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Military history books

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Recently Published

From Disarmament to Rearmament The Reversal of US Policy toward West Germany, 1946-1955 by Sheldon A. Goldberg, Ingo Trauschweizer From Disarmament to Rearmament The Reversal of US Policy toward West Germany, 1946-1955
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At the end of World War II, the Allies were unanimous in their determination to disarm the former aggressor Germany. As the Cold War intensified, however, the decision whether to reverse that policy and to rearm West Germany led to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Machines of War by DK Machines of War

Explore the military vehicles, artillery, and industrial weaponry that changed the course of history.From the first repeating rifles to the most advanced military technology of the 21st century, Machines of War presents a one-of-a-kind illustrated history of modern warfare, told...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Ghosts of Langley Into the Heart of the CIA by John Prados The Ghosts of Langley Into the Heart of the CIA

The Ghosts of Langley is the story of spymasters, their minions, and the ways in which the Central Intelligence Agency changed the world we see. This is a story of determined men and women who believed in their mission, followed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Combined Operations A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare by Jeremy Black Combined Operations A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

This compelling book provides the first broad history of the evolution of combined operations since antiquity. Leading scholar Jeremy Black provides a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, considering both the potential and limitations of amphibious...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Combined Operations A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare by Jeremy Black Combined Operations A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

This compelling book provides the first broad history of the evolution of combined operations since antiquity. Leading scholar Jeremy Black provides a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, considering both the potential and limitations of amphibious...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Seven Chinese Military Classics by The Seven Chinese Military Classics


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Neonationalist Mythology in Postwar Japan Pal's Dissenting Judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal by Nariaki Nakazato Neonationalist Mythology in Postwar Japan Pal's Dissenting Judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal

This study examines the effect of Radhabinod Pal's judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, in which he boldly dissented from the majority opinion and held that all Japanese defendants were not guilty. It also explores how historical revisionists have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Military Enlightenment War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon by Christy Pichichero The Military Enlightenment War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare by Benjamin C Garrett Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on terms related to nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Future of War A History by Sir Lawrence Freedman The Future of War A History

A new approach to ideas about war, from one of the UK's leading strategic thinkersIn 1912 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about a war fought from underwater submersibles that included the sinking of passenger ships. It was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Naval War of 1812 A Complete History by Theodore Roosevelt The Naval War of 1812 A Complete History


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Soldiers in Revolt Army Mutinies in Africa by Maggie Dwyer Soldiers in Revolt Army Mutinies in Africa

The first book-length analysis of military mutinies and their political impact in Africa.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/09/2017

The Fighting Irish The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier by Tim Newark The Fighting Irish The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier

The history of the Irish soldier - from the Battle of the Boyne to Helmand told in their own words.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The American Culture of War The History of U.S. Military Force from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom by Adrian R. (University of Kansas, USA) Lewis The American Culture of War The History of U.S. Military Force from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom
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Now in its third edition, The American Culture of War presents a sweeping critical examination of every major American war since 1941: the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, the First and Second Persian Gulf Wars, US operations in Iraq and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The American Culture of War The History of U.S. Military Force from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom by Adrian R. (University of Kansas, USA) Lewis The American Culture of War The History of U.S. Military Force from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom
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Now in its third edition, The American Culture of War presents a sweeping critical examination of every major American war since 1941: the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, the First and Second Persian Gulf Wars, US operations in Iraq and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Coming Soon

War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination From Classical Antiquity to the Age of Reason by Dr. Roger Manning War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination From Classical Antiquity to the Age of Reason

The study of war in all periods of prehistory and recorded history has always commanded the attention of historians, dramatists, poets and artists. The study of peace has, however, not yet gained a comparable readership, and the subject is attracting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam Words from the Battlefield by Effie (University of Melbourne, Australia) Karageorgos Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam Words from the Battlefield
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The South African and Vietnam Wars provoked dramatically different reactions in Australians, from pro-British jingoism on the eve of Federation, to the anti-war protest movements of the 1960s. In contrast, the letters and diaries of Australian soldiers written while on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Hidden Atrocities Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial by Jeanne Guillemin Hidden Atrocities Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial

In the aftermath of World War II, the Allied intent to bring Axis crimes to light led to both the Nuremberg trial and its counterpart in Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal of the Far East. Yet the Tokyo trial failed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Hoplite Le Premier Guerrier de L'Histoire by Vincent Torres-Hugon Hoplite Le Premier Guerrier de L'Histoire

This book presents the history of the Hoplites, fighters who have permanently altered the art of war in the West. Readers will be able to enter the history and the life of its elite warriors who appeared in the 8th...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

'I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail' The Victorio Campaign 1879 by Rober N. Watt 'I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail' The Victorio Campaign 1879

A major new account of the Victorio Campaign of 1879-1881, the most intensive confrontation between Apaches and the USA since the early 1860s.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle be! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745 by Arran Johnston On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle be! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745

A study of Britain's best-documented but least studied battle, Prestonpans 1745, fought during the Jacobite Rebellion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Gladiators Fighting to the Death in Ancient Rome by M. C. Bishop Gladiators Fighting to the Death in Ancient Rome

This expert introduction explores the world of the gladiator in Ancient Rome: their weapons, fighting techniques and armour. The cult of the gladiator is explored, alongside their less glamorous fates which more often than not ended in violent death.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Fortress Salopia Exploring Shropshire's Military History from the Prehistoric Period to the Twentieth Century: 2016 Conference Proceedings by Tim Jenkins Fortress Salopia Exploring Shropshire's Military History from the Prehistoric Period to the Twentieth Century: 2016 Conference Proceedings

The military history of Shropshire from the prehistoric period to the 20th century, with close examination of the historic environment and landscape.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Enhancing Indo-US Strategic Cooperation by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu Enhancing Indo-US Strategic Cooperation

Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive, but the author argues that such cooperation is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Norwich's Military Legacy by Michael Chandler Norwich's Military Legacy

Outlines the military history of Norwich
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Exhibiting War  The Great War, Museums and Memory in Britain, Canada and Australia by Jennifer (University College Dublin) Wellington Exhibiting War The Great War, Museums and Memory in Britain, Canada and Australia

A comparative study of how museum exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia were used to depict the First World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Leeds's Military Legacy by Paul Chrystal Leeds's Military Legacy

A fully illustrated survey of the many ways in which Leeds has been touched by military conflict over the centuries
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told by Tom McCarthy The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told

In The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told, the editor has compiled the finest tales of heroism and valor in the skies over the battlefield! It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, Len Deighton,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Battle of Agincourt by Prof. Anne Curry The Battle of Agincourt

Published in partnership with the Royal Armouries, this comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated volume provides a defining reassessment of England's legendary victory on the fields of Agincourt on October 25, 1415. Dramatized by William Shakespeare in Henry V, the Battle of Agincourt...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Enlisting Faith How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America by Ronit Y. Stahl Enlisting Faith How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America

Ronit Stahl traces the ways the U.S. military struggled with, encouraged, and regulated religious pluralism and scrambled to handle the nation's deep religious, racial, and political complexity. Just as the state relied on religion to sanction combat missions and sanctify...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Instruments of Battle The Fighting Drummers and Buglers of the British Army from the Late 17th Century to the Present Day by James Tanner Instruments of Battle The Fighting Drummers and Buglers of the British Army from the Late 17th Century to the Present Day

The colourful history of the drum and bugle in the British army, showing their tactical use on the battlefield and the social history of the men themselves.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Paras An Oral History by Max Arthur The Paras An Oral History

The soldiers of one of the world's most famous fighting forces, the Paras, tell the gripping story of the regiment in their own words.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Paras An Oral History by Max Arthur The Paras An Oral History

The soldiers of one of the world's most famous fighting forces, the Paras, tell the gripping story of the regiment in their own words.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Tragedy of Vietnam by Patrick J. Hearden Tragedy of Vietnam

The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text providing a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Patrick J. Hearden offers historical background of the conflict and examines its long-term consequences on a regional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Tragedy of Vietnam by Patrick J. Hearden Tragedy of Vietnam

The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text providing a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Patrick J. Hearden offers historical background of the conflict and examines its long-term consequences on a regional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts by Matthew Lewis The Wars of the Roses in 100 Facts

Discover the history behind the facts of The Wars of the Roses.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Women Warriors Ten Courageous Lives of Women Who Went to War by Tracey Knight Women Warriors Ten Courageous Lives of Women Who Went to War

Explores the compelling lives of the extraordinary women who rebelled against constraints placed upon their sex to become warriors.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

IWM 100 Years of Warfare by Paul Brewer IWM 100 Years of Warfare

Combining journalistic insight with historical hindsight, this is a record of world military history from 1914 onwards. Presented in a newspaper style, it covers all major battles, from the First World War to the Global War on Terror.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Partition The story of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan in 1947 by Barney White-Spunner Partition The story of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan in 1947

To tell the story of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan through the chaotic and seismic events of 1947 and the experiences of the people who lived through them.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Combat Over the Mediterranean The RAF in Action Against the Germans and Italians Through Rare Archive Photographs by Chris Goss Combat Over the Mediterranean The RAF in Action Against the Germans and Italians Through Rare Archive Photographs

Unusual and rarely-seen images taken from aircraft gun cameras
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War by Betsy C. (Western Illinois University, USA) Perabo Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War
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Analyses Russian Orthodox perspectives on the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, focusing on the writings of the Russian priest Nikolai of Japan --
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Strategy Before Clausewitz Linking Warfare and Statecraft, 1400-1830 by Beatrice Heuser Strategy Before Clausewitz Linking Warfare and Statecraft, 1400-1830

This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge strategic analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the early history of strategic thinking. There is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

27 Articles by T. E. Lawrence, John Hulsman, David Rhodes 27 Articles
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Lawrence of Arabia's classic set of guidelines on military leadership in the Middle East.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Invasion Airfields Then and Now by Winston Ramsey Invasion Airfields Then and Now

This book tells the story of every airfield that became operational by D+90, explaining the methods used to construct them and the units that flew from them.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Military Diplomacy in the Dual Alliance German Military Attache Reporting from Vienna, 1879-1914 by Tim Hadley Military Diplomacy in the Dual Alliance German Military Attache Reporting from Vienna, 1879-1914

This book challenges the commonly accepted claims of German memoirists that the significant weaknesses of Germany's ally, Austria-Hungary, were unknown to German leaders before the war. Through an analysis of evidence from German military attaches, the author forces a reevaluation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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