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Counterinsurgency
Counterinsurgency
by David Kilcullen
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David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America's decision to rethink its... (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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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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Makers of Modern Strategy From Machiavelli To the Nuclear Age ((Rev)86 Edition)
Makers of Modern Strategy From Machiavelli To the Nuclear Age ((Rev)86 Edition)
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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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice (Psi Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era)
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice (Psi Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era)
by David Galula
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This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats. Drawn from the observations of a French officer, David... (read more)

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The Russian Way of War: Operational Art, 1904-1940 (Modern War Studies)
The Russian Way of War: Operational Art, 1904-1940 (Modern War Studies)
by Richard W. Harrison
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In the first half of the twentieth century, both czarist Russia and its successor, the Soviet Union, were confronted with the problem of conducting military operations involving mass armies along the broad fronts, a characteristic of modern war. Despite... (read more)

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Elite #185: European Medieval Tactics (1): The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450-1260
Elite #185: European Medieval Tactics (1): The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450-1260
by David Nicolle
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Osprey's elite title on the rise and fall of European medieval cavalry during an 800 year period. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire there was a decline in professional cavalry forces, and infantry dominated in the Germanic successor barbarian... (read more)

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Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
by Barry Strauss
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ALEXANDER, HANNIBAL, CAESAR—each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when, and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he... (read more)

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Elite #172: Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC
Elite #172: Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC
by Nic Fields
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"Roman Battle Tactics by Nic Fields, Ph.D. is an excellently researched instructive manual on the various skirmishes and war maneuvers of the Roman Empire from 390 B.C. to 110 B.C. Fields displays his extensive knowledge of ancient history brilliantly... (read more)

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The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for the Martial Artist
The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for the Martial Artist
by Sun Tzu
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Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best known and highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is over two thousand years old, its principles are timeless for today's boardroom battlefields. Thirteen sections present incisive... (read more)

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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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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and Samuel B. Griffith
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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art... (read more)

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War Games: A History of War on Paper
War Games: A History of War on Paper
by Philipp Von Hilgers
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andlt;Pandgt;For centuries, both mathematical and military thinkers have used game-like scenarios to test their visions of mastering a complex world through symbolic operations. By the end of World War I, mathematical and military discourse in Germany... (read more)

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The Mask of Command
The Mask of Command
by John Keegan
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John Keegan’s brilliant look at the meaning of leadership In The Mask of Command, John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked: What is the definition of leadership? What makes a great military leader? Why is it that men, indeed... (read more)

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Elite #182: Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815
Elite #182: Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815
by Peter Hofschroer
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Osprey's examination of Prussia's battle tactics during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Written by a leading expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this title provides crucial insight into the 18th century evolution of the Prussian forces... (read more)

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Iron Arm: The Mechanization of Mussolini's Army, 1920-1940
Iron Arm: The Mechanization of Mussolini's Army, 1920-1940
by John Joseph Timothy Sweet
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A detailed study of Italy's long-ignored tank force Explores the intersection of technology, war, and society in Mussolini's Italy Second only to Germany in number of tank divisions, first to create an armored corps Though overshadowed by Germany's more... (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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Spec Ops : Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare :  Theory and Practice (95 Edition)
Spec Ops : Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare : Theory and Practice (95 Edition)
by William H. Mcraven
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Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well... (read more)

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Clausewitz's on War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
Clausewitz's on War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Hew Strachan
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Perhaps the most important book on military strategy ever written, Carl von Clausewitzs On War has influenced generations of generals and politicians, has been blamed for the unprecedented death tolls in the First and Second World Wars, and is required... (read more)

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Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read the Art of War
Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read the Art of War
by Derek C. Yuen
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As the People's Republic's seemingly inexorable rise to economic and military power continues, never has the need for a better grasp of Chinese strategic thought by the West been more acute. In Deciphering Sun Tzu, Derek Yuen seeks to reclaim for the... (read more)

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Fortress #75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763
Fortress #75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763
by Rene Chartrand
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"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. This title... (read more)

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