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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
by A. J. Baime
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In 1941, as Hitlers threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. The Arsenal... (read more)

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Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck (Weapon)
Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck (Weapon)
by Gordon L. Rottman
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Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces, and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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The author of Fast Food Nation blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat we face from nuclear weapons. At the height of the cold war in the American heartland, a combination of human... (read more)

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Sheridan
Sheridan
by R P Hunnicutt
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Truly astounding in detail and depth, Sheridan completes the history of the American light tank.... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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A myth-shattering exposé of Americas nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of Americas nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary... (read more)

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Tiger Tank Owners' Workshop Manual: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger 1 Ausf.E (SdKfz 181)
Tiger Tank Owners' Workshop Manual: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger 1 Ausf.E (SdKfz 181)
by David Fletcher
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The German Tiger I—officially known as the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Auks. E (Skiffs 181)—was probably the most feared battle tank of World War II. Its invincibility lay in its main gun and heavy defensive armor. The Tiger’s primary... (read more)

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Bradley
Bradley
by R P Hunnicutt
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Bradley covers the development and use of full-tracked, nontank fighting and support vehicles.... (read more)

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Awardandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, andlt;Iandgt;The Making... (read more)

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Weapon #6: Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century
Weapon #6: Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century
by Martin Pegler
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A technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), through the US Civil War (1861-1865) to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan... (read more)

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Weapon #17: The Lee-Enfield Rifle
Weapon #17: The Lee-Enfield Rifle
by Martin Pegler
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The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognizable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a... (read more)

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Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine
Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine
by Douglas C Waller
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The Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced, a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. It is an 18,750-ton steel monster, taller in... (read more)

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The Gun
The Gun
by C. J. Chivers
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At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin’s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc’s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and... (read more)

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Medium Mark a Whippet (New Vanguard)
Medium Mark a Whippet (New Vanguard)
by David Fletcher
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David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during... (read more)

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German Early War Armored Vehicles (World War II Armored Fighting Vehicle Plans)
German Early War Armored Vehicles (World War II Armored Fighting Vehicle Plans)
by George Bradford
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Technical artist and military historian George Bradford has been producing detailed drawings of armored fighting vehicles for over thirty years. Based on meticulous research of actual vehicles, official photographs, factory specifications, and, in some... (read more)

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1914-1938 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV Plans)
1914-1938 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV Plans)
by George Bradford
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George Bradford's latest collection of scale drawings of armored fighting vehicles focuses on the years from World War I to the eve of World War II, a period of fast-paced AFV development around the world. The volume is filled with detailed diagrams of... (read more)

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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe
Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe
by Noam Chomksy
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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe is a focused discussion on the existential threats of our time, and their points of intersection since World War II. Both nuclear war and environmental catastrophe have the potential for similar... (read more)

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The Mp5 Submachine Gun (Weapon)
The Mp5 Submachine Gun (Weapon)
by Leroy Thompson
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Leroy Thompson has trained and advised military and police special-operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had more than 35 books published including several for Osprey. He has also... (read more)

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MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns (Weapon)
MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns (Weapon)
by Alejandro Quesada
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Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most iconic weapons, but it is often forgotten that they continued in use all over the world for many decades after 1945, even being seen during the fighting in Libya in 2011. Widely... (read more)

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Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre
Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre
by Alfred Hutton
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A pioneer of modern fencing, Alfred Hutton was the first president of the Amateur Fencing Association and a father of modern research into the Western combat arts. In addition to his lectures about ancient weapons and his demonstrations of their use... (read more)

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Achtung-Panzer!: The Development of Tank Warfare (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
Achtung-Panzer!: The Development of Tank Warfare (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
by Heinz Guderian
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A rare, enlightening account by an outstanding soldier reveals his thoughts and theories on armored warfare and motorized land battle--which he then put in action to devastating effect during World War Two. Guderian's treatise on the importance of tank... (read more)

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