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  • Intelligence and Military Operationsby Michael Handel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    This work examines the ways in which the relationship between the military community and the intelligence profession has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision maker is vital. more...

  • Verdunby Paul Jankowski

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    At seven o'clock in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next ten hours, twelve hundred German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. As the barrage lifted, German... more...

  • And the band played onby Robert Holden

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ‘ At last we know how the Great War sounded. ’Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life.When the men of this young nation... more...

  • The Father of Us Allby Victor Davis Hanson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    Victor Davis Hanson has long been acclaimed as one of our leading scholars of ancient history. In recent years he has also become a trenchant voice on current affairs, bringing a historian's deep knowledge of past conflicts to bear on the crises of the present, from 9/11 to Iran. "War," he writes, "is an entirely human enterprise." Ideologies change,... more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart... more...

  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Brian K. Burton

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac... more...

  • The Villageby Bing West

    Pocket Books 2003; US$ 8.99

    In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days -- half of them died. Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers... more...

  • Ripples of Battleby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle , the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war... more...

  • The Proud Bastardsby E. Michael Helms

    Pocket Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines -- and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a journey that would forever change him -- and by its end, he would be awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation,... more...

  • The Coldest Winterby

    Hyperion 2007; US$ 13.95

    David Halberstam's magisterial and thrilling The Best and the Brightest was the defining book for the Vietnam War. More than three decades later, Halberstam used his unrivalled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another dark corner in our history: the Korean War. The Coldest Winter is a successor to The Best and the Brightest,... more...