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  • Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Militaryby Lisa S. Meredith; Cathy D. Sherbourne; Sarah J. Gaillot; Lydia Hansell; Hans V. Ritschard

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs' effectiveness. This report reviews resilience... more...

  • Das Söldnerwesenby Daniel Robert Kramer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Erstmals erscheint in deutscher Sprache ein Abriss der Geschichte des Söldnerwesens von den Anfängen der europäischen Staatsbildung bis in die Gegenwart. Ein Vergleich der Handelskompanien, die als Speerspitze in der Unterwerfung außereuropäischer Völker dienten, mit den heutigen Militär- und Sicherheitsunternehmen lenkt den Blick auf Kontinuitäten... more...

  • Warfare in the Sokoto Caliphateby Joseph P. Smaldone

    Cambridge University Press 1977; 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...

  • The Tao of Deceptionby Ralph D. Sawyer

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 29.95

    The definitive book on ancient military principles that is strikingly relevant to the War on Terror, the war in Iraq, and the rise of China as a geopolitical power 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...

  • Macedonian Armies after Alexander 323-168 BCby Nicholas Sekunda; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander?s circle. Initial attempts to preserve the unity of Alexander?s conquests gave way to a period of bloody and prolonged warfare. For well over a century the largely mercenary armies... more...

  • Designing Soldier Systemsby Dr Laurel Allender; Mr John Lockett III; Mr John Martin; Dr Pamela Savage-Knepshield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 129.95

    This book focuses on contemporary human factors issues within the design of soldier systems and describes how they are currently being investigated and addressed by the U.S. Army to enhance soldier performance and effectiveness. It appeals to an international multidisciplinary audience including defense contractors, program management offices, human... 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$ 18.99

    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...