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  • The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book describes the intricacies of construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars which were constructed... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived. During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched... more...

  • U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015by Army

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology that will soon be employed by soldiers around the world. This book features: • missiles • biological detection systems • rockets... more...

  • Amerikas Kriegeby Alexander Emmerich; Philipp Gassert

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 21.58

    Die USA verfügen nicht nur über die älteste demokratische Verfassung der Welt. Seit der Unabhängigkeit war das Land fast ununterbrochen in militärische Konflikte verwickelt. Wie geht das zusammen: Demokratie und Krieg? »To make the world safe for democracy«: mit diesem Ziel warb Präsident Wilson 1917 für Amerikas Eintritt in den Ersten Weltkrieg. Kriegeintritt... more...

  • Into the Maelstromby Colin Brittain

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran onto rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600 yards from shore,... more...

  • Shadow Governmentby Tom Engelhardt; Glenn Greenwald

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history. more...

  • Fire on the Waterby Robert Haddick

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    The main theme of Fire on the Water is that conventional measures of military balance, employed by both the general public and many policy experts, underestimate the threat that China?s military modernization poses to the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific region. Within a decade, China?s leaders will have the military power to hold at risk U.S. interest... more...

  • A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guardby Douglas Kroll

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Coast Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights the contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as Reserves, Auxiliarists, and civilian members of Team Coast... more...

  • Security Sector Reform and Post Conflict Peacebuilding by Albrecht Schnabel; hans-Georg Ehrhart

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    Military and police forces play a crucial role in the long-term success of political, economic and cultural rebuilding efforts in post-confl ict societies. Yet, while charged with the long- term task of providing a security environment conducive to rebuilding war-torn societies, internal security structures tend to lack civilian and democratic control,... more...