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Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

by Ira A. Jr. Hunt

In the early 1970s, as U.S. combat forces began to withdraw from Southeast Asia, South Vietnamese and Cambodian forces continued the fight against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the National Front for...


The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

The reigns of Edward VI and Mary I, and the early years of Elizabeth I were vital times for naval administration and witnessed the apprenticeship of many who would lead the service later during Elizabeth's reign....


The Challenges of Command: The Royal Navy's Executive Branch Officers, 1880-1919

by Robert L. Davison

This book explores the ways that the Edwardian naval arms race forced the Royal Navy to address deep-seated structural problems caused by rapidly changing technology. It charts how an institution organised for...


Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

by Jeremy Black

During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering...


Royalist Agents, Conspirators and Spies: Their Role in the British Civil Wars, 1640-1660

by Geoffrey Smith

In this book, the role of royalist agents, spies and conspirators is uncovered and examined. Shifting the traditional focus of attention from royal ministers, councillors, and generals, to a cadre of loyal,...


In the Cockpit 2: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II

by National Air and Space Museum

In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National...


White Jacket: Or, the World in a Man-of-War

by Herman Melville

Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on...


The Great Boer War

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array...


Life in Dixie During the War: 1861-1865

by Mary A. H. Gay

The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating...


Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence

by Nigel West

The defection of Igor Gouzenko in September 1945, more so than any other single event, alerted the West to the nature and scale of the Soviet espionage offensive being waged by the Kremlin. Apart from the dozen...


The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914

by Terence Zuber

Like the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of the Frontiers has often been ignored by military historians, who assumed that the French lost the first battles of the First World War because they launched suicidal...


The Pig War: The Most Perfect War in History

by E C Coleman

With a plot to grace any comic opera, the 1859-1872 'Pig War' broke out when an American living on a quietly disputed small island in the Gulf of Georgia shot a British pig he found rooting up his garden produce....


German Schoolboy, British Commando: Churchill's Secret Soldier

by Helen Fry

Claus Ascher's father, a German Jew, was one of Hitler's political opponents during the 1930s, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and murder in Dachau in 1937. Claus managed to escape to Britain, become a...


Today Is A Good Day To Fight: The Indian Wars and the Conquest of the West

by Mark Felton

Blood, guts, dust and hatred: the real history of the American West. Today Is A Good Day To Fight covers the period from the initial penetration of the region by settlers and prospectors in the 1840s until the...


Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry

by Vivien Noakes

The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse,...


Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology

by Ian McLachlan

In this book, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan reconstructs the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen. He tells stories such as that of the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German...


Black Barty: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

by Aubrey Burl

Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Barty, was easily one of the most successful and deadly pirates in all of history. He went to sea at a young age and took to pirate life well. This book talks about his...


US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-45

by George Forty

Employing a range of archive black and white photographs, this book examines the US Marine Corps' organisation and command structure, strategy, tactics and amphibious assault doctrine. Providing biographies...


Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier

by James Wharton

Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind – and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the...


Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary

by Mitch Weiss & Kevin Maurer

The hunt for Ernesto "Che" Guevera was one of the first successful U.S. Special Forces missions in history. Using government reports and documents, as well as eyewitness accounts, Hunting Che tells the untold...