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Military history: post WW2 conflicts books

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Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002 by Justin (University of Cambridge) Pearce Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002

This book examines the internal politics of the war that divided Angola for over a quarter-century after its independence.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/02/2018

Incidents at Sea American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016 by David F. Winkler, John Warner Incidents at Sea American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Salvadoran Crucible The Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979-1992 by Brian D'Haeseleer The Salvadoran Crucible The Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979-1992

In 1979, with El Salvador growing ever more unstable, the US undertook a counterinsurgency intervention that would become Washington's largest nation-building effort since Vietnam. Brian D'Haeseleer argues in The Salvadoran Crucible, that the US counterinsurgency in El Salvador produced no...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Red China Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949 by Miguel Miranda Red China Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949

Examine the remarkable life of Mao Tse-tung: teacher, soldier, revolutionary, statesman, tyrant.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Brutality in an Age of Human Rights Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire by Brian Drohan Brutality in an Age of Human Rights Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Iran- Iraq War The Forgotten Fronts by Tom Cooper, E. R. Hooton, Farzin Nadimi The Iran- Iraq War The Forgotten Fronts
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The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict but this is the first detailed military history using...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Ratels on the Lomba The Story of Charlie Squadron by Leopold Scholtz Ratels on the Lomba The Story of Charlie Squadron

A dramatic recreation of the fighting that took place on the Lomba River in Southern Angola during Operation 'Moduler' in 1987.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

With 3 Para to the Falklands by Graham Colbeck With 3 Para to the Falklands

A gripping first-hand account of the struggle for the Falklands
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Coming Soon

Bloody Belfast An Oral History of the British Army's War Against The IRA by Ken Wharton Bloody Belfast An Oral History of the British Army's War Against The IRA

A history of the war with the IRA through the eyes of the soldiers who experienced it
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

The War of Atonement The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War by Chaim Herzog The War of Atonement The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

Widely acknowledged as one of the best accounts of the Yom Kippur War, written by Chaim Herzog the former President of Israel
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Iran-Iraq War Iraq's Triumph by Tom Cooper, E. R. Hooton, Farzin Nadimi The Iran-Iraq War Iraq's Triumph
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The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict but this is the first detailed military history using...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Marine Corps Way of War The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era by Anthony Piscitelli The Marine Corps Way of War The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era

The Marine Corps Way of War examines the evolving doctrine, weapons, and capability of the United States Marine Corps during the four decades since our last great conflict in Asia. As author Anthony Piscitelli demonstrates, the USMC has maintained its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

An Army of Tribes British Army Cohesion, Deviancy and Murder in Northern Ireland by Edward Burke An Army of Tribes British Army Cohesion, Deviancy and Murder in Northern Ireland

Fascinating study of Operation Banner, the British Army's campaign in Northern Ireland. Drawing upon interviews with former soldiers, unpublished diaries and unit log-books, this book examines soldiers' behaviour at the small infantry-unit level, including the leadership and cohesion that sustained,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Spider Zero Seven by Mike Borlace Spider Zero Seven

Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Spider Zero Seven by Mike Borlace Spider Zero Seven

Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Deng Xiaoping's Long War The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991 by Xiaoming Zhang Deng Xiaoping's Long War The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. In this groundbreaking book, Xiaoming Zhang traces the roots of the conflict to the historic relationship between the peoples of China and Vietnam, the ongoing Sino-Soviet dispute, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

An Army of Tribes British Army Cohesion, Deviancy and Murder in Northern Ireland by Edward Burke An Army of Tribes British Army Cohesion, Deviancy and Murder in Northern Ireland

Fascinating study of Operation Banner, the British Army's campaign in Northern Ireland. Drawing upon interviews with former soldiers, unpublished diaries and unit log-books, this book examines soldiers' behaviour at the small infantry-unit level, including the leadership and cohesion that sustained,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Albanian Operation of the CIA and MI6, 1949-1953 Conversations with Participants in a Venture Betrayed by Nicholas Bethell The Albanian Operation of the CIA and MI6, 1949-1953 Conversations with Participants in a Venture Betrayed

The Albanian Operation, carried out by British and American secret services from 1949 to 1953, was one of the first Western attempts to subvert a country behind the Iron Curtain. The story was first pieced together by Nicholas Bethell in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2018

Military Decision-Making Processes Case Studies Involving the Preparation, Commitment, Application and Withdrawal of Force by Kevin Dougherty Military Decision-Making Processes Case Studies Involving the Preparation, Commitment, Application and Withdrawal of Force

President Bill Clinton, speaking as might any commander-in-chief, on the eve of his decision to deploy ground troops to Bosnia in 1995, declared he had no responsibility more grave than putting soldiers in harm's way [and, it should be noted,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Battle for Syria International Rivalry in the New Middle East by Christopher Phillips The Battle for Syria International Rivalry in the New Middle East

An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria's ongoing civil war Most accounts of Syria's brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2018

Mirage 2000 Dassault by Frederic Lert, Herve Beaumont Mirage 2000 Dassault
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A direct successor to the famous Mirage III, the delta-shaped sail, the Mirage 2000 which has been present for over a quarter of a century in the French Air Force. Originally conceived as an interceptor car, this monoreactor has had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2018

The Filthy Thirteen The True Story of the Dirty Dozen by Jake McNiece The Filthy Thirteen The True Story of the Dirty Dozen

Offers a glimpse into one of America's most brutal fighting outfits Since World War II, the US 101st Airborne Division has achieved legendary status.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2018

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White Ship Red Crosses Fifth Commemorative Edition A Nursing Memoir of the Falklands War by Nicci Pugh White Ship Red Crosses Fifth Commemorative Edition A Nursing Memoir of the Falklands War


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter Afghanistan 1979-89 by David Campbell Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter Afghanistan 1979-89

In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military `help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion led by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

The Hardest Journey Home A True Story of Loss and Duty During the Iraq War by Donleigh O. Gaunkey The Hardest Journey Home A True Story of Loss and Duty During the Iraq War


Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2017

RAF in Camera: 1970s by Keith Wilson RAF in Camera: 1970s

Provides a unique photographic portrait of the Royal Air Force during one of the most significant and interesting decades in aviation history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

No Miracles The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War by Michael R. Fenzel No Miracles The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War

The Soviet experience in Afghanistan provides a compelling perspective on the far-reaching hazards of military intervention. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev decided that a withdrawal from Afghanistan should occur as soon as possible. The Soviet Union's senior leadership had become aware...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Craftsmen of the Army by Craftsmen of the Army

Official regimental history of the REME.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

European Counter-Terrorist Units 1972-2017 by Leigh Neville European Counter-Terrorist Units 1972-2017

The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Teenage Safari A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia by Evan Davies Teenage Safari A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia

A compelling first-hand account of a young South African conscript's experiences in the South African Army of the 1980s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Bloodiest Year 1972 British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words by Ken Wharton The Bloodiest Year 1972 British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words

The Bloodiest Year is written with passion and a detailed knowledge in particular of Belfast and the experience of the ordinary squaddie on the streets. The Troubles have become Britain's forgotten war and so long as he is able, Ken...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare The Special Relationship at Sea by Steven (University of Portsmouth, UK) Paget The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare The Special Relationship at Sea
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This book examines the dynamics of coalition naval operations. Since the end of the Second World War, few nations possess the capacity for large scale, sustained and independent naval operations; and even those that do, such as the USA, often...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

US Grenade Launchers M79, M203, and M320 by Gordon L. Rottman US Grenade Launchers M79, M203, and M320

In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher - a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon - entered service with US forces...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

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