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The Agrarian Question in South Africa

by Henry Bernstein

This is the first collection of its kind. It presents a critical political economy of the agrarian question in post-apartheid South Africa, informed by the results of research undertaken since the transition...


Restoring Valor: One Couple's Mission to Expose Fraudulent War Heroes and Protect America's Military Awards System

by Doug Sterner & Pam Sterner

Stolen valor occurs when a person lies about receiving military decorations that he or she has in fact never earned. It has become a major societal problem that has been discussed numerous times in the news...


Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

by Edward A. McCord

The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point...


15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century

by Stanley Weintraub

In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon...


Reflections of a Warrior: Six Years as a Green Beret in Vietnam

by Elwood J.C. Kureth

PFC Franklin Miller arrived in Vietnam in March 1966, and saw his first combat in a Reconnaissance Platoon. So began an odyssey that would make him into one of the most feared and respected men in the Special...


Twenty-First Century Weapons Proliferation: Are We Ready?

by James M. Ludes & Henry Sokolski

Leading US security practitioners fromt he Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations, plus other experts on proliferation, clarify the weapons proliferation threats that the US and its allies will...


Managing Domestic Dissent in First World War Britain

by Brock Millman

The author argues that the way the British Government managed dissent during World War I is important for understanding the way that the war ended. He argues that a comprehensive and effective system of suppression...


US Military Strategy and the Cold War Endgame

by Stephen J. Cimbala

At the end of the Cold War security concerns are more about regional and civil conflicts than nuclear or Eurasian global wars. Stephen Cimbala argues that deterrence characteristics of the pre-Cold War period...


Churchill and Hitler: Essays on the Political-Military Direction of Total War

by David Jablonsky

This collection of essays examines the development of Churchill and Hitler as strategic leaders and analyses in particular the impact of their formative years on their leadership styles, operational codes',...


War and Society in Britain 1899-1948

by Rex Pope

Rex Pope reassesses the impact of war on the political and social structures of British society during the first half of the twentieth century, and introduces the reader to current debates about the relationship...


The Great Airship of 1897: A Provocative Look at the Most Mysterious Aviation Event in History

by J. Allan Danelek

In November of 1896 residents of California watched a mysterious bright light-often described as being suspended beneath a "cigar shaped" craft of considerable size-pass slowly over their cities on several occasions,...


The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day

by Richard Francis Burton

“The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages,...


Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridged: A Study in Command

by Douglas Southall Freeman

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American...


Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq

by Dr. Dave Hnida

IN 2004, AT THE AGE OF FORTY-EIGHT, DR. DAVE HNIDA, a family physician from Littleton, Colorado, volunteered to be deployed to Iraq and spent a tour of duty as a battalion surgeon with a combat unit. In 2007,...


The Battle of Gettysburg: A Soldier's First-Hand Account

by Frank A., Col. Haskel

Vivid eyewitness accounts of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, marks of battle, and burial of the dead. 2 maps.


Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324

by Ross Cowan

For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock...


British Infantryman vs German Infantryman: Somme 1916: Somme 1916

by Stephen Bull & Peter Dennis

This engaging study pits the volunteers of Kitchener's 'New Armies' against the German veterans who defended the Somme sector in the bloody battles of July-November 1916. The mighty struggle for the Somme sector...


Aces of the 325th Fighter Group

by Tom Ivie & Chris Davey

American pilots flew P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters over Noth Africa, Sicily, and Italy in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as part of the 325th Fighter Group....


US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments

by Gordon Rottman & Mark Stacey

From North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, to Normandy and Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, into the heart of Nazi Germany, and also in jungle battles in the Pacific the parachute infantry regiments were among the...


The Sword Through the Centuries

by Alfred Hutton

Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.