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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...


Buccaneer Boys: True Tales by Those Who Flew the 'Last All- British Bomber'

by Graham Pitchfork

Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged...


42cm "Big Bertha" and German Siege Artillery of World War I

by Marc Romanych & Henry Morshead

Big Bertha, Germany's World War I top secret mobile artillery piece, easily destroyed French and Belgian forts, helping set the stage for trench warfare.

In the first days of World War I, Germany unveiled a new...


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',...


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...


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...


Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned

by Alvin Townley

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military...


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,...


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...


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...


Making the Corps

by Thomas E. Ricks

The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines...