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  • 21st Century Corbett: Maritime Strategy and Naval Policy for the Modern Era, Paperback
    21st Century Corbett is a collection of essays demonstrating the critical role Sir Julian Corbett played in the development of maritime strategy and sea power theory in the early twentieth century. His close connections with Mahan and Sims helped reinforce the trans-Atlantic axis of education and th..
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  • Air Commanders, Paperback
    Air Commanders combines short military biographies and operational analyses to reveal how the personalities, attitudes, and life experiences of twelve outstanding U.S. airmen shaped the central air campaigns in American history. From Gen. Carl -Tooey- Spaatz, who began his career in World War I, to ..
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  • Airpower Reborn: The Strategic Concepts of John Warden and John Boyd, Hardcover
    Airpower Reborn offers a conceptual approach to warfare that emphasizes airpower�s unique capability to achieve strategic effects. Six world-leading theorists argue that a viable strategy must transcend the purely military sphere, view the adversary as a multi-dimensional system, and pursue systemic..
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  • American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms, Paperback
    Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America--from the Revolution to the present--through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to s..
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  • Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts, Hardcover
    �This book should be read by all practitioners and serious students of national security as the guide for avoiding failures and miscalculations in using American military power.� �Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989�1993) and 65th Secretary of StateAnatomy o..
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  • B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War, Paperback
    This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War II, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By t..
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  • Bell 47/H-13 Sioux Helicopter: Military and Civilian Use, 1946 to the Present, Hardcover
    Famously pictured in the opening credits of the popular television series M.A.S.H., Bell's Model 47 helicopter was the first helicopter certified for civilian use in March 1946 and went on to serve a wide variety of military and civilian applications. With its signature bubble canopy, the Model 47, ..
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  • Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, Paperback
    In 2014, a resurgent and bellicose Russia took over Crimea and fueled a civil war in Eastern Ukraine; post-Saddam Iraq lost a third of its territory to an army of hyper-violent millennialists; and the peace process in Israel seemed to completely collapse. In short, the post-Cold War security order t..
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  • China as a Polar Great Power, Paperback
    China has emerged as a member of the elite club of nations who are powerful at both global poles. Polar states are global giants, strong in military, scientific, and economic terms. The concept of a polar great power is relatively unknown in international relations studies; yet China, a rising power..
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  • Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Paperback
    Some have claimed that ``War is too important to be left to the generals,`` but P. W. Singer asks ``What about the business executives?`` Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. ..
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  • Corsair Aces of World War 2, Paperback
    The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to co..
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  • Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, Hardcover
    An alarming message from an award-winning journalist with unprecedented access to the highest naval officers in America and China and their ships and weapons, this is a chilling look at the ``warm war`` over control of the South China Sea--one that is threatening to flare into full-scale conflict. O..
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  • Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank, Paperback
    The Soviet T-35A is the only five-turreted tank in history to enter production. With a long and proud service history on Soviet parade grounds, the T-35A was forced to adapt to the modern battlefield when the Second World War broke out. Outclassed and outdated, the T-35A tried to hold its own agains..
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  • Fighting Power: German and U.S. Army Performance, 1939-1945, Paperback
    Analyses the performance of two key parties engaged in fighting during World War II. NUME CARTE: Fighting Power: German and U.S. Army Performance, 1939-1945, PaperbackISBN: 0313091579PRET EDITURA: 230.99AUTOR(i): Martin Van CreveldEDITURA: Greenwood PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 198..
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  • Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy, Hardcover
    Gray presents an inventive treatise on the nature of strategy, war, and peace, organized around forty maxims. This collection of mini-essays will forearm politicians, soldiers, and the attentive general public against many--probably most--fallacies that abound in contemporary debates about war, peac..
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  • Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy, Paperback
    Colin Gray presents an inventive treatise on the nature of strategy, war, and peace, organized around forty maxims. This collection of mini essays will forearm politicians, soldiers, and the attentive general public against many--probably most-- fallacies that abound in contemporary debates about wa..
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  • Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict, Hardcover
    In 1914, as Germany mobilized for war, Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg remarked to the country�s legislators, �If the iron dice must roll, then God help us.� War has often been compared to a game of dice or a lottery. But just as frequently, war has been compared to a game of pure strategy ..
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  • Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons, Hardcover
    ``A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows.`` - Hampton Sides In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout Europe, yet Allied na..
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  • Legacy Hornets: Boeing's F/A-18 A-D Hornets of the USN and USMC, Hardcover
    This book is a concise, illustrated history of the US Navy and Marine Corps' most versatile jet strike fighter, the Boeing F/A-18 A-D Legacy Hornet. Presenting an historical perspective of the Legacy Hornet from its origins through today's use in the fleet, this edition explores the aircraft's vario..
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  • Long Journeys Home: American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Hardcover
    In the modern history of American veterans, it is sometimes difficult to separate myth from fact. The men and women who served in World War II are routinely praised as heroes; the ``Greatest Generation,`` after all, triumphed over fascism and successfully reentered postwar society. Veterans of the V..
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  • Mahan on Naval Warfare, Paperback
    Naval historians and maritime students alike will welcome this fascinating compendium of writings by one of the world's most influential and respected experts on naval warfare. Considered by many the greatest of all naval theorists, Admiral Mahan was revered by his contemporaries (including Kaiser W..
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  • Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42, Hardcover
    Neglected Skies uses a reconsideration of the clash between the British Eastern Fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy�s First Air Fleet in the Indian Ocean in April 1942 to draw a larger conclusion about declining British military power in the era. In this book, Angus Britts explores the end of Briti..
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  • Northrop YF-23 ATF, Paperback
    Author Paul Metz, Chief Test Pilot for the Northrop YF-23 ATF stealth fighter program, provides a detailed look at the YF-23's construction, flight test program, engines, and performance specs. While the competing Lockheed YF-22 was eventually chosen by the USAF, the YF-23 ATF proved to be a very ca..
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  • Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, Paperback
    When do states acquire nuclear weapons? Overturning a decade of scholarship focusing on other factors, Debs and Monteiro show in Nuclear Politics that proliferation is driven by security concerns. Proliferation occurs only when a state has both the willingness and opportunity to build the bomb. A st..
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  • Pirates: The Complete History from 1300 BC to the Present Day, Paperback
    Angus Konstam sets sail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes us into the depths of the pirate's dark world, examining the many colorful characters from Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and the British rogues of the golden age of..
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  • Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy, Hardcover
    The United States, Barry R. Posen argues in Restraint, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. Since the collapse of Soviet power, it has pursued a grand strategy that he calls ``liberal hegemony,`` one that Posen sees as unnecessary, counterproductive, costly, and..
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  • Scorpion Down: Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion, Paperback
    One Navy admiral called it ``one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era.`` The U.S. Navy officially describes it an inexplicable accident. For decades, the real story of the disaster eluded journalists, historians, and the family members of the lost crew. But a small handful of Navy and g..
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  • Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane, Hardcover
    At the very edge of the atmosphere, invisible against the deep indigo sky, lurks a spy plane so sophisticated that it replaced the SR-71 Blackbird some 30 years ago. Its flat black shark-like skin deflects and absorbs all but the most advanced radars, leaving it to roam undetected while silently gat..
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  • Sikorsky S-43/Jrs-1 Amphibian, Paperback
    Fifty-three S-43/JRS-1 ``Baby Clippers`` were produced (31 civil, 15 Navy, two Marine, and five USAAC). The book covers all users including civilian and post war users. Ten of the Navy's JRS-1s were at Pearl Harbor on December 7, all survived the attack and one, BuNo 1063, is undergoing restoration ..
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  • The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry, Paperback
    Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume -- the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. Covering a period of 30 centuries, the study, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the development of arms and armor -- beginning wi..
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  • The Art of War, Hardcover
    This is a new translation of The Art of War for the 21st century. As well as its historical importance it is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This edition rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynastie..
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  • The Art of War, Paperback
    Dated to about the fifth century B.C., The Art of War is considered the world's oldest treatise on war. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of 13 chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spi..
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  • The Fighting Temeraire: The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship That Inspired J. M. W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting, Paperback
    The extraordinary story of the mighty Temeraire, the ship behind J. M. W. Turner's iconic painting.The H.M.S. Temeraire, one of Britains most illustrious fighting ships, is known to millions through J.M.W. Turners masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire (1839), which portrays the battle-scarred veteran ..
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  • The Future of War, Paperback
    How the wars of the near future will be fought and who will win them Many nations, peoples and special interest groups believe that violence will advance their cause. Warfare has changed greatly since the Second World War; it continued to change during the late 20th century and this process is still..
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  • The Future of War: A History, Hardcover
    Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Where should we look for new dangers? What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved? From ..
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  • The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age, Paperback
    In this updated edition of The Hacked World Order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal offers unmatched insight into the new, opaque global conflict that is transforming geopolitics.For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts between nation-states, which wielded military force,..
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  • The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century, Paperback
    Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly ``chaotic`` world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs, but replaced by what? Thomas Barnett has the answers. A senior military analyst with the ..
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  • The Resilient Warrior, Paperback
    It has been said that the only warriors who do not suffer after combat are those who were killed. I cannot attest to that for all battle tested warriors but I certainly can for one---me. Some years ago a young, 13 year old eighth grade student from the Fairfield, Iowa Middle School once asked me, ``..
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  • The Sand Pebbles, Paperback
    Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper Prize, it was on the New York Times bestsel..
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  • The US Navy's Fast Attack Submarines, Vol.1: Los Angeles Class 688, Hardcover
    This illustrated book covers the complete history of the United States' Los Angeles class attack submarines from initial design and construction, through testing and trials, to its current operations. The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-668) class attack submarine represented the lead ship of t..
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  • The USAF Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base Nevada, Hardcover
    This pictorial history of the USAF Weapons School based at Nellis AFB, Nevada, features over 200 color images of the aircraft flown by the eighteen squadrons of the Weapons School from 1992 to the present. The aircraft photos are organized by Weapons School squadron with a short history of each squa..
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  • To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, Paperback
    To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of gr..
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  • Tupolev Tu-16: Versatile Cold War Bomber, Hardcover
    Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat posed by NATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet medium bomber to feature swept wings, and it was built around a pair of turbojets that were the world's most powe..
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  • USS Yorktown: From Design and Construction to the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, Hardcover
    USS Yorktown (CV-5) was the US Navy's first battle-worthy, purpose-built aircraft carrier. Her crew, already accustomed to wartime conditions by maintaining Neutrality Patrols during 1941 in the Atlantic, quickly adapted to the Pacific Theater, having been dispatched there immediately after Pearl Ha..
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  • War and Technology, Hardcover
    In this engaging book, Jeremy Black argues that technology neither acts as an independent variable nor operates without major limitations. This includes its capacity to obtain end results, as technology's impact is far from simple and its pathways are by no means clear. After considering such key co..
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  • Why Custer Was Never Warned: The Forgotten Story of the True Genesis of America's Most Iconic Military Disaster, Custer's Last Stand, Paperback
    For the first time, this ground-breaking book tells the forgotten story of the true genesis of the June 25, 1876 disaster along the Little Bighorn, ``Custer's Last Stand.`` The failure of the southern column to continue to advance north after the battle of the Rosebud set the stage for the annihilat..
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