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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Brian Lavery

History; British & Irish history; Maritime history; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

Paperback

Following the progress of the Royal Navy from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the First World War, Brian Lavery reveals... [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

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

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Superguns 1854-1991: Extreme artillery from the Paris Gun and the V-3 to Iraq's Project Babylon

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Superguns 1854-1991: Extreme artillery from the Paris Gun and the V-3 to...

Steven J. Zaloga

History; Military history; Weapons & equipment

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Over the last 150 years, gun designers have sought to transform warfare with artillery of superlative range and power,... [more]

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South American Battleships 1908-59: Brazil, Argentina, and Chile's great dreadnought race

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South American Battleships 1908-59: Brazil, Argentina, and Chile's great...

Mark Lardas

History; Military history; Warfare & defence

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In 1908 the most incredible naval arms race in history began. Flush with cash from rubber and coffee, Brazil decided to order... [more]

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Shadows on the Track: Australia's Medical War in Papua 1942-1943: Kokoda - Milne Bay - the Beachhead Battles

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Shadows on the Track: Australia's Medical War in Papua 1942-1943: Kokoda...

Jan Mcleod

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

The Australian Army was woefully unprepared to fight a medical war in Papua and the soldiers paid the price. [more]

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Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry: The Secrets of History's Most Famous Embriodery Hiden in Plain Sight

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Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry: The Secrets of History's Most Famous Embriodery...

Arthur Colin Wright

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; British & Irish history; Military history; Battles & campaigns

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Unique examination of this famous artefact. Challenges many of the accepted interpretations. Highly illustrated throughout,... [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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The Battle of The Nile: A Ladybird Expert Book

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The Battle of The Nile: A Ladybird Expert Book

Sam Willis

History; African history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars; Naval forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

Hardback

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series Nelson- Battle of the Nile is an accessible and authoritative introduction to the naval... [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

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

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Liberators Over the Atlantic

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Liberators Over the Atlantic

Jack Colman

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Air forces & warfare; Military aircraft

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A compelling account of a young man's flying experiences over the north Atlantic during WW2. Joining the RAF in October 1940... [more]

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Alexander the Great: Conqueror, Commander, King

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Alexander the Great: Conqueror, Commander, King

John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Warfare & defence

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This concise history gives an overview of Alexander's life from a military standpoint, looking at how he was able to conqueror... [more]

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Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival

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Mutina 43 BC: Mark Antony's struggle for survival

Nic Fields

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Warfare & defence; Battles & campaigns

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In the aftermath of the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar, his self-declared successor Mark Antony struggled to hold together... [more]

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Heroes of Telemark: Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942-44

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Heroes of Telemark: Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942-44

David Greentree

History; European history; Second World War; Special & elite forces; War & defence operations

Paperback

In May 1941, the Norwegian Section of SOE received a dossier warning of the dangers of a hydroelectric fertiliser plant in... [more]

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Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944

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Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October...

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

History; History of the Americas; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

In Pacific Thunder, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver sheds new light on the most successful naval campaign ever undertaken. [more]

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Roman Heavy Cavalry 1: Cataphractarii & Clibanarii, 1st Century BC-5th Century AD

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Roman Heavy Cavalry 1: Cataphractarii & Clibanarii, 1st Century BC-5th Century...

Raffaele D'Amato , Andrey Evgenevich Negin

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Land forces & warfare

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From the army of Marc Antony in the 1st century BC, Roman generals hired Oriental heavy armoured cavalry to serve in their... [more]

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The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front, 1918

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The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front, 1918

Peter Hart

History; First World War; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this defeat... [more]

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The Sniper Encyclopedia: An A-Z Guide to World Sniping

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The Sniper Encyclopedia: An A-Z Guide to World Sniping

John Walter

Reference works; History; Military history; Weapons & equipment

Hardback

The Sniper Encyclopaedia is an indispensable topic-by-topic guide to a fascinating subject. This beautifully illustrated,... [more]

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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Angus Konstam

History; Military history; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships

Hardback

Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate... [more]

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How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide

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How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide

Bruno Pappalardo

History; Military history; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships

Hardback

Rigidly organised and harshly disciplined, the Georgian Royal Navy was an orderly and efficient fighting force which played... [more]

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Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16

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Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16...

Michael LoCicero, Rhys Crawley

History; Middle Eastern history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Battles & campaigns

Hardback

Generally conceded to be doomed from the outset by the most recent historiography, the Gallipoli campaign still arouses heated... [more]

$115.00

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Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic F-105

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Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic F-105

Dennis Jenkins

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

Hardback

Forward by Colonel Clarence E. Bud Anderson, Jr USAF (Ret.) Provides a level of detail unseen in any previous work... [more]

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The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to Peace in a New Age of War

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The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to Peace in a New Age of War

John Gittings

Peace studies & conflict resolution; History; General & world history; International relations; Political activism; Other warfare & defence issues

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A ground-breaking history of the arts of peace, from Confucius and Ancient Greece through to the 21st century, opening an... [more]

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The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

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The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy,...

John U. Bacon

History; Chemical & biological weapons

Paperback

The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing... [more]

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The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21

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The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21

Prit Buttar

History; First World War; Warfare & defence

Paperback

At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was... [more]

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Destiny's Call: A Tale of the Lost Isles (Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago)

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Destiny's Call: A Tale of the Lost Isles (Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago)...

Mark Latham

Science fiction; Fantasy; Warfare & defence; Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports

Paperback

Samir is a thief, a street-urchin from Yad Sha'Rib, greatest city in the Empire. Like the city itself, he carries a secret;... [more]

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