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General Military History

1-211470 KLEINKRIEG: The German Experience with Guerrilla Wars from Clausewitz to Hitler This work examines the German analysis to the problem, covering their experiences from the Napoleonic era to the Third Reich. Though the latter regime, the most despicable in history, needed to be destroyed by US/UK conventional force, as well as that of the Soviets, the German military meantime provided analysis to the question of grassroots - as opposed to great-power - warfare.

This work is built around the historical analysis titled Kleinkrieg, provided to the German High Command by Arthur Earhardt in 1935 (republished in 1942 and 1943) which examined insurgencies from French-occupied Spain to recurrent problems in the Balkans. It also calls upon the Bandenbekampfung (Fighting the Guerilla Bands) document provided to Germany's OKW in 1944. In both, conditions that were specific to broader military operations were separated from circumstances in occupation campaigns, and new background in the German experience in suppressing rebellion in World War II is presented.

Edited and annotated, along with new analysis, by Charles D. Melson, former Chief Historian for the US Marine Corps, Kleinkrieg expands our knowledge of the Western experience in coping with insurgencies. Without partaking in ideological biases, this work examines the purely military problem as seen by professionals. While small wars are not new, how they should be fought by a modern industrial nation is still a question to be answered. Rediscovered and presented in English, these German thoughts on the issue are now made available to a new generation of guerilla and irregular war fighters in the West. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-36930 Addingtom, Larry H. PATTERNS OF WAR SINCE THE 18TH CENTURY, THE The author presents a wide angle view of 19th/20th century war, along with an analysis of weapons, tactics and strategy, maps, illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 318 pgs 1984 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-88220 Aksan, Virginia OTTOMAN WARS:An Empire Besieged Featuring illustrations and maps, many of which have never been published before, the author draws on previously untapped source material to depict the decline of the Empire. Maps, bilblio, index.

Contents

1. The Political Map of Eastern Europe circa 1700
2. The Ottoman System
3. From Prut to Belgrade:Illusions of Success & Failure
4. The Austrian-Russian-Ottoman Danube Waltz, 1768-1792
5. Selim III and the New Order
6. The Internal and External Challenges to Selim III
7. Mahmud II and the New Absolutism
8. The Auspicious Occasion and its Consequences
9. An Empire Returns to War
10. From Tanzimat to Crimean War
11. Completing the Northern Arc
1 vol, 624 pgs 2007 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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1-78210 Ales, S. INSEGNE MILITARI PREUNITARIE ITALIANE 130+ color plates with multiple illust per page, covers Savoy, Naples, Venice, Papal States, Genoa,Tuscany, Modena and others in this survey of pre-unification states 1690-1860. 1 vol, 450 pgs 2002 ITALY, STATO MAGGIORE
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1-213840 Augustus J. Veenendaal and H. Roger Grant RAILS TO THE FRONT: The Role of Railways in Wartime The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less commonly, on their use as a platform for military systems (like armored trains and heavy artillery). Until recently, the mobility of large armies generally depended on control of railways to move reinforcements, ammunition, and food, as the locomotive and railway cars proved far superior to animal-drawn equipment. Full-color and black and white photographs and artwork throughout. 1 vol, 250 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-980066 Bahmanyar, Mir VANQUISHED:Crushing Defeats from Ancient Rome to the 21st Century. The author examines, some well-known, others less so, to discover what happened. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201360 Barfield, Thomas J THE PERILOUS FRONTIER: Nomadic Empires and China 221 BC to AD 1757 Around 800 BC, the Eurasian steppe underwent a profound cultural transformation that was to shape world history for the next 2,500 years: the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Asia invented cavalry which, with the use of the compound bow, gave them the means to terrorize first their neighbors and ultimately, under Chingis Khan and his descendants, the whole of Asia and Europe. Why and how they did so and to what effect are the themes of this history of the nomadic tribes of Inner Asia - the Mongols, Turks, Uighurs and others, collectively dubbed the Barbarians by the Chinese and the Europeans.

This 2000-year history of the nomadic tribes drew from a wide range of sources and told with unprecedented clarity and pace. The author shows that to describe the tribes as barbaric is seriously to underestimate their complexity and underlying social stability. He argues that their relationship with the Chinese was as much symbiotic as parasitic and that they understood their dependence on a strong and settled Chinese state. He makes sense of the apparently random rise and fall of these mysterious, obscure and fascinating nomad confederacies. 1 vol, 348 pgs 1992 UK, BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS INC
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1-79340 Barua, Pradeep P. STATE AT WAR IN SOUTH ASIA, THE Comprehensive look at 3000+ years of military actions in South Asia. The author leads the reader thru a selective study of significant battles and campaigns. Includes b/w maps, tables, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 640 pgs 2005 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-62570 Best, Geoffrey WAR AND SOCIETY IN REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE 1770-1870 Covers the French Revolution and aftermath as well as the many wars during the 1815-1870 period, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 336 pgs 1998 UK, SUTTON PUBLISHING
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1-210800 Binda, Alexandre THE EQUUS MEN: Rhodesia's Mounted Infantry: The Grey's Scouts 1896-1980 Includes 300 color and b/w photos and 4 maps.

This all new work by accomplished military historian Alexandre Binda, former paymaster to the Grey's Scouts, tables the remarkable story of Rhodesia's mounted infantry, the Grey's Scouts. Working closely with the last commanding officer, squadron commanders and a whole host of regimental personalities, all of whom have given The Equus Men their unequivocal support Binda has enjoyed unparalleled access to thousands of pages of archival documents and many hundreds of previously unpublished photographs.

Here, he has traced the Grey's from their early origins in the Matabele Rebellion of 1896, where an 'unassuming Englishman, the Honorable George Grey', found himself originating a body of horseman named the 'Bulawayo Field Force', through to the formation of the Animal Transport Unit (ATU) which went on to become the Mounted Infantry Unit (MIU).

With the skill of a practiced narrator, Binda takes the reader through these early days to the establishment of the Grey's Scouts in the Rhodesian Army order of battle in 1976. Deployed to great effect during the bitter Rhodesian Bush War of the late 1960s - 1970s, the mounted operations conducted by the Grey's are succinctly and clearly detailed. Some of the contacts related make for astonishing reads and with the lively, vibrant, text one can almost feel the steaming sweat of rider and mount; sense the pounding adrenaline; hear the thundering hooves as a fearful enemy is pursued to battle's inevitable conclusion.

Suffice to say, The Equus Men makes for an engaging read. Trained and utilized as mounted infantry as opposed to cavalry, the Grey's Scouts saw exceptional success in the field. Lightly equipped, they were able to cover great distances at speed, live off the veldt with minimal support and through 'shock action', quickly engage and destroy insurgent forces. Originally a regular formation, the Grey's Scouts were augmented by Territorial and National Service soldiers as the conflict progressed and by 1980, when hostilities ceased, the Regiment numbered some 600 soldiers, both men and women, black and white. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-212430 Black, Jeremy MAPS OF WAR: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onward, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and, later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of land wars, and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war.

Content includes:

* The beginnings of military mapping prior to 1600, such as the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowder.

* The 17th century: The focus is on maps to illustrate war, rather than as a planning tool, and the chapter considers the particular significance of mapping fortifications.

* The 18th century: The growing need for maps on a world scale reflects the spread of European power, and of transoceanic conflict between Europeans. This chapter deals particularly with the American Revolution.

* The 19th century: Key developments included contouring and the creation of military surveying. Subjects include the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War.

* The 20th century: Extended features on the First and Second World Wars, featuring maps detailing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance. Much of the chapter centers on the period from 1945 to the present day, including special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 UK, CONWAY PUBLISHING
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1-68610 Black, Jeremy EUROPEAN WARFARE, 1494-1660 The author looks at the all aspects from the Italian Wars to the end of the firelock, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2002 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE PRESS
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1-80380 Black, Jeremy editor EUROPEAN WARFARE 1453-1815 Contributing authors provide chapters on Warfareduring the Thirty Years War; Gaelic Warfare 1453-1826; Warfare in the Baltic 1500-1800; the Rise ofRussia, Ottoman Warfare 1453-1815, bilbio, index. 1 vol, 287 pgs 1999 NY, ST MARTINS PRESS
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1-62580 Bond, Brian WAR AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE 1870-1970 An absorbing study of the enormous changes in the nature of armed conflict and the impact of war since 1879, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 254 pgs 1998 UK, SUTTON PUBLISHING
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1-194160 Boot, Max The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power The Savage Wars of Peace is a book that is likely to surprise all but the most ardent military history buffs. Once and for all it does away with the myth that before World War Two, America was completely 'isolationist' in its foreign policy. The book focuses on America's many 'smaller' military actions, from the Tripolitan War circa 1801-1803 to the hundred years (1840-1941) that American troops were continuously stationed in China to the Philippine 'Insurrection' (1900-1902) to the many 20th Century American interventions in Latin America.

Surprises abound, the biggest being how Author Max Boot demonstrates that for the most part America's interventions happened for idealistic reasons, rather than the usual stereotype that has the US always watching out for big business interests. Also surprising is Boot's account of how effective America was at fighting anti-guerilla wars, at least up until Vietnam, when our misguided tactics may have actually snatched victory from our grasp. Boot covers each intervention separately, combining politics with actual battle narratives in an excellently readable manner. Colorful figures emerge, like 'The Fight Quaker' Marine General Smedley Butler, who for over thirty years was America's foremost (and most successful) guerilla fighter, only to become a staunch pacifist upon retirement.

Though it is a historical narrative, it is obvious that the author is trying to send a message to today's military leaders, especially in the wake of such misguided post-Vietnam policies as the 'Powell Doctorine.' The message is that America has a duty to continue to fight small wars to make the world a safer place (especially after September 11th), but that it should also not encourage our enemies by cutting and running from such engagements after the first casualties. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2003 US, BASIC BOOKS
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1-200810 Carr, John SPARTA'S KINGS In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th century BC, when Theopompos of the Eurypontid clan emerges as the first recorded Spartan king. At least fifty-seven men held office as Spartan king between Theopompos and the Agiad Kleomenes III who died in 222 BC. For almost all this period the Spartan kingship was primarily a military office, and thus the kings embody much of the military history of Sparta.

Wherever Sparta's main battles took place, there the kings were. Naturally, the character of the particular king would often determine the outcome of a battle or campaign. Leonidas I at Thermopylai was one example. At the other end of the scale the young and unwar-like Pleistoanax twice declined an encounter with the Athenians when sent against that city.

John Carr offers a chronological account of the kings and their accomplishments (or lack thereof), from the founding Herakleidai clan to Kleomenes III and his successor, the dictator Nabis, and the Roman conquest in the middle of the 2nd century BC. The book is not intended to be a complete history of Sparta. It will be a human interest and war story, focusing attention on the kings' personal qualities as well as their (or their generals') military accomplishments and, where applicable, their politics as well. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-198010 Celebi, Katip HISTORY OF THE MARITIME WARS OF THE TURKS This book spans the Turkish Empire's expansion from the conquest of Constantinople to that of Crete, and recounts the story of Barbarossa, whom Suleyman the Magnificent appointed commander of the imperial navy, and many other highlights of Ottoman history. Katip Celebi is one of the classic authors in the Turkish language, and this book is his key historical study. Although it was reprinted numerous times in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, the only previous English edition was a 19th-century translation of the first part of the book.

This new edition comprises a reprint of this text plus new commentary by Svat Soucek, an internationally renowned scholar of naval history. The editor also provides a new introduction and extensive summaries and translates highlights of pertinent passages in the previously untranslated texts.

The few early Turkish editions embellished with lavish illustrations have never been available to general readers, except for those with access to the rare books departments of leading research libraries. This is the first English-language edition to reproduce those illustrations. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2011 US, MARKUS WIENER
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1-60880 Clements, W. H. TOWERS OF STRENGTH:Martello Towers Worldwide Martello towers were built from 1790's thru the1850's, this book with its many photos/illust isthe first comprehensive study of all known towersbuilt by the British, appendicies, biblio, index 1 vol, 192 pgs 1999 UK, LEO COOPER BOOKS
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1-197890 Cocke, Clyde PASS IN REVIEW: An Illustrated History of West Point Cadets: 1794-Present Established in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point is the oldest of the United States's service academies. During nearly 210 years of existence, thousands of cadets have walked its halls. It has long been a leader in establishing traditions that have influenced colleges and universities throughout the United States. In this new book, author Clyde Cocke and photographer Eilene Harkless Moore chronicle the lives, uniforms, events, and traditions of West Point cadets, from dining in the Cadet Mess to strolling the Flirtation Walk.

West Point's Highlanders, the Pipes and Drums of the United States Corps of Cadets, are featured, as is the unique West Point Tartan. Contemporary images blend with seldom-seen artwork from the West Point Museum collection to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the life of USMA cadets. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-84940 Cooke, David BATTLEFIELD YORKSHIRE:Dark Ages-English Civil War 100+ b/w illust/maps, the area that is now Yorkshire was the site of many battles from the Anglo-Saxon vs Vikings, Scottish Invasions and the battles of the ECW. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2006 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-980063 Cowper, Alfred Buellesbach Marcus BATTLESCAPES:A Photograhic Testamemt From Alesia 52 BC to Seelow Heights 1945, the author has photographed 33 famous battle sites. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-81830 Crosby, Alfred W. THROWING FIRE:History of Projectile Technology The author looks at the use of 'fire' weapons andgunpowder weapons throughout history, b/w illust &drawings, biblio, index. 1 vol, 218 pgs 2002 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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1-980028 Crowdy, Terry ENEMY WITHIN, THE:History of Espionage From ancient times to the Cold War and Terrorism. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-980047 Crowdy, Terry ENEMY WITHIN, THE The author traces the history of espionage. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-88250 Davies, Brian WARFARE, STATE & SOCIETY ON THE BLACK SEA STEPPE For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with theCrimean Khanate, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth &Ottoman Empire for mastery of Ukraine and thesteppes of the Black Sea. Maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE PRESS
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1-213250 Dawson, Anthony REAL WAR HORSES: The Experience of the British Cavalry 1814 - 1914 This book concentrates in graphic detail on the experiences of the British cavalry during a century of warfare. That is why it is of such value. It is also compelling reading because it describes, using the words of the cavalrymen of the time, the organization, routines, training and social life of the cavalry as well as the fear and exhilaration of cavalry actions.

Perhaps the most memorable passages record the drama and excitement of cavalry charges and the brutal, confused, often lethal experience of close-quarter combat in a melee of men and horses. Includes 20 illustrations. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-195550 Delgado, James P SILENT KILLERS: Submarines and Underwater Warfare James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the submarine from the bottom up - that is through eerie photographs of subs at the bottom of the sea. In addition, he explores submarine technology, from wooden to iron to steel hulls, from hand-cranked to nuclear-powered propulsion, from candlelight to electricity, from gunpowder 'torpedoes' to nuclear missiles. An esteemed underwater archaeologist and marine historian, Jim Delgado has compiled an extraordinary history of the dragons of the deep. Silent Killers is a triumph that is educational as well as highly entertaining. - Clive Cussler
1 vol, 264 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-72140 Di Cosmo, Nicola editior WARFARE IN INNER ASIAN HISTORY:500-1800 AD Examination of military history from the Turks andUighurs to the Pechenegs, and from the Mongolinvasion of Syria to the Manchu conquest of China,b/w maps/drawings, great biblio, notes, index. 1 vol, 456 pgs 2002 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
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1-191550 Dickie, Ian & Jestice, Phyllis & Rice, Rob S. Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare 1190BC-2000AD Strategy, Weapons, Commanders, and Ships from ancient times to the present. B/w and color illust and maps. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2009 US, THOMAS DUNN BOOKS
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1-25780 Downey, Fairfax CANNONADE Great Artillery Action of History. The Famous Cannons and the Master Gunners. Over 500 years of guns, from the the wagon forts of the Hussites to the 280mm Atomic Cannon shipped to Korea in 1953. includes the great 1453 Ottoman bombard outside Constantinople, cannon at Lutzen 1632, Leuthen 1757, Valmy 1792, Malvern Hill 1862, Port Arthur 1904, and more. Many b/w illustrations, 10 appendices, bibliography, and an index. 1 vol, 381 pgs 1966 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY CO
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1-191390 Duffy, Sean editor The World of the Galloglass Kings, Warlords and Warriors in Ireland & Scotland 1200-1600. The proceedings of a recent Edinburg conference on the role of the Galloglass. Good book, but suffers from a lack of biblio or index. 1 vol, 219 pgs 2007 IRELAND, FOUR COURTS PRES
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2-198750 Dull, Jonathan THE AGE OF THE SHIP OF THE LINE: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815 Softcover version.

For nearly two hundred years huge wooden warships called 'ships of the line' dominated war at sea and were thus instrumental in the European struggle for power and the spread of imperialism. Foremost among the great naval powers were Great Britain and France, whose advanced economies could support large numbers of these expensive ships. This book, the first joint history of these great navies, offers a uniquely impartial and comprehensive picture of the two forces
-- their shipbuilding programs, naval campaigns, and battles, and their wartime strategies and diplomacy.

Jonathan R. Dull is the author of two award-winning histories of the French navy. Bringing to bear years of study of war and diplomacy, his book conveys the fine details and the high drama of the age of grand and decisive naval conflict. Dull delves into the seven wars that Great Britain and France, often in alliance with lesser naval powers such as Spain and the Netherlands, fought between 1688 and 1815. Viewing war as most statesmen of the time saw it -- as a contest of endurance -- he also treats the tragic side of the Franco-British wars, which shattered the greater security and prosperity the two powers enjoyed during their brief period as allies. 1 vol, 268 pgs 2012 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-87490 Elting, John AMERICAN ARMY LIFE: AN HISTORICAL PORTRAIT Looks at the life of the American soldier fromcolonial times to the present. B/W photos.Biblio. 1 vol, 327 pgs 1982 US, Scribners
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1-197400 Featherstone, Donald BOWMEN OF ENGLAND Reprint of a classic. From the 12th to 15th centuries the longbow was the weapon that changed European history more than any other. In the skilled hands of English and Welsh archers it revolutionized all the medieval concepts and traditions of war. No other weapon dominated the battlefield as it did, and it was the winning factor in every major battle from Morlaix in 1342 to Patay in 1429.

Donald Featherstone's study of the English longbow from its early development until the Wars of the Roses is an inspiring and authentic reconstruction in human terms in an age of courage, vitality and endurance. He provides an enthralling footnote to the history of the longbow by recording the engagement in which it was last used - in France in 1940.

1 vol, 164 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-980054 Field, Ron and Bielakowski, Alexander BUFFALO SOLDIERS:African American Troops 1866-1945 This book covers the history of African American soldiers from the ACW thru the Plains Wars to WWI. Finally, it examines their participation in WWII, where almost half a million served. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-902906 Fuhrman, Rolf DER DEUSCHORDEN:Die Armee 1198-1420 Covers the Teutonic Knights from Akkon in the Out-remer to the Baltic. Shows armor, weapons andequipment in never seen before full color details. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2008 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIG
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1-88260 Geza, David & Fodor, Pal OTTOMANS, HUNGARIANS & HABSBURGS IN CENTRAL EUROPE The first part of the book examines the birth anddevelopment of the Hungarian and Habsburg defencesystem. The second part examimes the Ottomanmilitary establishment. Maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 362 pgs 2000 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
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1-79810 Gorsline, Douglas WHAT PEOPLE WORE A visual history of dress from ancient times to20th century America, 1800 line drawings, biblio 1 vol, 269 pgs BONANZA BOOKS
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1-211430 Grau, Lester and Charles K. Bartles MOUNTAIN WARFARE AND OTHER LOFTY PROBLEMS: Foreign Mountain Combat Veterans Discuss Movement And Maneuver, Training And Resupply The United States has been in a mountain war in Afghanistan for almost a decade. Other nations have different, extensive experience in training and conduction mountain combat. Chapters include small and large unit actions, reconnaissance, artillery, small arms fire, logistics, communications, medicine and aviation. Much experience is drawn from Soviet efforts in Afghanistan during the 1980s, and modern Russian army training. The text is complemented by numerous maps and diagrams. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-980042 Gravett, Christopher KNIGHT:Noble Warrior of England Compilation of WARRIOR 48, 35, 58, 104 new intro. 1 vol, 228 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-44290 Guest, Ken and Denise BRITISH BATTLES (57) battles from the Anglo-Saxon wars to the Stuart uprising are depicted, about half are from the ECW period, all are in full color with battle maps, re-enactment photos, a very nice book. 1 vol, 208 pgs 1997 LONDON, HARPER & COLLINS
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1-201680 Hall, Major Mike WITH TRUMPET DRUM AND FIFE: A Short Treatise Covering the Rise and Fall of Military Musical Instruments on the Battlefield The book guides you from the Ancient World to the modern day exploring the origins, developments, and importance of signaling instruments within the context of land battles.

Mike Hall's personal knowledge and experiences of being a Senior Drum Major in the Coldstream Guards add polish and credulity to the content. Reading through the book you will uncover a mine of interesting information about the evolution of Drum and Fife duty, the historical roles of the Drum Major General and the Trumpet Major, status and pecking order of musicians within the military, and the role of the boy drummer. 1 vol, 114 pgs 2012
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1-190560 Hartley, Janet RUSSIA, 1762-1825 The author explores the development of Russian military power with reference to state-building and the cost to society. Hartley ends her book with a discussion of the military colonies . 1 vol, 332 pgs 2009 US, PRAGER PUBLISHERS
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1-198120 Hattendorf, John B THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MARITIME HISTORY Here is an encyclopedia of maritime history that, in scope and depth, rivals the expansiveness of the sea itself. The Encyclopedia covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to Viking sea-raiders, from Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars to the voyages of Cheng Ho, from the European conquerors of the New World to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context, the Encyclopedia shows how seafaring has both reflected and influenced the major economic, cultural, military, and political developments in world history.

In four volumes and nearly 1,000 articles by an international group of historians and naval officers, the Encyclopedia offers a uniquely integrated approach, emphasizing the connections between maritime history and many related fields, including naval history, shipbuilding, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, exploration and maritime geography, oceanography and hydrology, and international maritime law. In so doing, the Encyclopedia provides, in a single reference work, a wealth of information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.

Alphabetical organization, intelligible writing, plentiful illustrations, cross-references, bibliographies, a synoptic outline, and topical index included. 4 vol, 2912 pgs 2007 US, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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2-24290 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. INVINCIBLE GENERALS Profiles of five commanders who changed warfare in 17th-18th century. Gustavus Adolphus, Marlborough, Frederick the Great, George Washington, and Wellington. B/w photos & drawings, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1992 BLOOMINGTON, UNIV INDIANA
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1-203130 Heathcote, T.A. THE MILITARY IN BRITISH INDIA: The Development of British Land Forces in South Asia 1600-1947 Examines British rule in South Asia and the military's position in the constitution of British India. By placing these conflicts clearly in their local context, his account moves away from the Euro-centric approach of many writers on British imperial military history. It provides a greater understanding not only of the history of the British Indian Army but also of the Indian experience, which had such a formative an effect on the British Army itself. This new edition has been fully revised and given appropriate illustrations. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-46980 Hildinger, Erich WARRIORS OF THE STEPPES An account of the campaigns/battles of the Steppe peoples, from the Huns/Goths of the Roman Empire to Mongols of the 16th/17th century, 40 illust. 1 vol, 227 pgs 2001 NY,
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1-42410 Horsfield, John ART OF LEADERSHIP IN WAR, THE:Royal Navy 1800-1945 Contributions to Military History #21: study of British Naval leadership and its development, chapter notes, extensive biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1980 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PRESS
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4-21310 Hughes, Major-General B.P. FIREPOWER:Weapons effectivness on the battlefield Covers 1630-1850, classic work, b/w illust, charts, diagrams, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 1 pgs 1974 NY, CHARLES SCRIVNER
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1-204180 Janin, Hunt and Ursula Carlson MERCENARIES in Medieval and Renaissance Europe In medieval and Renaissance Europe, mercenaries -- professional soldiers who fought for money or other rewards -- played violent, colorful, international roles in warfare.

In this book a large number of vignettes portray their activities in Western Europe over a period of nearly 900 years, from the Merovingian mercenaries of 752 through the Thirty Years' War and 1648. Intended as an introduction to the subject and drawing heavily on contemporary first-person accounts, the book creates a vivid but balanced mosaic of the many thousands of mercenaries who were hired to fight for various employers.

includes appendices, chronology, notes, bibliography, and index.
1 vol, 220 pgs 2014 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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2-90010 Joregensen, Christer et al FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE ORIENTAL WORLD: 1200-1854 Divided into five sections, the text examines the components of the oriental army: the soldier, the equipment, how it was used, tactics and strategy, siege warfare, and naval warfare. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 US, THOMAS DUNNE
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1-32700 Keegan, John THE PRICE OF ADMIRALITY-the evoltion of naval war. The evolution of naval combat from Nelson to the present. B/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 292 pgs 1989 NEW YORK, VIKING PRESS
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1-81350 Kistler, John WAR ELEPHANTS Elephants have fought in armies for more thanthree thousand years, this is the story of theirrole in the history of warfare, 40+ b/w illust,biblio, index. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2005 US, PRAGER PUBLISHING
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2-81350 Kistler, John WAR ELEPHANTS Elephants have fought in armies for more thanthree thousand years, this is the story of theirrole in the history of warfare, 40+ b/w illust,biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2007 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-210610 Knight, Ian MARCHING TO THE DRUMS: Eyewitness Accounts of Battle from the Crimea to the Siege of Mafeking This collection of first-hand accounts, originally featured in turn-of-the-century magazine that was popular during the heyday of empire, provide a vivid and sometimes shocking insight into the brutal realities of warfare for the 19th Century British imperial soldier. Includes cavalry charges at Balaklava and Omdurman, overwhelming odds at Rorke's Drift, and pivotal conflicts as the Sikh Wars, the Crimean War, the Afghan Wars, the Anglo-Zulu War, China, the Sudan, and South Africa. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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2-26460 Koch, H.W. RISE OF MODERN WARFARE, THE 9x12, good overview of the subject, 100's of b/w & color illust, maps, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 1982 NY, CRESENT BOOKS
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1-66570 Kolenda, Christopher editor LEADERSHIP:The Warrior's Art Essays on leadership from Alexander the Great to WWII, biblio, index 1 vol, 320 pgs 2001 US, ARMY WAR COLLEGE
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1-980033 Konstam, Angus SCOURGE OF THE SEAS:Buccaneers, Pirates & Privat's Author tells the story of piracy from the 17th Century to the early 19th Century, color and b/w illustrations throughout. 0 vol, 224 pgs 2007 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-980049 Konstam, Angus PIRACY:The Complete History In this book, pirate expert Angus Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, from Ancient Egypt to Modern times. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-88423 Kostova, Svetlozra RULERS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 9x12, packed with color plates/illust and drawingsof the Sultans of the Osman Gazi Dynasty, detailedaccounts of 20+ Sultans. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2004 BULGARIA, KIBEA PRESS
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1-211090 Krone, Joe BATTLES BEFORE GUNPOWDER: 30 Battles 451 to 1486 Examines 30 battles from Chalons (451) to Bosworth Field (1486), providing background and description of the battle, short biography of the commanders, a diagram of the field, and orders of battle to allow gamers to re-fight them using any rules system. 1 vol, 146 pgs 2016 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-49250 Layriz, Lt. Col Otfried MECHANICAL TRACTION IN WAR First published in 1900 this is an analysis of theuse mechanical traction in war during the Franco-Prussian, Russo-Turkish & South African conflicts,b/w drawings, charts, tables. 1 vol, 102 pgs 1973 LONDON, DAVID & CHARLES
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1-88290 Lev, Yaacov editor WAR & SOCIETY IN THE EASTERN MEDIT'NEAN 600-1400AD Study of the wars of the Arab conquests, Seljukinvasion, Crusades & Mongol incursions. Synthesisof trends in military technology during the periodB/w maps/illust, biblio, notes, index. 1 vol, 412 pgs 1996 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
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1-54420 MacDonald, John GREAT BATTLEFIELDS OF THE WORLD 8.5x11, thirty 3-dimensional computer graphic mapsfrom Cannae to Dien Bien Phu, gazeteer. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1985 NY, COLLIER BOOKS
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1-81770 Machiavelli, Niccolo translated by Henry Neville ART OF WAR, THE Considered his most important work, it remains anauthoritative treatise on the fundementals ofwarfare. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2006 MINELOA, DOVER PUBLICATIO
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1-79620 Macintyre, Donald and Bathe, Basil MAN-OF-WAR: A HISTORY OF THE COMBAT VESSAL Illustrated history of combat vessels from ancientto modern. 300+ illust. & photos, many in color. 1 vol, 272 pgs 1968 US, MCGRAW-HILL
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2-12460 Mahan, Alfred Thayer INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, THE:1660-1805 A classic with maps, index. 1 vol, 558 pgs 1980 BOSTON, LITTLE BROWN CO
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1-198660 Mallison, W.T. Studies in the Law of Naval Warfare: Submarines in General and Limited Wars Volume 66 in the International Law Studies series published by the Naval War College. 1 vol, 230 pgs 1966 US, NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
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1-52260 Manucy, Albert ARTILLERY THROUGH THE AGES A brief illustrated history of Cannon primarilyused in America, many b/w drawings. 1 vol, 96 pgs 1949 DC, GOVERNMENT PRINTING
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2-45600 Marcus, G J A NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND-The Formative Years 1 vol, 494 pgs 1961 BOSTON, LITTLE-BROWN CO.
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1-194660 Matheny, Michael R. Carrying The War To The Enemy Surprising new evidence of operational art among US commanders in World War II and includes 23 b/w illustrations and maps.

Military commanders turn tactics into strategic victory by means of 'operational art,' the knowledge and creative imagination commanders and staff employ in designing, synchronizing, and conducting battles and major operations to achieve strategic goals. Until now, historians of military theory have generally agreed that modern operational art developed between the first and second world wars in Germany and the Soviet Union, not in the United State. Some have even claimed that US forces struggled in World War II because their commanders had no systematic understanding of operational art.

Matheny believes previous studies have not appreciated the evolution of US military thinking at the operational level. Although they may rightly point to the US Army's failure to modernize or develop a sophisticated combined arms doctrine during the interwar years, they focus too much on technology or tactical doctrine. In his revealing account, Matheny shows that it was at the operational level, particularly in mounting joint and combined operations, that senior American commanders excelled-and laid a foundation for their country's victory in World War II.

Matheny draws on archival materials from military educational institutions, planning documents, and operational records of World War II campaigns. Examining in detail the development of American operational art as land, sea, and air power matured in the twentieth century, he shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, US war colleges educated and trained commanders during the interwar years specifically for the operational art they employed in World War II.

After 1945, in the face of nuclear warfare, the American military largely abandoned operational art. But since the Vietnam War, US commanders have found operational art increasingly important as they pursue modern global and expeditionary warfare requiring coordination among multiple service branches and the forces of allied countries. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2011 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-200710 Matthew, Laura and Oudijk, Miche; editors INDIAN CONQUISTADORS -- Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of MesoAmerica The conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading Spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. This book takes into account the role of native peoples as active agents in the Conquest through a review of new sources and more careful analysis of known but under-studied materials that demonstrate the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.

In Indian Conquistadors, leading scholars offer the most comprehensive look to date at native participation in the conquest of Mesoamerica. The contributors examine pictorial, archaeological, and documentary evidence spanning three centuries, including little-known eyewitness accounts from both Spanish and native documents, paintings (lienzos) and maps (mapas) from the colonial period, and a new assessment of imperialism in the region before the Spanish arrival.

This new research shows that the Tlaxcalans, the most famous allies of the Spanish, were far from alone. Not only did native lords throughout Mesoamerica supply arms, troops, and tactical guidance, but tens of thousands of warriors-Nahuas, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and others-spread throughout the region to participate with the Spanish in a common cause.

By offering a more balanced account of this dramatic period, this book calls into question traditional narratives that emphasize indigenous peoples' roles as auxiliaries rather than as conquistadors in their own right. Enhanced with twelve maps and more than forty illustrations. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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2-200710 Matthew, Laura and Oudijk, Miche; editors INDIAN CONQUISTADORS -- Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of MesoAmerica The conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading Spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. This book takes into account the role of native peoples as active agents in the Conquest through a review of new sources and more careful analysis of known but under-studied materials that demonstrate the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.

In Indian Conquistadors, leading scholars offer the most comprehensive look to date at native participation in the conquest of Mesoamerica. The contributors examine pictorial, archaeological, and documentary evidence spanning three centuries, including little-known eyewitness accounts from both Spanish and native documents, paintings (lienzos) and maps (mapas) from the colonial period, and a new assessment of imperialism in the region before the Spanish arrival.

This new research shows that the Tlaxcalans, the most famous allies of the Spanish, were far from alone. Not only did native lords throughout Mesoamerica supply arms, troops, and tactical guidance, but tens of thousands of warriors-Nahuas, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and others-spread throughout the region to participate with the Spanish in a common cause.

By offering a more balanced account of this dramatic period, this book calls into question traditional narratives that emphasize indigenous peoples' roles as auxiliaries rather than as conquistadors in their own right. Enhanced with twelve maps and more than forty illustrations
1 vol, 320 pgs 2007 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-62420 Mayer, LA SARECENIC HERALDRY A fully documented armorial roll of Saracenic sultans and emirs covering Syria, Palestine and Egypt from the end of the crusades to the Ottoman conquest, 70+ plates, biblio, index. 1 vol, 390 pgs 2000 UK, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRS
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1-195910 McGaugh, Scott BATTLEFIELD ANGELS: Saving Lives Under Enemy Fire From Valley Forge to Afghanistan Author, journalist, and USS Midway Museum spokesman Scott McGaugh reveals the riveting stories of the men and women who save lives on the front lines in Battlefield Angels. Told from the point of view of the unsung heroes who slide into bomb craters and climb into blazing ships, this unique look at medicine in the trenches traces the history of the military medical corps and the contributions it has made to America's health, for example, emergency medevac helicopters, hospital designs, and contagious disease prevention. McGaugh also details how the military medical corps has adopted medical science discoveries, field tested them in battle, adapted them, and proved their value. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201040 McNab, Chris AMERICA'S ELITE: US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day America's Elites takes the reader through some of the most dramatic special forces operations in US history, from sniping British commanders during the Revolutionary War to Riverine incursions in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and from demolition missions on D-Day to the SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011. Training and selection procedures are explained in detail, and the book also describes some of the technologies that have separated regular soldiers from their Special Forces counterparts. Illustrated throughout with striking photography and artworks, America's Elites forms the most comprehensive and visually impressive single-volume guide to US Special Forces available.

Contents

* Introduction
* Chapter 1: Colonial and Civil War Warriors
* Chapter 2: Elite Troops of World War II
* Chapter 3: Vietnam and Cold War Special Forces
* Chapter 4: The post-Vietnam Special Operations Forces 1975-2000
* Chapter 5: New Wars
1 vol, 376 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980044 McNab, Chris and Keeter, Hunter TOOLS OF VIOLENCE:Guns, Tanks and Dirty Bombs The authors examine the weapons of modern wars. Judgments are backed up by interviews with those directly involved. B/w and color illust, endnotes,glossary, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-192260 McNabb, Chris Warriors of the World: The Native American Warrior 1500 AD - 1900 AD This illustrated book examines the various tribes that fought both themselves and the various European colonizers across the North American continent, and how the equipment and training of the braves within each tribe developed over time. From the first contact tribes in New England to the remote tribes of the Northwest, the book examines the significant differences between how warriors actually fought, the equipment they used to fight, and the reason why such different combat techniques were used. It also demonstrates the effects of European and American technology on how Native American braves waged war.

With detailed color illustrations and fact-filled accompanying text, Warriors of the World is the essential guide for any enthusiast for the period.

1 vol, 224 pgs 2010 US, THOMAS DUNN BOOKS
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1-213630 Melvin, Mungo SEVASTOPOL'S WARS: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin Founded by Catherine the Great, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defense inspired those who fruitlessly battled the Germans during World War II. Twice the city has faced complete obliteration yet twice it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes.

This volume explores how Sevastopol became the crucible of conflict over three major engagements - the Crimean War, the Russian Civil War, and World War II - witnessing the death and destruction of countless armies yet creating the indomitable 'spirit of Sevastopol.' Weaves together first-hand interviews, detailed operational reports, and battle analysis. 1 vol, 800 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210720 Mott, Christopher FORMLESS EMPIRE, THE: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia Central Asia, a vast region extending from eastern Russia and across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, and western China, has its own tradition of foreign policy rooted in the ancient nomadic culture of many of its peoples as well as the region's distinctive geography. From the thundering hooves of Mongol or Cossack cavalry across the steppes to the clanking of tanks on parade in Moscow or Beijing, elements of this system still cast a shadow on the region at the heart of Earth's largest continent.

By tracing the evolution of Central Asian warfare and diplomacy through a series of historical examples, ranging from the ancient Xiongnu people and medieval Mongol Empire to the fall of the Soviet Union, historian Christopher Mott argues that the original system of informal relationships, indirect rule, and rapid military movement did not entirely fade from the region with the eclipse of the nomadic powers during the Middle Ages. In fact, many states like China, Iran, and Russia had already been influenced by nomadic people, and in so doing adapted their own diplomatic and military policies accordingly.

The book demonstrates that regional histories can show us the variety of political possibilities in the past and how they were adapted to changing circumstances-a point made even more important by the rapid changes facing global security and new forms of empire building. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2015 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-57280 Murphey, Rhoads OTTOMAN WARFARE 1500-1700 Ottoman Warfare is an impressive and original examination of the Ottoman military machine, detailing its success in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Focusing primarily on the evolution of the Ottoman military organization and its subsequent impact on Ottoman society in a period of change, the book redresses the historiographical imbalance in the existing literature, analyzing why the Ottomans were the focus of such intense military concern.Several books have been written on the fiscal, technological, tactical, and political dimensions of Ottoman military history; little has been attempted, however, to recreate or evoke the physical and psychological realities of war as experienced by Ottoman soldiers. Rhoads Murphey seeks to rectify this imbalance, favoring operational matters and providing a detailed study of a number of campaigns: we are offered, for example, vivid descriptions of life in the trenches with the diggers at Baghdad in 1638, who dug a total of five miles at 50 yards a day. Murphey's analysis does not focus on the Ottoman's success or failure in particular campaigns per se; he focuses on understanding the actual process of how the Ottoman military machine worked.This long-awaited work will become the definitive study of Ottoman warfare in the early modern period, and will be invaluable to those studying the Ottoman Empire and early modern European history in general

This book will become the definitive study on thesubject, author details the operational, campaigns& tactics, appendicies, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs LONDON, UNIV OF LONDON PRESS
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2-57280 Murphey, Rhoads OTTOMAN WARFARE 1500-1700 A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by western European states and the focus of much military concern. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in early modern history, Ottoman history, history of the Middle East and North Africa, and for military historians.

This book will become the definitive study on the subject, author details the operational, campaigns & tactics, appendicies, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 278 pgs 1999 NEW BRUNSWICK, RUTGERS
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1-19220 Myatt, Frederick BRITISH INFANTRY, THE:1660-1945 The Evolution Of A Fighting Force, biblio, index. 1 vol, 227 pgs 1983 POOLE, BLANDFORD PRESS
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1-78520 Nafziger, George F. and Walton, Mark W. ISLAM AT WAR: A HISTORY A history from the beginnings of Islam to present. 1 vol, 277 pgs 2003 US, PREAGER PUBLISHERS
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1-62950 Naravane, M.S. BATTLES OF MEDIEVAL INDIA:AD 1295-1850 7.5x10, the author analyzes ten battles fought byor against the Mughals, Rajputs, Marathas and theEast India Company, (22) maps, also section on theSikh & Gurka wars, appendicies, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1996 NEW DELHI, APH PUBLISHING
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1-83870 Nolan, Louis Edward CAVALRY:Its History & Tactics First published in 1853 it had a major impact on Cavalry in the ACW and thru WWI; drawing on the changes from the Napoleonic Wars and India this is much a 1st hand account, Nolan died at Balaklava. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2006 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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2-14360 Norman, A.V.B. and Pottinger, Don ENGLISH WEAPONS AND WARFARE 449-1660 A skillful survey of weapons and warfare from the Anglo-Saxon's to the founding of a Regular Army. B/w line drawings, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1992 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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1-90260 Oman, Charles W.C. BYZANTINE EMPIRE, THE Classic account, and though dated, still presents a detailed account of Byzantine from its 4th century founding to its end. Numerous b/w illust, list of Emperors, index. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2008 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-210080 Ortner, Dr Christian and Fichtenbauer, Peter A HISTORY OF THE AUSTRIAN ARMY: from Maria Theresa to the Present Day The armed forces and the armies that have been formed, deployed and sent to war throughout Austria's history - encompassing, as it has, a range of territorial dimensions and changing political structures - reflect better than any other institution on the political developments within the nation. The armed and 'uniformly' equipped soldier still stands as the embodiment of the state's monopoly on the use of force and the uniform itself is of particular importance in this respect because it identifies him as a member of a very special fellowship. The 'Emperor's Coat', which often comes up in a historical context, has long since been supplanted by the uniform of the Republic but this still remains the most prominent distinguishing feature separating the soldier from the civilian population, and from members of other armies.

The development of the uniforms of Austria's soldiers spans more than three hundred years. Breaks and pauses in the design of the soldiers' dress were the result of adjusting to the practicalities of duty and battle requirements but also of maintaining a pleasing appearance and observing fashion trends. On the other hand, there were efforts to retain continuity and traditions, which in some cases have survived the passage of centuries and are still visible today.

Now, for the first time, the development and complexity of Austria's uniforms, previously known only to aficionados, is opened up to a wider audience in a publication that includes more than 300 original illustrations of uniforms from the 18th century to the present. This book presents pictorial documentation of the appearance of Austrian soldiers throughout the period with the support of essays on Austria's military history. The particularly well-executed illustrations by renowned artists come from the extensive archives of the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum in Vienna and are presented to the general public here for the first time. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2015 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-53480 Pack, James NELSON'S BLOOD:The Story of Naval Rum Humorous, yet scholarly, history of Rum and theRoyal Navy, rum was served from 1655 to 1970, b/wand color illust, appendicies, index. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1982 ANNAPOLIS, NAVAL INST PRS
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2-41560 Parker, Geoffrey MILITARY REVOLUTION, THE Military Innovation and the Rise of the West 1500-1800, Parker details the changes in the military practices of the day, illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 250 pgs 1996 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
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1-196360 Pegler, Martin OUT OF NOWHERE: A History of the Military Sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan The sniper is probably the most feared specialist warrior and the most efficient killer on the battlefield. Endlessly patient and highly skilled, once he has you in his crosshairs, your chances of survival are slim. 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 - including the American Civil War, both world wars, the Vietnam War and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. First-hand accounts from veteran snipers demonstrate their skill and extraordinary courage and show why they are still such a vital part of any war.

Contents
* Acknowledgments and Foreword
* The Sniper in Perspective
* The Rifleman Emerges
* American Civil War and European Wars 1854-1914
* The First World War, the watershed, 1914-1916
* The First World War, the fight back, 1916-1930
* Russian Sniping, 1926-1945
* Germany and the war in Russia. 1941-1945
* The War against Japan, 1941-1945
* The War in Western Europe, 1940-1945
* Limited Wars, 1945-1985
* Vietnam, America's nemesis
* Into the 21st century
* Glossary, Endnotes, Bibliography, and Index 1 vol, 328 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980039 Pegler, Martin SNIPER:History of the US Marksman From the 17th century and the evolution of the rifle to the 21st century. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2007 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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2-980039 Pegler, Martin SNIPER:History of the US Marksman From the 17th century and the evolution of the rifle to the 21st century. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2009 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-203970 Perrett, Bryan WHY THE GERMANS LOST: The Rise and Fall of the Black Eagle This new and exciting publication from seasoned historian and author Bryan Perrett charts the ups and downs of the German army from the days of Frederick the Great to the dying days of World War Two. It passes through the Napoleonic period, takes in the growth of war machinery under the leadership of Clausewitz and Moltke and acquaints the reader with the various victories won against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870.

It then moves forwards into the twentieth century, following the course of the Imperial German army, its successes and ultimate failure in the Great War, its recovery in the inter-war years and its final destruction under the leadership of Hitler.

The book is written for the professional and the general reader alike in the easy, readable style that has ensured Bryan Perrett's international popularity as a military and naval historian. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-24560 Peterson, Harold L. ROUND SHOT AND RAMMERS 10x11, covers all US Muzzle-loading Land Artillery from French-Indian Wars to ACW, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 128 pgs 1969 NY, BONANZA BOOKS
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1-196190 Rashba, Gary HOLY WARS: 3000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land Holy Wars describes 3,000 years of war in the Holy Land with the unique approach of focusing on pivotal battles or campaigns, beginning with the Israelites' capture of Jericho and ending with Israel's last full-fledged assault against Lebanon. Its 17 chapters stop along the way to examine key battles fought by the Philistines, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, and Mamluks -- the latter clash, at Ayn Jalut, comprising the first time the Mongols suffered a decisive defeat.

The modern era saw the rise of the Ottomans, and an incursion by Napoleon who only found bloody stalemate outside the walls of Akko (Acre). The Holy Land became a battlefield again in World War I when the British fought the Turks. The nation of Israel was forged in conflict during its 1948 War of Independence, and subsequently found itself in desperate combat, often against great odds, in 1956 and 1967, and then it was surprised by a massive two-pronged assault in 1973.

By focusing on the climax of each conflict, while carefully setting each stage, Holy Wars allows the reader to examine an extraordinary breadth of military history, glimpsing in one volume the evolution of warfare over the centuries as well as the enduring status of the Holy Land as a battleground. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
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1-199160 Reid, Richard WARFARE IN AFRICAN HISTORY This book examines the role of war in shaping the African state, society, and economy -- the different patterns of military organization through Africa's history; the evolution of weaponry, tactics, and strategy; and the increasing prevalence of warfare and militarism in African political and economic systems. Traces shifts in the culture and practice of war from the first millennium into the era of the external slave trades, and then into the nineteenth century, when a military revolution unfolded across much of Africa. The repercussions of that revolution, as well as the impact of colonial rule, continue to this day. The frequency of coups d'etats and civil war in Africa's recent past is interpreted in terms of the continent's deeper past.

Includes:
* The contours of violence: environment, economy, and polity in African warfare
* Arms in Africa's antiquity: patterns and systems of warfare, to the early second millennium CE
* The military foundations of state and society, to c.1600
* Destruction and construction, c.1600-c.1800
* Transformations in violence: military revolution and the 'long' nineteenth century
* Revolutions incomplete: the old and the new in the modern era. 1 vol, 210 pgs 2012 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-203210 Rihil, Tracey THE CATAPULT: A History The most recognized military device of ancient times and the source of continued fascination and popular appeal, the catapult represented a major shift in the conduct of warfare. The catapult which literally means a device to 'hurl [an object] across' was originally a sort of crossbow invented at the beginning of the fourth century BC in Syracuse.

Bows soon grew to the length of a modern bus, and in due course a completely new and better power source was invented. Instead of compound bows made of stretched sinew and compressed horn, the energy used to launch an object was stored in twisted ropes made of animal sinews: the torsion catapult had arrived. The torsion catapult could strike enemies at a distance with devastating effect, including shooting to and from ships, battering fortifications, and sending projectiles over walls. Catapults of all sizes became part of the regular equipment of the Roman army, and were used for centuries across the length and breadth of the empire to seize territory, and to defend it.

Ancient literary sources and the latest archaeological findings tell the story of this first machine of war. A robust formulaic design allowed a variety of machines and missiles to be used for particular battlefield conditions or military tasks. 61 b/w illust and maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2012 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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2-203210 Rihil, Tracey THE CATAPULT: A History The most recognized military device of ancient times and the source of continued fascination and popular appeal, the catapult represented a major shift in the conduct of warfare. The catapult which literally means a device to 'hurl [an object] across' was originally a sort of crossbow invented at the beginning of the fourth century BC in Syracuse.

Bows soon grew to the length of a modern bus, and in due course a completely new and better power source was invented. Instead of compound bows made of stretched sinew and compressed horn, the energy used to launch an object was stored in twisted ropes made of animal sinews: the torsion catapult had arrived. The torsion catapult could strike enemies at a distance with devastating effect, including shooting to and from ships, battering fortifications, and sending projectiles over walls. Catapults of all sizes became part of the regular equipment of the Roman army, and were used for centuries across the length and breadth of the empire to seize territory, and to defend it.

Ancient literary sources and the latest archaeological findings tell the story of this first machine of war. A robust formulaic design allowed a variety of machines and missiles to be used for particular battlefield conditions or military tasks. 61 b/w illust and maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2012 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-10510 Rodgers, W.L. NAVAL WARFARE UNDER OARS Classic study of naval strategy, tactics and ship design, from the 4th to 16th century, index. 1 vol, 358 pgs 1993 ANNAPOLIS, NAVAL INST PRS
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1-201260 Ross, David VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS An essential reference book for maritime and ship enthusiasts by providing an at-a-glance guide to more than 1200 of the most important ships from the earliest times to the present day -- from the Viking longship through the 16th century galleon to the super carriers and nuclear submarines of the 21st century. Each ship is illustrated with a profile illustration, accompanied by brief details and specifications, and vessels are arranged chronologically and by use to allow easy comparison. Timelines of design and development are also provided on many pages where appropriate, giving a sense of the history of each type of ship. Includes 1200 outstanding color illustrations. 1 vol, 449 pgs 2013 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-203330 Ross, David THE GOLDEN AGE OF SAIL The first capital ships were intended as flagships - conspicuous in their size, flying the banner of an admiral, and acting as a lead vessel to a fleet of smaller craft. But by the end of the 16th century, their value as fighting machines encouraged the maritime countries of Europe to build more big warships.

What followed was three centuries of big-gun sailing warships, before steam power took over. The Golden Age of Sail selects the best of these vessels, from Henry Grace a Dieu, launched in 1514, through to the 19th century ironclad steam-and-sail ships, such as HMS Alexandra and Konig Wilhelm. The book devotes a spread to each featured vessel, with expert text putting each ship into its historical, military and naval context.

Throughout specifications are provided for each ship, with feature boxes outlining development and annotations pointing out particular details. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features. Featuring spectacular color profile artworks, the book celebrates 100 ships from 400 years of nautical history. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2013 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-980041 Rottman, Gordon FUBAR:F***ed Up Beyond all Recognition The Soldier slang from WWII. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-193420 Sadler, John Blood on the Wave: Scotland's Sea Battles From the long oared Norse galleys that swept down through the isles and the sea lochs, to Somerled's birlinns and nyvaigs contesting with those of Godred of Man in a moonlit clash of spears, many of the fiercest battles in Scottish history have been fought at sea. Examining an array of skirmishes from the Wars of Independence to the Napoleonic Wars, the scuttling of the Imperial German Navy at Scapa Flow to the lurking threat of Second World War U-boats and nuclear submarines hunting for Soviet spy ships, John Sadler has created a brilliant, insightful and unique portrait of the Scottish war at sea.

6 x 9.25 inches, 16 pages b/w photos and illustrations. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2010 UK, BIRLINN BOOKS
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2-72570 Sawyer, Ralph FIRE AND WATER A leading scholar in Chinese warfare who has also worked extensively with military and intelligence agencies, Ralph Sawyer here describes in detail the development of water-borne warfare tactics and the use of incendiary weapons -- up to and including the introduction of cannons and muskets -- as pivotal elements in turning the tides of battle in ancient China. Sawyer examines and recounts the most important clashes and epochal conflicts in which these dramatic tactics were employed over the centuries, including the extensive employment of incendiary attacks in river battles. B/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2003 BOULDER, WESTVIEW PRESS
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1-68602 Scheina, Robert LATIN AMERICA'S WARS:Vol 2 1900-2001 The most comprehensive work available on Latin American Military History, 20+ b/w illust/maps. 1 vol, 530 pgs 2004 LONDON, BRASSEY'S INC
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1-79390 Schimmelpenninck, David editor REFORMING THE TSAR'S ARMY This volume examines how Imperial Russia's armedforces sought to adapt to the challenges of modernwarare from Peter the Great to the Revolution. 1 vol, 374 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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2-63202 Seymour, William BATTLES IN BRITAIN:1642-1746 vol 2 An account of all the battles 1642-1746, maps, b/willust, index, biblio. 1 vol, 232 pgs 1975 NY, HIPPOCRENE BOOKS
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1-193480 Sheppard, Ruth EXTRAORDINARY HEROES - Amazing Stories of Victoria Cross and George Cross Recipients The Victoria and George Crosses are the highest military and civil decorations of the United Kingdom, awarded for gallantry. The Victoria Cross, introduced in 1856, is awarded to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries for valor in the face of the enemy, while the George Cross was introduced during World War II so that civilians could also be awarded for acts of heroism, or conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger. There have been 1,356 Victoria Crosses awarded, and there have been 406 recipients of the George Cross since 1940.

In November 2010 a major new gallery opened at the Imperial War Museum London, with the world's largest collection of Victoria Crosses, belonging to Lord Ashcroft, went on display for the first time alongside the Imperial War Museum's existing collection of both Victoria Crosses and George Crosses. The Lord Ashcroft Gallery tells the stories of those men and women who were awarded medals for gallantry and brings to life the experiences of those who fought, served and died in the line of duty, whether on the front line or on the home front. This book reveals the fear and danger faced and overcome by all these ordinary men and women who became extraordinary heroes. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-73160 Smith, Digby PRUSSIAN ARMY TO 1815, THE 6x9, 100+ b/w & color illust highlight this studyof the Prussian Army from 1571 to 1815, detailsthe 'colors/standards' of each regiment, majorityof the illust seen here for the first time. 1 vol, 350 pgs 2004 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-74850 Soar, Hugh CROOKED STICK, THE:History of the Longbow The complete story of this legendary weapon from its earliest use. The author a specialist on this weapon uses primary and secondary sources, 80 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2004 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-205990 Somogyi, Gyozo HUNGARIAN MILITARY FLAGS The story of the military flags of Hungary drawn in this book by the Kossuth-prize winning author represents the history of Hungary from 800 AD until today in three distinct eras:

* Ancient Hungarian flags (800-1000) extending from the depiction of the Turul totem animal on the main standard of the Atilla clans to the red and silver striped coats of arms of the ruling Arpad-dynasty.
* Kingdom of Hungary (1000-1800) with its Christian symbolism. The main flag motives of this era: the red-silver Arpad stripes, the apostolic double cross on top of a green triple mound over a red background and the figure of Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Hungarians.
* End of the 18th century, when the three-color banner, the Hungarian national tricolor was born, using the red, silver and green colors of the national coat of arms. Its variants mean the Hungarian flag; the state flag if decorated with the coat of arms, national flag without the coat of arms and a military flag with the colors placed in a wolf tooth pattern.

Very little text. Cover-to-cover color illustrations with captions in Hungarian and English. Series presents the military culture, weaponry and warfare spanning various historical periods. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2014 HUNGARY
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1-206000 Somogyi, Gyozo THE ARMY OF KING MATTHIAS 1458-1526 Uniform guide to Hungary's Army of King Mathias 1458-1526.

Very little text. Cover-to-cover color illustrations with captions in Hungarian and English. Series presents the military culture, weaponry, and warfare spanning various historical periods. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2014 HUNGARY
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1-206010 Somogyi, Gyozo THE ARMY OF TRANSYLVANIA 1559-1690 The Hungarian state, founded in 896 AD, became the Christian Kingdom of Hungary from 1000 AD on. It covered the entire area of the Carpathian basin, including uniting with Croatia under the holy crown, until 1920.

This book in the series covers the uniforms of the Army of Transylvania 1559-1690.

Very little text. Cover-to-cover color illustrations with captions in Hungarian and English. Series presents the military culture, weaponry, and warfare spanning various historical periods. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 HUNGARY
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1-206020 Somogyi, Gyozo THE HUNGARIAN MILITARY 1768-1848 Hungarian military uniforms 1768-1848.

Very little text. Cover-to-cover color illustrations with captions in Hungarian and English. Series presents the military culture, weaponry, and warfare spanning various historical periods. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2014 HUNGARY
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1-206490 Somogyi, Gyozo WARRIORS OF THE HUNGARIAN FRONTIER 1526 - 1686 After the Hungarian army suffered defeat in the 1526 Battle of Mohacs and the death of King Louis, the Ottomans only took parts of Hungary. In 1541, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered Buda and center of Hungary, adding it to the Ottoman Empire. For the next 150 years, constant war and sieges occurred between Ottoman and Habsburg empires, especially among border fortresses. The Ottoman attack on Vienna in 1683 ended in defeat and the Habsburgs slowly reconquered Hungary over the next several years as the Ottoman army suffered loss after loss.

This book illustrates Hungarian and Turkish military uniforms and weaponry of the period. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2014 HUNGARY
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1-62630 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS:Invasions of North America Covers the periods 1565-1684, 1687-1748 and 1748-1765, study of the European conquest of North America, maps/illust, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 282 pgs 1995 NY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
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2-62630 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS:Invasions of North America Covers the periods 1565-1684, 1687-1748 and 1748-1765, study of the European conquest of NorthAmerica, maps/illust, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 282 pgs 1994 NY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
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1-88230 Stevens, Carol RUSSIA'S WARS OF EMERGENCE 1460-1730 Putting Peter the Great's military success into historical perspective the author examines the growth of Russia and its Army. Includes a glossary maps, biblio, index and comprehensive chronology. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2007 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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1-62150 Stevens, Joseph E. AMERICA'S NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARKS:A Guide Contains thirty-eight chapters covering each parkin the National Park System, (52) maps portraytroop movement, b/w photos/drawings, index 1 vol, 336 pgs 1990 NORMAN, UNIV OF OKLAHOMA
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1-81960 Subramanian, Lakshmi MEDIEVAL SEAFARERS OF INDIA 1500-1800 Nice little book, not a lot of 'military stuff' but snippets here & there, the appendices are worth the price as is the cover art. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2005 INDIA, ROLI BOOKS
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1-195001 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 1 This new journal covers the artillery and military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings.

The debut issue has two main themes: Horse Artillery from Contemporary Texts, and, Ordnance Texts in Context

Theme One - Horse Artillery from Contemporary Texts
The use of horse artillery still cause a great deal of debate even today. These translations and extracts from 18th and 19th century contemporary texts.

* Smola (1827) translated by Digby Smith compares the horse artillery of different countries to the Cavalry Artillery of Austria. [SOJ 1(01)

* Hoyer (1798) translated by Geert van Uythoven gives a historical context for the development of horse artillery.

* Rouvroy (1802) translated by Geert van Uythoven gives an important discussion of best uses of horse artillery.

Theme Two - Ordnance Texts in Context
When interpreting Ordnance Texts, the origin of the information and context that they were written is important. Often the information can be much older than it first appears.

* Captain Ralph Willet Adye RA wrote the first edition of his important primer in 1800 and eventually 8 editions were written. Half of the famous 1813 7th edition was compiled by Captain William Granville Eliot. By the time of the 1827 8th edition much of the information was obsolete. [SOJ 1 (02), SOJ 1 (04) and SOJ 1(R01)]

* Tousard (1809) The American Artillerist Companion is an important source of information on 18th century artillery and military engineering being based upon both English and French Texts. This is a reprint of the important article by Donald Graves by kind permission of the Journal of Canadian Arms Collecting.

* A collection of biographies of various important Austrian, French and Saxon Artillerymen.

1 vol, 120 pgs 2011 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195002 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 2 This journal covers the artillery or military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings.

Theme One - Gribeauval
Jean-Baptiste Vacquette de Gribeauval (1715-89) is an interesting man who survived the Salon politics of France despite his background of being a poor non-noble birth through the patronage of a number of powerful men.

* Chronology of Gribeauval gives a timeline view of his life. [Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(01)]

* A short biography of Gribeauval in German can be seen in Issue one of this journal translated by Digby Smith.

* The Piccard (1816) and Hennebert (1896) are both important biographies of Gribeauval that are among the supporting material for the journal.

* He had trained at the Artillery School at La Fere before serving in the French Corps- Royal de l'Artillerie then the Corps des Mineurs. [See Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(02)]

* In 1748, he designed the Gribeauval Garrison Carriage that was tested and rejected by the French Artillery. A modified form was used by the Austrians in their defense of Schweidnitz in 1762. [See Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(04)]

* Before he joined Austrian service in 1758, Gribeauval strongly objected to the regiment artillery. [Digby Smith, translator (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(05)]

* In 1758, he was seconded to the Corps of Engineers in the Austrian armies. [See Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(03)]

* In March 1762, Gribeauval while still serving with the Austrian Army wrote a short report in response to the 18 questions from the French Secretary of State for War. These as can be seen in the original French [See Hennebert (1896)] and the translation by Digby Smith shows clearly that they were very general in nature. [Digby Smith, translator (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(06)]

* His work from 1763 until his death in 1789 when he returned to France will no doubt be for the future. He is best known to modern readers for overseeing the modernization of French ordnance and artillery organization from 1765. Much of his active service was in artillery administration, engineering and mining. There being no distinction made between the branches of technical services at this time.

Theme Two - Confederation of the Rhine Artillery
This is the first of a series of papers on European artillery systems that encompass the 18th to the mid 19th century. It is important to look at the extent equipment as well as the written word. The artillery of the Lesser German States that fought for Napoleon in the Confederation of the Rhine had a number of very innovative artillery systems that were derived from and often copied by the great powers of Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and Russia. This has been mostly overlooked. The three papers presented here show the organization, equipment and some of the history of the artillery of Wurttemberg and Saxony.

* Digby Smith translation of the History of Wurttemberg Artillery 1757-1815 shows the innovation in the artillery arm by this small country. [Digby Smith (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(07)]

* We are fortunate that John Cook has provided his photographs of M1809 Wurttemberg Ordnance that illustrate the translation by Digby Smith. These photos are by permission of [John Cook and Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(08)]

* Gerard Cronin and Stephen Summerfield outline the ordnance, uniform and the drill of the Saxon Horse Artillery. [Gerard Cronin and Stephen Summerfield (Dec 2010) SOJ 2(09)]


1 vol, 104 pgs 2011 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195003 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 3 This journal to covers the artillery or military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings.

Theme One: Austrian Artillery

* Digby Smith explains in his introduction to his translation of Dolleczek (1887) the innovations since the 15th century to the mid 19th century when the Liechtenstein System was finally abandoned after a century. The translation is split into 6 parts.

* The Liechtenstein system kept up with the innovations including reducing windage, the reduction in decorations and the introduction of shell guns [long barrelled howitzers]. These are illustrated by photographs of extent gun barrels and carriages by Dr. Stephen Summerfield.

Theme Two: Saxon Artillery

* Dr Martin Kloffler explores Saxon fortress ordnance in the context of the Prussian siege of Torgau in 1813. [Translated by Digby Smith]

* Gerard Cronin and Dr Stephen Summerfield discusses the Saxon M1810 ordnance, uniforms and at Gross Beeren (23 August 1813).

Theme Three: British Artillery in the Peninsular

* Anthony Dawson explores the use and equipment of British Mountain Artillery in the Peninsular War.

* Sir Alexander Dickson RA wrote in 1823 'Answer to Questions on the Royal Artillery in 1823' that is reprinted in full with additional notes by Dr. Stephen Summerfield.

* Seven reports and memorandums from Volume 1 of the Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institute on the organization and equipment of the Royal Artillery. 1 vol, 114 pgs 2011 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195004 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 4 This journal to covers the artillery or military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings. This issue concentrates on 18th Century artillery with four main themes:

Prussian Artillery of Frederick the Great
* Extracts of Milinowski and Bonin (1841) Geschichte der Brandenburg-Preussischen Artillerie, Volume I - translated by Digby Smith.
* The 'Instructions of Frederic the Great for the Artillery of his Army' - translated by Geert van Uythoven.

French Ordnance (1550-1789)
* The chronology of French Ordnance is constructed by Dr Stephen Summerfield covering the Calibres des France (M1550, M1661, M1685), M1732 Valliere, and the M1765 Gribeauval System modified up to 1789 by Rostaing and Manson.
* The enlightening 'Discussion of the Gribeauval System' - translated by Tim Mahon extracted from Fave, Histoire de l'artillerie.

Royal Artillery in the Netherlands 1705 & 1794
* Stephen Ede-Borrett has transcribed a series of manuscripts dealing with the Royal Artillery under Marlborough during the War of Spanish Succession.
* Garry Wills of Caseshot Publishing has transcribed and annotated a series of very interesting documents on the Royal Artillery in the Austrian Netherlands and the United Provinces in 1794.

Spanish Artillery (1745-1808)
* A series of papers by Dr Stephen Summerfield upon Spanish Artillery and Ordnance. Interestingly the Gribeauval System was introduced by Jean II Maritz in 1769 and the Spanish 8-pdr horse guns were bored out Gribeauval 4-pdrs.
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1-195005 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 5 This volume is a special Waterloo issue. In general, SOJ covers artillery and military engineering from the 30 Years War to the Franco-Prussian War and includes six pages of color illustrations and many b/w illust/drawings.

Articles include: Waterloo Artillery
* Lt-Col Townend RA gives an informative introduction to the Artillery at Waterloo.
* Waterloo is one of the most written about battles but the role of the artillery is still poorly understood and controversial. Much of this revolves the letter written by the Duke of Wellington on 21 December 1815 that accused the Royal Artillery of cowardice and despite the evidence is repeated even in books published recently.
* David Wright revisits the Tactical Deployment of the Royal Horse Artillery at Waterloo as described by Maj-Gen BP Hughes.
* Stephen Summerfield gives an overview of The Board of Ordnance and Army Supply in 1815 and British Artillery at Waterloo.
* Erwin Muilwijk gives details upon the Netherlands Artillery at Waterloo.

Horse Artillery [Part 2]
* This carries on the discussion of the role of horse artillery with papers by Hume upon the Classification of Artillery.
* Digby Smith translated Scharnhorst's comments upon Horse Artillery.
* Stephen Summerfield explores Towards Tactical Mobility and Napoleonic Horse Artillery.
* Anthony Dawson and Stephen Summerfield demonstrate that the Origins of British Horse Artillery pre-dates 1793 when it received the Royal Warrant.

Prussian Artillery of Napoleonic Wars
* Digby Smith continues his translation of the Geschichte der Brandenburg Preussischen Artillery [History of the Prussian Artillery] by Milnowsky and Bonin (1841).

French Gribeauval and AnXI Cannon (1791-1828)
* Stephen Summerfield gives a chronology for French cannon over the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
* The Notes on Artillery dictated by Napoleon translated by F.E.B. Laws justifies replacing of the Gribeauval System by the AnXI System. 1 vol, 108 pgs 2012 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195006 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 6: Prussian 18th Century Artillery - British, French, Prussian and Spanish Theme One: Prussian 18th Century Artillery
The translation of Bleckwenn's important work on the Prussian Artillery of the Seven Years War by Digby Smith is matched by the magnificent scale plans and research by Christian Rogge looking at Prussian Ordnance from 1717 ...until the start of the Seven Years War.

Theme Two: Saxon and Piedmont Quick Fire Guns
Christian Rogge assisted by Stephen Summerfield and Giovanni Cerino-Badone investigate the interesting subject of Saxon quick fire guns of the mid-18th century.

Theme Three: Battalion Guns and Amusettes in the Netherlands, 1793-95 Garry Wills looks again at the role of British battalion guns. In two separate papers, Garry Wills and Paul Demet examine the use of amusettes at Boxtel.

Theme Four: Gunfounder's Tricks
Drs. J.R. Verbeek discusses the reasons for Jan Verbruggen being dismissed from The Hague for using screws and other methods to repairs of solid cast cannon. He then was employed by the Royal Brass Foundry in Woolwich. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2012 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195007 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 7: British and Prussian Horse Artillery Section 1: Monhaupt's 'About the use of horse artillery'
The Prussian GL von Monhaupt (1775-...1835) wrote an in-depth thesis on horse artillery in about 1808 and included historical examples, about the use of horse artillery. When writing this thesis, Monhaupt had already sixteen years experience in the Prussian army, and had participated in several campaigns, not without distinction. As such, this thesis gives an interesting insight in the contemporary views about the horse artillery, and its use in battle, in relation to the other arms. Translated by Geert van Uythoven.

Section 2: The British 6-Pdr as a Gun for the Horse Artillery
The British Light 6-pdr was extensively put through scientific tests and compared to the Prussian 6-pdr in 1822. They found the British Light 6-pdr to be a excellent piece for the horse artillery. Translated by Geert van Uythoven.

Section 3: Napoleonic Ordnance Weight and Range Tables
A collection of tables and information compiled and translated by Alexander Zhmodikov and Stephen Summerfield focussing upon Russian Artillery, the mobility of artillery and ranges.

Section 4: Prussian Napoleonic Artillery
A series of contemporary papers translated by Geert van Uythoven dealing with the use of howitzers and the use of heavy guns in Prussian service. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2012 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195008 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 8: FRENCH AND RUSSIAN ARTILLERY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR This issue has five themes: French 1827 Valee Field Ordnance (1827-1853), French Ordnance of the Crimean War including the 'Napoleon' 12cm Canon-Obusier, Ordnance at the Siege of Sebastopol, Russian Crimean M1838 Ordnance and M1850 Light 12-pdr and British, French and Spanish Mountain Guns and Howitzers. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2015 UK, KEN TROTMAN
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1-195009 Summerfield, Dr Stephen editor SMOOTHBORE ORDNANCE JOURNAL VOL 9: FRANCO-PRUSSIAN AND KRUPP ARTILLERY This issue has five themes: Field Siege Artillery in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and the first example of aerial combat during the Siege of Paris, 1870; Rifled Muzzle Loaders of the French La Hitte System, the Austrian M1863 Lenk system and other European RMLs; Prussian Krupp Rifled Breech Loading Field Guns (1859-80); Russian Krupp Rifled Breech Loading Ordnance; Spanish Smoothbore Field Ordnance (1827-1861), M1859 Muzzle Loading Rifled Artillery, Spanish Krupp Steel and Compressed Bronze Breech Loading Rifle Cannon. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2015 UK, KEN TROTMAN
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1-62480 Thornton, John K. WARFARE IN ATLANTIC AFRICA 1500-1800 Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 investigates the impact of warfare on the history of Africa in the period of the slave trade and the founding of empires.
It includes the discussion of:
* the relationship between war and the slave trade
* the role of Europeans in promoting African wars and supplying African armies
* the influence of climatic and ecological factors on warfare patterns and dynamics
* the impact of social organization and military technology, including the gunpowder revolution
* case studies of warfare in Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Benin and West Central Africa

1 vol, 208 pgs 2000 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-46320 Tolley, Kemp YANGTZE PATROL:The US Navy in China A history of the Patrol by a naval officer who was one the 'River Rats', a colorful look at this era from 1854 to 1941, b/w illus/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2000 ANNAPOLIS, US NAVAL INST
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2-33400 Toman, Karel MILITARY UNIFORMS AND WEAPONS An illustrated survey of military dress, arms and practice through the ages. Hundreds of b/w and color illustrations, large 10x14 format. 1 vol, 166 pgs 1964 LONDON, PAUL HAMLYN
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1-46720 Toy, Sidney CASTLES:Their Construction and History Nearly (200) b/w illust illustrate this look at Castles from Ancient times to the 16th century, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1985 NY, DOVER PUBLICATIONS
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2-980029 Turnbull, Stephen SAMURAI AND THE SACRED An examination of spiritual world of the Samurai, from their attachment to Shinto and Buddhism to Confuciusism, Christianity and Folk Religion. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980056 Turnbull, Stephen STRONGHOLDS OF THE SAMURAI:Japanese Castles Covers the entire period of Japanese Castle development 250-1877. With unpublished photos from the author's private collection and full-color artwork, including detailed cutaways. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980010 Turnbull, Stephen illust by Angus Mcbride SAMURAI:The World of the Warrior 10.5x7.5, full color throughout. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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2-980010 Turnbull, Stephen illust by Angus Mcbride SAMURAI:The World of the Warrior 10.5x7.5, full color throughout. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2006 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-49810 Tylden, Major HORSES AND SADDLERY An account of the animals used by the British and Commonwealth Armies from the 17th century to the present day, also extensive description of their equipment, b/w & color illust/drawings, biblio. 1 vol, 276 pgs 1980 LONDON, J.A. ALLEN & COMP
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1-37040 Tzu, Sun translated by Ralph D. Sawyer ART OF WAR Sawyer places this classical work on strategy in its proper historical context with a portrait of Sun-Tzu's era and an outline of several battles of the period, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 365 pgs 1994 BOULDER, WESTVIEW PRESS
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2-86460 Urban, William BAYONETS FOR HIRE: Mercenaries at War 1550-1789 Mercenaries were during this period well-equipped, well-trained and in demand; the author examines their contributions and their constantly evolving role, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2007 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-197360 Urban, William MATCHLOCKS TO FLINTLOCKS: Warfare in Europe and Beyond 1500-1700 In the early modern world three dominant cultures of war were shaped by a synergy of their internal and external interactions. One was Latin Christian Western Europe. Another was Ottoman Islam. The third, no less vital for so often being overlooked, was east-central Europe: Poland/Lithuania, Livonia, Russia, and the freebooting Cossacks -- a volatile mix of variations on a general Christian theme.

William Urban's fascinating narrative is an integrated account of early modern war at the sharp end: of campaigns and battles, soldiers and generals. Temporally it extends from the French invasion of Italy in 1494 to Austria's Balkan victories culminating in the 1718 Treaty of Peterwardein. Geographically it covers ground from the Low Countries to the depths of the Ukraine.

That narrative in turn focuses Urban's major analytical points: the replacement of 'crowd armies' by professionals, and the professionals' integration into crown armies: government-supervised, bureaucratized institutions. The key to this process was the mercenary. Originally recruited because the obligations of feudal levies were too limited, mercenary forces evolved operationally into skilled users of an increasingly complex gunpowder technology in ever more complex tactical situations. By the end of the seventeenth century, soldiers were identifying with the states and the rulers they served.

1 vol, 304 pgs 2011 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-191580 Uyar, Nsut and Erikson, Edward J. MILITARY HISTORY OF THE OTTOMANS:Osman to Ataturk This study tracks the growth of the Ottoman Army as a professional institution from the perspective of the Ottomans themselves. B/w ilust, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2009 US, PREAGER PUBLISHERS
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2-73450 van Greveld, Martin SUPPLYING WAR:Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton Drawing on a very wide range of unpublished and previously unexploited sources, Martin van Creveld examines the 'nuts and bolts' of war. He considers the formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, often mentioned (but rarely explored) by the vast majority of books on military history. By concentrating on logistics rather than on the more traditional tactics and strategy, van Creveld is also able to offer an original reinterpretation of military history. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2004 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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1-47580 various JOURNAL OF THE SOC FOR ARMY HIST'CAL RESEARCH:V1 Contains a wealth of information on the BritishArmy, covers 9/1921-12/1922 1 vol, 292 pgs 1973 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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1-980097 various artists DOGFIGHT:Aviation Postcard Collection A collection of the best Osprey artwork in a set of 40 8x5.5 stunning postcards in an attractive presentation box. All the well know Osprey Artists are included. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-980098 various artists BATTLE-Scenes from history's greatest conflicts. A collection of the best Osprey artwork in a set of 40 8x5.5 stunning postcards in an attractive presentation box. All the well know Osprey Artists are included. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-64340 Viollett-Le-Duc, E. new intro by Dr. Duffy ANNALS OF A FORTRESS, THE: 80+ b/w illust chart this study of the development of fortification and the art of siege for the past twenty-two centuries, biblio, index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2000 LONDON, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-58970 Wandycz, Pitor S. PRICE OF FREEDOM:History of East Central Europe A study of Poland, Czechslovakia and Hungary fromthe early Middle Ages to 1990, good biblio, index. 1 vol, 330 pgs 1992 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-16960 Weigley, Russell F. AGE OF BATTLES, THE The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. The author explores strategic warfare and military thinking. Includes b/w maps, bibliography, and an index. 1 vol, 578 pgs 1991 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-980099 Windrow, Martin OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS:A Celebration This Book is a special volume detailing some of the wonderful artwork that has graced Osprey's MAA Beautifully presented in luxurious cloth, embossed and foil blocked. Covers Ancient to Modern Warfare 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-44360 Windrow, Martin & Wilkinson, Fred illus G. Emleton UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, THE Fourteen studies in campaign life from AD 43-1944 present the life of the common soldier each study highlighted by a color plate, chpt. notes, index. 1 vol, 264 pgs 1971 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY CO
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1-65540 Winters, Gerald BATTLING THE ELEMENTS:Weather & Terrain in War The author along with several others examine the connection between major battles in world history and what role weather, climate and vegetation etc, 50+b/w maps, 20+ photos/drawings, biblio, index 1 vol, 336 pgs 2001 BALTIMORE, JOHNS HOPKINS
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1-49090 Wise, Terrance FORTS AND CASTLES The story of Defence Works from Ancient times WWIIb/w & color drawings, sketches, plans, illustincludes a (25) page index of sites in the UK. 1 vol, 152 pgs 1972 LONDON, ALMARK PUBLISHING
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1-980045 Wright, Derrick HELL IN THE PACIFIC Contains works from CAMPAIGNS 81, WARRIOR 95 and 112 along with new material. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-196630 Wright, Dr. John A HISTORY OF WAR SURGERY Dr. John Wright charts the evolution of war surgery from ancient times to the present day, investigating its breakthroughs, its pitfalls, and the people and conflicts that have shaped it. But above all, this is a personal history, calling on the first-hand accounts of the surgeons, soldiers, medics, nurses, stretcher-bearers, and many others who have served in battle and come face-to-face with its most appalling horrors.

This is not a book for the faint-hearted, it is one that searches for and delivers the truth about those who, with unerring skill, courage and determination, endeavor to undo the terrible damage we habitually inflict upon ourselves.

The book is illustrated with 150 often graphic images of war surgery up to the twenty-first century. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, AMBERLEY
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