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  • Military Leadership and Counterinsurgencyby Victoria Nolan

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Military Soft Powerby Carol Atkinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    The military has long been associated with hard power, yet it is engaged in public diplomacy as it represents the U.S. abroad and facilitates the diffusion of ideas. Military Soft Power examines one such aspect of U.S. public diplomacy: how the United States extends its influence or ?soft power? worldwide through military educational exchange... more...

  • Technology and Warby Martin Van Creveld

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 15.99

    In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command. This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; 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...

  • Palgrave Advances in Modern Military Historyby Dr Matthew Hughes; William J. Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 33.00

    This book provides a concise and accessible introduction to modern military history. The collection is a clear and up to date survey of the significant debates, interpretations and historiographical shifts for a series of key themes in military history. Each chapter is supported by notes and a brief bibliography outlining further reading. more...