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Life in Dixie During the War: 1861-1865

by Mary A. H. Gay

The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating...


Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence

by Nigel West

The defection of Igor Gouzenko in September 1945, more so than any other single event, alerted the West to the nature and scale of the Soviet espionage offensive being waged by the Kremlin. Apart from the dozen...


The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914

by Terence Zuber

Like the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of the Frontiers has often been ignored by military historians, who assumed that the French lost the first battles of the First World War because they launched suicidal...


The Pig War: The Most Perfect War in History

by E C Coleman

With a plot to grace any comic opera, the 1859-1872 'Pig War' broke out when an American living on a quietly disputed small island in the Gulf of Georgia shot a British pig he found rooting up his garden produce....


German Schoolboy, British Commando: Churchill's Secret Soldier

by Helen Fry

Claus Ascher's father, a German Jew, was one of Hitler's political opponents during the 1930s, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and murder in Dachau in 1937. Claus managed to escape to Britain, become a...


Today Is A Good Day To Fight: The Indian Wars and the Conquest of the West

by Mark Felton

Blood, guts, dust and hatred: the real history of the American West. Today Is A Good Day To Fight covers the period from the initial penetration of the region by settlers and prospectors in the 1840s until the...


Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry

by Vivien Noakes

The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse,...


Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology

by Ian McLachlan

In this book, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan reconstructs the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen. He tells stories such as that of the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German...


Black Barty: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

by Aubrey Burl

Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Barty, was easily one of the most successful and deadly pirates in all of history. He went to sea at a young age and took to pirate life well. This book talks about his...


US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-45

by George Forty

Employing a range of archive black and white photographs, this book examines the US Marine Corps' organisation and command structure, strategy, tactics and amphibious assault doctrine. Providing biographies...


Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier

by James Wharton

Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind – and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the...


Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary

by Mitch Weiss & Kevin Maurer

The hunt for Ernesto "Che" Guevera was one of the first successful U.S. Special Forces missions in history. Using government reports and documents, as well as eyewitness accounts, Hunting Che tells the untold...


Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation

by William C. Hannas, James Mulvenon & Anna B. Puglisi

Written by two of America's leading government analysts and an expert on Chinese cyber networks, this new book is the first full account, inside or outside government, of China's efforts to acquire foreign...


The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

by H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace

Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques. Realizing that clandestine...


Trafalgar's Lost Hero: Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Defeat of Napoleon

by Max Adams

Trafalgar's Lost Hero introduces the man whose real-life exploits have been attributed to the likes of Horatio Alger and Jack Aubrey. Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his closest friend and comrade...


Shadow Voyage: The Extraordinary Wartime Escape of the Legendary SS Bremen

by Peter A. Huchthausen

A fast-paced, little-known story of danger at sea on the eve of World War II

On the sweltering evening of August 30, 1939, the German luxury liner S.S. Bremen slipped her moorings on Manhattan's west side, abandoned...


Call Sign Rustic: The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973

by Richard Wood

President Richard Nixon could not keep American ground troops in Cambodia beyond June 1970 without authorization from Congress, which was not forthcoming. Not wanting to desert the anti-communist Lon Nol regime,...


A Wasp Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II

by Ann Carl

Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service...


God's Battalions

by Rodney Stark

In God's Battalions, award-winning author Rodney Stark takes on the long-held view that the Crusades were the first round of European colonialism, conducted for land, loot, and converts by barbarian Christians...


Battle Exhortation: The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership

by Keith Yellin & Thomas W. Benson

A commanding study of the motivational speech of military leaders across the centuries.