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  • Echoes of Warby Michael C.C. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Americans are often accused of not appreciating history, but this charge belies the real popular interest in the past. Historical reenactments draw thousands of spectators; popular histories fill the bestseller lists; PBS, A&E and The History Channel air a dizzying array of documentaries and historical dramas; and Hollywood war movies become blockbusters.... more...

  • War in the Modern Great Power Systemby Jack S. Levy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has... more...

  • War in Ancient Egyptby Anthony J. Spalinger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 144.95

    This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”. Written by a respected Egyptologist. Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Transworld 2015; US$ 47.05

    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... To this day, Turkey regards the victory as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence... more...

  • U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Warrior Handbookby Department of the Army

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the global War on Terror, among the greatest threats to the United States military are insurgent uprisings. Enter the U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Warrior Handbook , the counterinsurgency playbook used by the greatest army in the world. This manual establishes fundamental principles for tactical counterinsurgency operations at the company, battalion,... more...

  • High Command: British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Warsby Christopher Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    From 2001, Britain supported the United States in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Victory" in such conflicts is always hard to gauge and domestic political backing for them was never robust. For this, the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were held responsible, and paid the price, but the role played by the High Command in the Ministry... more...

  • Warfare in the Western World, 1882-1975by Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this companion volume to "Western Warfare, 1775-1882," Jeremy Black takes his analysis of modern warfare into the twentieth century. As before, a distinctive feature of the author's approach is the coverage of both land and naval warfare as well as conflict within the West and between Western and non-Western powers. Beginning with the British conquest... more...

  • Western Warfare, 1775-1882by Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is a wide-ranging and comprehensive survey of warfare from the outbreak of the American War of Independence to the British conquest of Egypt. Drawing on both primary and secondary sources this book offers an unrivalled account of civil and international conflicts involving Western powers, integrating both naval and land warfare. This book covers... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

  • When Books Went to Warby Molly Guptill Manning

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 25.00

    While the Nazis were burning hundreds of millions of books across Europe, America printed and shipped 140 million books to its troops. The story of how the books were received, how they connected soldiers with authors, and how an army of librarians and publishers lifted spirits and built a new democratic audience of readers is as inspiring today as... more...