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  • The Metal Life Carby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For centuries sailing vessels crept along the coastline, ready to flee ashore in case of danger or trouble; this worked well until weather or poor sailing drove these ships against an unforgiving coast. Saviors and salvors (often the same people) struggled to rescue both humans and cargo, often with results as tragic for them as for the sailors and... more...

  • Dictionary of Warsby George Childs Kohn

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 102.00

    Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated and expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout... more...

  • The Korean Warby Bruce Cumings

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.   For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including... more...

  • Scorched Earthby Tony Pollard; Iain Banks

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    This volume draws together a series of new studies into various aspects of the archaeology of conflict. Part of the volume focuses on conflict in the twentieth century, with several papers dealing with the growing field of First World War archaeology. more...

  • 1917: Beyond the Western Frontby Ian Beckett

    BRILL 2008; US$ 115.00

    In the fourth year of the Great War, the growing military, political, social and economic costs hit all existing belligerents while as yet uncommitted states joined the global conflict. 1917: Beyond the Western Front amply illustrates the crucial significance of this pivotal year. more...

  • The Complete Soldierby David Lawrence

    BRILL 2008; US$ 203.00

    This is the first detailed study of military literature in early Stuart England, examining the circles of soldiers that read military books, the veterans who authored them, and their impact on military thought and practice before the English Civil War. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecksby W. Craig Gaines

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate Commander John Taylor Wood led 250 sailors in two launches and twelve boats to capture the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored on the Neuse River near New Bern, North Carolina. During the ensuing fifteen-minute battle, nine Union crewmen lost their lives, twenty were wounded, and twenty-six... more...

  • Makers of Ancient Strategyby Victor Davis Hanson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 23.95 US$ 21.79

    In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy , Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates... more...

  • Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War IIby J.E Kaufmann; H.W Kaufmann; Tomasz Idzikowski

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 134.00

    The Maginot Line was the last great gun-bearing line of subterranean forts built before World War II. Although it acquired an unjustified reputation as a white elephant, the Maginot Line fulfilled the role for which it was built, allowing the French High Command the opportunity to mass its forces and counter the German invasion. Unfortunately, the... more...

  • American Soldiers Overseas: The Global Military Presenceby Anni Baker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Over the past 60 years, the U.S. armed forces have created a web of military bases all over the world, from Australia to Iceland to Saudi Arabia. This is the aspect of military service that the majority of soldiers know and remember. Interaction between U.S. personnel and local populations is almost a given, and it is inevitable that the American... more...