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Tears On My Pillow: Australian Nurses In Vietnam

by Narelle Biedermann

"Don't forget your cotton underwear, girls!" Most books that look at the involvement of Australians in the Vietnam War rarely allude to the role of nurses. But war and nursing are unequivocally linked. A total...


Cruiser: The Life And Loss Of HMAS Perth And Her Crew

by Mike Carlton

The definitive biography of the Australian cruiser HMAS Perth, and the brave men who sailed with her. Of all the Australians who fought in the Second World War, none saw more action nor endured so much of its...


The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives

by Robert P. Barnidge Jr

Examining some of the huge challenges that liberal States faced in the decade after 11 September 2001, this book addresses three aspects of the impact of more than a decade of military action. It considers different...


Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

by Graham Farmelo

Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology...


War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict

by Corey Mead

An expert on military innovation reveals how video games are revolutionizing warfare from the battlefield to the highest echelons of the Pentagon.


The Black Effect

by Harvey Black

An economy on the verge of collapse, demands from their allies for funding to continue the expansion of communism, and a conventional Army, Navy and Air Force costing the country 20% of its GDP... The Soviet...


The Nuclear Enterprise: High-Consequence Accidents: How to Enhance Safety and Minimize Risks in Nuclear Weapons and Reactors

by George P. Shultz & Sidney D. Drell

A panel of expert contributors offers its views on the risks and rewards of the nuclear enterprise, focusing on issues of safety, regulation, and public perception. Contributors discuss specific experience and...


Fundamental Issues in Defense Training and Simulation

by Christopher Best & George Galanis

This book provides the optimum starting point for readers to come to terms with the important issues associated with defense training and simulation. It provides brief, easy-to-understand summaries of the key...


Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

by Eric Schlosser

The New Yorker

“Excellent... hair-raising... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.” (Louis Menand)

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management...


The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

by Michael J. Neufeld

WINNER OF THE DEXTER PRIZE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Launched by the Third Reich in late 1944, the first ballistic missile, the V-2, fell on London, Paris, and Antwerp after covering nearly...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2009

by Army

In addition, it covers cutting-edge tech that will soon be employed by our soldiers: missiles, small arms, biological detection systems, rockets, reconnaissance systems, radios, planes, bows and arrows (believe...


Britain and the War on Terror: Policy, Strategy and Operations

by Warren Chin

This book is an analysis of Britain's war against Al Qaeda and the phenomenon of international terrorism which marked a paradigm shift in the nature and conduct of war in the twenty-first century. At the heart...


British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

This is a truly unique and invaluable book. For the first time, we are offered first-hand testimony about Britain's involvement in recent campaigns by senior participants. In addition to touching on themes like...


Divine Service?: Judaism and Israel's Armed Forces

by Stuart A. Cohen

Soldiering, which for almost two millennia was almost entirely foreign to Jewish thought and practice, has by virtue of universal conscription become a rite of passage to citizenship in the Jewish state. For...


The Art of War

by Sun-tzu

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique...


Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

by Tom Zoellner

The fascinating story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield

Uranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the...


Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

by P. W. Singer

In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens...


The War Against America

by Laurie Mylroie

The destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon -- all within one hour on September 11, 2001 -- demonstrated America's shocking vulnerability to terrorism.

Yet terror...


The Killer Strain

by Marilyn W. Thompson

A lethal germ is unleashed in the U.S. mail. A chain of letters spreads terror from Florida to Washington, D.C., from New York to Connecticut, from the halls of Congress to the assembly lines of the U.S. Postal...


Duty First

by Ed Ruggero

Duty First is a penetrating account of a year inside one of America's premier schools for leadership -- the United States Military Academy -- as it celebrates the bicentennial of its founding. Ed Ruggero, a...