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Origins of War : From the Stone Age To Alexander the Great (97 Edition)
Origins of War : From the Stone Age To Alexander the Great (97 Edition)
by Arther Ferrill
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When did war begin? Standard military accounts tend to start with the Graeco-Persian wars, laying undue emphasis on the preeminence of Greek heavy infantry. But, as this strikingly original and entertaining book shows, the origins of war can be traced... (read more)

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War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World (06 Edition)
War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World (06 Edition)
by Max Boot
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Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, this book focuses on four revolutions in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle--and shaped the rise... (read more)

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Masters of War
Masters of War
by Michael I. Handel
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This study is based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung and, to a lesser extent, by Jomini and Machiavelli. The central conclusion is that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is... (read more)

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History of the Art of War (Warfare in Antiquity)
History of the Art of War (Warfare in Antiquity)
by Hans Delbruck
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Hans Delbrück’s four-volume History of the Art of War is recognized throughout the world as the definitive work on the subject. Appearing in an English-language paperback edition for the first time, volume 1 analyzes in vivid detail the... (read more)

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American Revolution
American Revolution
by Bruce Lancaster
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From Lexington to Yorktown, Bruce Lancaster's classic, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, covers the story of America's fight for independence in vivid detail. Here Lancaster examines both the historical facts of the Revolution and the sacrifice and bravery of the... (read more)

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American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam (Modern War Studies)
American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam (Modern War Studies)
by Peter S Kindsvatter
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A sobering chronicle of war as well as a tribute to soldiers' perseverance in the face of its horrors that draws upon soldiers' memoirs, psychological studies, and oral histories to show that--regardless of the enemy, terrain, training, or weaponry... (read more)

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Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (Rev 89 Edition)
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (Rev 89 Edition)
by Sidney Kaplan
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"A treasure store of information on African-American history". -- Maryland Historical... (read more)

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Air Power in the Age of Total War (99 Edition)
Air Power in the Age of Total War (99 Edition)
by John Buckley
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A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the twentieth century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race... (read more)

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Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century (2ND 94 Edition)
Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century (2ND 94 Edition)
by Larry H. Addington
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"This important work... synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present." --Military Review A thorough revision of a highly successful text, this new edition provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. From reviews... (read more)

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Like Men of War : Black Troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865 (98 Edition)
Like Men of War : Black Troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865 (98 Edition)
by Noah Andre Trudeau
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In this unprecedented work of history, one of America's leading Civil War historians draws from nineteenth-century newspapers, letter, & soldiers' diaries to recreate the experiences of African-American troops in the Civil War. The authors richly... (read more)

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The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words
The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words
by Larry Smith
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Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful oral history offers the voices of veterans from every major war of the last sixty years, concluding with accounts of what it takes to train marines for... (read more)

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Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (Vintage)
Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (Vintage)
by Max Hastings
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By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained unclear. The ensuing drama—that ended in Japan's utter devastation—was acted out across the vast theater of... (read more)

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Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March To Quebec, 1775 (06 Edition)
Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March To Quebec, 1775 (06 Edition)
by Thomas A. Desjardin
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Before Benedict Arnold was branded a traitor, he was one of the colonies' most valuable leaders. In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Massachusetts, bound for the Maine wilderness. They had volunteered for a secret mission, under... (read more)

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Absolute Destruction : Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany (04 Edition)
Absolute Destruction : Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany (04 Edition)
by Isabel V. Hull
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Examines the military doctrine and extreme tactics of the Imperial German Army, foreshadowing the later atrocities of the Nazi regime.... (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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On War Indexed Edition
On War Indexed Edition
by Carl Von Clausewitz
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On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of... (read more)

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Soul of Battle : From Ancient Times To the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (99 Edition)
Soul of Battle : From Ancient Times To the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (99 Edition)
by P. David Hanson
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Victor Davis Hanson, author of the highly regarded Western Way of War, presents an audacious theory of what makes military campaigns successful.<P>Examining the campaigns of three brilliant generals from WWII, the Civil War, and Ancient Greece... (read more)

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The Battle for History: Refighting World War Two
The Battle for History: Refighting World War Two
by John Keegan
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With the same erudition, discernment, and crisp prose that made his A History of Warfare an international bestseller, Keegan surveys the literature of World War II, identifying the works he finds most important and illuminating while examining the... (read more)

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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
by P W Singer
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"riveting and comprehensive, encompassing every aspect of the rise of military robotics." --Financial Times In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the great&shy;est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We... (read more)

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Ride of the Second Horseman: The Birth and Death of War
Ride of the Second Horseman: The Birth and Death of War
by Robert L Oconnell
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Intelligence analyst Robert L. O'Connell probes the distant human past to show how and why war arose, concluding that it is an invention--an institution that formed due to very specific historical circumstances. Fascinating and provocative, RIDE OF THE... (read more)

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