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History of military science

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  • Military Blundersby Saul David

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Beginning in AD9 with the massacre of Varus and his legions in the Black Forest all the way up to present... 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 Pamela Savage-Knepshield; John Martin; John Lockett; Laurel Allender

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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

    This wide-ranging survey of documents recreates the social and historical framework in which ancient Roman warfare took place ? from the Archaic and Servian period through to the Late Republic. The topics addressed extend beyond the conventional questions of army mechanics such as strategy and tactics, and explore questions such as the army?s influence... 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...

  • 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...

  • ASVAB For Dummies, Premier Plus (with Free Online Practice Tests)by Rod Powers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.99

    Sharpen your ASVAB test-taking skills with tips and tests in the book, on the CD, and now online Want to ace the ASVAB? The bestselling ASVAB For Dummies, Premier PLUS now offers free access to tests online. In the book you’ll find in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects with complete explanations for every question, proficiency exercises,... more...

  • The Kokoda Campaign 1942by Peter Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

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

  • Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfareby Jim Bradbury

    Routledge 2004; US$ 33.95

    This comprehensive volume provides easily accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. more...

  • Greek and Roman Military Writersby Brian Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    Brian Campbell has selected and translated a wide range of pieces from the ancient military writers and also includes extracts from historians who have interesting comments on warfare and society. more...