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The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

London and the Georgian Navy

by Philip MacDougall

Georgian London was the hub of the world’s largest industrial-military complex, underpinning and securing a global trading empire that was entirely dependent on the Royal Navy for its existence. Philip MacDougall...


Context and Circumstance: The Turkish Military and Politics

by Gareth Jenkins

Debates about military influence on civilian government tend to be partisan and rarely pay sufficient attention to specific contexts. This paper analyses, without condemnation or justification, why and how the...


Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

by Gordon Rottman

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population...


Us Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

by Gordon Rottman

This book is the first of three to examine the genesis, organization and operational deployment of the US airborne divisions in World War II. It discusses early airborne units, detailing how and why they were...


Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

by Trevor Paglen

Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition.

This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow...


Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island

by John Wukovits

It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new...


No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

by Norman Davies

One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known...


The Blitzkrieg Myth

by John Mosier

A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old–fashioned, on–the–ground warfare.

The military...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Mighty Fallen

by Larry Bond & f-stop Fitzgerald

The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and...


Outnumbered, Outgunned, Undeterred: Twenty Battles Against All Odds

by Rob Johnson

How military forces have prevailed against the odds, explained through vivid narratives and specially commissioned battle plans. Throughout history men and women have fought, endured, and sometimes emerged victorious...


A Tale of Two Subs: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism

by Jonathan J. McCullough

On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin, under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did...


Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy

by Mark A. Heller

How should Israel respond to the changing external threats that confront it? This paper argues that the country's traditional security concept is obsolete and must be reformulated. How this is achieved depends...


The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight

by Jeffrey Herbst

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any...


Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change

by Toby Dodge

A war against Iraq will spur radical changes in the way the country is governed, how its people live, and its relationship to its neighbours and to the West. This book depicts the evolution of Iraq under Saddam...


The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security

by Risto Penttilä

This Adelphi Paper is the first concise yet comprehensive analysis of the role of the G8 in international peace and security. It argues that the G7/8 has a long and impressive history in the field of international...


Intervention in Contemporary World Politics

by Neil Macfarlane

Examines multilateral interventions in civil conflicts and the evolution of the role of such interventions in world politics. It focuses primarily on the Cold War and post-Cold War eras and the differences between...


Globalisation and Insurgency

by John Mackinlay

The central proposition of this book is that global changes have altered the nature of insurgency by weakening some governments and empowering the forces that seek to overthrow them. The book identifies four...


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars

by James K. Boyce

This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the...