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The Americans at Normandy

by John C. McManus

In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy...


The Americans at D-Day

by John C. McManus

June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found...


Rickover

by Thomas B. Allen & Norman Polmar

Controversy and genius


Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

by Caroline Varin

This book assesses the use of 'mercenaries' by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies.

Governments, especially in the West, are...


The Great Illusion

by Norman Angell

If this, the fourth American edition, is bulkier than its predecessors, it is chiefly because the events of the last two years throw an interesting light upon the bearing of the book's main thesis on actual...


Political Islam in Southeast Asia: Moderates, Radical and Terrorists

by Angel Rabasa

Provides an overview of the evolution of political Islam in South-east Asia.  Analyses the sources of relgious radicalism and assesses the regional terrorist and radical networks. Describes how secular democratic...


NATO's Balkan Interventions

by Dana H. Allin

Examines NATO's Balkan interventions over the entire decade starting with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992. Focusing on the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, it traces the record of early transatlantic failures and...


New Brunswick and the Navy: Four Hundred Years

by Marc Milner & Glenn Leonard

From the seafaring battles between the British and the French of the 1640s to the privateers of the War of 1812, from the merchant ships of the Second World War to the construction of the corvettes and frigates...


Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

by Robert J. Bunker

This new book brings together leading terrorism scholars and defence professionals to discuss the impact of networks on conflict and war.

Post-modern terrorism and  topics of global insurgency are also comprehensively...


The British Way in Warfare 1688 - 2000

by David French

First published in 1990, this title examines British defence policy from 1688 onwards; the year in which Britain was successfully invaded for the final time, and which marked a generation of warfare that lasted...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


The Merchant Marine in International Affairs, 1850-1950

by Greg Kennedy

Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant...


The Merchant Marine in International Affairs, 1850-1950

by Greg Kennedy

Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant...


Salus Vienna Tua

by Henry Elliot Malden

splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s...


THE POLITICS OF DESTROYING SURPLUS: Inconspicuous Disarmament

by Aaron Karp

Although it receives much less attention than better known disarmament processes, the destruction of small arms is reshaping the military arsenals of the world. Out of roughly 200 modern military small arms...


A Micro-Sociology of Violence: Deciphering patterns and dynamics of collective violence

by Jutta Bakonyi & Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

This book aims at a deeper understanding of social processes, dynamics and institutions shaping collective violence. It argues that violence is a social practice that adheres to social logics and, in its collective...


European 'Security' Governance

by George Christou & Stuart Croft

This book argues that we can understand and explain the EU as a security and peace actor through a framework of an updated and deepened concept of security governance. It elaborates and develops on the current...


The Korean War at Sixty: New Approaches to the Study of the Korean War

by Steven Casey

Korea used to be the 'forgotten war.' Now, however, experts widely view it as a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War, while its legacy still scars contemporary East Asian politics.

The sixtieth anniversary...


Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

by John Greenwood, Von Hardesty & Robin Higham

In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period...


Developing European Internal Security Policy: After the Stockholm Summit and the Lisbon Treaty

by Christian Kaunert & Sarah Léonard

The European Union (EU) is making strong inroads into areas of security traditionally reserved to states, especially into internal security, or Justice and Home Affairs. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice...