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Annals of a Fortress: Twenty-Two Centuries of Siege Warfare

by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc & Benjamin Bucknall

Written by a famous architect and military engineer, this chronicle of 2,000 years in the life of a fictional castle combines a novel's excitement with the authenticity of a historical document.


Responding to Crises in the African Great Lakes

by G. Evans

Examines the international responses to the ethnic conflicts in Burundi and Rwanda from 1993-1997 and their overspill into Zaire. Concludes that the external reaction was impotent and incoherent, and urges...


My Adventures as a Spy

by Robert Baden-Powell

This charming volume for younger readers, written during World War I by a British military hero, relates the basics of espionage — including disguise, passing messages, creating diversions, and other maneuvers....


Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses,...


The Battles that Changed History

by Fletcher Pratt

Historian profiles 16 crucial conflicts, ancient to modern, that changed the course of Western civilization. Gripping accounts of battles led by Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, other commanders....


Oriental Armour

by H. Russell Robinson

Detailed, scholarly study, enhanced with over 400 illustrations, surveys defensive armor of Persia, Turkey, India, China, Ceylon, the Philippines, Korea, Tibet, and other regions. Splendid overview brings together...


The Story of the Malakand Field Force

by Winston Churchill

The great statesman was also a Nobel Prize–winning author. His first book chronicles an 1897 British military campaign against the tribes of the Northwest Frontier, in the vicinity of modern Pakistan and Afghanistan....


Warfare in the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages

by Hoffman Nickerson

Comprehensive study, based on contemporary accounts and accompanied by rare maps and illustrations, covers over 1,500 years of armed conflict — from Roman rule to war tactics during the Crusades. 15 black-and-white...


The Essential Clausewitz: Selections from On War

by Carl Von Clausewitz & Joseph I. Greene

Succinct edition of the influential work, from its observations on the nature and theory of warfare to its outlines of strategic policies: moral force and military virtues, effects of victory and retreat, more....


London to Ladysmith & Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

A vivid, personal account of the conditions under which the Boer War was fought, this volume contains dispatches the future statesman wrote in 1899 and 1900 as a newspaper correspondent.


Instructions for His Generals

by Frederick the Great & Thomas R. Phillips

King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, Frederick's brilliant theories on strategy are all explained in this vital text, in which he discusses such timeless considerations as leadership and the element of surprise....


Guns of the Old West: An Illustrated Guide

by Charles Edward Chapel

Dramatic story of shoulder arms, hand guns, and other weapons also describes the men who used them. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of the Kentucky and Sharps rifle, Colt revolver, and much more. 499...


The Evolution of War: A Study of Its Role in Early Societies

by Maurice R. Davie

Highly informative and exhaustive study presents an exceptional collection of cases examining such topics as warfare as the business of one sex, religion as a cause of war, and war for the sake of glory.


The American Sword 1775-1945

by Harold L. Peterson

Enhanced with more than 400 illustrations, this invaluable reference classifies and describes all major types of American swords for nearly two centuries. Also included is a directory of sword makers, the evolution...


Englanders and Huns: The Culture-Clash which Led to the First World War

by James Hawes

A completely fresh look at the culture clash between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe.

Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most...


The Medieval Tournament

by R. Coltman Clephan

A superb history of English and European tournaments. Topics include Arthurian and other round tables, body armor, chain mail, plate armor, royal jousts, the tilt, trial by combat, much more. 24 illustrations....


The Duelling Handbook, 1829

by Joseph Hamilton

This 1829 manual offered advice on everything from withdrawal of challenges to weapons. Dramatic anecdotes recount duels arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile subjects....


Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color

by H. A. Ogden

Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 plates depict all ranks in full regalia. Captions.


Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour

by Lord Egerton of Tatton

Includes factual accounts of events from 200 BC to 1824, with illustrated descriptions of swords, helmets, daggers, shields, sabers, matchlock guns, and much more. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations....


Napoleon's Military Maxims

by Napoléon Bonaparte, George C. D'Aguilar & William E. Cairnes

This rich sampling of the knowledge and wisdom of one of history's greatest military commanders provides a fascinating glimpse of Napoleon's intellectual ability for conducting military operations and the art...