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  • Army Distance Learning and Personnel Readinessby John D. Winkler; Henry A. Leonard; Michael G. Shanley

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    Distance learning techniques can improve the efficiency of the army's processes for educating its officers and NCOs. This report summarizes the results of a project carried out by RAND Arroyo Center that studied ways in which DL technologies could be employed to enhance Army personnel readiness. more...

  • Ancient Warfareby Harry Sidebottom

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    This title examines all aspects of ancient warfare from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight. It looks at war in a wider context and explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict: Can a war be just? Why was siege warfare particularly bloody? What role did divine intervention play in the outcome of a battle? more...

  • The Geeks of Warby John Edwards

    AMACOM 2005; US$ 24.00

    A look inside the shadowy world of emerging war technology. more...

  • The Soldiers' Taleby Samuel Hynes

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 17.00

    The Soldiers? Tale is the story of modern wars as told by the men who did the actual fighting. Hynes examines the journals, memoirs, and letters of men who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam, and also the wars fought against the weak and helpless in concentration camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and bombed cities. Interweaving his own reflections... more...

  • War in Ancient Egyptby Anthony J. Spalinger

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 36.95

    This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”. Written by a respected Egyptologist. Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots... more...

  • The Philosophy of Chinese Military Cultureby IV William H. Mott; Jae Chang Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Drawing on ancient texts and modern interpretations, this work explores the foundations for war in China's strategic culture Shih, Li and Tao. The work uses Shih theory to explain the anomalies that continue to perplex Euro-American observers in modern China's uses of force. more...

  • Leading a Learning Revolutionby Frank J. Anderson; Christopher R. Hardy; Jeffrey Leeson

    Wiley 2010; US$ 50.00

    Leading a Learning Revolution tells the compelling story of a learning revolution that took place within the U.S. Department of Defense. Written by practitioners who actually walked the walk, this account of the creation of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) provides a clear blueprint that others can follow. It shares, in detail, the best practices... more...

  • How Wars Are Wonby Bevin Alexander

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Even as we head into twenty-first-century warfare, thirteen time-tested rules for waging war remain relevant. Both timely and timeless, How Wars Are Won illuminates the thirteen essential rules for success on the battlefield that have evolved from ancient times until the present day. Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander?s incisive and vivid... more...

  • How to Lose a Battleby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Computer Assisted Exercises and Trainingby Erdal Cayirci; Dusan Marincic

    Wiley 2009; US$ 131.00

    A comprehensive guide to computer assisted exercises Readers can turn to this indispensable reference guide for comprehensive and lucid coverage of the operational, technical, and organizational knowledge needed to harness successful and constructive computer assisted exercises (CAX) and war games. It is geared also toward large civilian organizations... more...