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- Transworld 2013; US$ 17.58
?No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening? , wrote Churchill. ?The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed?in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98
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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
This book follows the 22nd Maine Regiment from their formation through their part in General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana and their return home for mustering out. Among other duties, the regiment took part in the fighting at Irish Bend and in the two ill-considered attacks at the Confederate bastion of Port Hudson. The book draws on first... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 33.06
When Australian troops stormed ashore in the pre-dawn darkness of April 25th 1915, it was the culmination of one of the most complex and daunting operations in the history of warfare ? the seaborne assault of a heavily fortified shore, defended by a well-prepared and forewarned enemy. The risks were enormous, and the death toll on the beach at Anzac... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
After receiving his draft notice on March 5, 1941, 21-year old Alex Kunevicius harbored dreams of joining George Patton's First Armored Division. Instead, he was placed in a noncombat Army Ordnance Company and taught to repair weapons, an assignment in which he initially saw little glory. After Pearl Harbor, however, he and his fellow technicians... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle,... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 49.99
Conflict and Battlefield Archaeology is a growing and important field in archaeology, with implications on the state of the world: how humanity has prepared for, reacted to, and dealt with the consequences of conflict at a national and international level. This title offers an important overview to research in this field. more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95
Air-dropping agents deep behind enemy lines in clandestine night missions during the Korean War, commanding secret flights into Tibet in 1960 to support the anticommunist guerilla uprising, participating in plans for the 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion?even before the escalation of the Vietnam War, Brigadier General Harry C. ?Heinie? Aderholt worked at the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99
Invaded in 1830, populated by one million settlers who co-existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers , Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France, in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany. The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of... more...