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Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

by Michael Prestwich

An insider’s guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune. The knight is the supreme warrior of the Middle Ages. Fully armored and mounted on a magnificent charger, he...


Fighting Texas Navy 1832-1843

by Douglas V. Meed

This is the heroic story of those seaborne Texans who were often outnumbered, usually outgunned, but never outsailed and never, ever outfought.


Goodnight Saigon

by Charles Henderson

Winner: American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award, General Nonfiction, 2006. Here, culled from extensive interviews and research, is the achingly dramatic story of the end of the Vietnam...


Under the Blue Beret: A U.N. Peacekeeper in the Middle East

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

From inexperienced soldier to seasoned veteran of nine U.N. missions in Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, Terry Burke gives us a detailed account of a peacekeeper's life in the ever-turbulent Middle East.


Napoleon: Ascent to Power: A Selection from Napoleon's Wars: An International History (Penguin Tracks)

by Charles Esdaile

A panoramic chronicle of Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power-excerpted from celebrated historian Charles Esdaile's masterwork Napoleon's Wars

Napoleon's Wars offers a definitive account of the violent conflicts...


One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

by Douglas V. Smith

Published to coincide with the centennial celebration of U.S. Navy aviation, this book details the history of U.S. Navy aviation from its earliest days, before the Navy s first aircraft carrier joined the fleet,...


Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation

by William F. Trimble

In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss and his role in the origins

of aviation in the U.S. Navy in the years up to and through World War I. A self-taught mechanic...


An American Adventure: From Early Aviation through Three Wars to the White House

by William Lloyd Stearman

A memoir of extraordinary scope, William Lloyd Stearman's reminiscences will attract those interested in early aviation, World War II in the Pacific, life as a diplomat behind the Iron Curtain, the Vietnam War,...


Battle Story Kohima 1944

by Chris Brown

Kohima was the turning point in the Japanese invasion of India, witnessing the end of their attempt to overthrow the British Raj. It was a bitter battle fought in three stages, spanning three months and ending...


Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus

by Dana H. Allin, Gilles Andréani & Gary Samore

The damage that has been done to the transatlantic alliance will not be repaired through grand architectural redesigns or radical new agendas. Instead, the transatlantic partners need to restore their consensus...


He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front

by John Weal

The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm at the start of World War 2. This second volume aims to chronicle its history facing a new enemy - the Soviet Union.

The Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber...


The Rise of Imperial Rome AD 14-193

by Duncan Campbell

When Augustus (r. 27 BC-AD 14) came to the throne as the first emperor of Rome, he began to bring order to the chaos that almost 20 years of civil war had wrought. Areas that had been added piecemeal to the...


Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Adam Hook

During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses,...


Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run

by Ron Field & Adam Hook

On April 15, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. Featuring specially commissioned full-color...


M7 Priest 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Chasemore

From El Alemein through Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Ardennes, and Germany, the Allied M7 Priest self-propelled howitzer and its Canadian/British Sexton 25 pdr version became iconic. It was based on the ubiquitous...


The Emperor's Codes: Bletchley Park's role in breaking Japan's secret cyphers

by Michael Smith & Ralph Erskine

The extraordinary wartime exploits of the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park continue to fascinate and amaze. In The Emperor's Codes Michael Smith tells the story of how Japan's wartime codes were...


Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

by Colonel Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile’s 2008 article “Misreading the Surge” in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the...


Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture

by Roger Thompson

Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the U.S. Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing. Here, military sociologist...


Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

by Juan Pujol Garcia & Nigel West

Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held...


Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century

by Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans & Adam Henschke

This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war.

The modern history of just war has typically assumed...