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George Washington's Great Gamble

by James L. Nelson

One shining yet overlooked moment that changed the course of the Revolutionary War

In the opening months of 1781, General George Washington feared his army would fail to survive another campaign season. The...


Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts

Several contributions in this volume focus on the modern Middle East, with other articles examining justifications for war, the return of war veterans, white nationalists, and the activities of the Moral Majority....


Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

by Roger Gunn

As the third-highest-scoring flying ace among British and colonial pilots in the First World War, scoring 60 victories, Raymond Collishaw was only surpassed by Billy Bishop and Edward Mannock. This book traces...


Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

by Paul Edwards

The Korean War is often a footnote in modern history, not given much recognition or studied in detailed. Osprey Digital presents this new look at a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict....


World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3): 1944-45

by Nigel Thomas & Darko Pavlovic

This book presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into...


Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare

by Stephen Budiansky

The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed the new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines—revolutionizing...


From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity

by Leo Braudy

Manliness has always been linked to physical prowess and to war; indeed the warrior has been the archetypal man across countless cultures throughout time. In this magisterial excursion through literature, history,...


The A to Z of the Crusades

by Corliss K. Slack

This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons...


Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War

by Russell D. Buhite

Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War is a collection of presidential messages and speeches that called America to war from John Adams and the Quasi-War with France to George...


Constantine the Great: And the Christian Revolution

by G. P. Baker

Revered historian Baker, the author of books on Augustus, Tiberius, and Hannibal, tells the story of Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire.


A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas

by Ethan S. Rafuse

More than 800 men lost their lives and 2,700 were wounded. Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson earned his legendary nickname "Stonewall" here as fellow Confederate General Barnard Bee, later fatally wounded...


Behind Enemy Lines

by Tommy Macpherson & Richard Bath

With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British...


Kitchener's Last Volunteer

by Henry Allingham & Dennis Goodwin

Henry Allingham is the last British serviceman alive to have volunteered for active duty in the First World War and is one of very few people who can directly recall the horror of that conflict. In Kitchener's...


McCrae's Battalion

by Jack Alexander

McCrae's Own was the 'Heart of Midlothian Battalion' mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook's classic book The First Day on the Somme. Raised in Edinburgh shortly after the start of the Great War, it...


Voices Against War

by Lyn Smith

Based on nearly 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum's Collections, this landmark book tells the stories of those of those who participated in anti-war protest from the First World War 1914-18...


Dear Joan

by Joan Charles & Tony Ross

Dear Joan comprises a unique series of letters between a young airman, Tony Ross, and Joan Charles, a girl whom he met briefly in England before he was posted to the Mediterranean during the Second World War....


The Deniable Agent

by Colin Berry

As far as Colin Berry's family were concerned, he'd gone to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban to market low-cost housing. But in fact, Berry, a former soldier, had been recruited by British intelligence...


The Underworld Captain

by Alexander Shannon & David Leslie

Alexander Shannon escaped a shady past to enjoy a glittering career in the army, only to end up back in the thick of criminal activity.

Shannon's time as a soldier saw him posted to the Falklands, Northern Ireland...


Always a Marine

by Steven Preece

In Amongst the Marines, Steven Preece vividly depicted his excessive, violent lifestyle as an elite Royal Marine Commando. Now Always a Marine covers the author's struggle to leave that lifestyle behind following...


Amongst the Marines

by Steven Preece

Steven Preece was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. Amongst the Marines is Steven's first-hand account of his years as an elite soldier, focusing...