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Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

Written by Paul Edwards


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $9.95

The Korean War is often a footnote in modern history, not given much recognition or studied in detailed. Osprey Digital presents this new look at a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict. Beginning with a look at the war itself and the history of US and Korean conflict... Read more >
American Loyalist Troops 1775-84

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

To celebrate the 450th title in the Men-at-Arms series, this book examines in depth the units and the uniforms of a still-controversial army: the many thousands of American colonists who chose to fight for King George during the Revolution. In addition to the better-known corps from the Atlantic seaboard, the author also... Read more >
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American Civil War Fortifications (1)
Coastal Brick and Stone Forts
Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. At the start of the war some were... Read more >
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Fallen Timbers 1794
Fallen Timbers 1794
Written by John F. Winkler, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780963754
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Fallen Timbers 1794
The US Army's First Victory
Written by John F. Winkler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $21.95

After the formidable Ohio Indians destroyed the US Army at Wabash in 1791, the Washington administration created a new US Army to defeat them.  The famous Revolutionary War commander Major-General “Mad” Anthony Wayne organized and trained the new army, and then led it into the Ohio wilderness in 1794.  To defeat... Read more >
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The M1903 Springfield Rifle
The M1903 Springfield Rifle
Written by Leroy Thompson, Illustrated by Steve Noon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780960111
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The M1903 Springfield Rifle

Written by Leroy Thompson
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

Developed to replace the Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the .30-06 cartridge - the standard US round until the introduction of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge - and gave the US infantryman a durable, magazine-fed weapon so renowned for its accuracy that... Read more >
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Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and... Read more >
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Second Manassas 1862
Robert E Lee's Greatest Victory
Written by John Langellier
Illustrated by Mike Adams


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the culminating battle of the American Civil War (1861-1865). “There never was such a campaign, not even by Napoleon" wrote Confederate General Pender of the Second Manassas campaign in which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, came as close as he ever would to exterminating his Northern enemies... Read more >
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Shiloh 1862
The Death of Innocence
Written by James Arnold
Illustrated by Alan Perry


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union... Read more >
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US Army in the Plains Indian Wars 1865-1891

Written by Clayton Chun


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Plains Indian War was one of the most controversial conflicts in American military history, as the US Army faced a tough opponent that challenged it for decades following the end of the Civil War. The Army leadership endured a severe lack of resources, political constraints, an indifferent public, tough environmental... Read more >
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Fall of the House of Dixie
Written by Bruce Levine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067039
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $30.00

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it... Read more >
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Fall of the House of Dixie
Written by Bruce Levine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645351
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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $12.99

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told through the words of the people who lived it... Read more >
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The Stonewall Brigade

Written by John Selby
Illustrated by Michael Roffe


Format: eBook, 50 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

"Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Rally behind the Virginians!" With these words General Bee ensured the reputation of Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his troops who were fighting alongside him at the battle of the First Bull Run (July 1861). This reputation was enhanced in Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley... Read more >
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Union River Ironclad 1861-65

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats... Read more >
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Warriors at the Little Bighorn 1876

Written by Richard Hook
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

The battle which took place on the Little Bighorn river on June 25, 1876 has passed into legend as “Custer's Last Stand”. This remarkable book is a unique analysis of the oral and pictorial evidence for the appearance of nearly 30 named Sioux and Cheyenne warriors who were present that day... Read more >
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The M60 Machine Gun
The M60 Machine Gun
Written by Kevin Dockery, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849088442
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The M60 Machine Gun

Written by Kevin Dockery
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $18.95

The US M60 Machine Gun, known as "the Pig," was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs, combining the effective belt-feed system of the MG 42 machine gun with the bolt-operating design of the FG 42 rifle. Chambered for the standard NATO 7.62mm round, the... Read more >
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The M60 Machine Gun

Written by Kevin Dockery
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The US M60 Machine Gun, known as "the Pig," was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs, combining the effective belt-feed system of the MG 42 machine gun with the bolt-operating design of the FG 42 rifle. Chambered for the standard NATO 7.62mm round, the... Read more >
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Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Written by Mark Lardas
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849087339
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Ulysses S. Grant

Written by Mark Lardas


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $18.95

Ulysses Grant was the United States greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance in the Civil War was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union... Read more >
Ulysses S Grant

Written by Mark Lardas


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

Ulysses Grant was the United States greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance in the Civil War was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union... Read more >
State vs. Defense
State vs. Defense
Written by Stephen Glain
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307408426
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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00

A masterful account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of conflict, helped fuel Islamist terror, and now threatens to bankrupt the nation.

For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy, and the United States...

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A Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592699
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $30.00

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire...

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A Wicked War
A Wicked War
Written by Amy S. Greenberg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960917
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $12.99

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire...

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American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the... Read more >
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Chancellorsville 1863
Jackson's Lightning Strike
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863) of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Following the debacle of the battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside was replaced as commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the army and improved morale, he planned an attack... Read more >
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Fredericksburg 1862
'Clear The Way'
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the Battle of Fredericksburg of the American Civil War (1861-1865). In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in... Read more >
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Gettysburg 1863
High tide of the Confederacy
Written by Carl Smith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from... Read more >
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