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Armies of Sand

The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness

by Kenneth M. Pollack

<p>Since the Second World War, Arab armed forces have consistently punched below their weight. They have lost many wars that by all rights they should have won, and in their best performances only ever achieved quite modest accomplishments. Over

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Arming the Sultan

German Arms Trade and Personal Diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire Before World War I

by Naci Yorulmaz

<p>At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman armaments trade was entirely self-sufficient. But by the end of the century, it was almost entirely under German control. How did Germany under Chancellor Bismarck manage to conquer what

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Armoured Trains

by Paul Malmassari

<p>The military was quick to see the advantages of railways in warfare, whether for the rapid deployment of men or the movement of heavy equipment like artillery. From here it was a short step to making the train a potent weapon in its own right

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Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

<p>Over 150 wartime photographs give a graphic snapshot of the dramatic tank battles fought by the Waffen-SS panzer and panzergrenadier divisions during 1944-5 on both the Eastern and Western fronts. By this stage of the Second World War these ...

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Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine 1944 - 1945

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

<SPAN STYLE= "" >While the Allied armies were deadlocked with the Germans in Normandy after D-Day and even as they broke out and began their long advance, another campaign was being fought against the Germans in southern France – and it is this ...

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Armoured Warfare in the Battle of the Bulge 1944–1945

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

<p>The Battle of the Bulge took the Allied armies by surprise in 1944. It was a result of the extraordinary recovery of Hitler’s panzer divisions following crushing defeats on the Eastern and Western fronts. In a daring offensive he hoped his ...

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Armoured Warfare in the First World War

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

A hundred years ago, on 15 September 1916, on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme, the tank made its debut on the battlefield. The first tanks were crude, unreliable, vulnerable weapons, but they changed the character of land ...

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Arms and the University

Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-Military Students

by Donald Alexander Downs & Ilia Murtazashvili

<p>Alienation between the U.S. military and society has grown in recent decades. Such alienation is unhealthy, as it threatens both sufficient civilian control of the military and the long-standing ideal of the 'citizen soldier'. Nowhere is this

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Arms Control and Disarmament

50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education

by Giampiero Giacomello, Alessandro Pascolini & Paolo Foradori

<p>This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of ...

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Art and War

by Laura Brandon

<p>This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists' responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war.</p> <p>'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists' portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - ...

ISBN: 9780857732811

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Art Of War, The

by Tzu Sun

FOR MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND YEARS, Sun-tzu's <i>The Art of War</i> has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese ...

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Art Of War, The

by Sun;Bickford-Smith, Coralie Tzu

Offering essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing others and employing cunning, discipline and deception to outwit your opponent, Sun-tzu's <i>The Art of War</i> has provided leaders with the ultimate guide to survival and success for ...

ISBN: 9780141395845

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Art Of War: Popular Penguins, The

by Sun Tzu

Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate

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Asian Defence Review 2016

by Air Marshal Vinod Patney

<p>Last year, the war in Syria became a melee––the US, Russia, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and some others struggled to bring peace to the region. But each stakeholder hankered after a different end state––President Bashar ...

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Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia

Political and Legal Perspectives

by Barthelemy Courmont, Frederic Lasserre & Eric Mottet

<p>Combining practical and theoretical approaches, this book addresses the political, legal and economic implications of maritime disputes in East Asia.</p> <p>The maritime disputes in East Asia have multiplied over the past few years, in ...

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At Her Majesty’s Secret Service

The Chiefs of Britain’s Intelligence Agency, MI6

by Nigel West

<p>In August 1909, a kindly, balding, figure named Mansfield Smith-Cumming was summoned to London by Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence. He was to assume the inaugural position of Chief – more famously known as ‘C’ – of ...

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At War on the Gothic Line

Fighting in Italy 1944–45

by Christian Jennings

<p>As the Allies stormed across Normandy in late summer 1944, another strategically vital yet unsung campaign was being fought across the mountainous terrain of northern Italy. A vast international army of 12 different nationalities had to break

ISBN: 9781472821652

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At War with Yourself

A Comic about Post-Traumatic Stress and the Military

by Samuel Williams

<p>&quot;I had the idea to make a comic about your experience of PTSD. I'd like to understand more about it and I think it could help other people too.&quot;</p> <p>In this illustrated conversation between Samuel C. Williams and his friend, ...

ISBN: 9780857012456

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Atlanta 1864

Sherman marches South

by James Donnell

<p>On September 3, 1864, Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman telegraphed the War Department in Washington, D.C., &quot;Atlanta is ours, and fairly won.†? The capture of the heart of the south the day before was the end of a fiercely ...

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Atomic Anxiety

Deterrence, Taboo and the Non-Use of U.S. Nuclear Weapons

by Frank Sauer

<p>With the concept of 'Atomic Anxiety', this book offers a novel perspective on one of the most important and longstanding puzzles of international politics: the non-use of U.S. nuclear weapons. By focusing on the fear surrounding nuclear ...

ISBN: 9781137533746

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