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War & defence operations books

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Recently Published

Attack on Taranto Blueprint for Pearl Harbor by Thomas P., MD. Lowry, John Wellham Attack on Taranto Blueprint for Pearl Harbor
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

US Domestic and International Regimes of Security Pacifying the Globe, Securing the Homeland by Markus (Berlin Free University, Germany) Kienscherf US Domestic and International Regimes of Security Pacifying the Globe, Securing the Homeland
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This book maps the increasing convergence of US domestic and international security regimes, analyzing the trend towards global pacification in the name of 'security'. The dream of liberal world peace after the Cold War is on the verge of collapsing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Norway 1940 Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign by Harry Plevy Norway 1940 Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign

Germany used coordinated land, sea and air power to invade Norway. Britain and France thought, wrongly, that reactive use of sea power and unsupported ill-prepared infantry would suffice to eject the invader. The book comprehensively traces the progress of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Battle Studies by Charles Ardant Du Picq, Roger J. Spiller Battle Studies
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A new English translation of Ardant du Picqs classic Battle Studies, introduced by a new biographical essay. Battle Studies is one of handful of books which address the experience of combat directly.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/02/2017

Camp Borden A Century of Service by William March, Terry Higgins Camp Borden A Century of Service
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This book is a profusely illustrated overview of the activities of Camp Borden (later RCAF Station Borden and Canadian Forces Base Borden), Canada's oldest military base still in operation. Air and Land Forces, as well as Purple Trades activities are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2017

The Geography of Warfare by Pat O'Sullivan The Geography of Warfare


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2016

Arms and Influence U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms by Jeffrey S. Lantis Arms and Influence U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms

Arms and Influence explores the complex relationship between technology, policymaking, and international norms. Modern technological innovations such as the atomic bomb, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced reconnaissance satellites have fostered debates about the boundaries of international norms and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2016

Arms and Influence U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms by Jeffrey S. Lantis Arms and Influence U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms

Arms and Influence explores the complex relationship between technology, policymaking, and international norms. Modern technological innovations such as the atomic bomb, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced reconnaissance satellites have fostered debates about the boundaries of international norms and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2016

Coming Soon

Hell in Hurtgen Forest The Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment by CSM.(Ret.) Robert S. Rush Hell in Hurtgen Forest The Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment

The best and most complete account of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, one of the most devastating battles of World War II.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Soviet-Afghan War How a Superpower Fought and Lost by Lester W. Grau The Soviet-Afghan War How a Superpower Fought and Lost

The war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called the Soviet Union's Vietnam War , a conflict that pitted Soviet regulars against a relentless, Afghan guerilla force. In this work, the Russian general staff takes a close critical look at the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Gentle Warrior General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC by The Gentle Warrior General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea narrowly escaped being overrun by Chinese Communist forces, due to the military expertise of General Oliver Prince Smith. Using the general's own notes and diaries, this book describes Smith's distinguished career, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

East of Chosin Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950 by Roy E. Appleman East of Chosin Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950

Roy Appleman's East of Chosin, first published in 1987, won acclaim from reviewers, readers, and veterans and their families. For the first time, there was one complete and accessible record of what happened to the army troops trapped east of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Soviet High Command, 1967-1989 Personalities and Politics by Dale Roy Herspring The Soviet High Command, 1967-1989 Personalities and Politics

The recent transformations in the USSR are nowhere more evident than in the Soviet military. Top-level military officers have been relieved of their positions, Gorbachev has warned of lean times for the military, the symbolic role of the armed forces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Organizing for Defense The American Military Establishment in the 20th Century by Paul Y. Hammond Organizing for Defense The American Military Establishment in the 20th Century

The author explores the defense administration, with thorough criticism of the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the armed services as governmental organizations. His book is a substantial reinterpretation of the history...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Battle Studies by Charles Ardant Du Picq, Roger J. Spiller Battle Studies
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A new English translation of Ardant du Picqs classic Battle Studies, introduced by a new biographical essay. Battle Studies is one of handful of books which address the experience of combat directly.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Other books in this genre

G.S. Isserson and the War of the Future Key Writings of a Soviet Military Theorist by G. S. Isserson G.S. Isserson and the War of the Future Key Writings of a Soviet Military Theorist

Georgii Samoilovich Isserson (1898-1976) was one of the most prescient and prolific authors on military science in the years preceding World War II. His theories greatly influenced the Red Army's operations and were instrumental in achieving victory over Germany. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2016

On Ops Lessons and Challenges for the Australian Army since East Timor by Tom Frame, Albert Palazzo On Ops Lessons and Challenges for the Australian Army since East Timor
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No-one in the Australian government or army could have predicted that in the 25 years following the end of the Cold War army personnel would be deployed to Rwanda, Cambodia, Somalia, Bougainville, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Solomon Islands....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2016

Firing Line: Australia's Path to War: Quarterly Essay 62 by James Brown Firing Line: Australia's Path to War: Quarterly Essay 62

Going to war may be the gravest decision a nation and its leaders make. At the moment, Australia is at war with the Islamic State. We also live in a region that has become much more volatile, as China asserts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2016

Among the Headhunters An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle by Robert Lyman Among the Headhunters An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

The first ever account of the extraordinary flight and crash of a US command plane and the month-long ordeal of crew and passengers in remote border area between India and Burma, home to a ferocious headhunting tribe and fierce American-hating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2016

Strangers in Arms Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945 by Robert Engen Strangers in Arms Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945

A penetrating study of why soldiers fight and what sustained Canadians in battle during the Second World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2016

Organizing for Defense The American Military Establishment in the 20th Century by Paul Y. Hammond Organizing for Defense The American Military Establishment in the 20th Century

The author explores the defense administration, with thorough criticism of the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the armed services as governmental organizations. His book is a substantial reinterpretation of the history...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2015

Assessing War The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure by George W. Casey Assessing War The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure

Drawing on decades of acquired expertise, this book examines wartime assessment in both theory and practice and, through alternative dimensions of assessment such as justice and proportionality, the war of ideas and economics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2015

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