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Vasco Nunez De Balboa

by Frederick A. Ober

Vasco Nunez De Balboa by Frederick A. Ober. Balboa is most famous for discovering the Pacific ocean, but this was but one incident in a swashbuckling life. After running amok in Hispaniola, Balboa escaped from...


The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia

by Sir William Alexander Craigie

The native religion of the ancient Scandinavians was in its main features only a special form of that common to all the Germanic peoples, and this again was only a particular development of primitive beliefs...


German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman

by David Campbell & Johnny Shumate

The Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 pitted Nazi Germany and her allies against Stalin's forces in a mighty struggle for survival. Fighting alongside the spearhead Panzer divisions were Germany's...


Charlemagne and the Paladins

by Julia Cresswell & Miguel Coimbra

Amidst the chaos and violence of Europe in the eighth century, Charlemagne became king of the Franks and established a large empire. As Charlemange's power grew, so did the stories attached to his name. This...


Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

by Mike Guardia, Adam Tooby & Henry Morshead

In the opening days of the Blitzkrieg campaign, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the "Stuka?? (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug ? the German term for "dive-bomber??),...


Apache Warrior 1860?86

by Robert N. Watt & Adam Hook

The idea of an Apache warrior still evokes a stereotyped response; that of an elusive, cunning, ferocious and cruel fighter. Focusing on the Chiricahua Apache, led by such famous warriors as Cochise Mangas Coloradas,...


AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

by Lon Nordeen & Jim Laurier

In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK whose VTOL capabilities allowed it to serve as a tactical aircraft that could deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air...


American Tanks & AFVs of World War II

by Mike Green

The entry of the U.S. into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world. Central to this was the focus of the American military...


The MP5 Submachine Gun

by Leroy Thompson, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland

Since the mid-1960s the Heckler & Koch MP5 has become the most widely used submachine gun in the world, especially among counterterrorist and special-operations units. Lightweight and offering a blistering rate...


French Tanks of World War II (2)

by Steven J. Zaloga & Ian Palmer

The sequel to French Tanks of World War II (1), this title focuses primarily on France's cavalry armored vehicles, including the light reconnaissance tanks such as the AMR and AMC families, the famous Somua...


P-38 Lightning Aces 1942–43

by John Stanaway & Chris Davey

The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic...


Forced to Change: Crisis and Reform in the Canadian Armed Forces

by Dr. Bill Bentley, Colonel Bernd Horn & Lieutenant-General (ret) Romeo Dallaire

Tells the story of how the Canadian Forces weathered the perfect storm of scandals and budget slashing in the 1990s, and emerged by reshaping its culture from the top down. The "decade of darkness" tool a heavy...


In Flanders Fields and Other Poems

by John McCrae, Michael Gnarowski & Sir Andrew Macphail

John McCrae, a doctor and poet who served in Europe during the First World War, composed "In Flanders Fields", one of the most enduring literary expressions of the horrors of war. On the occasion of the 100th...


Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea

by Gi-Wook Shin

The period from 1876 to 1946 in Korea marked a turbulent time when the country opened its market to foreign powers, became subject to Japanese colonialism, and was swept into agricultural commercialization,...


The Rise and Fall of British Liberalism: 1776-1988

by Alan Sykes

Here is the first book to cover the history of British Liberalism from its founding doctrines in the later eighteenth century to the final dissolution of the Liberal party into the Liberal Democrats in 1988....


The Feudal Kingdom of England: 1042-1216

by Frank Barlow

Now in its fifth edition, this hugely successful text remains as vivid and readable as ever. Frank Barlow illuminates every aspect of the Anglo-Norman world, but the central appeal of the book continues to be...


The Origins of the American Civil War

by Brian Holden Reid

The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American...


The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War

by Ian Nish

The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5 has been seen as the turning point of the development of the modern world. Written by a specialist in Japanese diplomacy, this book has been described by the Times Higher Education...


France 1814 - 1914

by Robert Tombs

Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an...


Pax Britannica?: British Foreign Policy 1789-1914

by Muriel E. Chamberlain

Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by...