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The Yom Kippur War
The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East
Written by Abraham Rabinovich

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1124-5 (0-8052-1124-1)

In this galvanizing account of the most dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who reported the conflict for the Jerusalem Post, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Rabinovich’s masterly narrative begins as Israel convinces itself there will be no war, while Egypt and Syria plot the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When Thunder Rolled
An F-105 Pilot over North Vietnam
Written by Ed Rasimus

Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-854-2 (0-89141-854-7)

The descriptions of Rasimus’s one hundred missions, some of the most dangerous of the conflict, will satisfy anyone interested in vivid descriptions of aerial combat, as will the details of his transformation from a young man paralyzed with self-doubt into a battle-hardened veteran.

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Against War with Iraq
An Anti-War Primer
Written by Michael Ratner, Jennie Green and Barbara Olshansky

Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-591-2 (1-58322-591-9)

Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Laws of War
A Comprehensive Collection of Primary Documents on International Laws Governing
Written by Michael Reisman

Format: Trade Paperback, 484 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73712-4 (0-679-73712-X)

Edited and with an Introduction and Commentary by W. Michael Reisman and Chris T. Antoniou, The Laws of  War contains extensive excerpts from treaties and authoritative judgments, including the Charter of the United Nations, the Geneva and Hague Conventions and Protocols, the Covenant of the League of Nations, and many other documents... Read more >

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Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

Written by Wess Roberts

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50591-4 (0-440-50591-7)

In Victory Secrets, Roberts applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the problems of leadership in organizations. If his previous work Leadership Secrets helped form the soldiers, Victory Secrets serves as the battle plan for the army itself. Again relying on Attila's pithy maxims, Roberts shows not only how to establish successful... Read more >
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Presidential Command
Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George
Written by Peter W. Rodman
Introduction by Henry Kissinger

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39052-3 (0-307-39052-7)

A revelatory account from a Washington insider of how modern presidents have succeeded—and failed—in making foreign policy. An important contribution in the wake of recent American experiences abroad, and an essential book for the new administration, here is a fascinating, in-depth look at what actually happens in the Oval Office from... Read more >
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Ghost on the Throne
The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
Written by James Romm

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45660-1 (0-307-45660-9)

When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs—a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his... Read more >
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The Landmark Arrian
The Campaigns of Alexander
Series edited by Robert B. Strassler
Edited by James Romm

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7967-4 (1-4000-7967-5)

Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, widely considered the most authoritative history of the brilliant leader’s great conquests, is the latest addition to the acclaimed Landmark series.

After twelve years of hard-fought campaigns, Alexander the Great controlled a vast empire that was bordered by the Adriatic sea to the west and modern-day India... Read more >

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The Naval War of 1812

Written by Theodore Roosevelt

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75419-7 (0-375-75419-9)

Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant... Read more >
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The Rough Riders

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Introduction by Edmund Morris

Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75476-0 (0-375-75476-8)

In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba... Read more >
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Washington's Spies
The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Written by Alexander Rose

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38329-4 (0-553-38329-9)

Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate

Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-788-3 (1-78200-788-1)

These lethal man-portable anti-tank weapons enabled Wehrmacht infantry to destroy T-34 and Sherman tanks. Written by an expert on anti-tank warfare, this book reveals the fascinating development history of the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck and accessess the tactics that were employed by the soldiers using these two feared weapons.

Two of World War... Read more >
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The Book of Gun Trivia
Essential Firepower Facts
Written by Gordon L. Rottman

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-769-2 (1-78200-769-5)

From muskets to the Winchester ‘76, Mauser, Colt M1911, Thompson submachine gun, MG42, Browning .50 machine gun, M1 Garand, M16, AK47, FNFAL, and Galil rifles, The Book of Gun Trivia brings together fascinating facts and little-known details of some of the world’s key firearms. 

Offering a step by step guide through interesting... Read more >
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A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Written by Simon Schama

Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1990
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72610-4 (0-679-72610-1)

"As no other historian of the revolution, Schama brings to life the excitement--and harrowing terror--of an epochal human event."--Newsweek

"The very great virtues of this book [lie] in the coruscating brilliance of Schama's style, his dazzling display of erudition and intelligence...His chronicle is, after all, a stunning virtuoso performance." --The New Republic... Read more >

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The Balfour Declaration
The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Written by Jonathan Schneer

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7603-8 (0-8129-7603-7)

Winner, 2010 National Jewish Book Award (Writing Based on Archival Material)

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be... Read more >
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For Love of Country
What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
Written by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-101-87445-5 (1-101-87445-7)

For Love of Country celebrates the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans, in a collection of compelling, original portraits by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and National Book Award nominee Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

The first half of this extraordinary book honors... Read more >

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To the Last Man
A Novel of the First World War
Written by Jeff Shaara

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 30, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-46136-0 (0-345-46136-3)


As WWI stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The... Read more >

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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
Written by Neil Sheehan

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74549-5 (0-679-74549-1)

In this long-awaited history, Neil Sheehan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, describes the US-Soviet arms race through the story of the colorful and visionary American Air Force officer, Bernard Schriever.

This never-before-told story details Schriever’s quest to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, and describes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Alexander the Great at War
His Army - His Battles - His Enemies
Written by Ruth Sheppard

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-480-2 (1-84908-480-7)

Perhaps the most famous commander of the ancient world, Alexander the Great, and his battles and victories, never cease to fascinate those with any interest in Ancient Greece. He was aged only 20 when he became king of Macedon, but he had already begun to show the military genius that would... Read more >

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Lion of Jordan
The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace
Written by Avi Shlaim

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7828-8 (1-4000-7828-8)

The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan.

Throughout his long reign (1953—1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Written by Simon Singh

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 29, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49532-5 (0-385-49532-3)

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
Written by E.B. Sledge

Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-919-8 (0-89141-919-5)

In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel interviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B. Sledge’s acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinawa returns to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Utility of Force
The Art of War in the Modern World
Written by Rupert Smith

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27811-1 (0-307-27811-5)

From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates... Read more >
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In the Ruins of Empire
The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia
Written by Ronald Spector

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6732-6 (0-8129-6732-1)

Now in Paperback

With access to recently available firsthand accounts by Chinese, Japanese, British, and American witnesses and previously top secret U.S. intelligence records, acclaimed historian Ronald Spector tells for the first time the fascinating story of the deadly confrontations that broke out–or merely continued–in Asia after peace was proclaimed at the... Read more >
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Armed Conflict
The Lessons of Modern Warfare
Written by Brian Steed

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-803-0 (0-89141-803-2)

A military theorist and experienced armor officer, Brian Steed provides insights into the future of armed conflict.

He analyzes five battles, one each in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia; placing all in an appropriate historical and geographic context. He also explores the specific strategies employed in each... Read more >
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