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  • The Face of Battleby John Keegan

    Penguin Group US 1983; US$ 16.00

    Military historian John Keegan?s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions,... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • Thucydidesby Thucydides; Jeremy Mynott

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material. more...

  • Sparta At Warby Scott Rusch

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    During the eighth century BC, Sparta became one of the leading cities of ancient Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century BC until the mid-fourth, Sparta became a military power of recognized importance. For almost two centuries the massed Spartan army remained unbeaten in the field. Spartan officers also commanded... more...

  • Behind Japanese Linesby Richard Dunlop

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill? Donovan, now known historically as the “Father of Central Intelligence,? with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations... more...

  • War before Civilizationby Lawrence H. Keeley

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 19.99

    The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized... more...

  • Understanding Warby W B Gallie *Decd*; W. B. Gallie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Die Entwicklung der strategischen Wissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundertby Rudolf K Caemmerer

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.50

    Hauptbeschreibung In "Die Entwicklung der strategischen Wissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundert" erklärt Caemmerer Strategie zu einer Kunst. Dieser huldigt er, in dem er den Leser mit verschiedenen Ansätzen der Kriegsführung bekannter Strategen vertraut macht. Hierbei zeigt er beispielhaft Kampflinien auf und analysiert vergangene Schlachten. Caemmerers... more...

  • Chlodwig I.by Matthias Becher

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 23.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Seit dem 3. Jahrhundert brandeten - ausgelöst durch kriegerische Entwicklungen im Osten - immer wieder Wellen herandrängender Völker gegen die Grenzen des Imperium Romanum. Die Versuche der römischen Kaiser, die Fremden militärisch abzuwehren, scheiterten. Und auch dem Bemühen der römischen Verwaltung, die Entwicklung wenigstens... more...