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  • Men, Machines, and Warby Ronald Haycock; Keith Neilson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Using examples from the last two centuries, this collection of essays discusses the close links between technology and war. In the opening essay, distinguished historian William H. McNeill demonstrates the extent to which military technology has often led to differentiations among people, both within and between societies. The other studies examine... more...

  • Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War Collegeby Howard J. Wiarda

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    In Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War College: A Clash of Cultures, Howard J. Wiarda uses his first-hand experience to examine the conflict between the two cultures, military and civilian, that coexist uneasily at the College. He also explores the issues-tenure, academic freedom, research, teaching-that divide them. While this... more...

  • A History Of Warfareby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian. John Keegan?s masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies... more...

  • Warfare in the Sokoto Caliphateby Joseph P. Smaldone

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    The successful jihad of 1804 in Hausaland resulted in the establishment of the Sokoto Caliphate, the largest and most enduring West African polity in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Concealment in the Field 1957by The War Office

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.99

    Camouflage and concealment are subjects which are often forgotten in the heat of battle, but they are so fundamental to survival on the battlefield that instruction has been emphasised ever since the British Army discarded the line and went over to khaki and skirmish lines.This pamphlet looks in great detail at the reasons for concealment, and what... more...

  • Military Leadership and Counterinsurgencyby Victoria Nolan

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Between 1948 and 1960, the British army conducted three important counterinsurgency operations in Malaya, Kenya and Cyprus. During that time, military leaders inspired the evolution of a distinct organisational culture, known as 'small wars culture', which affected learning, discipline and attitudes towards leadership and fellow soldiers. Using a synthesis... more...

  • The Republican Roman Armyby Michael M. Sage

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The Republican Roman Army assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the evolution of the Roman Army and the Roman experience of war. The author has carefully selected and translated key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries and essays. ... more...

  • Roman Imperial Armourby David Sim; J. Kaminski

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Roman Empire depended on the power of its armies to defend and extend the imperial borders, enabling it to dominate much of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Success was, in large part, founded on well-trained, well-disciplined soldiers who were equipped with the most advanced arms and armour available at that time. This is the story... more...

  • The Age of Total War, 1860?1945by Jeremy Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 20.99

    What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain?the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. In The Age of Total War , celebrated historian Jeremy Black explores the rise and demise of an era of total war, which he defines in terms of the intensity of the struggle, the range (geographical... more...

  • The Kokoda Campaign 1942by Peter Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 48.00

    Using extensive research and Japanese sources, Peter Williams seeks to explain what really happened during the Kokoda Campaign of 1942. more...