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The Mitford Girls' Guide to Life

by Lyndsy Spence

Nancy Mitford was the ultimate tease and her talent for mockery reformed the publishing industry in the 1930s and '40s. Indeed, the Mitford girls' popularity provoked Jessica to label it 'The Mitford Industry'....


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...


Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066

by Ian Hernon

As Stuart Laycock's book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: and the Few We Never Got Round To shows, the British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it...


In Sights: The Story of a Welsh Guardsman

by Tim Rees

The journey from boyhood to manhood has rarely included such diverse experience. From military training in the Guards Depot to Trooping the Colour, from academic failure to intelligence work in Northern Ireland....


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 astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox,...


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

by P. W. Singer

"riveting and comprehensive, encompassing every aspect of the rise of military robotics." --Financial Times

In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom...


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...


The Pre-Dreadnought Revolution: Developing the Bulwarks of Sea Power

by Warren Berry

The late nineteenth century saw an unparalleled revolution in warship development as the Victorian navy found itself grappling with intense technical change to ensure its survival in the modern theatre. From...


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...


The Law of War

by Ingrid Detter

The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. The new edition covers post 9/11 events and the resulting...


Fuelling War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

by Philippe Le Billon

A generous endowment of natural resources should favour rapid economic and social development. The experience of countries like Angola and Iraq, however, suggests that resource wealth often proves a curse rather...


Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...


German Schoolboy, British Commando: Churchill's Secret Soldier

by Helen Fry

Claus Ascher's father, a German Jew, was one of Hitler's political opponents during the 1930s, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and murder in Dachau in 1937. Claus managed to escape to Britain, become a...


Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

by Benjamin C. Garrett & John Hart

Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to conventional forms of warfare. Our experience with nuclear warfare is confined to a period...