recapturing the full experience of combat in World War II. Drawing on letters and diaries, memoirs and surveys, Linderman explores how ordinary frontline American soldiers prepared for battle, related to one another, conceived of the enemy, thought of home,... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 13.80
From the National Book Award?winning author of An American Requiem and Constantine's Sword comes a sweeping yet intimate look at the Pentagon and its vast ? often hidden ? impact on America. This landmark, myth-shattering work chronicles the most powerful institution in America, the people who created it, and the pathologies it has spawned. James... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32
The official line is clear: the UK does not 'participate in, solicit, encourage or condone' torture. And yet, the evidence is irrefutable: when it comes to dealing with potential threats to our national security, the gloves always come off. As the enquiries into the on-going abuse of terror suspects uncover an ever more sinister and unpalatable chain... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79
A devastating indictment of the Bush administration's war policies from the bestselling author and respected moral authority With the words "this Crusade, this war on terror," George W. Bush defined the purpose of his presidency. And just as promptly, James Carroll- Boston Globe columnist, son of a general, former antiwar chaplain and activist,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 2.54
Marcus Luttrell's blockbuster bestseller, Lone Survivor ?soon to be a major motion picture ? tells the story of Operation Red Wings, in which four U.S. Navy SEALs were inserted into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan with the task of collecting intelligence and finding?or killing?a top al Qaeda commander. The SEALs were ambushed by over one hundred... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99
This ancient Chinese military text dissects thirteen aspects of warfare from an strategical and intellectual point of view. Deploring the use of excess force causing economic and civilian losses while discussing strategies that are still relevant to modern warfare, the text continues to resonate with readers around the world and has been considered... more...