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St. Philip's College: A Point of Pride on San Antonio's Eastside

by Marie Pannell Thurston, Adena Williams Loston & Maria Hernandez Ferrier

In 1898, St. Philip’s Normal and Industrial School opened its doors in San Antonio, offering sewing classes for black girls. It was the inaugural effort in a program, founded by the West Texas diocese of the...


Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism

by Perry Anderson

The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson’s Lineages...


The Garden Club of America: One Hundred Years of a Growing Legacy

by William Seale

How women changed the American landscape from planting war victory gardens to saving the redwoods, beautifying the highway to creating horticultural standards.

In 1904, Elizabeth Price Martin founded the Garden...


F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

by Warren Thompson & Mark Styling

The entry of the United State’s premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing...


Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940-43

by Andrea Molinari

Although harsh and inhospitable, the North African theatre of World War II proved to be a perfect environment for irregular warfare and the deployment of Special Forces.Following Italy's entry into the war in...


San Juan Hill 1898: America's Emergence as a World Power

by Angus Konstam & Dave Rickman

Labelled a 'splendid little war' by Senator John Hay, the Spanish American War (1898) was a peculiar event in America's history, provoked as much by the press as by political pressures. Here, aided by superbly...


Gallipoli 1915: Frontal Assault on Turkey

by Philip Haythornthwaite

The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. The campaign is characterised by...


Lorraine 1944: Patton versus Manteuffel

by Steven Zaloga & Tony Bryan

Osprey's examination of the confrontation between the US Army and German forces in Lorraine during World War II (1939-1945). In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie...


The Royal Navy 1793-1815

by Gregory Barnes

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 Britain was the undisputed master of the seas owing to the power and strength of the Royal Navy. Its fleets, comprising ships of the line, frigates, and gunboats, had...


The Six Day War 1967: Jordan and Syria

by Simon Dunstan & Peter Dennis

Osprey's examination of Jordan and Syria's involvement in the Six Day War (1967). Following the lightning destruction of the Egyptian forces at the outbreak of the Six Day War, Israel turned to the forces of...


57th Fighter Group - First in the Blue

by Carl Molesworth & Jim Laurier

Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North...


Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

The Spitfire was the most iconic and famous British fighter of World War II and was first deployed to Egypt in the spring of 1942 as German success in North Africa reached its zenith. Although few in number,...


Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces

by Shlomo Aloni & Jim Laurier

The American manufactured F-4 Phantom II was used by the Israelis in air-to-ground missions, as an attack aircraft, and air-to-air missions as a fighter. Despite performing both roles with equal success the...


Samurai 1550-1600

by Anthony Bryant & Angus Mcbride

This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of...


Mau-Mau Warrior

by Abiodun Alao & Christa Hook

The Mau-Mau uprising (1952-60) remains a controversial conflict, waged by warriors about whom many myths have been formed, but little truth has been written. Condemned by history as a brutal rag-tag force engaged...


US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71

by Gordon Rottman & Adam Hook

Osprey's survey of the Long-Range Patrol Scouts of the US Army during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as "the men with green faces," a reference to the camouflage...


Quebec 1759: The battle that won Canada

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

Osprey's study of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). ‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault...


Armored Units of the Russian Civil War: Red Army

by David Bullock & Peter Sarson

By 1920 the Red Army fielded an overwhelming array of armored cars and armored trains, while tank detachments had begun forming in earnest. These armored units played an important part in consolidating the newly...


US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942-45

by Gordon Rottman

The US airborne units serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II are considered to be among the best-trained and effective forces in the war. Deployed in fewer numbers than was the case across Europe,...


Walther Model: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

by Robert Forczyk & Adam Hook

This volume details the military career and accomplishments of Walther Model, the youngest Generalfeldmarschall in the Wehrmacht in World War II and Hitler's favorite commander. His role on the Eastern Front...