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Hell on Earth: Dramatic First Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

by Mel Rolfe

A collection of 20 true stories of bravery, survival, and good and bad luck, involving bomber command during World War II. The following extracts illustrate the drama in this book. 'It is believed that when...


Gunning for the Enemy: Wallace McIntosh  DFC and BAR, DFM

by Mel Rolfe

When the Bank of Scotland recently carried out a survey asking people to name Great Scots, 'Wallace McIntosh - War Hero' was chosen among such illustrious names as John Logie Baird, David Livingstone and Robert...


Torpedo Leader

by Gibbs (Wing Commander) (DSO DFC & bar)

Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable and valuable account. A very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustrations as...


The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914

by Nicholas Murray

Nicholas Murray's The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. During this period field fortifications became increasingly important,...


Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas

by Milan N. Vego

"First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."


War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

by Mark Selden & Alvin Y. So

Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of...


Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy's Trans-Pacific Offensive, World War II

by Manley R. Irwin

This book argues that President Warren Harding and his secretary of navy, Edwin Denby exercised unusual foresight in preparing the navy for a war against Japan. This revised edition adds new evidence from original...


Hunters: U.S. Snipers in the War on Terror

by Milo S. Afong

In the War on Terror, there are no set battles. The fanatical enemy adheres to no warrior code or international law. Their only desire is to kill—or be killed.

That’s where the snipers of the U.S. Marines,...


All Guts and No Glory: The Story of a Long Tan Warrior

by Bob Buick & Gary McKay

The climax of this book is an account of the Battle of Long Tan, which is told here by the most senior ranking Australian soldier to survive the battle.


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


Beneath the Waves: The Life and Navy of Capt. Edward L. Beach, Jr.

by Edward F. Finch

One of the U.S. Navy s best known submarine officers, Capt. Edward L. Beach, enjoyed fame both as a bestselling author and as a highly decorated naval officer. Not long after the success of his first novel Run...


Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

by Charles Oscar Paullin

The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form.


Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation: Between Control and Cooperation

by Oliver Meier

This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies.

Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction...


21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era

by Benjamin Armstrong

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings are often dismissed as irrelevant to today’s problems. This collection...


The Patton Papers: 1940-1945

by Martin Blumenson

"One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 194"


Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence

by Turner Stansfield

In this "thoughtful, entertaining, and often insightful" book, a former CIA director explores the delicate give-and-take between the Oval Office and Langley.

With the disastrous intelligence failures of the last...


Coming Fury, Volume 1

by Bruce Catton

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award!

A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States—with the disintegrating political processes...


Terrible Swift Sword

by Bruce Catton

The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war—an epic struggle for freedom.

In Terrible Swift...


Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

by Dennis E. Showalter

One of America’s most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II—an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the...


The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

by Roy Adkins & Lesley Adkins

As he did with his much lauded Nelson's Trafalgar, Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers into the perils and thrills of early-nineteenth-century warfare. From its very first page, this...