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  • When the Odds Were Evenby Keith Bonn

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    In three months of savage fighting, the U.S. Seventh Army did what no army in the history of modern warfare had ever done before?conquer an enemy defending the Vosges Mountains. With the toughest terrain on the Western Front, the Vosges mountain range was seemingly an impregnable fortress, manned by German troops determined to hold the last barrier... more...

  • Carnage and Cultureby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Victor Davis Hanson is a military historian who is a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written several scholarly and popular books on ancient history and classical warfare, including The Other Greeks, The Western Way of War , and The Soul of Battle . He lives in Selma, California. From the Trade Paperback edition.... more...

  • Moltke on the Art of Warby Daniel Hughes

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war. more...

  • Fields of Honorby Edwin C. Bearss

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh,... more...

  • War in European Historyby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium. - ;First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey... more...

  • Firestormby Marshall De Bruhl

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95

    On February 13 and 14, 1945, three successive waves of British and U.S. aircraft rained down thousands of tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs on the largely undefended German city of Dresden. Night and day, Dresden was engulfed in a vast sea of flame, a firestorm that generated 1,500-degree temperatures and hurricane-force winds. Thousands... more...

  • How to Lose the Civil Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.? ? Publishers Weekly An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America?s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 31.98

    Fifty years after the end of World War II Clive Ponting provides a major reassessment of the most destructive conflict in human history - one in which 85 million people died. Armageddon avoids conventional chronological accounts in order to concentrate on the deeper forces shaping the origins, course and outcome of the war across the globe. It... more...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 1by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    'Compulsively readable' ( History ) , this is the first volume in a series that details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, it follows the Hundred Years War up... more...

  • An End of Warby Ken Tout

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    After D-Day in 1944 British troops in Normandy had been encouraged to believe that the war would be over by Christmas of that year. The German army in Normandy had indeed been destroyed but by Christmas the Allies were still fighting through Holland, whilst the Germans had reorganised and were ready to fight back. Ken Tout, using his own experiences... more...