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  • July Crisisby Thomas Otte

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Definitive new account of the catalytic events of July 1914 that led to the outbreak of the First World War. more...

  • Carnage and Cultureby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes?s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world. Looking beyond popular explanations... more...

  • The Anzac Girlsby Peter Rees

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. more...

  • Emerging Military Technologies: A Guide to the Issuesby Wilson Wong

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    This book examines emerging defense technologies such as directed energy weapons, nanotech devices, and bioscience applications that have the potential to dominate international relations in the future, just as nuclear weapons and space infrastructure-assisted conventional weapons do now. more...

  • Embers of Warby Fredrik Logevall

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE   Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that... more...

  • The Causes of the Civil Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    While South Carolina's preemptive strike on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's subsequent call to arms started the Civil War, South Carolina's secession and Lincoln's military actions were simply the last in a chain of events stretching as far back as the early 1750s. Increasing moral conflicts and political debates over slavery--exacerbated... more...

  • A Man Called Intrepidby William Stevenson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world?s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing—and running—a... more...

  • World War II: A Very Short Introductionby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.99

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Knife Fightsby John A Nagl

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that America?s military superiority meant that the age of conventional... more...