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  • Echoes of Warby Michael C.C. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Americans are often accused of not appreciating history, but this charge belies the real popular interest in the past. Historical reenactments draw thousands of spectators; popular histories fill the bestseller lists; PBS, A&E and The History Channel air a dizzying array of documentaries and historical dramas; and Hollywood war movies become blockbusters.... more...

  • Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europeby Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    The Middle Ages are commonly divided into three periods--the early Middle Ages, the high or central Middle Ages, and the late Middle Ages. Each period was marked by its own crises and wars, and the weapons and fighters reflected the technological and other advancements being made. This book is a richly illustrated history of warfare in Western Europe... more...

  • Tomorrow's Battlefieldby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Investigative journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking expansion of the U.S. military’s covert wars in Africa more...

  • Coercion, Survival, and Warby Phil Haun

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In asymmetric interstate conflicts, great powers have the capability to coerce weak states by threatening their survival—but not vice versa. It is therefore the great power that decides whether to escalate a conflict into a crisis by adopting a coercive strategy.In practice, however, the coercive strategies of the U.S. have frequently failed. In Coercion,... more...

  • Withdrawing Under Fireby Joshua L. Gleis

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    The post-9/11 world has witnessed a rebirth of irregular and asymmetrical warfare, which, in turn, has led to an increase in conflicts between conventional armies and non-state armed groups. In their haste to respond to the threat from insurgencies, nations often fail to plan effectively not only for combat operations but also for withdrawal, which... more...

  • Medieval Fighting Manby Jens Hill

    Crowood 2015; US$ 23.99

    In medieval times an individual often needed to defend his life, his family and his property, and mercenaries earned their living by hiring out their skills, while feudal noblemen regularly mustered their men-at-arms and their subordinate vassals and tenants to provide military service, even to the point of leading them on Crusades to the Holy Land... more...

  • The War Bells Have Rungby George C. Herring

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 7.95

    In the summer of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson faced an agonizing decision. On June 7, General William Westmoreland had come to him with a "bombshell" request to more than double the number of existing troops in Vietnam. LBJ, who wished to be remembered as a great reformer, not as a war president, saw the proposed escalation for what... more...

  • The War Ledgerby A. F. K. Organski; Jacek Kugler

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    The War Ledger provides fresh, sophisticated answers to fundamental questions about major modern wars: Why do major wars begin? What accounts for victory or defeat in war? How do victory and defeat influence the recovery of the combatants? Are the rules governing conflict behavior between nations the same since the advent of the nuclear era? The... more...

  • Patterns of War—World War IIby Larry H. Addington; Larry H. Addington. An Excerpt from The Patterns of War Since The Eighteenth Century

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Drawn from the second edition of Larry H. Addington’s The Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century, this e-book short discusses the evolution of warfare during World War II. Addington highlights developments in strategies and tactics and logistics and weaponry, providing detailed analyses of important battles and campaigns. It is an excellent... more...

  • Napoleon on the Art of Warby Jay Luvaas

    Free Press 2001; US$ 12.99

    Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author... more...