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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence...

Ronan Farrow

History; International relations; Defence strategy, planning & research

Paperback

A book for anyone interested to know more about how the world really works by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow.<br... [more]

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The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

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The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Cathal J. Nolan

History; Military history; Defence strategy, planning & research

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Stretching from Antiquity to the Second World War, a major new work of history that examines how battles have been fought-and... [more]

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins,...

Annie Jacobsen

History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Political leaders & leadership; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

Paperback

The definitive, character-driven history of CIA covert operations and U.S. government-sponsored assassinations, from the author... [more]

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On Grand Strategy

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On Grand Strategy

John Lewis Gaddis

History; Political leaders & leadership; Diplomacy; Defence strategy, planning & research

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In Chapters extending from the ancient world to the Second World War, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice... [more]

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Russian Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: Manchuria 1904-05

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Russian Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: Manchuria 1904-05

David Campbell

History; Military history; Military tactics

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At the turn of the 20th century, the region of Manchuria sat atop a potentially catastrophic political fault line; the ancient... [more]

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Weapons of the Viking Warrior

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Weapons of the Viking Warrior

Gareth Williams

History; Military history; Warfare & defence; Military tactics; Weapons & equipment; Militaria, arms & armour

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Between the late 8th and late 11th century Viking warriors had a massive impact not just in northern Europe, but across a... [more]

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg

History; History of the Americas; Military history; Central government policies; Defence strategy, planning & research; Nuclear weapons

Paperback

Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction... [more]

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Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It.

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Goliath: Why the West Doesn't Win Wars. And What We Need to Do About It....

Sean McFate

History; Theory of warfare & military science; Military tactics

Hardback

War is changing. It is moving beyond the conventional and developing into something more pernicious that few know how to... [more]

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The Art of War: Illustrated Edition

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The Art of War: Illustrated Edition

Tzu Sun, Anthony Tucker-Jones

History; Military history; Military tactics; Business strategy; Gift books

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A new illustrated edition of Sun Tzu's classic ancient Chinese meditation on military strategy and human psychology, with... [more]

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Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949

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Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949

M. Taylor Fravel

History; Military history; Political science & theory; Marxism & Communism; International relations; Military tactics

Hardback

What changes in China's modern military policy reveal about military organizations and strategy Since the 1949 Communist... [more]

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Chinese Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: China 1937-38

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Chinese Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: China 1937-38

Benjamin Lai

History; Military history; Warfare & defence; Military tactics

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In July 1937, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident sparked a bloody conflict between Chinese and Japanese forces that would rage... [more]

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German Foreign Intelligence from Hitler's War to the Cold War: Flawed Assumptions and Faulty Analysis

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German Foreign Intelligence from Hitler's War to the Cold War: Flawed Assumptions...

Robert Hutchinson

History; European history; The Cold War; Second World War; Military intelligence

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Examining the information on enemy nations that was gathered, processed, and presented to leaders in the Nazi state, Robert... [more]

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How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy

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How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy

Thucydides

Military history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Social & political philosophy; Military tactics

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An accessible modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides's History that takes listeners to the heart of his... [more]

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Pine Gap: The Inside Story of the NSA in Australia

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Pine Gap: The Inside Story of the NSA in Australia

David Rosenberg

History; Military history; International relations; Military intelligence

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A key inspiration for the major ABC/Netflix TV series Pine Gap - fully revised edition with new material. [more]

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Scotland: Defending the Nation: Mapping the Military Landscape

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Scotland: Defending the Nation: Mapping the Military Landscape

Carolyn Anderson, Chris Fleet

History; Historical maps & atlases; Military history; Military tactics; Cartography, map-making & projections

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A magnificent full-colour collection of military maps of Scotland, spanning a period of 500 years, and covering all parts... [more]

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The Kaiser's Dawn: The Untold Story of Britain's Secret Mission to Murder the Kaiser in 1918

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The Kaiser's Dawn: The Untold Story of Britain's Secret Mission to Murder...

John Hughes-Wilson

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Military tactics

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In mid summer 1918 the First World War was still finely balanced. A top secret mission, which has remained classified information... [more]

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Castrum to Castle: Classical to Medieval Fortifications in the Lands of the Western Roman Empire

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Castrum to Castle: Classical to Medieval Fortifications in the Lands of...

J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann

Castles & fortifications; History; Defence strategy, planning & research

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Traces the evolution of castles and fortified sites from the late Western Roman Empire to the thirteenth century. [more]

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Spying for Wellington: British Military Intelligence in the Peninsular War

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Spying for Wellington: British Military Intelligence in the Peninsular War...

Huw J. Davies

History; British & Irish history; Military history; Napoleonic Wars; Defence strategy, planning & research

Hardback

Correcting past, incomplete accounts, this is the definitive book on Wellington's use of intelligence. As such it contributes... [more]

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal...

David E. Hoffman

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War; Military intelligence

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'One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.' Washington Post [more]

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Australia's First Spies: The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45

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Australia's First Spies: The remarkable story of Australian intelligence...

John Fahey

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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The compelling true story of espionage conducted by secret intelligence missions in Australia following the country's Federation... [more]

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The Book of Samurai: Book One: Fundamental Teachings

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The Book of Samurai: Book One: Fundamental Teachings

Antony Cummins, Yoshie Minami

History; Asian history; Military history; Special & elite forces; Defence strategy, planning & research

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Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami have brought the teachings of the famed samurai schoolNatori-Ry back to life through The... [more]

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Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On

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Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On

Leigh Neville

History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Special & elite forces; Military tactics

Hardback

Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for... [more]

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The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939-45

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The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939-45

Christian Jennings

History; Military history; Second World War; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

Hardback

The success of the Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park was one of the iconic intelligence achievements of World War II,... [more]

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Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

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Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

Andrei Martyanov

History; Defence strategy, planning & research

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Our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of warfare - air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace,General Mattis said. And... [more]

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Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia today

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Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the threat from the Soviet...

Paul Dibb

History; Civil defence

Paperback

Throughout the Cold War Paul Dibb worked with the highest levels of Australian and American intelligence, and was one of very... [more]

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