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Military administration

  • Americans at War in Foreign Forcesby Chris Dickon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The role of Americans in the two world wars is well known, but with a glaring exception--one that reveals a little-known aspect of the common history of the United States and Canada. By the time of the American entrance into World War I in April 1917 and World War II in December 1941, tens of thousands of Americans had already fought and died in those... more...

  • Shadow Governmentby Tom Engelhardt; Glenn Greenwald

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history. more...

  • Soldier of Changeby Stephen Snyder-Hill

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 22.95

    When "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq. Having endured years of this policy, which passively encouraged a culture of fear and secrecy for gay soldiers, Snyder-Hill submitted a video to... more...

  • Red, White, and Trueby Tracy Crow

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95

    A collection of 32 essays written by both veterans and family members describing their experiences from conflicts spanning World War II to Afghanistan. more...

  • Sylvia Rafaelby Ram Oren; Moti Kfir; Shlomo (Ret.) Gazit

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 29.95

    "There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.... She knows that she is special and that she possesses unusual and varied abilities." -- From the Mossad's psychological evaluation of Sylvia Rafael When Moti Kfir, head of the Academy for Special Operations of the Mossad, first interviewed Sylvia Rafael in a coffee shop, he knew she would... more...

  • Every Citizen a Soldierby William A. Taylor

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Beginning in 1943, US Army leaders such as John M. Palmer, Walter L. Weible, George C. Marshall, and John J. McCloy mounted a sustained and vigorous campaign to establish a system of universal military training (UMT) in America. Fearful of repeating the rapid demobilization and severe budget cuts that had accompanied peace following World War I, these... more...

  • Failing Our Veteransby Mark Boulton

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 73.50

    The original 1944 G.I. Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. In popular mythology, it stands as the capstone of the Greatest Generation narrative of World War II, a fitting reward for the nation’s heroes. Given the almost universal acclaim afforded the bill, future generations of warriors might well have expected to receive similar... more...

  • A Soldier and a Womanby Gerald J.De Groot; C Peniston-Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the French and Indian Wars in Northern America, the Anglo-Boer... more...

  • The Stasiby Mike Dennia; Norman Laporte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The East German Ministry of State Security, popularly known as the Stasi, was one of the largest and most intrusive secret police systems in world history. So extensive was the system of surveillance and control that in any given year throughout the 1970s and 1980s, about one in fifty of the 13 million East German adults were working for the Stasi... more...

  • Assessing Command and Control Effectivenessby Peter Berggren; Staffan Nählinder; Erland Svensson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process should assess, analyse and communicate results to the development cycle of methods, work, manning and C2-technology. Special attention is given... more...