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  • Recon Scoutby Fred H. Salter

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    HE LIVED ON THE ABYSS OF DEATH AS A RECON SCOUT IN WORLD WAR II. From Africa?s Sahara Desert, where he met Churchill, to the plains of Tunisia, where he served under Patton, Fred Salter executed daring nightly solo missions, risking his life to gather the vital intelligence the U.S. Army desperately needed. After the battlefields of Sicily came the... more...

  • Outlaw Platoonby Sean Parnell; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell?s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army?s 10th Mountain Division?s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh,... more...

  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.   When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • Thucydidesby Thucydides; Jeremy Mynott

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material. more...

  • Sparta At Warby Scott Rusch

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    During the eighth century BC, Sparta became one of the leading cities of ancient Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century BC until the mid-fourth, Sparta became a military power of recognized importance. For almost two centuries the massed Spartan army remained unbeaten in the field. Spartan officers also commanded... more...

  • Behind Japanese Linesby Richard Dunlop

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill? Donovan, now known historically as the “Father of Central Intelligence,? with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations... more...

  • War before Civilizationby Lawrence H. Keeley

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 19.99

    The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized... more...

  • The Last Gentleman of the SASby John Randall; M J Trow

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 26.18

    In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen - the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout... more...

  • Behind the Frontby Craig Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Uncovers the vital relationships between British troops and local inhabitants in France and Belgium during the First World War. more...