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Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991

Written by Mark Galeotti
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95

Whilst under Putin's regime the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently and will continue to do so, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. In fact, recently they have proliferated - as have their special uniforms and kit - and have become disproportionately important, spearheading all recent... Read more >
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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Written by Edward Erickson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780965901
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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Written by Edward Erickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 53 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $18.95

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century's greatest combat commanders. Winston Churchill labeled him as a 'Man of Destiny', his service at Gallipoli and in the War of Independence were pivotal in the success of Turkish armies. Moreover, after leading the Nationalist army to victory and establishing the modern Turkish... Read more >
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Written by Edward Erickson
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $9.95

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle–class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo–Turkish War of 1911–12 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 before taking command of the 19th Division based in Gallipoli... Read more >
Operation Compass 1940
Wavell's whirlwind offensive 1
Written by Jon Latimer
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.95

Osprey's Campaign title for the first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass, which was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In... Read more >
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Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai
Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai
Written by Craig Woodfield, Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780968469
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Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

Written by Craig Woodfield
Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $17.95

Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically accurate, but also pays tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa such as Seven... Read more >
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Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

Written by Craig Woodfield
Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95

Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically accurate, but also pays tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa such as Seven... Read more >
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Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2

Written by Oleg Rastrenin
Illustrated by A. Yurgenson


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.95

Over 43,000 Il-2/10s were built between 1941 and 1955, more than any other combat aircraft in history, making this one of the most important Soviet aircraft deployed in World War II (1939-1945). Built originally as a two-seater, the Il-2 had lost the rear gunner's position by the time the aircraft started... Read more >
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Union Infantryman 1861-65

Written by John Langellier
Illustrated by John White


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95

A Union supporter once said, "What is a man's life worth if our glorious union is to be shattered by traitors?" President Lincoln's volunteers and conscripted soldiers expanded the permanent Union army to include 1,700 regiments of foot soldiers during the course of the war. Those who became part of "Mr... Read more >
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US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45
European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944-45
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95

Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank during World War II (1939-1945), this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service... Read more >
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US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941-45
Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.95

The bitter fighting in the Pacific Theater required new forms of warfare, and the gathering of detailed intelligence information on the remote and varied islands and their determined defenders. As a result, new scout, raider and reconnaissance units were formed‹the pioneers of today's special forces. Some units were small, while others... Read more >
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The Barbarous Years
The Barbarous Years
Written by Bernard Bailyn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375703461
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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling, fresh account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.


The immigrants were a mixed multitude. They came...

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Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
Written by Hagstrom Company
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402554
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Map of the New York World's Fair 1939
How to Get There By Subway and Automobile
Written by Hagstrom Company


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $9.95

The New York World's Fair in 1939 was an historic event attended by 44 million people and left an indelible impression for generations. Set in a portfolio package, MAP OF THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 is a beautiful reproduction of the original souvenir map for today's armchair travelers.

Designed for a time...

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Real Life Drama
Real Life Drama
Written by Wendy Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805997
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Real Life Drama
The Group Theatre and America 1931-1940
Written by Wendy Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $20.00

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today.
 
Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and... Read more >
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Real Life Drama
Real Life Drama
Written by Wendy Smith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830982
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Real Life Drama
The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940
Written by Wendy Smith


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $14.99

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today.
 
Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and... Read more >
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Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship
The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor
Written by Emily Brand


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $10.95

Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship is written from the perspective of Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy and closely based on real Regency advice manuals. It is a hilarious and irreverent picture of the social mores of the period and of how...

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Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great
Written by Nancy Mitford, Introduction by Liesl Schillinger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590176238
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Frederick the Great

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Liesl Schillinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years’ War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the... Read more >
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Frederick the Great

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Liesl Schillinger


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years’ War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the... Read more >
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French Musketeer 1622-1775
French Musketeer 1622-1775
Written by Rene Chartrand, Illustrated by Graham Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780968612
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French Musketeer 1622-1775

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 63 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $18.95

In 1884 the French novelist Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, followed by Twenty Years After (1845) and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (1847-50). This trilogy of works, reproduced in countless forms and media, most recently in a Hollywood film of 2011, has ensured the perpetual popularity of the... Read more >
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French Musketeer 1622-1775

Written by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $14.95

The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D’Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers. The King’s Musketeers were formed in 1622 and were populated by young men of noble birth, but often of... Read more >
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Japanese Army in World War II
The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources, and secure an outer defense line for their empire. Although their conquest was successful, the forces deployed from Japan and... Read more >
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Japanese Army in World War II
Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources, and secure an outer defense line for their empire. Although their conquest was successful, the forces deployed from Japan and... Read more >
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Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population from Viet Cong incursions, whilst conducting border surveillance, raids and combat patrols in the local area. Their fortified camps... Read more >
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The Modern Cyclist, 1923
The Modern Cyclist, 1923
Written by William Fitzwater Wray
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908402622
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The Modern Cyclist, 1923
For all Wayfarers
Written by William Fitzwater Wray


Format: Trade Paperback, 140 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $12.95

A guide to all aspects of cycling and vacations in Britain during the 1920s, including "learning to ride", "traps for the unwary" and "laws and customs of the road". The second section takes a tour of the roads and lodging houses of Britain and Northern France - including hints on the... Read more >
Shenandoah Valley 1862
Shenandoah Valley 1862
Written by Clayton Donnell and James Donnell, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780963785
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Shenandoah Valley 1862
Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvers the Union
Written by Clayton Donnell and James Donnell
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 60 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $21.95

"Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Campaign saw a Confederate Army outmaneuver and defeat three times their number of Union troops in a lightning-swift campaign in the following battles: First Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, First Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic.

On the morning of June 9 1862, victorious Confederate troops under the command of Major General... Read more >
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Shenandoah Valley 1862
Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvers the Union
Written by Clayton Donnell and James Donnell
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $15.95

"Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Campaign saw a Confederate Army outmaneuver and defeat three times their number of Union troops in a lightning-swift campaign in the following battles: First Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, First Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic.

On the morning of June 9 1862, victorious Confederate troops under the command of Major General... Read more >
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