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  • Lines of Battleby Annette Tapert

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 22.50

    Arranged in chronological order, this collection of some 100 letters from soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines offers a very personal view of World War II and a sense of immediacy that is remarkable. The correspondence ranges from a GI's final message, written from Bataan, to a private's advice to his unexpectedly drafted father; from a general's... more...

  • A Guide to Battlesby Richard Holmes; Martin Marix Evans

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 12.99

    A Guide to Battles tells the stories of 300 of the world's most dramatic, memorable, and important clashes, from battles in ancient Egypt to the Second Gulf War. Organized chronologically and by region it provides tactical, technological, and historical context. It is highly accessible to the general reader and invaluable for the specialist. more...

  • Gettysburgby Allen C. Guelzo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History An Economist Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    Emerging Military Technologies: A Guide to the Issues examines the potential of the United States to bring new technologies to deployment in the service of America's security and defense. The work also discusses how other international actors may regard the United States' investment in these high-tech capabilities, identifying possible resultant... more...

  • Anzacs in the Middle Eastby Mark Johnston

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 52.00

    Provides an exploration of the experiences of soldiers who fought in the Middle East during World War II. more...

  • Operation Typhoonby David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Fascinating new account of Hitler's Operation Typhoon, launched in October 1941, and its significance for the wider German war effort. more...

  • Reaping the Whirlwindby Nigel Cawthorne

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    This title offers an amazing insight into the events of World War II through the eyes of those who fought against the Allied forces in all theatres of the war. It features many previously unpublished accounts of the war from German and Japanese soldiers, civilians and military leaders. It covers every major arena of the war: Europe; the German invasion... more...

  • Catastrophe 1914by Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the acclaimed military historian, a history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In  Catastrophe 1914,  Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one of... more...

  • Out in the Armyby James Wharton

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    "A highly readable and distinctly 21st-century boy's own tale." BEN SUMMERSKILL OBESeeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind - and he found it...At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily trials of army life, but all the while James faces a battle... more...

  • Boer War, Theby Denis Judd; Keith Surridge

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Boer War of 1899–1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, cunning and barbarism, with an extraordinary cast of characters – including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and unexpectedly exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism in the establishment... more...