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The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

by James E. Kitchen

The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal...


Sands of Death

by Michael Asher

In December 1880 a French expedition attempted to map a route for a railway that would stretch from their colony in Algeria right across the Sahara desert to reach their territories in West Africa. 'Paris to...


Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June

by Richard Reeves

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new...


Scream of Eagles

by Robert K. Wilcox

The mission:

Become the most skilled, highly-trained, and deadliest

fighter pilots in the world.

The place: TOP GUN

In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 -- a...


The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

by Holger H. Herwig

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage...


An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to the Present

by Marianna Dudley

This book brings to attention the history of places that have traditionally remained under-the-radar in discussions of war and the environment, through site-based studies of five training areas in southwest...


Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command

by Douglas Southall Freeman & Stephen W. Sears

A towering landmark in Civil War literature, long considered one of the great masterpieces of military history -- now available in a one-volume abridgment.

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful...


Hill 488

by Ray Hildreth & Charles W. Sasser

For some, Hill 488 was just another landmark in the jungles of Vietnam. For the eighteen men of Charlie Company, it was a last stand. This is the stirring combat memoir written by Ray Hildreth, one of the unit's...


Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

The battles of World War II were won not only by the soldiers on the front lines, and not only by the generals and admirals, but also by the shadow warriors whose work is captured for the first time in Operatives,...


The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea

by John Pina Craven

The Cold War was the first major conflict between superpowers in which victory and defeat were unambiguously determined without the firing of a shot. Without the shield of a strong, silent deterrent or the intellectual...


Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory

by Robert Tombs & Emile Chabal

France and Britain, indispensable allies in two world wars, remember and forget their shared history in contrasting ways. The book will examine key episodes in the relationship between the two countries, including...


The Commanders

by Bob Woodward

It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists. The Commanders, an account of the use...


The Proud Bastards: One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam

by E. Michael Helms

In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines -- and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a...


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...


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...


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',...