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  • The Dao of the Militaryby Andrew Meyer; John S. Major

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Master Sun?s The Art of War , the best-known ancient text on adversarial strategy, is by no means China?s only treatise on military affairs. A single chapter in the Huainanzi , an important compendium of philosophy and political theory written in the second century B.C.E., synthesizes the entire corpus of military literature inherited from the Chinese... more...

  • Under an Afghan Skyby Mellissa Fung

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99

    In October 2008, Mellissa Fung, a long-time reporter for CBC?s The National , was leaving a refugee camp outside of Kabul. Suddenly, she was grabbed by armed men claiming to be Taliban, stabbed, stuffed into the back of a car and driven off into the desert. When the group finally reached a village in the middle of nowhere, her kidnappers pushed her... more...

  • Admiral von Hipperby Tobias R. Philbin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 102.00

    This work aims to constitute an objective analysis of a German World War I naval combat commander within his proper context, by closely defining both the military-technical and military-political milieux in which Franz Hipper operated. The description of Hipper?s actions in the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland and his handling of communications,... more...

  • Australian Migrant Shipsby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99

    In 1945 Arthur Calwell announced a new immigration policy for Australia requiring an influx of 70,000 migrants a year, and it was hoped that all of them would come from Britain. When insufficient Britons applied the Australian government looked to Italy and Greece and then to refugee camps across Europe. This book looks at the ships that brought these... more...

  • Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordageby Paul N. Hasluck

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 21.80

    When it comes to explaining crafters' tools and techniques, craftsman Paul N. Hasluck is a true master. In Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage, Hasluck covers everything, from the basics of rope formation to trying useful knots, splicing rope, working cordage, tying fancy knots, using different ties and lashings, and more--all among more than... more...

  • See You Jimmy!by Allan Morrison; Rupert Besley

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 7.29

    Allan Morrison has produced another Xmas cracker with 'See you Jimmy!' The Humour, The People and the Patter o' The Clyde Shipyards, a natural follow-up to the adventures of Big Aggie MacDonald, the Glasgow tramcar clippie in 'Cummoangetaff!'. Featuring the sorts of high-jinks and capers as made famous by the likes of Billy Connelly, Chick Murray,... more...

  • The Impact of Private Actors on Security Governanceby Gloria Westermeyer

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.99

    With the ever farther advancement of globalization, governance has become one of the most prominent theoretical concepts to describe today’s world. Governance theory is concerned with a system of rule through non-hierarchical governing modes, such as networks and market mechanisms. Initially the field of security was ignored, as it was seen as... more...

  • Versicherheitlichung des Bevölkerungsschutzesby Hans-Jürgen Lange; Christian Endreß; Michaela Wendekamm

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Die neuen Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts, wie der weltweite islamistische Terrorismus, aber auch der drohende Klimawandel und die daraus hervorgehenden Naturkatastrophen führen zu weit reichenden Veränderungen im System der Inneren Sicherheit. Standen bislang hauptsächlich der Bereich der staatlichen Sicherheit im Fokus öffentlicher... more...

  • Topgun Daysby Dave "Bio" Baranek

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95

    Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School.... more...

  • The Ditty Bag Bookby Frank Rosenow

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on their own seaward travels. Master sailor Frank Rosenow provides complete, step-by-step instructions in the making of a ditty bag?from cutting... more...