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  • 20th Century Battlefieldsby Dan Snow; Peter Snow

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.43

    In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights... more...

  • Military Intelligence Blunders and Cover-Upsby Colonel John Hughes-Wilson

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    This book is a professional military-intelligence officer's and a controversial insider's view of some of the greatest intelligence blunders of recent history. It includes the serious developments in government misuse of intelligence in the recent war with Iraq. Colonel John Hughes-Wilson analyses not just the events that conspire to cause disaster,... more...

  • The Military 100by Michael Lee Lanning

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2002; US$ 17.99

    THEY WERE CONQUERERS. LIBERATORS. HEROES. MADMEN. ALL CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. This compelling study by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) lists the hundred most influential military leaders not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact that their lives had upon... more...

  • Gettysburgby Allen C. Guelzo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history?the most intimate and richly readable account we have had?of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 169.99

    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...

  • Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Greatby Lee L. Brice

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great is a unique reference book that examines warfare in ancient Greece during the Classical era between 490 and 323 BCE. ||This easy-to-use, multi-format handbook provides a range of tools for investigating the military history of Classical Greece, including a timeline,... 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$ 14.99

    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...

  • Fire Base Illingworth: An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Oddsby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly... more...