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The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines

by Ralph Payne-Gallwey

Fascinating study traces history and use of crossbow as military and sporting weapon, from Middle Ages to modern times. Also covers related weapons: balistas, catapults, Turkish bows, more. Over 240 illustrations....


Schools and Masters of Fencing: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

by Egerton Castle

The definitive work on fencing history and the art swordsmanship traces the sport from its rough beginnings to its latter-day refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and...


Bushido: Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan

by Inazo Nitobe

This volume eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times and offers illuminating contrasts of bushido traditions with other religions and philosophies....


Principles of War

by Carl Von Clausewitz

The most cited, most controversial, and most modern book on warfare. The author examines moral and psychological aspects of war: courage, audacity, self-sacrifice, the importance of morale and public opinion,...


On Guerrilla Warfare

by Mao Tse-Tung & Samuel B Griffith

The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages...


A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times

by George Cameron Stone

Indispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500...


The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

by A. T. Mahan

Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons...


Mutiny on the Bounty

by William Bligh

In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival.


The Gallic War

by Julius Caesar & H. J. Edwards

The only chronicle by an ancient general of his own campaigns, this eloquent history offers priceless details about Gaul, Germany, and Britain during the 1st century B.C. Includes 6 maps, 7 figures.


The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Full Story of How 76 Allied Officers Carried Out World War II's Most Remarkable Mass Escape

by Tim Carroll

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape

Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison...


'Manufactured' Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

by J. A. Mangan

'Manufactured' Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the...


Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change: Adjusting Western Regional Policy

by Joachim Krause & IV, Charles King Mallory

The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios...


Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston

by Howard J. Fuller

This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period.

Many recent works...


Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

by Rashid Khalidi

A fascinating and often terrifying firsthand account of the 1982 war in Lebanon, Under Siege vividly reveals the complex negotiations and military maneuvers which ended with the evacuation of the P.L.O. from...


Peace Operations and Global Order

by Alex J. Bellamy & Paul Williams

Peacekeeping in Global Politics investigates the changing role of peacekeeping and competing perspectives about what that role should be. It begins by addressing broad issues connected with the transition from...


Reconceptualising Arms Control: Controlling the Means of Violence

by Neil Cooper & David Mutimer

The theory and practice of arms control seemed to have its heyday during the height of the Cold War, with its focus on the East-West conflict and nuclear arms. In the past twenty years, both arms technologies...


Deterrence: Its Past and Futurepapers Presented at Hoover Institution, November 2010

by George P. Shultz, Sidney D. Drell & James E. Goodby

Drawn from the third in a series of conferences the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on the nuclear legacy of the cold war, this report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function...


The Wars of Louis XIV 1667-1714

by John A. Lynn

Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The...


Everyday Forms of Peasant Res Cb: Everyday Forms Res Asia

by James C. Scott & BENEDICT J. TRIA KERKVLIET

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.