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Ready for Battle

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 technological...


The Torch We Throw: The Dundurn WWI Historical Library

by Brereton Greenhous, James McWilliams, R. James Steel & Kevin R. Shackleton et al.

The giant conflagration of the First World War created the world we live in today, and its history is replete with stirring battles, mind-boggling strategies, and geopolitical manoeuvring. However, the real...


A Letter from Frank

by Stephen J. Colombo

On the last day of the Second World War, Frank and Russ fought each other. In the days after, they became friends.

This is the remarkable tale of a long-forgotten letter. It was written from Germany in the aftermath...


Legacy of the Lash

by Zachary R. Morgan

Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly...


The Challenge of Nation-Building

by Rebecca Patterson

The Challenge of Nation-Building examines the conditions that have allowed or prevented the U.S. Army to innovate for nation-building effectively. By doing so, it shows how military leadership and civil-military...


The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers

by Michael G. Carew

This study recounts the formulation of foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience. The introduction provides...


Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

by James M. Morris & Patricia M. Kearns

The United States Navy has evolved in the last century and a half from humble and often frustrating beginnings during and after the Revolutionary War to become the strongest navy in the world with responsibilities...


Eagles over Gazala

by Michele Palermo

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Israeli Culture on the Road to the Yom Kippur War

by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

The surprise of the Yom Kippur War (1973) rivals that of the other two major strategic surprises in the twentieth century—Operation Barbarossa, the German surprise attack on the Soviet Union and the bombing...


Battle of Dogger Bank

by Tobias R. Philbin

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


Vimy Ridge and Arras

by Peter Barton & Jeremy Banning

In April 1917, Allied guns pounded German positions near Arras with almost three million shells. During the early stages of the succeeding offensive, British and Canadian troops achieved unprecedented advances,...


The Evolution of War

by Maurice R. Davie

Thorough, highly informative and exhaustive study presents an exceptional collection of cases examining such topics as warfare as the business of one sex, religion as a cause of war, and war for the sake of...


Pushing the Limits

by Carl P. LaVO

His family says he was a great story teller. Yet Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminisces that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service to the nation. In his four-decade military...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan

by Harold E. Raugh

The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell...


Hostile Seas

by JL Savidge

Set during a period of dramatically escalating piracy, Hostile Seas is a personal account of a mission on board a naval warship in the waters off Somalia.

In late 2008, piracy around the Horn of Africa escalated...


Silent Strategists

by Manley R. Irwin

Few historians have looked beyond the Teapot Dome scandal and examined the naval policies of President Warren Harding and his secretary of navy, Edwin Denby. Both sponsored policies that nourished the nation’s...


Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911

by Charles Oscar Paullin

The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form.


The Art of War & The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Collected here in one omnibus edition are Niccolò Machiavelli's most import works, The Art of War and The Prince. It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with The...


Doomsday Delayed

by John H. Rubel

In the wake of the Soviet launching of Sputnik I, John H. Rubel became one of six Assistant Directors of Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense in the recently re-organized Pentagon. It was here...


Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Henri J. Barkey

The Kurds, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Middle East, are reasserting their identity—politically and through violence. Divided mainly among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, the Kurds have posed increasingly...