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What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
by Robert Cowley
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With its in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past, this amazing book of essays ponders what might have been if things had gone differently in history. Featuring Stephen J. Ambrose, John Keegan, and many others.... (read more)

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The Face of Battle
The Face of Battle
by John Keegan
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Military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth... (read more)

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First Salute: A View of the American Revolution
First Salute: A View of the American Revolution
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Tuchman turns to America with a fresh new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to the American Nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later--the moment that inaugurated the existence of a new nation, and... (read more)

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Is Paris Burning? (65 Edition)
Is Paris Burning? (65 Edition)
by Larry Collins
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From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs the network of fateful events--the drama, the fervor, and the triumph--that heralded one of the most dramatic... (read more)

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Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
by Max Boot
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presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. best-selling author and military... (read more)

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Warriors of the Steppe (01 Edition)
Warriors of the Steppe (01 Edition)
by Erik Hildinger
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The nomadic peoples of central Asia—Huns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongols—are still known to us for their legendary fighters Attila, Genghis Khan, and Timur Lenk (Tamerlane), as well as for their feats of calculated brutality. (Timur Lenk would leave... (read more)

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Eisenhower and Berlin 1945 (00 Edition)
Eisenhower and Berlin 1945 (00 Edition)
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Behind this decision lay another. Whose forces would be the first to reach Berlin? General Dwight David Eisenhower, supreme commander of the British and American armies, chose to halt at the Elbe River and leave Berlin to the Red Army. Could he have... (read more)

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Annihilation: a Global Military History of World War II (11 Edition)
Annihilation: a Global Military History of World War II (11 Edition)
by Thomas Zeiler
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From 1937 to 1945 the world witnessed a succession of savage military policies, innovations, and actions on the field, in the water, and in the skies that resulted in the butchery of over fifty million people. The military history of the Second World War... (read more)

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A Book of Five Rings
A Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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There are several translations of this classic, written by exceptional swordsman and Japanese cultural hero Miyamoto Musashi in 1643. Each one has a "flavor", but the overall messages in the text remain timeless. This is required reading for... (read more)

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Making of Strategy : Rulers, States and War (94 Edition)
Making of Strategy : Rulers, States and War (94 Edition)
by Williamson Murray
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This volume focuses on the processes by which rulers and states have framed strategy from the fifth century BC to the present.... (read more)

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How Great Generals Win
How Great Generals Win
by Bevin Alexander
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If a key to military victory is to "get there first with the most," the true test of the great general is to decide where "there" is--the enemy's Achilles heel. Here is a narrative account of decisive engagements that succeeded by brilliant strategy more... (read more)

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Wings : a History of Aviation From Kites To the Space Age (03 Edition)
Wings : a History of Aviation From Kites To the Space Age (03 Edition)
by Tom D. Crouch
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The invention of the airplane ushered in the modern age--a new era of global commerce, revolutionary technologies, and total war. Whatever the practical consequences, the sheer exhilaration of flight captured the imagination. No longer bound to the... (read more)

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Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (12 Edition)
Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (12 Edition)
by Geoffrey Parker
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Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of... (read more)

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Glorious Cause : American Revolution : 1763-1789 ((Rev)05 Edition)
Glorious Cause : American Revolution : 1763-1789 ((Rev)05 Edition)
by Robert Middlekauff
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The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning... (read more)

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The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare
by John Keegan
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Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: The Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the long... (read more)

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American Military History, Volume 1: the United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917 (04 Edition)
American Military History, Volume 1: the United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917 (04 Edition)
by Stewart
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This latest edition of an official U.S. Government military history classic provides an authoritative historical survey of the organization and accomplishments of the United States Army. This scholarly yet readable book is designed to inculcate an... (read more)

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Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812 (Major Battles & Campaigns)
Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812 (Major Battles & Campaigns)
by John Robert Elting
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Begun in ignorance of the military reality, the War of 1812 was fought catch-as-catch-can with raw troops, incompetent officers, and appallingly inadequate logistics. The odds against the American fighting forces—woefully unrealistic preparations... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
by Paul Kennedy
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Napoleon on Art of War (99 Edition)
Napoleon on Art of War (99 Edition)
by Jay Luvaas
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Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any... (read more)

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World War II : Short History (4TH 04 - Old Edition)
World War II : Short History (4TH 04 - Old Edition)
by Michael Lyons
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Author Michael J. Lyons has drawn from the vast array of new historical literature to update this fourth edition. He has increased his coverage of the Holocaust as well as German occupation policies along with both collaboration and resistance among... (read more)

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