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World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics

by Gordon L. Rottman & Peter Dennis

As infantry units advanced across Europe the only support they could rely on from day to day was that provided by the heavy weapons of their own units. While thundering tanks struck fear into the hearts of their...

MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War

by Istvan Toperczer & Jim Laurier

At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters – a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s – types that should have offered...

Malaya and Singapore 1941–42

by Mark Stille & Peter Dennis

For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility,...

Revolutionary Justice

Power and Glory

by R. T. Howard

Since the Second World War, France has pursued a clandestine international rivalry with Great Britain and, to a lesser extent, the United States. It has sometimes been jealous and resentful of the power and...


by Daniel Gordis

The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem....

Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

by Siegfried S Hecker

Doomed to Cooperate tells the remarkable story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, Russia and the United States, who reached across political, geographic, and cultural divides to confront, together,...

Modern African Wars (5)

by Philip Jowett & Raffaele Ruggeri

With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces....

US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944–45

by Mark Stille & Jim Laurier

The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution...

An African Volk

The Land Is Our History

Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

by Craig Nelson

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by...

Léon Harmel: Entrepreneur as Catholic Social Reformer

by Joan L. Coffey

"Coffey does a masterful job of situating Léon Harmel-his life, his work, his ideology-in the context of French political and social turmoil in the last third of the nineteenth century. More than a Catholic...

1996 And The End of History

by David Stubbs

1996 And The End of History examines the year as it panned out in the UK not just in politics but in music, light entertainment and sport. It was the zenith of a decade which will go down as remarkably untroubled...

1956: The World in Revolt

by Simon Hall

Vibrantly and perceptively told, this is the story of one remarkable year—a vivid history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world. 1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the...

The Spies of Winter: The GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War

by Sinclair McKay

Following on from the enormous success of his bestseller, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, renowned author Sinclair McKay uncovers the story of what happened after the end of the Second World War.

Once victory...

Hearts, Minds, Voices

Seeking Imperialism's Embrace

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68

by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector

The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort...

Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2

by Chris Goss, Chris Davey & Mark Postlethwaite

The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it – Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces...