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  • From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyerby Carole McEntee-Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did 'live the dream'. 

The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush.... more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Spy Subby Roger C. Dunham

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is a story about a secret mission to find a lost Soviet submarine in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean, a mission never acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Defense. Deeply beneath the searching navy of the Soviet Union, the nuclear submarine hunt was so secret that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search. The... more...

  • Mahan on Naval Strategyby John Hattendorf; Alfred Thayer Mahan

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    This book makes a valuable and original contribution to the study of strategic thinking of one of the greatest naval theoreticians of all time. Rather than taking one of Mahan?s many works and reprinting it, this volume offers a unique collection of articles and chapters from many books by Mahan, selected to capture the whole range of his thinking.... more...

  • Coercing Complianceby Robert Mandel

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for ?the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal... 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...

  • Landscape Turned Redby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam... more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • Napoleon's Infantry Handbookby Terry Crowdy

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    If not a field marshal's baton, what did Napoleon's soldiers really carry in their backpacks? 

Napoleon's Infantry Handbook is an essential reference guide, filled with fascinating detail on the training, tactics, equipment, service and administration of Napoleon's infantry regiments. Based on contemporary training manuals,... more...

  • Wellington's Riflesby Ray Cusick

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Until now there has not been a serious study of the rifle-armed regiments of the British Army that earned such renown in the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns. Compiled by a former rifleman, Ray Cusick, who has written extensively on the subject, Wellington?s Rifles examines the new rifle regiments, how they came about, their development, and their... more...