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  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gary Sheffield

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Synthesizing the latest scholarship, acclaimed military historian Gary Sheffield cuts to the heart of the conflict that involved every major economic power in the world. With an emphasis on the Western Front, Sheffield explores such key issues as the causes of war; the search for peace and the peace settlements; the political, social, and economic... 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...

  • Origins of the First World Warby Gordon Martel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Brian K. Burton

    Indiana University Press 2010; 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...

  • Visions From a Foxholeby William Foley

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division?s bold campaign to break through Hitler?s ?impregnable? Siegfried line at the end of World War II Eighteen-year-old William Foley was afraid the war would be over before he got there, but the rifleman was sent straight to the front lines, arriving January 25, 1945?just in... more...

  • Fighting for Americaby Christopher Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    The African-American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in Fighting for America . In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents,... more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...