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The Lewis Gun

by Neil Grant & Peter Dennis

As a lightweight machine gun, the American designed Lewis Gun made a place for itself in World War I & World War II.

Although machine guns were widely issued and used during the bloody opening months of World...


German Reparations and the Jewish World: A History of the Claims Conference

by Ronald W. Zweig

German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world...


Imperial Defence, 1868-1887

by Donald MacKenzie Schurman & John Beeler

The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required...


Service Industries Marketing: New Approaches

by Mark Gabbott & Gillian Hogg

This book covers a wide spectrum of topics, service contexts and methodologies and reflects the broad range of current services research. Its aim is to provide an eclectic overview of services marketing by including...


Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice

by Brian Holden Reid

The contributors here consider the multifarious aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war. All the contributors are concerned to base their work on the overall historical context. They explore the relationship...


SEALS, UDT, FROGMEN: Men Under Pressure

by Darryl Young

Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.


The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780

by David Higgins & Johnny Shumate

Opposed by "Bloody" Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots under Francis Marion fought a brutal guerrilla war throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

The American Revolution was deadlocked in...


Peacekeeping in Africa: The Evolving Security Architecture

by Marco Wyss & Thierry Tardy

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of peacekeeping in Africa.

Recent events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali remind us that violence remains endemic and continues to hamper the institutional,...


The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680

by Marjolein 't Hart

In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein 't Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements...


Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812

by Kevin J. Crisman, Kenneth Cassavoy & Walter Rybka

In Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812, archaeologist Kevin J. Crisman and his fellow contributors examine sixteen different examples of 1812-era naval and commercial shipbuilding. They...


Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb

by Al Christman

For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical...


Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1650

by Barry Robertson

Analysing the make-up and workings of the Royalist party in Scotland and Ireland during the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century, Royalists at War is the first major study to explore who Royalists were...


Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs

by Scott McEwen & Richard Miniter

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission...


White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller

Tells the story of one of Canada's warship corvettes that served during World War II and brought its crew home every time they went out. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it...


The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period

by Sylvia R. Frey

In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting records, contemporary training manuals, statutes,...


Naval Power in the Conquest of Mexico

by C. Harvey Gardiner

In this account of the naval aspect of Hernando Cortés's invasion of the Aztec Empire, C. Harvey Gardiner has added another dimension to the drama of Spanish conquest of the New World and to Cortés himself...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals

by Edwin P. Hoyt

This meticulous study is a concentrated look at Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his subordinate leaders—fighting men under stress—and the relationship of fighting admirals to their top leaders and each...


We Have Capture: Tom Stafford and the Space Race

by Thomas P. Stafford & Michael Cassutt

What an amazing career. Tom Stafford attained the highest speed ever reached by a test pilot (28,547 mph), carried a cosmonaut’s coffin with Soviet Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, led the team that designed the...


Commando: Special Forces in World War II

by Kenneth Macksey

“Commando,” the history Commandos and small-scale raids during World War II, is a gripping narrative, tracing the actions of the fearless men who served as Allied commandos for the Combined Operations department...