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Let Them Stay: U.S. War Resisters in Canada, 2004-2016

by Sarah Hipworth & Luke Stewart

In February 2004 the first of many U.S. soldiers came to Canada, seeking sanctuary after saying "no" to the war on Iraq. Unlike the Vietnam War when over 40,000 draft dodgers and military deserters successfully...


British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

British Generals in Blair's Wars is based on a series of high profile seminars held in Oxford in which senior British officers, predominantly from the army, reflect on their experience of campaigning. The chapters...


Desert Warfare: From Its Roman Origins to the Gulf Conflict

by Bryan Perrett

Approximately one-fifth of the earth's surface consists of desert, and throughout history these arid regions have witnessed some of the world's most decisive battles. Here, Bryan Perrett gives an absorbing account...


Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor¿s Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, And the World¿s Most Dangerous Places

by Simon Chase & Ralph Pezzullo

A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.

Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like...


The Sayyid of Bagdad

by Mohamed Taan

War-torn Iraq is in chaos. While the victorious US troops search for the enemy, the fate of three characters intertwine for the better and for the worst. The Sayyid, a Shiite leader, his daughter Amina and finally...


Tornado Over the Tigris: Recollections of a Fast Jet Pilot

by Michael Napier

Written from the unique perspective of a fast jet cockpit, Tornado Over the Tigris captures the essence of what it was really like to fly a Tornado at the front-line of the Cold War in Germany and on operations...


Those Terrible Grey Horses

by Stephen Wood

On 18 June 1815, the Royal Scots Greys charged Napoleon's infantry columns, capturing the eagle of the French 45th Infantry. Napoleon is said to have commented of the regiment, 'Ah, ces terribles chevaux gris...


The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

by M.L.R. Smith & David Martin Jones

The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as “low intensity” conflicts within rather than...


The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

by Patrick Cockburn

The essential “on the ground” report on the fastest-growing new threat in the Middle East, from the winner of the 2014 Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year Award

Born of the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars,...


Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion

by Ramesh Thakur & Jack Cunningham

The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics...


Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War

by John McCain & Mark Salter

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the...


Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

by Daniel Bolger

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong


Victory Undone: The Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Its Resurrection as ISIS

by Carter Andress & Malcolm Mcconnell

Here is a dramatic, first-person account of how the United States won the war in Iraq, only to see the peace lost by an unengaged administration, with Iraqis terrorized and the new "caliph" of ISIS promising...


The British Army since 2000

by James Tanner & Peter Dennis

In the past decade and a half the unique requirements of dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have radically altered the appearance and capabilities of the British Army's infantry soldiers. Gone are the tactics...


My Heart Bleeds for Iraq

by Ban Nahid Kamil

Personal story of a women who grew up in Iraq, survived many wars, and lived through the reign of Saddam Hussein. It tells the story of many Iraqis who suffered before and after the Fall of Saddam and the chaos...


Phantom Noise

by Brian Turner

A soldier struggles to reintegrate, exploring the foundations of the psyche and how history instructs identity.


War in the Modern World, 1990-2014

by Jeremy Black

In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014, Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments...


Absent Minded Beggars

by William Bennett

The British Army suffered one of its greatest crises when in December 1899 the Boer irregulars inflicted three reverses in South Africa in 'Black Week'. A nation grown accustomed to success was stunned. Part...


Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

by John Rizzo

The “revealing” (The New Yorker) insider history of the CIA from a lawyer with a “front-row seat on the hidden world of intelligence” (The Washington Post). Former CIA director George J. Tenet called...


Mr Dan and the Dams of Kurdistan

by Dan Coakley

For Dan Coakley, Iraq ticked all the boxes. It had a mad dictator, a secret police that left the Gestapo far behind in terms of brutality and sadism and a temperature range that varied from minus fifteen to...