In Danger's Path (The Corps, Book 8)

By W. E. B. Griffin

Installed cost of the OSS's Pacific operations, normal Fleming Pickering is confronted with covert missions within the Gobi barren region. known as to accountability is a Marine he does not expect...a scapegrace pilot named Malcolm, his son. jointly, they're going to enterprise incognito--and with good fortune they might even pop out alive...

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Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England

By Michael K. Jones

A full of life and authoritative reinterpretation of the conflict of Bosworth box, the place the Wars of the Roses ended and the Tudor dynasty began.

On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth box, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty begun. The conflict is so major since it marks the holiday among medieval and smooth; but how a lot will we quite find out about this old landmark?

Michael Jones makes use of archival discoveries to teach that Richard III's defeat used to be not at all inevitable and used to be completed simply via amazing likelihood. He relocates the conflict clear of the positioning well-known for greater than 500 years. With startling element of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries, plus a brand new account of the conflict itself, the writer turns Shakespeare on its head, portray a completely clean photograph of the dramatic lifestyles and dying of Richard III, England's such a lot notorious monarch.
eight pages of B&W illustrations

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Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet (Campaign)

By Nic Fields

Osprey's examine of 1 of crucial battles of the Peloponnesian battle (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens introduced a wide expeditionary strength, its target the wealthy, grain-producing island of Sicily. This used to be based on a decision for assist in a minor conflict from an previous best friend however the actual pursuits have been the strong urban of Syracuse, suspected of assisting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial growth. The Athenians received an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans overdue within the yr and renewed their assault within the spring of 414. After a interval of lively siege conflict and a sequence of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans won the higher hand and the day trip led to overall catastrophe with grave results for the way forward for Athens.

Nic Fields explores the history of this foolhardy enterprise during which Athens took on a state that used to be militarily and financially powerful and over seven-hundred miles far away. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian battle, he describes and explains the lengthy and violent crusade that pitted the 2 biggest democracies of the Greek international opposed to every one other.

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Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle of the Renaissance (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

By Angus Konstam

For a lot of the sixteenth century the Mediterranean used to be a battleground among Christians and Muslims. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of a few 235 galleys encountered the marginally smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a 5 hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat at the Turks. Lepanto used to be the final nice galley struggle of all time and the most decisive naval battles in history.

For a lot of the sixteenth century the Mediterranean used to be a battleground among Christians and Muslims. A decisive conflict among huge galley fleets was once anticipated to make a decision the destiny of the total Mediterranean basin. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of a few 235 galleys encountered the marginally smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a 5 hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat at the Turks. Lepanto was once the final nice galley struggle of all time and probably the most decisive naval battles in historical past. This ebook information the process the most the most important army campaigns of the Renaissance.

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Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BC (Elite)

By Raffaele D'Amato

Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age and Mediterranean gains the newest old and archaeological examine into the mysterious and robust confederations of raiders who afflicted the japanese Mediterranean within the final 1/2 the Bronze Age. examine into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and different peoples is a detective 'work in progress'. even though, it really is recognized that they either supplied the Egyptian pharaohs with mercenaries, and have been indexed between Egypt's enemies and invaders. They contributed to the cave in of a number of civilizations via their dreaded piracy and raids, and their waves of assaults have been by way of significant migrations that modified the face of this zone, from glossy Libya and Cyprus to the Aegean, mainland Greece, Lebanon and Anatolian Turkey. Drawing on carved inscriptions and papyrus files - as a rule from Egypt - courting from the 15th-11th centuries BC, in addition to carved reliefs of Medinet Habu, this identify reconstructs the bold visual appeal or even the strategies of the well-known 'Sea Peoples'.

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Lutzen 1632: Climax of the Thirty Years War (Campaign, Volume 68)

By Richard Brzezinski

The Thirty Years struggle, a non secular clash among Catholics and Protestants, raged throughout Europe among 1618 and 1648, devastating large components of Germany. by means of 1632 the Protestant powers have been in a determined scenario till King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden, 'the Lion of the North', got here to their rescue. This ebook describes how, having smashed one of many major Catholic armies, he confronted the opposite at Lützen close to Leipzig in November 1632. In a nightmare conflict fought in thick fog, his Swedish troops locked horns with the Imperial military. It was once a bloody conflict, within which Gustavus himself proven precise braveness on the head of his cavalry - and one for which he may pay the last word price.

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Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815 (Elite)

By Peter Hofschröer

Osprey's exam of Prussia's conflict strategies through the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Written by means of a number one professional at the Prussian military of the Napoleonic period, this name offers the most important perception into the 18th century evolution of the Prussian forces, the war-winning troops of the ultimate battles opposed to Napoleon. utilizing modern fabrics together with drill rules, directions, employees and regimental histories and after motion studies, this ebook offers a compelling historical past of the Prussian strategies from 1792 until eventually 1815.

It contains a learn of the pro Prussian military through the progressive Wars to the mass mobilization of a conscript military that fought in the course of the Wars of Liberation and Waterloo. Following on from the good fortune of Osprey's different Elite strategies volumes, it is a must-have for severe scholars of Napoleonic battle, armchair generals, and wargamers alike.

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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

By Niall Ferguson

Wonderful in its scope and erudition, this is often the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's a number of acclaimed works were prime as much as. In it, he grapples with maybe the main difficult questions of contemporary historical past: Why used to be the 20th century history's bloodiest through a long way? Why did unparalleled fabric development cross hand in hand with overall warfare and genocide? His quest for brand spanking new solutions takes him from the partitions of Nanjing to the bloody shores of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic detoxification to the politics of imperial decline and fall. the end result, as brilliantly written because it is key, is a brilliant historian's masterwork.

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The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms

By Barry Parker

This attention-grabbing mix of renowned technology and armed forces background examines the technological know-how of battle, demonstrating the shut connection among the invention of easy actual ideas and the advance of weaponry over the ages.
 

     Physics has performed a severe position in war because the earliest instances. Barry Parker highlights recognized battles of the earlier in addition to popular scientists and inventors resembling Leonardo, Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein whose paintings had an influence at the know-how of strive against. Mechanics and the legislation of movement ended in stronger shell trajectories; fuel dynamics proved very important to the internal ballistics of rifles and cannons; and house exploration led to intercontinental missiles, undercover agent satellites, and drone aircraft.

     Parker emphasizes the specified discoveries that had innovative results at the artwork of battle: the chinese language invention of gunpowder, the advance of firearms, the influence of the commercial Revolution, the deployment of the aircraft within the First global warfare, and in our period the unleashing of the large energy inherent in nuclear fission and fusion.

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Endgame, 1945: The Missing Final Chapter of World War II

By David Stafford

To finish a background of worldwide conflict II at VE Day is to go away the story part informed. whereas the battle could have appeared all yet over via Hitler's ultimate birthday (April 20), Stafford's chronicle of the 3 months that tells a distinct, and masses richer, tale.

ENDGAME, 1945 highlights the gripping own tales of 9 women and men, starting from infantrymen to POWs to battle correspondents, who witnessed firsthand the Allied fight to complete the negative video game finally. via their ground-level pursuits, Stafford strains the frilly net of occasions that ended in the war's actual answer: the deaths of Hitler and Mussolini, the liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau, and the Allies' race with the crimson military to set up a victors' foothold in Europe, to call a number of. From Hitler's April determination by no means to give up to the beginning of the Potsdam convention, Stafford brings an unparalleled concentration to the war's "final chapter."

Narrative historical past at its so much compelling, ENDGAME, 1945 is the riveting tale of 3 turbulent months that really formed the trendy global.

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