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Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
by John A Nagl
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Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl—a veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the current conflict in Iraq—considers the now-crucial... (read more)

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Military Flight Aptitude Tests (3RD 10 - Old Edition)
Military Flight Aptitude Tests (3RD 10 - Old Edition)
by Learningexpress
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Now in a new edition with updates and revisions throughout-the proven guide that thousands have used to ace their military aptitude tests. This guide is an indispensable companion for those who wish to pursue a career in military aviation, whether in the... (read more)

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Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
by Roy Gutman
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Originally published in 1999, this A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Now substantially updated, with sixteen new entries, this concise guide to the broken rules of war... (read more)

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Origins of Second World War (3RD 08 Edition)
Origins of Second World War (3RD 08 Edition)
by R.j. Overy
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The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941. The war has usually been seen simply as Hitler’s war and yet the wider conflict that broke out... (read more)

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Prompt and Utter Destruction : President Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan (Rev 04 Edition)
Prompt and Utter Destruction : President Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan (Rev 04 Edition)
by J. Samual Walker
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In this updated edition of his balanced and concise look at the still-controversial decision to use atomic bombs against Japan, Walker takes into account more recent scholarship on the topic, including new findings on the Japanese decision to surrender.... (read more)

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Midway : the Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story ((Rev)92 Edition)
Midway : the Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story ((Rev)92 Edition)
by Mitsuo Fuchida
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Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the battle provide an unsparing analysis of what caused their staggering defeat.... (read more)

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Gatewood & Geronimo
Gatewood & Geronimo
by Louis Kraft
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Parallels the lives of Gatewood and Geronimo as events drive them toward their historic meeting in Mexico in 1886--a meeting that marked the beginning of the end of the last Apache war.... (read more)

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Strategy : Introduction To Game Theory (2ND 08 - Old Edition)
Strategy : Introduction To Game Theory (2ND 08 - Old Edition)
by Joel Watson
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Strategy, Second Edition, is a thorough revision and update of one of the most successful Game Theory texts available. Known for its accurate and simple-yet-thorough presentation, Joel Watson has refined his text to make it even more student friendly... (read more)

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Clausewitz on Strategy : Inspiration and Insight From a Master Strategist (01 Edition)
Clausewitz on Strategy : Inspiration and Insight From a Master Strategist (01 Edition)
by Tiha von Ghyczy
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From Clausewitz on Strategy . . . On strategic genius "If the mind is to survive this constant battle with the unexpected, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that even in this moment of intense darkness retains some trace of the inner... (read more)

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World War II : New History (09 Edition)
World War II : New History (09 Edition)
by Evan Mawdsley
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This is a magisterial new global history of World War II. Beginning in 1937 with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the origins of World War II lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and then traces... (read more)

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Oxford History of Modern War (05 Edition)
Oxford History of Modern War (05 Edition)
by Charles Townshend
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According to General J.F.C. Fuller, "the musket made the infantryman and the infantryman made the democrat." In short, modern war and modern society are inextricably linked. But how has war changed over the centuries? This highly informative and engaging... (read more)

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Duel Between the First Ironclads (75 Edition)
Duel Between the First Ironclads (75 Edition)
by William C. Davis
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One was called a tin can on a shingle; the other, a half-submerged crocodile. Yet, on a March day in 1862 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, after a five-hour duel, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack) were to change the... (read more)

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Early Modern Military History, 1450-1815 (04 Edition)
Early Modern Military History, 1450-1815 (04 Edition)
by Geoff Mortimer
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Key military developments occurred in the Early Modern period, during which armies evolved from troops of medieval knights to Napoleon's mass levies. Firearms impelled change, necessitating new battlefield tactics and fundamentally altering siege and... (read more)

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Air Power : Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, From Kitty Hawk To Gulf War II (04 Edition)
Air Power : Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, From Kitty Hawk To Gulf War II (04 Edition)
by Stephen Budiansky
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No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as... (read more)

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Clausewitz (83 Edition)
Clausewitz (83 Edition)
by Michael Howard
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Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is... (read more)

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Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard (10 Edition)
Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard (10 Edition)
by C. Douglas Kroll
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More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to... (read more)

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Seven Years' War in North America: a Brief History With Documents (14 Edition)
Seven Years' War in North America: a Brief History With Documents (14 Edition)
by Timothy J. Shannon
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This volume reveals how the Seven Years War reshaped the geopolitical map of North America and the everyday lives of the peoples within it. The introduction surveys the war as both an international struggle for empire and an intercultural conflict... (read more)

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Mr. Kipling's Army: All the Queen's Men
Mr. Kipling's Army: All the Queen's Men
by Byron Farwell
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This is an upstairs-downstairs view of the Victorian-Edwardian army, one of the world's most peculiar fighting forces. The battles it fought are household words, but the idiosyncracies and eccentricities of its soldiers and the often appalling conditions... (read more)

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Infantry Soldier : Holding Line At Battle (00 Edition)
Infantry Soldier : Holding Line At Battle (00 Edition)
by George W. Neill
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Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S... (read more)

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Sun-Tzu (Classics of Ancient China)
Sun-Tzu (Classics of Ancient China)
by Sun Tzu
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The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined... (read more)

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