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  • The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical Worldby Brian Campbell; Lawrence A. Tritle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 174.99

    War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters--violent and bloody for the participants--and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare and its conduct often had significant economic, social, or political... more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Peter Caddick-Adams

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst. Now the... more...

  • Line Doggie: Foot Soldier in Vietnamby Charles Gadd

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Charles Gadd served in Vietnam in late 1967 and 1968 and had experiences very similar to what most enlisted men endured. He describes the mud, blood, leeches, loss of friends, and low morale due to constant harassment by guerrillas. The author, a squad leader with the 101st Airborne, was wounded twice and saw nearly constant action in the Central... more...

  • Vanishedby Wil S Hylton

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others "A powerful story, masterfully told."? GQ "[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer."? TIME.com "Marries an almost cinematically well-paced narrative with a deep sensitivity to the people whose lives it tells."? The Boston... more...

  • The Navy SEAL Weight Training Workoutby Stewart Smith; Peter Field Peck

    Hatherleigh Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Add weights to your NAVY SEAL Training prep! The Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout is an effective weight lifting program designed to maintain muscle growth and avoid over-training in high-repetition and high-mileage running and fitness routines like those used by Navy SEALs. Pushing your fitness to the extremes is a necessary part of a rigorous... more...

  • Boer War, Theby Denis Judd; Keith Surridge

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • To Win the Battleby Robert Stevenson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 52.00

    Tells the story of how the 1st Australian Division became one of the great fighting formations of WWI. more...

  • Intelligence and Military Operationsby Michael Handel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision... more...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Helen Graham

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers... more...

  • Origins of the First World Warby Gordon Martel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Origins of the First World War summarizes and analyses the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Martel explains the position of each of the great powers, and their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics. He examines the strategic and political problems that confronted each power, and the... more...