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Forts of the War of 1812

by Rene Chartrand & Donato Spedaliere

When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications...


The Fall of English France 1449-53

by David Nicolle & Graham Turner

For the overwhelming majority of people outside the French-speaking world the Hundred Years War consisted of a sequence of major English victories, above all Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt. The only significant...


The Lee-Enfield Rifle

by Martin Pegler & Peter Dennis

The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognizable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant,...


US Marine Corps Tanks of World War II

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Chasemore

The US Marine Corps formed six tank battalions in World War II which saw combat in some of the most varied and extreme conditions of the Pacific theater. The Marine tank battalions fought on small coral atolls...


Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors

by James D. Hornfischer

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno.

"Son, we’re going to Hell."

The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to...


Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan

by Ludwig Adamec

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan contains substantial new material to reflect the rapid changes in the region. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive...


Varieties of Darkness: The World of The English Patient

by Don Meredith

Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Don Meredith’s account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje’s fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places,...


War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier

by John F. Ross

Often hailed as the godfather of today’s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on “impossible” missions in...


The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization

by Colin Wilson & Rand Flem-Ath

A spellbinding blend of history and science, scholarship and speculation, this landmark work presents startling new evidence that traces archaeology's most enduring mysteries back to the lost civilization of...


The Presidents and the Supreme Court: What Kind of Nation; Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney; FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

by James F. Simon

Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history....


Tudor England: An Encyclopedia

by Arthur F Kinney, David W Swain & Eugene D Hill

This is the first encyclopedia to be devoted entirely to Tudor England. 700 entries by top scholars in every major field combine new modes of archival research with a detailed Tudor chronology and appendix of...


Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

by Rodric Braithwaite

In 1941 close to one million Russian soldiers died defending Moscow from German invasion–more causalities than that of the United States and Britain during all of World War II. Many of these soldiers were...


Abundance of Valor: Resistance, Survival, and Liberation: 1944-45

by Will Irwin

The operation known as “Market Garden”—made famous in the book and film A Bridge Too Far—was the largest airborne assault in history up to that time, a high-risk Allied invasion of enemy territory that...


Germany - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Tomalin

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive...


Patriotic Fire

by Winston Groom

December 1814: its economy in tatters, its capital city of Washington, D.C., burnt to the ground, a young America was again at war with the militarily superior English crown. With an enormous enemy armada approaching...


Hammer from Above: Marine Air Combat Over Iraq

by Jay Stout

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps’ ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history. Little has been written, however, of the...


Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

by Deborah Rudacille

When Deborah Rudacille was a child growing up in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough to comfortably support a family. But in the...


Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State

by Isa Blumi

Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long 19th century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity:...


Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives

by Gunter Schubert & Jens Damm

As we look to enter the second decade of the 21st century, Taiwan's quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait...


The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395-700

by Averil Cameron

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to...