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  • Peace and Warby Kalevi J. Holsti

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years. more...

  • Air Commando Oneby Warren A. Trest

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95

    Air-dropping agents deep behind enemy lines in clandestine night missions during the Korean War, commanding secret flights into Tibet in 1960 to support the anticommunist guerilla uprising, participating in plans for the 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion?even before the escalation of the Vietnam War, Brigadier General Harry C. ?Heinie? Aderholt worked at the... more...

  • Remembering War the American Wayby G. Kurt Piehler

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered. Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly , Piehler recounts efforts to... more...

  • What Causes War?by Greg Cashman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 57.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this classic text presents a comprehensive survey of the many alternative theories that attempt to explain the causes of interstate war. For each theory, Greg Cashman examines the arguments and counterarguments, considers the empirical evidence and counterevidence generated by social-science research,... more...

  • An Introduction to the Causes of Warby Greg Cashman; Leonard C. Robinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 38.99

    This pioneering book explains the causes of war through a sustained combination of theoretical insights and detailed case studies. Cashman and Robinson find that while all wars have multiple causes, these factors typically combine in identifiable "dangerous patterns." Through the examples of World War I, World War II in the Pacific, the Six-Day War,... more...

  • U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbookby Army

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history contains many examples where our knowledge of the enemy, or lack of knowledge, directly led to victory or defeat. The role of reconnaissance... more...

  • Endurance and Warby Jasen Castillo

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Scholars and military practitioners alike have long sought to understand why some country's militaries fight hard when facing defeat while others collapse. In Endurance and War , Jasen Castillo presents a new unifying theory?cohesion theory?to explain why national militaries differ in their staying power. His argument builds on insights from the... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 36.96

    On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Peter tells this iconic tale in GALLIPOLI. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons. Turkey regards the victory... more...

  • Das Militär und der Aufbruch in die Moderne 1860 bis 1890by Michael Epkenhans; Gerhard P. Groß

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2003; US$ 49.00

    Das Zeitalter zwischen 1850 und 1890 war eine Epoche des Übergangs: Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Staat und Staatensystem, Kultur und Religion machen - anknüpfend an die Ideen der Aufklärung und der Französischen Revolution sowie in Folge des endgültigen Durchbruchs der Industriellen Revolution - einen revolutionären Wandlungsprozess durch. Die Frage,... more...

  • The French Army and the First World Warby Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War. more...