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The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is an ancient treatise on military strategy dating back to late-sixth century B.C. China.

It is now considered one of the most inspirational and informative texts for business management...


The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology

by Nick Cook

This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

The atomic bomb was not...


The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Threshold of Nuclear War

by Alice George

 

For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons...


Blood Warriors: American Military Elites

by Michael Lee Col Lanning

Rangers, Green Berets, SEALs, Delta Force, LRRPs, Force Recon—

and the struggle of the best and the bravest to keep America free

They’re some of the toughest and most highly trained fighting men in the world—going...


A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare

by Robert Harris & Jeremy Paxman

A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward...


The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

by Richard Preston

“The bard of biological weapons captures

the drama of the front lines.”

-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy

The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was...


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


What Should Armies Do?: Armed Forces and Civil Security

by John L. Clarke

This volume focuses on two key elements in the North American and European security debate: the decline of both the external threats to most North American and European states, and that of budgetary resources...


Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

by Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij & Reinhilde Sotiria König

Through an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and conflict, this book shows how cognition and behaviour, agency and victimization, are gendered beyond the popular stereotypes. Conflict...


The Art of War (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Sun Tzu

This is the most important book ever written about warfare and conflict. Lionel Giles' translation is the definitive edition and his commentary is indispensable. The Art of War can be used and adapted in every...


Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


Understanding Influence: The Use of Statebuilding Research in British Policy

by Thomas Waldman, Sultan Barakat & Andrea Varisco

Despite the increasing volume of research on state building, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policy-making remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through this book...


The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare: Achilles Goes Asymmetrical

by Pauline M. Kaurin

While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various...


India's Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia

by Ali Ahmed

The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present....


Guerrilla Warfare

by Ernesto Che Guevara

Guerrilla Warfare by the revolutionary Che Guevara has become the guidebook for thousands of guerrilla fighters in various countries around the world. Guevara intended it to be a manual on guerrilla warfare,...


Maritime Power in the Black Sea

by Deborah Sanders

Maritime Power in the Black Sea provides the first comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the comparative maritime power of the six littoral states in the Black Sea - Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania...


The Military Covenant: Its Impact on Civil-Military Relations in Britain

by Sarah Ingham

The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation's support. Exploring the concept's invention...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

by James I. Matray & Donald W. Boose Jr.

This essential Companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military...


Cry from the Deep: The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test

by Ramsey Flynn

A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post–Cold War regime.

What were Russian officials...


The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

by Jim Baggott

An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First...