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The Rise of Imperial Rome AD 14-193

by Duncan Campbell

When Augustus (r. 27 BC-AD 14) came to the throne as the first emperor of Rome, he began to bring order to the chaos that almost 20 years of civil war had wrought. Areas that had been added piecemeal to the...


Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Adam Hook

During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses,...


Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run

by Ron Field & Adam Hook

On April 15, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. Featuring specially commissioned full-color...


M7 Priest 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Chasemore

From El Alemein through Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Ardennes, and Germany, the Allied M7 Priest self-propelled howitzer and its Canadian/British Sexton 25 pdr version became iconic. It was based on the ubiquitous...


The Bren Gun

by Neil Grant & Peter Dennis

In World War II the Britsh Bren light machine gun saw service in Commonwealth armies and in resistance forces throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service right up to...


Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took on Big Oil and Won

by Perry Bush

Since the 1970s, urban communities across the country have had to face the wrenching process of economic restructuring. As the media announce the latest plant closings and politicians slam each other for outsourcing...


Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror

by Frank Ephraim

With the rise of Nazism in the 1930s more than a thousand European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful...


Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, From Antiquity to the Moder

by Harvey Rachlin

Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk,...


The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason

by John V. Fleming

Why spiritual and supernatural yearnings, even investigations into the occult, flourished in the era of rationalist philosophy. In The Dark Side of the Enlightenment, John V. Fleming shows how the impulses of...


The Emperor's Codes: Bletchley Park's role in breaking Japan's secret cyphers

by Michael Smith & Ralph Erskine

The extraordinary wartime exploits of the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park continue to fascinate and amaze. In The Emperor's Codes Michael Smith tells the story of how Japan's wartime codes were...


Open Secrets: The Letters of Reb Yerachmiel Ben Yisrael

by Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

An extraordinary exchange, encompassing the essence of both esoteric Judaism and Zen Buddhism.


Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

by Colonel Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile’s 2008 article “Misreading the Surge” in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the...


To the Victor the Spoils

by Sean Longden

From D-Day to VE day, historian Sean Longden reveals The sex'n'drugs'n'rock'n'roll of soldiering The TimesFrom the D-Day landings in June 1944 to the final declaration of peace the following year the Allied...


Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao

by Keith McMahon

Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the...


Baudelaire in China: A Study in Literary Reception

by Gloria Bien

The book examines the reception of Baudelaire in China by translators, critics, scholars, and individual writers. It reveals not only the protean qualities of Baudelaire’s work, but developments and trends...


Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture

by Roger Thompson

Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the U.S. Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing. Here, military sociologist...


Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary...


A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875¿1948

by Bruce Swanson, Don H. McDowell & Nancy Tomasko

This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful,...


Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

by Juan Pujol Garcia & Nigel West

Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held...


Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century

by Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans & Adam Henschke

This edited volume offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war.