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World War II Medal of Honor Recipients (1): Navy & USMC

by Robert Hargis & Ramiro Bujeiro

The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed on personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. This book is the first of two titles looking at the recipients of the Medal of Honor during...


Badajoz 1812: Wellington's Bloodiest Siege

by Ian Fletcher & Bill Younghusband

The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington’s infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War (1812). At appalling cost in a nightmare assault...


Vittoria 1813: Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain

by Ian Fletcher & Bill Younghusband

Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Vittoria during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Despite Wellington's success against Marmont's army at Salamanca in July, the year of 1812 ended in bitter disappointment...


Salamanca 1812: Wellington Crushes Marmont

by Ian Fletcher & Bill Younghusband

Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry...


The Israeli Army in the Middle East Wars 1948-73

by John Laffin & Mike Chappell

Israel assumes in advance that defeat in war means an end to the Jewish nation, and it wages war accordingly. This fact influences the Israeli approach to its army and to the strategy, tactics, training and...


Modelling the F4F Wildcat

by Mark Glidden

The F4F Wildcat was an aircraft of the type of which legends are made of. Approaching obsolescence when it first entered combat, it managed to hold up against seemingly impossible odds. Without the handling...


Modelling the Mitsubishi A6m Zero

by Brian Criner

The A6M Rei Shiki Sento Ki (meaning Type Zero fighter) was the result of an order by the Imperial Japanese Navy for a low-wing monoplane with superior speed, range, climbing powers, and manoeuvrability. It famously...


Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan

by Peter Harrison & Peter Dennis

Buddhism has been influential in the mountain kingdoms of the Himalayas since the 7th century AD, most notably in the kingdom of Tibet where it permeated all aspects and levels of society until the 20th century....


Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1)

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Bryan Fosten

The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors,...


The English Civil War Armies

by Peter Young & Michael Roffe

The year 1642 witnessed the outbreak of the first English Civil War, which saw Royalist troops loyal to King Charles fight the Parliamentarians in several major battles and many sieges. Peter Young explores...


Incomparable: A Collection of Essays: The Formation and Early History of Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment

by Terry Crowdy

An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning of his campaigns, so much so that he dubbed them ‘Incomparable’. This collection of essays...


Exploring Lewis and Clark: Reflections on Men and Wilderness

by Thomas P. Slaughter

This provocative work challenges traditional accounts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition across the continent and back again. Uncovering deeper meanings in the explorers’ journals and lives,...


Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power

by Victor Hanson

Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson...


Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign

by Stephan Talty

He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades—and brought it to its knees. Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean.

Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old...


LRRP Company Command: The Cav's LRP/Rangers in Vietnam, 1968-1969

by Kregg P. Jorgenson

A book about fine leadership in combat, LRRP Company Command focuses on Captain George Paccerelli as he molds the men of the Air Cav's LRRP company into a successful reconnaissance unit. Jorgenson spent 7 years...


A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam

by James Ebert

This provocative in-depth book focuses on the experiences of the infantry soldier in Vietnam. More than 60 Army and Marine Corps infantrymen speak of their experiences during their year-long tours of duty.

From...


Victorian Servants, A Very Peculiar History

by Fiona Macdonald

It's not all longing looks across the dining room from that high-class gentleman! Life as a Victorian servant was tough, tough, tough! Discover the bizarre and oh-so-strict rules one had to keep to when serving...


Ireland, A Very Peculiar History

by Jim Pipe

Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons:...


Brighton, A Very Peculiar History

by David Arscott

Brighton: that curious master of reinvention - whether it's considered 'London-by-the-Sea' or 'England's San Francisco', it's certainly a city with a reputation for being on the edge. Delve deep into the weird...


Wales, A Very Peculiar History

by Rupert Matthews

From the Roman invasion, through tall tales of Merlin and King Arthur, and right up to and beyond the incredible power of the mining industry, 'Wales, A Very Peculiar History' takes a quirky, sideways look at...