General military books
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Ashcroft: George Cross Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Bravery Beyond the Battlefield. Paperback

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  • George Cross Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Bravery Beyond the Battlefield
  • Michael A. Ashcroft 2011
  • Paperback, 480 pages, 198 x 138 mm
  • From Thomas Alderson, the first recipient of the medal, who heroically rescued several people from trapped houses during one terrible Blitz night, to Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, who threw himself onto a live grenade in the Helmand province to save the lives of his comrades (and somehow survived), to Barbara Harrison, an air stewardess who died in 1968 after helping many passengers escape from an onboard fire, this book tells the amazing stories of everyone of the George Cross's 159 direct recipients. GEORGE CROSS HEROES pays tribute to the extraordinary courage displayed by so many of the commonwealth's men and women in so many incredible situations over the last 70 years.
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Clausewitz: The Essential Clausewitz: Selections from On War. Paperback

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  • Essential Clausewitz: Selections from On War. Paperback
  • Carl von Clausewitz, Joseph I. Greene
  • 144 pages. Republication 1945. This volume features the essence of that work, from its observations on the nature and theory of warfare to its outlines of strategic policies: moral force and military virtues, the element of surprise, strategic reserve, duration and decision of combat, effects of victory, and retreat.

Eggenberger: An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of over 1560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. Paperback

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  • Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 b.c. to the Present. Paperback
  • David Eggenberger. 544 pages, index, 99 illustrations. Essential details of every major battle on land and sea in recorded history, from the first battle of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. to the Grenada conflict in 1984. Included: strategic situations, roles played by political/military leaders, troop numbers and training, tactics and objectives, casualties and losses and military / political consequences.

Crosby: Throwing Fire. Projectile Technology Through History. Hardcover

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  • Throwing Fire. Projectile Technology Through History. Hardcover
  • Alfred W. Crosby
  • 218 pages, 8 line diagrams, 9 half-tones. 2002. In historic times we invented catapults and trebuchets, and about one thousand years ago we invented gunpowder, which led to guns and rockets, enabling us to literally throw fire. Faced with possible extinction should we experience World War III, we have turned our projectile talents to space travel.

Ellis: The Social History of the Machine Gun. Paperback

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  • The Social History of the Machine Gun
  • John Ellis 1986 (reprint)
  • 192 p. 9.25 H x  0.50 D x  6.25 W inches
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Elshtain: Women and War. Pb.

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  • Women and War.
  • J. Bethke Elshtain 1995
  • Paperback, 321 pages, 14 maps, 213 x 131 mm. With a New Epilogue. Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.
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Farrokh: Iran at War 1500-1988 . Hardback

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  • Iran at War 1500-1988
  • Author: Kaveh Farrokh
  • May 2011; 488 pages, hardback
  • Illustrated with contemporary illustrations and photographs this book provides an unparalleled investigation into the bloody martial history of Iran.
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Horan: Battle Honours. US Military Model Show Medal-winners. Hardback

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  • Battle Honours. US Military Model Show Medal-winners. Hardback
  • Author Bill Horan
  • 218 pages, with 250 colour photos. 1995

Keegan: A History of Warfare: A Reissue. Paperback

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  • History of Warfare: A Reissue. Paperback
  • by John Keegan
  • 448 pages, with many illustrations. 2004. A History of Warfare stresses that warmaking, for all its destructiveness, has been an inescapable feature of human culture since organised societies emerged.

Keegan: Battle at Sea: From Man-of-war to Submarine. Paperback

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  • Battle at Sea: From Man-of-war to Submarine
  • John Keegan. New edition, 2004
  • Paperback, 320 pages, Illustrations, 199 x 131 mm
  • In Battle at Sea, John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, The Face of Battle. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare through the centuries.
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Keegan: The Face of Battle. A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. Paperback

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  • The Face of Battle. A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
  • John Keegan 2004
  • Paperback, 352 pages, Illustrations, 200 x 131 mm
  • The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys their reality for the participants.
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Keegan: The Mask of Command. A Study of Generalship. Pb

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  • The Mask of Command. A Study of Generalship.
  • John Keegan 2004
  • Paperback, 384 pages, 198 x 129 mm. Demonstrates how the role of the general alters with the ethos of the society that creates him and concludes that there is no place for heroism in a nuclear world. The Mask of Command is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Face of Battle: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.

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Lorge: The Asian Military Revolution. From Gunpowder to the Bomb. Paperback

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  • Asian Military Revolution. From Gunpowder to the Bomb. Paperback
  • Peter A. Lorge
  • 200 pages, 9 maps. July 2008

Luttwak: Strategy. The Logic of War and Peace. Revised edition

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  • Strategy. The Logic of War and Peace. Revised and enlarged edition
  • Edward Luttwak
  • 296 pages, 5 tables. 2002. If you want peace, prepare for war. The worst road may be the best route to battle. Strategy, Edward Luttwak shows, is made of such seemingly self-contradictory propositions.

Machiavelli: The Art of War. Paperback

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  • Machiavelli: The Art of War. Paperback
  • by Niccolo Machiavelli. Translated by Henry Neville
  • iv, 188 pages. Reprint 2006
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Parker: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare. Pb

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  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare.
  • Geoffrey Parker 2008
  • Paperback, 432 pages, ill, 253 x 203 mm
  • 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 warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defence; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals.
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Pegler: Out of Nowhere. A History of the Military Sniper. Revised ed. Paperback

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  • Out of Nowhere. A History of the Military Sniper. Revised edition. Paperback
  • by Martin Pegler. 2011; 328 pages.
  • This revised edition of Out of Nowhere provides a comprehensive history of the sniper, giving insights into all aspects of his life; his training tactics, equipment and the psychology of sniping are examined in the context of the major wars of modern times
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Pegler: Sniper. A History of the US Marksman. Hardback

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  • Sniper. A History of the US Marksman. Hardback
  • Martin Pegler
  • 2007; 304 pages. Following on from the success of Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper, Martin Pegler gives us an in-depth study of the emergence of American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper, examining the evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms of the 15th century, to the highly accurate sniping rifles of the 21st century.

Citino: The German Way of War : From the Thirty Years War to the Third Reich. pb

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  • The German Way of War : From the Thirty Years War to the Third Reich.
  • By Citino, Robert M.
  • Pb., 448 pages, 38 photographs, 229 x 152 mm.
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Dougherty: The World's Worst Weapons : Exploding Tanks, Uncontrollable Ships and Unflyable Aircraft. Paperback

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  • The World's Worst Weapons. Exploding Tanks, Uncontrollable Ships and Unflyable Aircraft.
  • By Dougherty, Martin J.
  • Pb., 320 pages, 300 photos. 120 x 161 mm. 2017
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