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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and Thomas Cleary
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Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it... (read more)

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Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
by Richard Rhodes
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From the Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning and bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;The Making of the Atomic Bombandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who... (read more)

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The Wager Disaster: Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder in the South Seas
The Wager Disaster: Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder in the South Seas
by C. H. Layman
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In 1741, the British warship HMS Wager crashed on the shore of an uninhabited island off the coast of Chilean Patagonia. One hundred and forty men reached land. Only thirty-six made it back home. The andquot;Wagerandquot; Disaster is the extraordinary... (read more)

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
by Dave Grossman
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The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and... (read more)

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Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Face of War (88 Edition)
Face of War (88 Edition)
by Martha Gellhorn
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This volume collects Gellhorn's global reportage from the Spanish Civil War to the current troubles in Central America. Whether recording the smell of summer grass over Normandy beaches or the suspended daily life of the mother of a "disappeared... (read more)

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Guerrilla Warfare
Guerrilla Warfare
by Che Guevara
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This indispensable book includes three of Che Guevaras most influential essays describing his tactical philosophy of fighting a guerrilla war in Latin America. Guerrilla Warfare, written in 1960, outlines Guevaras doctrine for guerrilla fighters... (read more)

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The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
by James Lacey
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Marathon—one of history’s most pivotal battles. Its very name evokes images of almost superhuman courage, endurance, and fighting spirit. But until now, the story of what happened at Marathon has been told exclusively through the narrow... (read more)

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The Improbable War China, the United States and Logic of Great Power Conflict
The Improbable War China, the United States and Logic of Great Power Conflict
by Christopher Coker
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The Improbable War explains why conflict between the USA and China cannot be ruled out. In 1914 war between the Great Powers was considered unlikely, yet it happened. We learn only from history, and popular though the First World War analogy is, the... (read more)

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The Gallic War (Oxford World's Classics)
The Gallic War (Oxford World's Classics)
by Julius Caesar
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The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin... (read more)

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Austrian Army, 1740-82: Cavalry
Austrian Army, 1740-82: Cavalry
by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
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Austria was both a major participant and one of the causes of hostilities in the wars of the mid-18th century. The death of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI in October 1740 set in motion the first of the major wars of the time. His heir was a daughter... (read more)

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Wooden World : an Anatomy of the Georgian Navy (96 Edition)
Wooden World : an Anatomy of the Georgian Navy (96 Edition)
by N. A. M. Rodger
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Meticulously researched, Rodger's portrait draws the reader into this fascinatingly complex world with vivid, entertaining characters and full details of life below the decks. The Wooden Worldprovides the most complete history of a navy at any age, and... (read more)

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Strategy 2ND Edition
Strategy 2ND Edition
by B H Liddell Hart
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"The most important book by one of the outstanding military authorities of our time." – Library Journal   This is the classic book on war as we know it. During his long life, Basil H. Liddell Hart was considered one of the world's foremost... (read more)

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
by Jason K. Stearns
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A Best Book of the Year- The Economist and the Wall Street Journal At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In... (read more)

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Skunk Works (94 Edition)
Skunk Works (94 Edition)
by Ben R. Rich
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Skunk Works is the true story, told for the first time, of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the story of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a high... (read more)

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The Worth of War
The Worth of War
by Benjamin Ginsberg
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Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Value of Violence; How... (read more)

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The Real Odessa
The Real Odessa
by Uki Goni
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The paperback edition of "The Real Odessa" includes a revised introduction and conclusion, with a new afterward containing material that Uki Goni has recently researched, focusing on evidence of the Vatican complicity in providing sanctuary for war... (read more)

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Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific
Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific
by Sharon Tosi Lacey
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Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, 2014. Selected by General Raymond Odierno, 38th Army Chief of Staff, for the U.S. Army Chief of Staffand#39;s Professional Reading List, February 2014. Pacific Blitzkrieg closely... (read more)

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Art of War (02 Edition)
Art of War (02 Edition)
by Sun Tzu
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Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons of the year; the classification and utilization... (read more)

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The Handy Military History Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)
The Handy Military History Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)
by Samuel Willard Crompton.
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Brutality and fear. Heroism and sacrifice. Military history is a fascinating, complex, and often contradictory subject. War and fighting between tribes, clans, groups and countries has been with us forever. Great leaders, great villains, pivotal moments... (read more)

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