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  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • Small Unit Leadershipby Dandridge M. Malone

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    What does it take to get the job done? How do you get the men in your unit to do what you say? To follow you into battle and shoot to kill? How you build the confidence that spurs men on to do their job, to stand by their leader and each other?   Praise for Small Unit Leadership “Identifies in very specific terms what company grade officers... more...

  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOT SOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt’s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front— the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon’s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.   When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • New and Old Warsby Mary Kaldor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism.... more...

  • The Face of Battleby John Keegan

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 17.00

    Master military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle... more...

  • The Battle of Midwayby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Battle of Midway in the central Pacific, on the morning of June 4, 1942, marked a dramatic turning point in the Second World War, when Allied forces seized the upper hand from the Axis powers. Lincoln Prize winner Craig Symonds offers an account of the Battle from a global perspective, as well as of the first six months of the war. more...

  • The Tridentby Jason Redman; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.01

    Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over forty capture/kill missions with his men in Iraq, locating more than 120 al-Qaida insurgents. But his journey was not without supreme challenges—both... more...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself.... more...

  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • Student Deferment in Selective Serviceby M.H. Trytten

    University of Minnesota Press 1952; US$ 60.00

    Student Deferment in Selective Service was first published in 1952. What dies "student deferment" mean? Is is an exemption or a postponement of military service? Why did our government adopt the policy? How dies it operate? How does it affect national security? Does it result in special privilege? Is deferment justified regardless of what... more...