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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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Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power
Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power
by Victor Davis Hanson
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Through vivid depictions of historic battles, Hanson reveals the connection between the West's superiority on the battlefield and its rise to world dominance. of photos.... (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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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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Lessons of History (91 Edition)
Lessons of History (91 Edition)
by Michael Howard
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In this highly readable new book, one of the most eminent military historians in the world discusses the processes of historical change that ignited European wars of the twentieth century. Michael Howard ponders the continuing significance of nationalism,... (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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Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891
Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891
by Robert M Utley
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In Frontier Regulars Robert M. Utley combines scholarship and drama to produce an impressive history of the final, massive drive by the Regular Army to subdue and control the American Indians and open the West during the twenty-five years following ... (read more)

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The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution
The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution
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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The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century: Second Edition
The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century: Second 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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The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
by Rick Atkinson
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"A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."—The Boston Globe A classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the twenty-five-year saga of the West Point class of 1966. With a novelists eye for detail, Rick... (read more)

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Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (08 Edition)
Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (08 Edition)
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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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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To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination
To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination
by Robert Walter Johannsen
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"Our country has entered on a new epoch of its history," wrote a Whig Party journal in 1849, just after America's triumph in the Mexican War. Indeed, for that romantic generation of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, the Mexican War was a grand... (read more)

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Quest for Decisive Victory (09 Edition)
Quest for Decisive Victory (09 Edition)
by Robert M. Citino
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Since the earliest days of warfare, military operations have followed a predictable formula: after a decisive battle, an army must pursue the enemy and destroy its organization in order to achieve a victorious campaign. But by the mid-nineteenth century,... (read more)

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Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management (12 Edition)
Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management (12 Edition)
by James R. Cannon
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Business aviation is one of America s most important yet least understood industries. Most organizations (about 85%) operating business aircraft are small and medium-size enterprises. They include a wide range of organizations: state governments... (read more)

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The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny
The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny
by Victor Davis 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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