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  • H Jones VCby John Wilsey; John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 20.78

    'A remarkable book - a worthy tribute both to the man John Wilsey calls "an unusual hero" and to the ethos of the British Army in which he lived and died.' John Keegan in his ForewordThis is the biography of the Falklands War hero whose death in the battle for Darwin and Goose Green was one of the turning points in the whole campaign. It is written... more...

  • Hamburger Hillby Samuel Zaffiri

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War. more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • The History of the Victoria Crossby Philip A. Wilkins

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99

    An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...

  • Howard Zinn on Warby Howard Zinn; Marilyn B. Young

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Howard Zinn began work on his first book for his friends at Seven Stories Press in 1996, a big volume collecting all his shorter writings organized by subject. The themes he chose reflected his lifelong concerns: war, history, law, class, means and ends, and race. Throughout his life Zinn had returned again and again to these subjects, continually... more...

  • I Freed Myselfby David Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This book examines the many ways in which African Americans made the Civil War about ending slavery. more...

  • An Intimate Warby Mike Martin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    An Intimate War tells the story of the last thirty-four years of conflict in Helmand Province, Afghani- stan as seen through the eyes of the Helmandis. In the West, this period is often defined through different lenses - the Soviet intervention, the civil war, the Taliban, and the post-2001 nation-building era. Yet, as experienced by local inhabitants,... more...

  • Iron Bravoby Carsten Stroud

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    First Sergeant Dee Crane, a Vietnam Eleven Bravo, recounts his experiences alongside his men, his duties at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, and his most recent encounters in the Persian Gulf. more...

  • July Crisisby T. G. Otte

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

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

  • Kidnap in Creteby Rick Stroud

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they headed for the coast and a rendezvous with a Royal Navy launch waiting to spirit the general to Cairo. Rick Stroud, whose Phantom Army of... more...