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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and Thomas Cleary
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"Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's 2,000-year-old The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best,' Sun Tzu said... (read more)

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Campaign #280: Waterloo 1815 (3): Mont St Jean and Wavre
Campaign #280: Waterloo 1815 (3): Mont St Jean and Wavre
by John Franklin
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John Franklin is a professional military historian based in Switzerland who specializes in the Napoleonic period, and the Waterloo campaign in particular. A Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society (FINS), and a graduate of the University of Bern... (read more)

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Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
by David Finkel
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A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE, AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY HELEN BERNSTEIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM ONE OF TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2013 BY MICHIKO... (read more)

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Yangtze Showdown: China and the Ordeal of HMS Amethyst
Yangtze Showdown: China and the Ordeal of HMS Amethyst
by Brian Izzard
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The attack on the British frigate Amethyst on the Yangtze River by Chinese Communists in 1949 made world headlines. There was even more publicity when the ship made a dramatic escape after being trapped for 101 days. Eulogized by the British as an... (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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New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah
New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah
by Richard S. Lowry
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Fallujah. Few names conjure up as many images of blood, sacrifice, and valor as does this ancient city in Al Anbar province forty miles west of Baghdad. This sprawling concrete jungle was the scene of two major U.S. combat operations in 2004. The first... (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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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans.... (read more)

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The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed author of andlt;iandgt;Band of Brothers andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Undaunted Courageandlt;/iandgt;, carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine during World... (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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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
by Ben Rich
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From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben... (read more)

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The Real Odessa
The Real Odessa
by Uki Goni
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Uki Goni was born in 1953 and educated in Argentina and in Dublin where his father was Argentine ambassador from 1968-75. He is a regular contributor to the Buenos Aires Herald, Time magazine, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. He lives in Buenos... (read more)

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Marine Corps Generals, 1899-1936: A Biographical Encyclopedia
Marine Corps Generals, 1899-1936: A Biographical Encyclopedia
by Glenn M. Harned
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Harned, a retired Army Infantry and Special Forces officer and defense consultant, documents the careers of 42 generals who served in the Marine Corps from 1899 to 1936, providing biographies of them. He includes only the regular Marine line 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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Men-At-Arms #459: The Varangian Guard 988-453
Men-At-Arms #459: The Varangian Guard 988-453
by Raffaele D'amato
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"The Varangian Guard 988-1453 shines a spotlight on legendary warriors who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine army ... Overall this 48-page book is a slender but insightful look at one of the legendary guard... (read more)

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Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (Princeton Paperbacks)
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (Princeton Paperbacks)
by Peter Paret
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The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as... (read more)

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Barbarians and Brothers (11 Edition)
Barbarians and Brothers (11 Edition)
by Wayne E. Lee
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The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching... (read more)

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Short, Offhand, Killing Affair : Soldiers and Social Conflict During the Mexican-american War (02 Edition)
Short, Offhand, Killing Affair : Soldiers and Social Conflict During the Mexican-american War (02 Edition)
by Paul Foos
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Foos has a deep understanding of the society and politics of the U.S. Mexican War period. [His] scholarship is wide-ranging, reflecting a sensitive understanding of primary sources. (Richard Griswold del Casillo, San Diego State University)... (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 Jim 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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