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Assessing the Capitalist Peace

by Gerald Schneider & Nils Petter Gleditsch

Researchers have recently reinvigorated the idea that key features associated with a capitalist organization of the economy render nation states internally and externally more peaceful. According to this adage,...


The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

by Lincoln Paine

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how...


Political and Military Sociology: The Social Implications of National Defense

by III, Bruce D. McDonald

This volume explores the social elements and impact of national defense. Traditionally, national defense is viewed solely in military terms. As part of their national security objectives, many defense sectors...


War, Revolution, and Independence in Spanish America

by Anthony McFarlane

During the period from 1808 to 1826, the Spanish empire was convulsed by wars throughout its dominions in Iberia and the Americas. The conflicts began in Spain, where Napoleon's invasion triggered a war of national...


The Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition

by Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised...


Batavia

by Peter FitzSimons

Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history.The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs...


Reich: World War II Through German Eyes

by James Lucas

While Allied propaganda would have us believe that during the Second World War the German population were downtrodden workers, with no rights and totally under the power and influence of the all-controlling...


Air Combat: A History of Fighter Pilots

by Robert F. Dorr

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962: Strategy, Operations and Diplomacy

by Martin S. Alexander & J.F.V. Keiger

The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French...


The Network Society: Economic Development and International Competitveness as Problems of Social

by Dirk Messner

The author argues that the countries that, at the end of the 20th century, have economic, social and ecological success will not be unleashed market economies but "active and learning societies" that attempt...


Action Directe: Ultra Left Terrorism in France 1979-1987

by Michael Y. Dartnell

In defining Action Directe's mixture of millenarianism, workerism and nihilism, this study explains why the group turned to a strategy of murderous strikes and how a revolutionary political faction emerged in...


Battle Story Austerlitz 1805

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want...


Hogs in the Shadows: Marine Snipers in Action

by Milo S. Afong

There is a special breed of Marine for whom the prey is the enemy—and every day is hunting season. This Marine is a HOG—a Hunter of Gunmen.

These are the gripping, gut-wrenching true stories of those Marines...


SIGINT: The Secret History of Signals Intelligence in the World Wars

by Peter F Matthews

In the First World War, a vast network of signals rapidly expanded across the globe, spawning a new breed of spies and intelligence operatives to code, de-code and analyse thousands of messages


Battle Story Bannockburn 1314

by Chris Brown

Bannockburn 1314 is the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops. The Battle of Bannockburn, fought...


They Did Not Grow Old: Teenage Conscripts on the Western Front 1918

by Tim Lynch

in June 1918, 130 teenagers arrived in France as just another draft of replacements among the thousands sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. Within the next five months, one...


The Longest Night: The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941

by Gavin Mortimer

The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse - using extensive survivors' testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just...


Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue

by Hal Buell

A dramatic photo history of the battle of Iwo Jima and the iconic picture that captured America-DVD included!

On February 23, 1945, as the battle for the Japanese island stronghold of Iwo Jima raged below,...


Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief

by Tennent H. Bagley

From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia’s notorious KGB espionage apparatus. Rising through its ranks through hard work and keen understanding...


Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake

by Ron Westrum

In the mid-1950s a small group of overworked, underpaid scientists and engineers, working on a remote base in the Mojave Desert, developed a weapon no one had asked for but that everyone was looking for. Sidewinder...