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  • American Civil War Fortifications (1)by Angus Konstam; Donato Spedaliere

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 1.99

    The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. At the start of the war some were located in the secessionist states, and many fell into Confederate hands. Although... more...

  • English Civil War Fortifications 1642-51by Peter Harrington; Donato Spedaliere

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The techniques of European warfare were transformed during the 15th and 16th centuries by the use of gunpowder and by substantial progress in the effectiveness and destructive power of artillery. The series of conflicts in the 1640s, known collectively as the English Civil War, was the first in the British Isles that reflected this new reality. Sieges... more...

  • Forts of the War of 1812by René Chartrand; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.16

    When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications were those built by the US Corps of Engineers to protect some of the main port cities. These included Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, Fort... more...

  • American Civil War Fortifications (1)by Angus Konstam; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.16

    The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. At the start of the war some were located in the secessionist states, and many fell into Confederate hands. Although... more...

  • French Fortresses in North America 1535–1763by René Chartrand; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Following the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492, European colonists brought their system of fortification to the New World in an attempt to ensure their safety and consolidate their conquests. French and British explorers came later to North America, and thus the establishment of their sizeable settlements only got under way during the 17th... more...

  • English Civil War Fortifications 1642–51by Peter Harrington; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.16

    The techniques of European warfare were transformed during the 15th and 16th centuries by the use of gunpowder and by substantial progress in the effectiveness and destructive power of artillery. The series of conflicts in the 1640s, known collectively as the English Civil War, was the first in the British Isles that reflected this new reality. Sieges... more...

  • Fortifications in Wessex c. 800–1066by Ryan Lavelle; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of... more...

  • Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83by René Chartrand; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.20

    Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war. Field fortifications were developed around major towns including Boston, New York and Savannah, while the frontier forts at Stanwix, Niagara and Cumberland were to all be touched by the war. This book details... more...

  • Lake Trasimene 217 BCby Nic Fields; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders – unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's... more...

  • Maginot Line Gun Turretsby Clayton Donnell; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; Not Available

    The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history. Built in the aftermath of World War I, and stretching along the French eastern border from Belgium to Switzerland, it was designed to prevent German troops from ever setting foot on French soil again. Its primary defensive weapons were the gun turrets. Beginning development... more...