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Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness

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Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness...

Kenneth M. Pollack

History; Middle Eastern history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; International relations; Warfare & defence

Hardback

Armies of Sand asks, 'why have Arab militaries fought so poorly in the modern era?' It examines the performance of over two-dozen... [more]

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Killing Napoleon: The Plot to Blow up Bonaparte

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Killing Napoleon: The Plot to Blow up Bonaparte

Jonathan North

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Napoleonic Wars

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An amazing story that is still largely unknown in the English-speaking world - the plot to blow up Napoleon, an early terrorist... [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

Hardback

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

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Duty Nobly Done: An Extraordinary Account of 11 Family Members in the Great War

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Duty Nobly Done: An Extraordinary Account of 11 Family Members in the Great...

Adam Holloway

History; First World War

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This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great... [more]

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Fighting the Kaiserreich: Australia's Epic Within the Great War

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Fighting the Kaiserreich: Australia's Epic Within the Great War

Bruce Gaunson

History; Australasian & Pacific history; First World War

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This book portrays a modern epic of an army that sailed across the world to fight a war. Its struggle with the Kaiserreich... [more]

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Lonely Courage: The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied France

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Lonely Courage: The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied...

Rick Stroud

History; European history; Second World War; Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare

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A unique, moving narrative of the women who volunteered to be trained by SOE and dropped into Nazi-held France to support... [more]

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French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914

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French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914

Rene Chartrand (Author)

History; Colonialism & imperialism; Military history; Regiments

Paperback

France's colonial wars in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia were very largely fought by an organization completely separate... [more]

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The Book of the Poppy

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The Book of the Poppy

Chris McNab

Military history; First World War; Gardening

Paperback

How the poppy came to be a symbol of remembrance after the First World War [more]

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Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

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Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

Keith Bird

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

Paperback

A major biography of the head of the German navy during World War II, Erich Raeder. [more]

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British Ironclads 1860-75: HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'

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British Ironclads 1860-75: HMS Warrior and the Royal Navy's 'Black Battlefleet'...

Angus Konstam

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Military & naval ships

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In November 1859, the French warship La Gloire was launched. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad - a warship built... [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

Paperback

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

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Hot Skies Over Yemen: Volume 2: Aerial Warfare Over Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1994-2017

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Hot Skies Over Yemen: Volume 2: Aerial Warfare Over Southern Arabian Peninsula,...

Tom Cooper

History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Air forces & warfare

Paperback

Hot Skies over Yemen is a richly illustrated and unique point of reference about one segment of modern aerial warfare in Yemen... [more]

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The Etruscans: 9th-2nd Centuries BC

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The Etruscans: 9th-2nd Centuries BC

Raffaele D'Amato, Andrea Salimbeti

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Military history; Warfare & defence

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Ancient Rome had deep roots in the 'Villanovan' culture that we call today the Etruscans. Their long-lived civilization can... [more]

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Vietnam War

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Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the... [more]

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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub...

Josh Dean

History; European history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Espionage & secret services

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A riveting, true-life tale of military history, engineering genius, and high-stakes spy-craft set during the height of the... [more]

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Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy

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Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over...

Adam Lunney

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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The story of the only Royal Australian Air Force squadron to operate from airfields built immediately behind the front lines... [more]

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The Survival of the Jews in France: 1940-44

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The Survival of the Jews in France: 1940-44

Jacques Semelin

History; European history; The Holocaust; Second World War; Jewish studies

Hardback

A renowned historian of genocide reconsiders French responses to the Nazis' attempt to exterminate France's Jewish population.... [more]

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British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

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British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

Tony Buttler

History; Military history; Air forces & warfare; Military aircraft

Hardback

The British Secret Projects series covers the design and development of UK military aircraft since the mid-1930s with strong... [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

Hardback

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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French and Germans, Germans and French: A Personal Interpretation of France under Two Occupations, 1914-1918/1940-1944

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French and Germans, Germans and French: A Personal Interpretation of France...

Richard Cobb

History; European history; First World War; Second World War

Paperback

A unique chronicle of the relations between the occupiers and the occupied [more]

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The Unwomanly Face of War

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The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Second World War; Gender studies: women

Paperback

The unforgettable oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in... [more]

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The Few: July-October 1940

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The Few: July-October 1940

Alex Kershaw

History; British & Irish history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

Paperback

In the early days of World War Two when Britain stood alone against the terror of Hitler's all-conquering Third Reich, her... [more]

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Unwinnable: Britain's War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

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Unwinnable: Britain's War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Theo Farrell

History; Afghan War; Armed conflict

Paperback

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR Afghanistan was an unwinnable war. He explains the origins of the war, details the campaigns... [more]

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The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England

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The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror's Subjugation of England

Teresa Cole

History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Military history; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

1066 saw three kings of England, the last of whom was William, Duke of Normandy. The origins, course & outcomes of William... [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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