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  • My Journey at the Nuclear Brinkby William Perry

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose. In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand... 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...

  • America's War Machineby James McCartney; Molly Sinclair McCartney

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Award-winning Washington reporter James McCartney and his wife and co-writer Molly Sinclair McCartney reveal how reckless military spending has made the U.S. into a perpetual war machine more...

  • For King and Another Countryby Shrabani Basu

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 25.99

    Over a million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, the largest force from the colonies and dominions. Their contribution, however, has been largely forgotten. Many soldiers were illiterate and travelled from remote villages in India to fight in the muddy trenches in France and Flanders. Many went on to win the highest bravery awards. ... more...

  • The Struggle for Sea Powerby Dr Sam Willis

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 23.32

    <p>For the first time, Sam Willis offers a fascinating naval perspective to one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, who, in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth?</p><p> The American Revolution... more...

  • Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Gordon Bannerman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest group which was at the nexus of the fiscal-military structure. It draws on papers from the War Office, the Treasury and the Audit Office. more...

  • Arming the Royal Navy, 1793?1815by Gareth Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational structure and demonstrates how the department responded to the pressures of war over an extended period of time. more...

  • Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837?1902by Ian F W Beckett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The British amateur military tradition of raising auxiliary forces for home defence long preceded the establishment of a standing army. This was a model that was widely emulated in British colonies. This volume of essays seeks to examine the role of citizen soldiers in Britain and its empire during the Victorian period. more...

  • German Soldiers in Colonial Indiaby Chen Tzoref-Ashkenazi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Tzoref-Ashkenazi presents a detailed study of two German regiments which served in India under the British between 1782 and 1791. He asks if the Germans identified with the goals of the British colonial power, how they felt about local people and whether they adopted the colonial ideologies of their British employers. more...

  • Military Manpower, Armies and Warfare in South Asiaby Kaushik Roy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Roy investigates the various factors that influenced the formation and mobilization of military forces in the region from 300 BC to the modern day. more...