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The Great Expedition: Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585/86

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

In 1585, the English launched a pre-emptive strike against Spain, by attacking her New World colonies. Led by Sir Francis Drake, in command of 21 ships and 1,800 soldiers, the expedition struck first at the Canary Islands, then attacked the city of Santo Domingo and the treasure port of Cartagena. Frequently... Read more >
Saladin

Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu'l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din - or Saladin as he is more commonly known outside the Islamic world - who is broadly regarded as the greatest hero... Read more >
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The Chaco War 1932-35
The Chaco War 1932-35
Written by Alejandro de Quesada, Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084161
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The Chaco War 1932-35
South America's Greatest War
Written by Alejandro de Quesada
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $17.95

Often over-shadowed by contemporary events in China and Japan, the Chaco War (1932-1935) was a massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost  100,000 lives. It was sparked by Bolivia's attempts to capture a stretch of the Paraguay River to gain access to the Atlantic. An old fashioned territorial... Read more >
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The Chaco War 1932-35
South America's greatest modern conflict
Written by Alejandro de Quesada
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $13.95

Often over-shadowed by contemporary events in China and Japan, the Chaco War (1932-1935) was a massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost  100,000 lives. It was sparked by Bolivia's attempts to capture a stretch of the Paraguay River to gain access to the Atlantic. An old fashioned territorial... Read more >
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George Washington
George Washington
Written by Mark Lardas, Illustrated by Graham Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084482
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George Washington

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $17.95

George Washington may be one of history's most underrated commanders. Overlooked in favour of his contemporaries such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, Washington's achievements are arguably more impressive. Frederick and Napoleon inherited formidable militaries, and both had extensive military training and experience prior to assuming command of armies. Washington... Read more >
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George Washington

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $9.95

George Washington may be one of history's most underrated commanders. Overlooked in favour of his contemporaries such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, Washington's achievements are arguably more impressive. Frederick and Napoleon inherited formidable militaries, and both had extensive military training and experience prior to assuming command of armies. Washington... Read more >
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Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815

Written by Peter Hofschroer
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $14.95

Written by an expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this is a fascinating insight into the 18th-century evolution of the Prussian forces into the war-winning troops of the final battles against Napoleon. Using contemporary materials including drill regulations, instructions, staff and regimental histories and after-action reports, this book... Read more >
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Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815
Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815
Written by Peter Hofschroer, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846035098
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Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815

Written by Peter Hofschroer
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.95

Osprey's examination of Prussia's battle tactics during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Written by a leading expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this title provides crucial insight into the 18th century evolution of the Prussian forces, the war-winning troops of the final battles against Napoleon. Using contemporary materials including... Read more >
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Ride Around Missouri & Shelby's Great Raid 1863

Written by Sean McLachlan
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $9.95

In July 1863, with the Confederacy still reeling from the defeats at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Union forces pushed deep into Arkansas, capturing the capital of Little Rock. In response, Colonel Joseph O. Shelby launched a daring raid to disrupt the advance. Taking 600 men and a section of light artillery, he... Read more >
Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863
Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863
Written by Sean McLachlan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084291
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Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863

Written by Sean McLachlan


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.95

In July of 1863, Federal forces, emboldened by the victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, moved across the Missouri state line south into Confederate-held Arkansas, advancing from the northwest and northeast in a pincer movement that took all of the northern half of the state, including the prosperous Arkansas river valley and... Read more >
St Mihiel 1918
The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire
Written by David Bonk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.95

The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris at the beginning of World War I (1914-1918). The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle... Read more >
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St Mihiel 1918
St Mihiel 1918
Written by David Bonk, Illustrated by Howard Gerrard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083911
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St Mihiel 1918
The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire
Written by David Bonk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $19.95

The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris at the beginning of World War I (1914-1918). The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle... Read more >
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Wake Island 1941
A battle to make the gods weep
Written by Jim Moran
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

During Wolrd War II (1939-1945), on the same day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they also launched air attacks on Wake Island, an American marine and naval base in the Pacific. Three days later a Japanese invasion force stormed the island, but were bloodily repulsed by the scratch force of... Read more >
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King Tiger vs IS-2
Operation Solstice 1945
Written by David Higgins
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $15.95

This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that... Read more >
The Last Boarding Party - The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975
The Last Boarding Party - The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975
Written by Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Steve Noon, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084253
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The Last Boarding Party - The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975

Written by Clayton Chun
Illustrated by Steve Noon, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $18.95

On April 30, 1975, the final curtain of America's long involvement in the Vietnam War fell. North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon while thousands of South Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee on foot, boat, and aircraft. The American public believed that the events in Southeast Asia had finally come to a bitter... Read more >
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The Last Boarding Party - The USMC and the SS Mayaguez 1975

Written by Clayton Chun
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

On April 30, 1975, the final curtain of America's long involvement in the Vietnam War fell. North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon while thousands of South Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee on foot, boat, and aircraft. The American public believed that the events in Southeast Asia had finally come to a bitter... Read more >
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Wake Island 1941
Wake Island 1941
Written by Jim Moran, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849086035
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Wake Island 1941
A battle to make the gods weep
Written by Jim Moran
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $19.95

During Wolrd War II (1939-1945), on the same day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they also launched air attacks on Wake Island, an American marine and naval base in the Pacific. Three days later a Japanese invasion force stormed the island, but were bloodily repulsed by the scratch force of... Read more >
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Bill Slim

Written by Robert Lyman
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

'Bill' Slim was one of the greatest British generals of World War II. In a career that stretched from 1914 until 1958 Bill Slim's greatest triumphs came in India and Burma in the long war against the Japanese between 1944 and 1945. This new Command title will cover both expeditions extensively... Read more >
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Eisenhower
Eisenhower
Written by Steven Zaloga, Illustrated by Steve Noon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083591
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Eisenhower
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $17.95

Dwight Eisenhower represented a fundamentally new type of military commander in the 20th century: commander as manager rather than the traditional warrior commander. Armies had become so large and military coalitions so dependent on politics that this new type of commander emerged. Eisenhower never fought in a single battle, but he... Read more >
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Eisenhower

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

Dwight Eisenhower represented a fundamentally new type of military commander in the 20th century: commander as manager rather than the traditional warrior commander. Armies had become so large and military coalitions so dependent on politics that this new type of commander emerged. Eisenhower never fought in a single battle, but he... Read more >
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The Fourth Crusade 1202-04
The Fourth Crusade 1202-04
Written by David Nicolle, Illustrated by Christa Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083195
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The Fourth Crusade 1202-04
The betrayal of Byzantium
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Fourth Crusade was the first and most famous of the 'diverted' crusades, that is, ones diverted from their originally intended target. It was also the first to be directed against a fellow Christian, though Orthodox, state. Initially preached (from 1198 onwards) as a campaign against Ayyubid Egypt, which was correctly... Read more >
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The Fourth Crusade 1202-04
The betrayal of Byzantium
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $15.95

The Fourth Crusade was the first and most famous of the 'diverted' crusades, that is, ones diverted from their originally intended target. It was also the first to be directed against a fellow Christian, though Orthodox, state. Initially preached (from 1198 onwards) as a campaign against Ayyubid Egypt, which was correctly... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
King Tiger vs IS-2
King Tiger vs IS-2
Written by David R. Higgins, Illustrated by Jim Laurier and Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084048
Our Price: $18.95
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King Tiger vs IS-2
Operation Solstice 1945
Written by David R. Higgins
Illustrated by Jim Laurier and Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $18.95

As a prelude to the post-war concept of a single "main battle tank" design, vehicles during World War II tended to be categorized as light, medium, and heavy, depending on their use. In this last category, tanks had grown in size, weight, and firepower to counter ever-improving anti-tank weapon systems. This... Read more >
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Written by David Murphy, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849083683
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Lawrence of Arabia
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by David Murphy
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $17.95

Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, immortalized on stage and screen, whose exploits in the Middle East in the second half of World War I helped shape the campaign in that part of the world. In... Read more >
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Lawrence of Arabia

Written by David Murphy
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, immortalized on stage and screen, whose exploits in the Middle East in the second half of World War I helped shape the campaign in that part of the world. In... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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