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- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00
Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. In this environmental history of... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Challenging several longstanding notions about the American way of war, this book examines US strategic and operational practice from 1775 to 2014. It surveys all major US wars from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as most smaller US conflicts to determine what patterns, if any, existed in American uses of force.... more...
- Pen and Sword 1995; US$ 8.99
Whilst the collapse of the Soviet Union and, with it, the associated Warsaw Pact, has greatly reduced the threat of a major conflict with Europe, the story of the involvement of the United Nations in so-called 'peace' operations over the past six years makes it abundantly clear that the world-wide incidence of low intensity, intra-state conflict... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95
One of the most significant and controversial developments incontemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles,commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US dronestrikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transformingthe way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claimsuch an important role in modern military... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
James Toner argues that the cardinal virtues are and must be the core values of the military. By embracing these values, the profession of arms serves as a moral compass in an increasingly confusing age. Building upon a bold introduction, which includes what many will regard as a surprising view of military ethics, Toner examines the four cardinal... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 34.68
Als politische Institution des Staates und der Gesellschaft prägt das Militär Soldaten und Zivilisten - und erzeugt den »Homo militaris«. Ulrich vom Hagen widmet sich der spezifischen Kultur des Militärs: In Verbindung der Weber'schen Herrschaftstheorie und der Bourdieu'schen Feldtheorie konzipiert er das Militär als gewaltsame Körperschaft und lässt... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99
When you enlist in the United States Military, you don?t just sign yourself up for years of duty, you also commit your loved ones to a life of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an army-brat turned military wife turned military mom of four officers, each serving in a different branch of the military: Air Force, Army,... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
The author, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, recounts the adventures of the First Carolina Volunteers, a black regiment mustered into the Army of the United States during the Civil War. Colonel Higginson was convinced that these eight hundred men could drill and perform as well as the best of the white regiments. Transformed from slaves into soldiers, many... more...