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  • Emerging Military Technologies: A Guide to the Issuesby Wilson Wong

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    This book examines emerging defense technologies such as directed energy weapons, nanotech devices, and bioscience applications that have the potential to dominate international relations in the future, just as nuclear weapons and space infrastructure-assisted conventional weapons do now. more...

  • The Direction of Warby Hew Strachan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary warfare and strategy by one of the world's leading military historians. more...

  • Embers of Warby Fredrik Logevall

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE   Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that... more...

  • A Military History of Chinaby David A. Graff; Robin Higham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 25.00

    Gaining an understanding of China's long and sometimes bloody history can help to shed light on China's ascent to global power. Many of China's imperial dynasties were established as the result of battle, from the chariot warfare of ancient times to the battles of the Guomindang (KMT) and Communist regimes of the twentieth century. China's ability... more...

  • America's Allies and Warby Mr. Jason W. Davidson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Why do Britain, France, and Italy provide or refuse military support for U.S.-led uses of force? This book provides a unique, multiple-case study analysis of transatlantic burden-sharing. Sixty original interviews with top policymakers and analysts provide insight into allies' decisions regarding the Kosovo War (1999), Afghanistan (2001), and the... more...

  • NATO's European Alliesby Janne Haaland Matlary; Magnus Petersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    The question of burden sharing has always been important in NATO with an acute relevance today as the US will cut its defence budget over a ten-year period and is no longer automatically willing to lead military operations. This volume considers Europe's role in political force for the future exploring eight European case studies. more...

  • Crash Diveby Larry Bond

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 10.99

    They are the ultimate unseen deterrent in modern warfare.  Thousands of tons of steel, missiles, torpedoes, and men, lurking silently hundreds of feet underwater, able to lie off any coastline and unleash a devastating hail of destruction with pinpoint accuracy.  They are the true masters of the oceans, bringing hostile military sea traffic to a... more...

  • Beyond Warby Douglas P. Fry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animalby David Livingstone Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be... more...

  • Strategyby Lawrence Freedman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from... more...