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  • Barock und Aufklärungby Heinz Duchhardt

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 35.00

    Die Überarbeitung dieses Standardwerkes ist grundlegend, und das zeigt bereits der Titel: Der Autor verabschiedet "Das Zeitalter des Absolutismus" und setzt neue, aus dem Forschungsdiskurs erwachsene Akzente, die der geänderte Titel "Barock und Aufklärung" widerspiegelt. Neben dem neu gefassten Überblick über die Epoche ist die Diskussion... more...

  • The Handy Military History Answer Bookby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Visible Ink Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Brutality and fear. Heroism and sacrifice. Military history is a fascinating, complex, and often contradictory subject. War and fighting between tribes, clans, groups and countries has been with us forever. Great leaders, great villains, pivotal moments and events become transformative, causing political, social, and technological upheavals, which... more...

  • The Last Full Measureby Michael Stephenson

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    In this brilliantly researched, deeply humane work of history, Michael Stephenson traces the paths that have led soldiers to their graves over the centuries, revealing a wealth of insight about the nature of combat, the differences among cultures, and the unchanging qualities of humanity itself. Behind every soldier's death lies a story, a tale not... more...

  • Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618–1648by Alexia Grosjean; Steve Murdoch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Field Marshal Alexander Leslie was the highest ranking commander from the British Isles to serve in the Thirty Years’ War. Though Leslie’s life provides the thread that runs through this work, the authors use his story to explore the impacts of the Thirty Years’ War, the British Civil Wars and the age of Military Revolution. more...

  • The Hundred Years Warby L.J. Andrew Villalon; Donald J. Kagay

    BRILL 2005; US$ 166.00

    This work, the first of a two-volume set, brings together essays of European and American scholars on the wider regional and topical aspects of the Hundred Years War as well as articles that revisit questions posed and supposedly “solved” by traditional Hundred Years War scholarship. more...

  • Paths to a New Europeby Paul Dukes

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 75.00

    Paths to a New Europe is a balanced treatment of the history of the continent itself and of its wider setting. Paul Dukes shows how cultural traditions, along with socio economic differences and realignments of political power, have evolved over the centuries, still exerting influence as Europe moves towards unity after the collapse of the Eastern... more...

  • The Minefieldby Greg Lockhart

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.27

    A history of the Australian minefield laid in the Phuc Tuy Province in 1967 that played havoc with Australia's military operations in Vietnam and constituted the greatest tactical blunder in Australian military history since World War Two. more...

  • Wings of Goldby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.32

    From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold , the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U.S. Navy ship... more...

  • The Marne, 1914by Holger H. Herwig

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    For the first time in a generation, here is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars and the world. With exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Holger H. Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle and reinterprets Germany’s... more...

  • The Deceiversby Thaddeus Holt

    Scribner 2010; US$ 19.99

    In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into erroneous action. Thaddeus Holt's elegantly written and comprehensive book is the first to tell the full story behind these operations. Exactly... more...