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  • The Father of Virginia Military Instituteby Randolph P. Shaffner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Virginia Military Institute launched an educational revolution when it became the first school in the American South to combine classical and practical courses under an effective system of military discipline. It pioneered free schooling for the poor and exemption from tuition and board in exchange for two years of teaching. It has furnished fully... more...

  • A Global History of Warby Gérard Chaliand

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples... 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...

  • War and Power in the Twenty-First Centuryby Paul Hirst

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    Future developments in war, armed conflict and international relations are central to our collective fate in this century. This book looks forward by considering the forces that will drive changes in military organizations, sources of conflict, the power of states and the nature of the international system. New military technologies will alter how... more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.99

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Blood of Tyrantsby Logan Beirne

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers? approach to government and this history?s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation?s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 37.14

    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...

  • Charles Bean's Gallipoliby Phillip Bradley

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 38.17

    An incredible first-hand account of Gallipoli from Australia's most well-known war journalist, accompanied by never-before-seen photos of the front. more...

  • Shell Shocked Britainby Suzie Grogan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    We know that millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but what happened after they returned home? Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War's disturbing legacy for soldiers and their families. How did a nation of broken men, and 'spare' women cope? In 1922 the British Parliament published a... more...

  • Secret World, Theby Hugh Trevor-Roper; Edward Harrison

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 35.00

    During World War II, Britain enjoyed spectacular success in the secret war between hostile intelligence services, enabling a substantial and successful expansion of British counter-espionage which continued to grow in the Cold War era. Hugh Trevor-Roper?s experiences working in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during the war left a profound impression... more...