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History of military science

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  • Keeping the Peaceby David J. Hawkins

    Pen and Sword 2000; US$ 10.99

    In 1940 two scientists, refugees from Nazi Germany, wrote a memorandum which has to prove one of the most significant documents of the twentieth century. In it, they outlined proposes for the manufacture of a uranium fuelled 'super bomb'. The paper pprepelled Britain into the forefront of research into nuclear weapons and lead, through the... more...

  • The Father of Virginia Military Instituteby Randolph P. Shaffner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Virginia Military Institute launched an educational revolution when it became the first school in the American South to combine classical and practical courses under an effective system of military discipline. It pioneered free schooling for the poor and exemption from tuition and board in exchange for two years of teaching. It has furnished fully... more...

  • The Spy Catchersby David Horner

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    With unprecedented access to their hitherto sealed records, this is the first volume of a remarkable official history of ASIO - a revealing and authoritative account of the early years of Australia's national security intelligence service. more...

  • The Genesis of New Weaponsby Franklin A. Long; Judith Reppy

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    The Genesis of New Weapons: Decision Making for Military R&D covers the meeting held to convene military officers, civilian managers of R&D programs, and members of the research groups in industry and get insights from them regarding the decision-making process for initiation and carrying out of R&D programs. The book first gives an introductory overview... more...

  • Warfare in the Classical Worldby John Warry

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 11.65

    This authoritative volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600BC and AD 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilisation to the fall of Ravenna and the eventual decline of the Roman Empire. The book is also, of course, about the great military commanders, such as Alexander and Julius Caesar - men whose feats... more...

  • Going Commandoby Mark Time

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    'TOUGH, TOUCHING? IT'S A RIGHT GOOD READ' - DAILY TELEGRAPHAt 16, Mark Time wants to become either a geologist or a Royal Marines Commando. So which does he choose? Despite his love of basalt, he chooses the career that teaches him how to kill... and sh*t in plastic bags.Knowing his weak body will have to shape up to complete thirty weeks of commando... more...

  • How to Lose a Battleby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    A remarkable compendium of the worst military decisions and the men who made them The annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure their army's defeat. Whether it was a lack of proper planning, miscalculation, ego, bad luck, or just plain stupidity, certain wartime stratagems... more...

  • Praetorian Guard, Theby Sandra Bingham

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    From the Immortals, the personal bodyguard of the Persian Achaemenid kings; the death-or-glory Companions, Alexander the Great's glorious cavalry corps; to Napoleon's Imperial Guards, flower of the French army, select martial cohorts are perennially fascinating. And perhaps no special force commands the romance, the mystique or the enduring appeal... more...

  • Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300by John France

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700by Rhoads Murphey

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by western European states and the focus of much military concern. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in early modern history, Ottoman history, history of the Middle East and North Africa, and for military... more...