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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...


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...


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 Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics

by Michael C. Horowitz

The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that...


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.

        ...


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...


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...


The Battle for Palestine 1917

by John D. Grainger

Three battles for the control of the key fortress-city of Gaza took place in 1917 between the British' force [with units from across the Empire, most notably the ANZACs] and the Turks. The Allies were repulsed...