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Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware

by Christopher Chant

First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of...


The Bletchley Park Codebreakers

by Michael Smith

The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the...


The Long Peace of East Asia

by Timo Kivimäki

During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on peace and war, studies almost never...


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

by Vipin Narang

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have weak institutions....


Flying Fast Jets: Human Factors and Performance Limitations

by David G. Newman

This book provides a detailed overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational...


War! What Is It Good For?

by Ian Morris

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better

“War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and...


Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model

by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

Understanding Civil-Military Interaction provides a novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that...


Inequality and Violence: A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War

by Anna Cornelia Beyer

This book reflects on the arguments presented in Man, the State and War from a contemporary perspective. Do Waltz's ideas still hold firm ground in the discipline? The book alerts to the perceived necessity...


Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the  World--Told from the Inside by the Man Who Ran It

by Ken Alibek & Stephen Handelman

Imagine a hot zone in which Ebola is being spliced—using the latest techniques of genetic engineering—with smallpox, the most infectious disease known to man. Now imagine that cocktail is meant for you.

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A Time of Our Choosing

by Todd S. Purdum & The Staff of The New York Times

The authoritative account of America’s most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which “shock and awe” were not confined to the battlefield

It was a war like no other the United States had ever...


Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting and Warfare

by David E. Jones

Biological warfare is a menacing twenty-first-century issue, but its origins extend to antiquity. While the recorded use of toxins in warfare in some ancient populations is rarely disputed (the use of arsenical...


Nature-Inspired Mobile Robotics

by Kenneth J Waldron & Mohammad O Tokhi

The proceedings provide state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and assistive technologies. The proceedings collected together peer reviewed...


Red Star Rogue

by Kenneth Sewell & Clint Richmond

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last.

Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than...


Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom

by Elaine Scarry

From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During his impeachment proceedings, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can go into my office and pick up the telephone...


Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed

by Judy Pasternak

WINNER OF THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD

 

Atop a craggy mesa in the northern reaches of the Navajo reservation lies what was once a world-class uranium mine called Monument No. 2. Discovered in...


The Bomb in the Basement

by Michael Karpin

THE BOMB IN THE BASEMENT tells the fascinating story of how Israel became the Middle East's only nuclear power and -- unlike Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in keeping its atomic program secret.

Veteran Israeli...


Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War

by John D. Lukacs

On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape

from one of Japan’s most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death...


Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

by Jacquelyn K. Davis & Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

This volume assumes the worst: a defensive, aggressive Iran already possesses a nuclear arsenal. How should the United States handle this threat, and can it deter the use of such weapons? Through three scenario...


Camp Colt to Desert Storm: The History of U.S. Armored Forces

by George F. Hofmann & Donn A. Starry

The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have...


Soldier Repatriation: Popular and Political Responses

by Kaare Dahl Martinsen

Britain, Denmark and Germany all deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties...