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Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952

by Dong Wang

As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese...


M4: 76mm Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65

by Steven Zaloga & Jim Laurier

The M4 Sherman tank was the mainstay of the Western allies between 1942 and 1945. Fast and modern it was a big success and was transported as far afield as Russia and North Africa. The American Chief of Staff...


Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy: Power Politics and Conflict Resolution

by Bernd Kaussler

This book examines the dynamics of relations and the substance of the negotiations between the international community and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme.

Iran's nuclear programme and the alleged...


Imperial German Colonial and Overseas Troops 1885-1918

by Alejandro Quesada & Stephen Walsh

From the Boxer Rebellion to Tsingtao to German East Africa (Tanzania), and colonies across Africa and the central Pacific, the Kaiser's Second Reich created a worldwide empire, and then lost it.

Following Prussia's...


Manzikert 1071: The Breaking of Byzantium

by David Nicolle & Christa Hook

On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive...


Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's whirlwind offensive 1

by Jon Latimer & Jim Laurier

Osprey's Campaign title for the first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass, which was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces...


T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944-94

by Steven Zaloga & Peter Sarson

The T-34-85 tank is one of those rare weapons that have remained in service for more than half a century. First introduced in 1944, it has seen combat in nearly every corner of the globe. Steven Zaloga and Jim...


The FN Fal Battle Rifle

by Robert Cashner & Steve Noon

Of all the infantry small arms developed during World War II, one that generated the most interest was the German 'assault rifle', the StG 44 Sturmgewehr. This innovative weapon fired an intermediate cartridge...


Ronin: Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

by Craig Woodfield & Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena

Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically...


Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

by Andrew Friedman

The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions...


F4F Wildcat Vs A6m Zero-Sen: Pacific Theater 1942

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II.

The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries,...


M10 Tank Destroyer Vs Stug III Assault Gun: Germany 1944

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Chasemore

Although tanks like the Sherman and Panther captured the headlines, the Allies' M10 tank destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields...


The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union

by Herman Belz

The debates between Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina gave fateful utterance to the differing understandings of the nature of the American Union that had come to predominate...


Real life in Castro's Cuba

by Catherine Moses

This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the...


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

by Edward Erickson & Adam Hook

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle–class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo–Turkish War of...


British Railways in the 1970s and '80s

by Greg Morse

For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City...


Fortifications of the Western Front 1914-18

by Paddy Griffith & Peter Dennis

Following the early battles of 1914 along the Marne and in the Ypres salient, World War I rapidly changed from a war of movement into one of attrition, with the opposing sides entrenching themselves in a line...


Over the Beach: The Air War in Vietnam

by Zalin Grant

"The Right Stuff without the hype, Yeager without the ego."-Washington Post Book World"While the jet-jockey competitiveness, the undercurrent of fear, the victories and foul-ups of jet sweeps have been described...


T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941-45

by Steven Zaloga & Peter Sarson

The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection...


Army of the Potomac

by Philip Katcher & Michael Youens

For General George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington fresh from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, were to provide the raw material which he would train, equip, organize...