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  • Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Gordon E. Bannerman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest group which was at the nexus of the fiscal-military structure. It draws on papers from the War Office, the Treasury and the Audit Office. more...

  • China's Military Procurement in the Reform Eraby Yoram Evron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The decisions that shape the policy of weapons procurement are an important area of national security policy. This is all the more true for China, which during recent decades has vacillated between different sources and directions of military build-up. This book explores the politics of military procurement in China under the successive leaderships... more...

  • Perilous Missionsby William M. Leary

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Civil Air Transport (CAT), founded in China after World War II by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer, was initially a commercial carrier specializing in air freight. Its role quickly changed as CAT became first a paramilitary adjunct of the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, then the CIA's secret "air force" in Korea, then "the most shot-at airline... more...

  • Cap-Badges of the British Army 1939-1945by G L D Alderson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which , in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that formed the bulk of the infantry) throughout the two world wars.Here is a comprehensive illustrated collection of the cap badges of the Second... more...

  • Freely I Servedby Stanislaw Sosabowski

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 27.99

    Freely I Served is the gripping memoir of Stanislaw Sosabowski who became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War. After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I, the author joined the newly created Polish Army in 1918. By September 1939 he was commanding 21st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Warsaw against... more...

  • Uniforms of the German Soliderby Alejandro M. de Quesada

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 30.00

    This book traces the evolution of the German Army uniform from 1870 to the present day, using nearly 800 photographs to offer the reader an unparalleled analysis. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, explaining interesting aspects of the soldier’s uniform, insignia and equipment.It begins with the German Empire at its height, with... more...

  • The Radical Generalby Roger Broad

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Britain?s great battlefield generals of the Second World War like Montgomery and Slim would have failed had not General Sir Ronald Adam been appointed Adjutant-General in 1941. As the army?s second most senior officer, he was responsible for providing the man- and womanpower for battle. He revolutionised recruitment practices and introduced scientific... more...

  • Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948by Peter Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99

    As early as 1940 political leaders and military commanders responsible for the conduct of the Allied operations relalised that, after a string of disastrous setbacks, national morale could only be restored by taking offensive action against the enemy. With the limited resources available Churchill’s stirring call to ‘set Europe ablaze’... more...

  • War for Profitby Charles M. Smith

    Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 23.95

    “WASHINGTON — The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR...” (James Risen, New York Times, June 17, 2008). This book by that very Army official provides an eye-opening firsthand account... more...

  • Buying Military Transformationby Peter Dombrowski; Eugene Gholz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying... more...