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How to Lose a Battle

by Bill Fawcett

A remarkable compendium of the worst military

decisions and the men who made them

The annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure...

Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War

by Robert Lawrence Cantrell

Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War is both a source and an interpretation of Sun Tzu's Art of War written to clarify Sun Tzu's philosophies on war without compromising the subtlety of thought needed to...

The Pirates of Somalia

by Jay Bahadur

Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan,...

Out of Weakness: Healing the Wounds That Drive Us to War

by Andrew Schmookler

“A wide-ranging and deeply thoughtful meditation on the psychological sources of the danger to humanity created by the advent of weapons of mass destruction. It draws on a vast range of sources including psychology,...

FULTON'S STEAM FRIGATE: The Secret Weapon to End the War of 1812-

by Howard Chapelle

On December 24, 1813, Robert Fulton invited a group of friends to his home in New York City. The War of 1812 was in its second year, and the economic effect of the British naval blockade was crushing the fragile...

On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War

by Harry G. Summers

Summer's inspired analysis of America's war in Vietnam answers the most pressing questions remaining from that terrible conflict more than a decade before Robert McNamara's painful admissions.

RULE BRITANNIA: The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

by J. R. Hutchinson

The press-gang. An unmitigated evil, or the savior of a nation? You decide. Impressment was nothing new for the Royal Navy. It had been used as early as 1664 as a way of obtaining crews for warships. In many...

Flag of the Prophet: The Story of the Muslim Corsairs

by E. Hamilton Currey

You know about the fleets of Britain, France, Spain, and America; but did you know that some of the most formidable naval forces in history were not European at all? As the 16th Century opened, the moors had...

Now That You Asked: Nelson's Navy

by John Masefield

The Perfect Nautical Q & A Reference Book 170 Specific Questions and Answers Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Now you can via the Now That You Asked... series of books from Fireship...


by Sir Howard Douglas

One of the most revolutionary tactics in naval warfare was developed in the 18th Century, and was called "Breaking the Line." The Royal Navy used it to win fleet engagements ranging from the Battle of the Saints,...

A World for the Taking: The Ships of the Honourable East India Company

by E. Keble Chatterton

It was a time when one of the most powerful rulers in the world wasn't a government-it was a corporation. It's official name was ""The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies."" Some simply...

American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command

by Edgar Puryear

America's top military leaders are scrutinized as Puryear ponders what prepared our generals for the terrible responsibilities they bore during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and on to today.

Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

by Mark Zuehlke

An Excerpt From Brave Battalion.

The company was completely bunched in front of the wire. Some men threw bombs toward the German trench while others tried to beat down the wooden stakes supporting the wire with...

Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories Of World War II

by Kenneth D. Alford

Stories of the looting of Europe's great treasures during World War II--and their still-unknown hideaways

Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

by Richard Overy

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

Defense of Hill 781: An Allegory of Modern Mechanized Combat

by James R. Mcdonough

In the tradition of the humorous classic Defense of Duffer's Drift, our hero's escape lies in completing a successful mission.

Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography

by Jr., Harold E. Raugh

Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography is a research guide and tool for identifying obscure publications and source materials in order to encourage continued original and thought-provoking contributions...

Conquer or Die!: Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World

by Ben Hughes

In 1815, just after the battle of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her Spanish oppressors. The expeditions were...

A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us

by Marcus Brotherton


After the Band of Brothers went home, they never forgot the lessons of war...

After chronicling the personal stories of...

Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon’s...