San Juan Hill 1898: America's Emergence as a World Power (Campaign)

By Angus Konstam

Labelled a 'splendid little conflict' through Senator John Hay, the Spanish American warfare (1898) was once a unusual occasion in America's historical past, provoked as a lot via the click as through political pressures. right here, aided via fantastically distinctive maps and art, the writer bargains with the clashes at Las Guasimas and El Caney, the catch of San Juan Hill, and the naval conflict and siege of Santiago. The battle used to be to mark the top of Spanish sovereignty in her 'New World', and the institution of the U.S. of the United States as a global strength.

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Civil War (Penguin Classics)

By Lucan

A extraordinary new translation of the iconic epic in regards to the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 advert at a time of serious turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays of the main colourful and robust figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the nice, enemies in a vicious fight for strength that severed bloodlines and commenced the transformation of Roman civilization. With correct locked in wrestle with may, legislation and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark at the Roman humans eternally, paving the way in which for the imperial monarchy. obtainable and sleek but unswerving to the rhetorical brilliance of the unique, this may be the definitive Civil Warof our times.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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World War II Battlefield Communications (Elite)

By Gordon L. Rottman

Osprey's exam of technological advances in communications in the course of international battle II (1939-1945). possibly the most important distinction within the scuffling with among the 2 global Wars lay within the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a better measure of tactical coordination than ever earlier than. Gordon L. Rottman presents an informative examine of using small radios, box phones, sign flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield.

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The US Marine Corps since 1945 (Elite)

Lee E Russell utilises his specialist wisdom to steer us in the course of the post-WWII heritage of the Marines, chronicling their involvement in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and Grenada. The account comprises such extraordinary exploits because the gruelling Chosin Reservoir crusade, which proved a perfect try of braveness and self-discipline with the Marines remoted and overwhelmingly outnumbered in an unhospitable terrain the place temperatures reached as little as -35F at evening - they however emerged unbeaten - and the siege of Khe Sanh throughout the Vietnam clash, offering a accomplished evaluation of the heritage, organization, visual appeal and gear of those recognized troops

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God's Fury, England's Fire: A New History of the English Civil Wars

The series of civil wars that ripped England aside within the 17th century was once probably the most devastating conflicts in its historical past. It destroyed households and cities, ravaged the inhabitants and led many, either supporters of Charles I and his competitors, to think that England’s humans have been being punished by way of a vengeful God. This masterly new heritage illuminates what it was once wish to pass though a time of terrifying violence, spiritual fervour and radical politics. Michael Braddick describes how pamphleteers, armies, iconoclasts, witch-hunters, Levellers, protestors and petitioners have been all mobilized within the chaos, as they fought over new how one can think their international.

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Wynne's War

By Aaron Gwyn

“The book’s pacing is cinematic . . . adrenalized.” — New York Times

“Rich in equestrian and armed forces element . . . It’d take wild horses to tug you away.” — Entertainment Weekly

whilst Corporal Elijah Russell’s outstanding horsemanship is published in the course of a firefight in northern Iraq, the younger military Ranger is assigned to an elite distinct Forces unit getting ready to level a mystery project in jap Afghanistan. Russell’s job is to coach the golf green Berets — fiercely dependable to their enigmatic commander, Captain Wynne — to experience the horses they are going to use to execute this challenge via treacherous mountain terrain. yet because the crew presses farther into enemy territory, the character of the operation in simple terms turns into extra mysterious and Wynne’s charismatic energy takes on a darker solid. eventually, Russell unearths himself compelled to choose: on one aspect, his ally and his so much deeply held ideals; at the different, a commanding officer pushed via a messianic zeal for his project. This taut, action-packed novel fuses the Western and the battle tale right into a compellingly unique tale.

“This novel sounds like Cormac McCarthy meets Tim O’Brien. i couldn't cease examining it.” — Philipp Meyer, writer of The Son

[author photograph] © Mark Fortenberry

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Warrior Man

By Keith Fennell

Get contained in the very center of Australia's elite forces, the SAS, in red-hot memoirs in a single certain e-book edition.

This limited edition package of 2 memoirs by way of ex-SAS soldier Keith Fennell is barely to be had from August via to October 2012. either Warrior Brothers and Warrior education are jam-packed filled with the motion, worry and camaraderie of wrestle. prepare for an edge-of-your-seat adrenaline journey with a gaggle of fellows you are going to always remember, for whom responsibility, honour and brotherhood by no means dies.

From dodging mines and bullets in Iraq's Anbar province to helping the restoration attempt after the Asian tsunami; from the colossal privation and actual stresses of SAS choice, Keith Fennell recounts his improvement as a soldier and as a guy, revealing the demanding situations he overcame for you to practice on the optimum point.

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Modern War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

War is the main harmful danger confronted through sleek humanity. it's also one of many key affects that has formed the politics, economics, and society of contemporary instances. yet what can we suggest via glossy struggle? What explanations sleek wars to start? Why do humans struggle in them, why do they finish, and what have they accomplished?

In this available and compelling Very brief Introduction, Richard English explores the assumptions we make approximately smooth battle and considers them opposed to the backdrop in their historic fact.

Drawing at the huge literature on hand, together with direct money owed of the event of warfare, English presents an authoritative account of contemporary conflict: its origins, evolution, dynamics, and present trends.

About the Series:
Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary idea to background, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet consistently balanced and complete--discussions of the important matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation gives a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has constructed and the way it has inspired society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an available and considerable reference library. regardless of the zone of analysis that one deems vital or attractive, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that would most probably turn out indispensable.

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Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

By Naomi Novik

“A most suitable series.”
–Anne McCaffrey

“Naomi Novik has performed for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for technological know-how fiction: developed an alternative fact during which dragons are genuine in a saga that's impressively unique, absolutely built, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, writer of the dignity Harrington series

After their fateful experience in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his remarkable dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid through a mysterious envoy bearing pressing new orders from Britain. 3 priceless dragon eggs were bought from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire needs to detour to Istanbul to escort the valuable shipment again to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne domestic earlier than hatching.

Yet catastrophe threatens the challenge at each turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the chinese language dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s dying and vows to best friend herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, confronted with shattering betrayal in an unforeseen position, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad needs to release a bold offensive. yet what likelihood have they got opposed to the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable military?

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