Military

The War for Korea, 1950-1951
In The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, one of our most distinguished military historians argued that the conflict on the Korean peninsula in the middle of the twentieth century was first and foremost a war between Koreans that began in...

30.12.2016

Airpower in Small Wars
It would help if you are pretty interested in the history of counterinsurgency/irregular warfare (COIN/IW) before you pick up this book. I am both personally and professionally, so it was nice to combine work and pleasure for this interesting...

12.10.2014

Feeding Mars
Mars must be fed. His tools of war demand huge quantities of fodder, fuel, ammunition, and food. All these must be produced, transported, and distributed to contending forces in the field. No one can doubt the importance of feeding Mars in warfare,...

31.12.2014

Granicus 334BC
Granicus River was Alexander's first great victory over the Persians, where he demonstrated the heroic style of active and decisive leadership that was the hallmark of his career. After assuming the throne of Macedonia in 336BC and consolidating his...

03.10.2012

The Devil's Virtuosos
In this study of WWII, the author examines the decisive European campaigns from the point of view of German generals who exercised the greatest influence on their planning, direction & outcome. This portrait of a select group of highly skilled...

20.04.2013

The Dynamics Of Defeat
Some of the most active debate about the Vietnam War today is prompted by those who believe that the United States could have won the war either through an improved military strategy or through more enlightened social policies. Eric Bergerud takes...

05.06.2017

Panzerkrieg
The image that defines the Nazis' Blitzkrieg is that of the Panzerwaffe's massed columns of tanks sweeping through Europe, all resistance smashed in their wake. The Panzers' achievements in battle were largely responsible for Germany's early...

15.11.2017

European Warfare, 1453-1815
Having become highly unfashionable in the 1960s and 1970s, military history is now enjoying a remarkable renaissance. Warfare is now seen as a crucial social, technological and economic function of how states work, each period offering...

13.03.2017

The Mammoth Book of True War Stories
True in every detail, the vivid and unforgettable fifty stories here range from the ancient Greek to Operation Desert Storm, from the Battle of Trafalgar to Vietnam. Noted military editor and historian Jon E. Lewis has collected such accounts as...

05.09.2015

The Balkans, Italy and Africa 1914-1918
From the Falkland Islands to the lakes of Africa, across the Eastern and Western Fronts, to the former German colonies in the Pacific, the World War I series provides a six-volume history of the battles and campaigns that raged on land, at sea and...

12.08.2016

Hindenburg
With his victory over the Russian army at the battle of Tannenberg in August 1914, Paul von Hindenburg became a war hero. By 1916 he had parlayed an exaggerated reputation for decisive victory into near dictatorial powers. After Germany’s defeat at...

08.02.2018

The Challenge of Change
The Challenge of Change examines how military institutions attempted to meet the demands of the new strategic, political, and technological realities of the turbulent era between the First and Second World Wars. The contributors chose...

29.10.2015

Lost Victories
Originally published in Germany in 1955, and in England and the United States in 1958, this classic memoir of WWII by a man who was an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany's top WWII general, is now made available again. Field Marshal...

26.02.2018

The Sword and the Scepter
Still the standard and unmatched study of Burgoyne's campaigns intended to split the American colonies. The work shows how the strategy was worked out and prepared, how Burgoyne was selected, and how the battles at Bennington, Ticonderoga,...

07.07.2015

Austerlitz 1805
Osprey's examination of one of the most crucial battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Austerlitz was the battle that established Napoleon's reputation: a classic example of the general's masterly use of deception to lure his enemy into a...

24.05.2016

Gallipoli 1915
The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. The campaign is characterised by the military incompetence of the higher...

19.04.2016

Argument without End
In this groundbreaking study, Robert McNamara delves into the decisions and mistakes made both by him and his North Vietnamese counterparts. Drawing on a series of unprecedented meetings with his former enemy, McNamara confronts the most difficult...

17.05.2017

Battles of the Medieval World, 1000 - 1500
Introduces 20 key battles from Europe and the Near East in an age when traditional codes of chivalry gave way to increasing professionalism. These battles include Hastings, Hattin, Leignitz, Lake Peipus, Bannockburn, Crecy, Agincourt,...

06.07.2013

Midway 1942
In 1993 Osprey Publishing released the 30th volume in its now legendary Campaign series, entitled, Midway 1942: Turning Point in the Pacific. Now, 17 years later, Osprey brings readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship on this...

16.11.2014

Camp Colt to Desert Storm
The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have continued to transform the...

28.03.2014

Seize And Hold
"Seize and hold" operations--or the capture of a bridge or castle in order to debilitate the enemy--have been vital ploys in warfare throughout history. Speed, surprise, and sufficient firepower are necessities to accomplish the task. From the...

06.04.2015

Spirits in the Sky
Although thousands of aircraft were produced during World War II, only a handful remain. This is a tribute to 24 bombers and fighter planes built in the U.S., Britain and Germany during that time. These beautifully preserved aircraft rekindle the...

26.04.2016

Tanks and Trenches
First published in 1994 and now available in paperback, an examination of the role of British tanks on the Western Front, from 1916 through to the Armistice two years later, concentrating on their role in battle and the experiences of those who...

01.09.2014

The Battle of the River Plate
The Graf Spee was a pocket battleship that attacked merchant ships in the South Atlantic and off Madagascar in 1939. An outgunned force of 3 British cruisers engaged the Graf Spee in the Battle of the Plate. The battle was inconclusive but the Graf...

20.11.2013

Great Battles of World War II
A stunning new look at the most spectacular campaigns of World War II, this book uses incredible computer graphics to recreate every detail of the most significant battles and strategies. Topography and troop strength, illustrations and maps of...

19.11.2014

History of US Naval Operations in WWII 4
This spectacular 15-volume series charts the U.S. Naval operations during World War II with an insider's perspective. Morison, a Harvard professor, was given a special rank and writing post by FDR. He had active duty aboard eleven different ships,...

25.09.2013

War in the Pacific 1941-1945
You don't have anything like this yet!Check your collections. Never before has such a unique assembly of rare documents been available. WAR IN THE PACIFIC brings to life the story of the heroic actions of the men who fought...

09.12.2015

Through Mobility We Conquer
The U.S. Cavalry, which began in the nineteenth century as little more than a mounted reconnaissance and harrying force, underwent intense growing pains with the rapid technological developments of the twentieth century. From its tentative...

17.12.2015

Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History
This collection constitutes the definitive guide for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying modern military history. It provides the reader with a clear and up-to-date survey of the significant debates,...

29.10.2013

1918
With its deadly trench warfare, and constant bombardment, World War I seemed endless. Yet, suddenly, to the complete surprise of those in power, the Allied forces broke through German lines to victory. This blow-by-blow chronicle of the war's final...

15.10.2017

Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991
Whilst under Putin's regime the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently and will continue to do so, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. In fact, recently they have proliferated - as have their...

09.08.2014

World War II Infantry Tactics (1)
Osprey's study of infantry tactics of the squads and platoons of World War II (1939-1945). Despite all technological advances, final mastery of any battlefield depends upon the tight-knit group of footsoldiers trained to manoeuvre, shoot and dig in....

18.05.2013

Western Warfare, 1775-1882
Drawing on both primary and secondary sources, Western Warfare, 1775-1882 offers students an unrivaled account of civil and international conflicts, integrating both naval and land warfare. It covers military capability as well as conflict; social...

03.11.2016

Confederate Infantryman 1861-65
The American Civil War (1861-1865) was predominantly an infantryman's war. Artillery had improved substantially since 1815 and guns could inflict murderous losses if they had a clear field of fire. But most Civil War battlefields were characterised...

21.12.2012

Fly Navy
Top Gun was only part of the story. Fly Navy delves beyond the Hollywood image to reveal the true mettle and genuine story of the elite men and women of naval aviation. For...

25.04.2013

The Little Field Marshal
Sir John French is a figure who has always aroused controversy. Douglas Haig despised him, while Churchill thought his leadership qualities unsurpassed. Despite being the most capable cavalry leader of his generation, posterity has judged him an...

20.02.2014

George C. Marshall
Alone among the great figures of World War II and its aftermath, General George C. Marshall has until now remained voiceless and unportrayed. And yet, in the absence of his full life story, the books by other leaders of the free world give an...

22.12.2013

Civil War Generalship
In this unique examination of Civil War leadership, W. J. Wood looks at the tactical and strategic problems that threatened to overwhelm untried Civil War generals and the pragmatic strategies, born of necessity, that they developed to solve them....

10.09.2013

Colossus Reborn
In "Stumbling Colossus," David Glantz explored why the Red Army was unprepared for the German blitzkrieg that nearly destroyed it and left more than four million of its soldiers dead by the end of 1941. In "Colossus Reborn" he recounts the...

18.12.2017

Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia 1806
(LARGE PRINT EDITION) 1907. With seven maps and battle plans and numerous portraits and other illustrations. Petre recounts Napoleon's crushing defeat of the Prussians as a cautionary tale to statesmen. Contents: The Origin of the War; The Armies of...

13.08.2016

Bomber Crew
From the withdrawal from Dunkirk in 1940 to the Allied invasion of Germany four and a half years later, RAF Bomber Command was the only British force to strike directly at the enemy homeland. During raids, bomber crews were confined to cramped...

07.04.2017

The American Civil War
Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter,...

20.01.2013

The Long War
Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and...

05.08.2015

1918
I love to read about WWI and the various takes that authors have on exactly what happened during that horrible carnage. In almost any history of the Great War, the reason that the war suddenly ends in 1918 even though the Germans were still winning...

20.06.2014

Thomas MacDonough
The 11 September 1814 triumph of an American naval squadron over a much more heavily armed British squadron on Lake Champlain is considered to be the most significant tactical and strategic naval victory of the United States in the War of 1812. Yet...

01.08.2014

Naseby 1645
Osprey's study of the pivotal battle of the English Civil War (1642-1651). In 1645 the fate of the British monarchy hung in the balance as the Royalist Army under King Charles I fought the Parliamentarian Army for control of the country. In this...

27.05.2014