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  • Doomsday Delayedby John H. Rubel

    Hamilton Books 2008; US$ 24.99

    Rubel's account illustrates how potentially disastrous gaps came to exist between national military policies and the detailed design and development of major intercontinental ballistic missile systems-important lessons to be learned in this time of rogue nations and nuclear proliferation. more...

  • Military Strategyby John M Collins

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    John M. Collins has distilled the wisdom of history?s great military minds to tutor readers on the necessary intellectual skills to win not only battles but also wars. He illuminates practices that worked well or poorly in the past, together with reasons why. He discusses national security interests, strategic building blocks, military strategies... more...

  • Machine Gunsby James H. Willbanks

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a look at the history of the machine gun and how it revolutionized modern ground combat. It provides technical details on all significant models of machine guns from their introduction in the late 1800s to the present and includes a list of machine guns in chronological order. more...

  • Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impactby Jeff Kinard

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 94.00

    Addressing its technical evolution as well as its military and social impact, this comprehensive reference shows how historic leaders such as Dionysus of Syracuse, the Ottoman sultan Mohammad II, Oliver Cromwell, and Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in battle because of their innovative use of artillery. more...

  • Weapons of Choiceby Paul G. Gillespie

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    History and deployment of smart weapons. In the United States, efforts to develop precision guided munitions?PGMs?began during the First World War and resulted in an 'aerial torpedo' by the 1920s. While World War II was dominated by large-scale strategic bombing?essentially throwing out tons of free-falling munitions in the hope they hit something... more...

  • The Thompson Submachine Gunby Martin Pegler; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the true story of one of history's most well travelled weapons. Developed late in World War I to be a fearsome trench-warfare weapon, the Thompson submachine gun's... more...

  • The Rocket Propelled Grenadeby Gordon Rottman; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the surprising truths behind one of modern warfare's most popular and controversial firearms. Developed immediately after World War II, the RPG-series have proved... more...

  • British Artillery 1914-19by Dale Clarke; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field. This book describes all major variants, from the 60-pdr guns of the heavy field batteries, perched somewhat uncomfortably on the cusp between field artillery and siege artillery, to the 2.75in. guns of the... more...

  • Saltpeterby David Cressy

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    This is the story of saltpeter, the vital but mysterious substance craved by governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure.' National security depended on control of this organic material - that had both mystical and mineral properties. Derived from soil enriched with dung and urine, it provided the heart or 'mother'... more...