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  • The Art of Warby Sun Tzu; Lionel Giles

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.95

    Inspiring countless business, political and military leaders (Napoleon, Mao Zedong and General MacArthur among them), The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu from the 6th century BC. Its 13 chapters are each dedicated to an aspect of warfare. Praised as a definitive work on the art of strategy and tactic, The Art of War now finds its... more...

  • North Koreaby Hazel Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This is a historically founded, empirical study of social and economic transformation wrought by 'marketisation from below' in North Korea. more...

  • Florence Nightingaleby Laura E. Richards

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Florence Nightingale is best remembered as a "ministering angel" who selflessly served wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, but her lasting achievements extend far past her service on the battlefield. Though geared toward younger readers, this biography of the founder of modern nursing presents a comprehensive look at Nightingale's... more...

  • The Generalsby Winston Groom

    National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 30.00

    Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest victory: leading the allies to victory in World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War... more...

  • Gray Workby Jamie Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The first ever, first-person story of America's private, paramilitary contractors at work around the world-from a man who performed these missions himself and has decades of stories to tell. This is a fascinating tale-and potentially the first-to describe the work of American contractors, men who run highly dangerous missions deep inside foreign countries... more...

  • The Hidden History of the Korean Warby I. F. Stone; Mark Crispin Miller; Bruce Cumings

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...

  • Moral Dilemmas of Modern Warby Michael L. Gross

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    A practical guide for policy makers, military officers, students, and anyone else interested in asymmetric conflicts. more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...

  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 50.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. more...

  • Practical Ship Hydrodynamicsby Volker Bertram

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 103.00

    Practical Ship Hydrodynamics, Second Edition, introduces the reader to modern ship hydrodynamics. It describes experimental and numerical methods for ship resistance and propulsion, maneuvering, seakeeping, hydrodynamic aspects of ship vibrations, and hydrodynamic options for fuel efficiency, as well as new developments in computational methods and... more...