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Amphibious Warfare: Strategy And Tactics From Gallipoli To Iraq
1 Amphibious Warfare: Strategy And Tactics From Gallipoli To Iraq
Amber Books 2014 1782741402 / 9781782741404 HARDCOVER New 
Landing on a hostile beach is one of the most ancient forms and still most difficult forms of warfare. It requires unparalleled levels of planning, organisation, coordination and cooperation between the services. After the disasters of Gallipoli and Zeebrugge in the World War I, amphibious operations reached their maturity in World War II, and were essential in the defeat of Japan, while the D-Day landings signalled the beginning of the end for Hitler. Since 1945, a myriad of expeditionary naval forces have set off for a wide range of destinations, including Korea, Vietnam, the Falkland Islands, Grenada, the Balkans and Iraq in 2003. In the post-Cold War era, amphibious warfare has reached new heights of importance in its ability to intervene rapidly in crisis situations. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
Ilyushin Ll-12 And Ll-14: Successors To The Li-2 - Red Star Vol. 25
2 Ilyushin Ll-12 And Ll-14: Successors To The Li-2 - Red Star Vol. 25
Midland Publishing Ltd. 2006 1857802233 / 9781857802238 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
This book gives a detailed account of the design and development of the Il-12 and the Il-14. It explains their important place in Soviet commercial aviation history and is based on research in Russian archives. The book contains numerous previously unpublished photos and line drawings. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
The Battle Of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men Of Task Force Ranger
3 The Battle Of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men Of Task Force Ranger
Presidio Press 2005 0345459660 / 9780345459664 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Presidio Press 2005. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark “No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.” –MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword) It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia–the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down–is remembered by the men who fought and survived it. Six of the best in our military recall their brutal experiences and brave contributions in these never-before-published, firstperson accounts. “Operation Gothic Serpent,” by Matt Eversmann: As a “chalk” leader, Eversmann was part of the first group of Rangers to “fast rope” from the Black Hawk helicopters. It was his chalk that suffered the first casualty of the battle. “Sua Sponte: Of Their Own Accord,” by Raleigh Cash: Responsible for controlling and directing fire support for the platoon, Cash entered the raging battle in the ground convoy sent to rescue his besieged brothers in arms. “Through My Eyes,” by Mike Kurth: One of only two African Americans in the battle, Kurth confronted his buddies’ deaths, realizing that “the only people whom I had let get anywhere near me since I was a child were gone.” “What Was Left Behind,” by John Belman: He roped into the biggest firefight of the battle and considers some of the mistakes that were made, such as using Black Hawk helicopters to provide sniper cover. “Be Careful What You Wish For,” by Tim Wilkinson: He was one of the Air Force pararescuemen or PJs–the highly trained specialists for whom “That Others May Live” is no catchphrase but a credo–and sums up his incomprehensible courage as “just holding up my end of the deal on a bad day.” “On Friendship and Firefights,” by Dan Schilling: As a combat controller, he was one of the original planners for the deployment of SOF forces to Mogadishu in the spring of 1993. During the battle, he survived the initial assault and carnage of the vehicle convoys only to return to the city to rescue his two closest friends, becoming, literally, “Last Out.” With America’s withdrawal from Somalia an oft-cited incitement to Osama bin Laden, it is imperative to revisit this seminal military mission and learn its lessons from the men who were there and, amazingly, are still here. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015
4 U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014 1629144010 / 9781629144016 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology that will soon be employed by soldiers around the world. This book features: • Missiles • Biological detection systems • Rockets • Reconnaissance systems • Bows and arrows (believe it or not) You name it, this book has it. Also included is a thorough discussion of Future Combat Systems (FCS), the system of systems that, when fully operational, will provide the Army and the joint forces with an unprecedented capability to see the enemy, engage him on their terms, and defeat him on the twenty-first-century battlefield. 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
U.S. Special Forces, Alan Landau
5 Alan Landau U.S. Special Forces
1999 0681478012 / 9780681478015 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Lowe & B. Hould, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.A book detailing an overview of America's Special Forces, their history, their training, and their traditions. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
SAS and Elite Forces Guide Manhunt: The Art and Science of Tracking High Profile Enemy Targets, Alexander Stillwell
6 Alexander Stillwell SAS and Elite Forces Guide Manhunt: The Art and Science of Tracking High Profile Enemy Targets
0762780177 / 9780762780174 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small Remaider Mark. From searching for high-value enemy targets such as Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein to finding soldiers caught behind enemy lines, from escaped prisoners and serial killers to a missing child, Manhunt explores just how the military and police forces track people down. Including many case studies of high-value targets, suspected criminals and fugitives from justice, and with extensive background on the different techniques in tracking used, from traditional Native American trackers' skills to the latest high-tech methods, Manhunt brings together the history and science of tracking. Illustrated with 350 maps, photographs and drawings, The SAS and Elite Forces Guide to Manhunts: Tracking High Value Enemy Targets is an authoritative examination of tracking from footprints to forensics and a must for anyone interested in the latest military practices and survival skills. . 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
Special Forces Survival Techniques, Alexander Stilwell
7 Alexander Stilwell Special Forces Survival Techniques
Apple Press 2014 1845435575 / 9781845435578 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Special Forces are trained to take on the toughest missions in the world's most challenging environments. They stand apart from regular military forces because of the extent and variety of their training and their ability to master any situation. This book is a practical guide to their training and unique skills. In order to complete their missions successfully, Special Forces soldiers must escape dangers specific to each environment, and use the land they are in not only to survive, but to evade capture. They often have to operate in remote areas, for example when monitoring the movement of enemy missile units in the desert or intercepting insurgents in the jungle. Special Forces need to be able to master extreme environments. Special Forces soldiers are also trained to learn from and respect people who are native to particular environments, whether it is the Inuit people of the arctic, the Bedouin of the desert, or the Dayaks of the Borneo jungle. This book will provide an insight into those native skills. Special Forces Survival Techniques is about the inside knowledge and key survival training that helps Special Forces to carry out their missions in extreme environments around the world, or to escape from danger and fight another day. You do not have to be in the Special Forces to benefit from learning their skills. Apart from dealing with often complex and demanding missions that require extreme skill and determination, Special Forces must also be able to survive in any environment. This includes arctic, mountain, desert, and jungle environments. This book is divided into chapters with skills that are particular to each environment 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
World War II: A 50th Anniversary History, Associated Press
8 Associated Press World War II: A 50th Anniversary History
1989 0805010955 / 9780805010954 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Henry Holt & Co, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good. .In the tradition of photojournalism at its best and most popular - this commemorative pictorial history of the greatest of modern wars will be a must for a wide audience not only of military history readers but also those Americans whose lives were directly affected. 375 black-and-white photos. 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
Berlin 1945 : The Final Reckoning, Bam, Karl F.
9 Bam, Karl F. Berlin 1945 : The Final Reckoning
2014 1782741356 / 9781782741350 HARDCOVER New 
Berlin 1945: The Final Reckoning begins with a study of the background to the battle and a description of events on the Eastern and Western Fronts before the Soviet forces reached Berlin. The city’s strategic importance to the German war effort and morale is considered, along with factors that caused the Western Allies to halt their advance on the Elbe rather than race the soviet troops to the Reichstag. The German forces available for Berlin’s defense and their actual defensive preparations (or lack of them) are covered in depth, as is the devastating destruction caused by the ceaseless Allied bombing and remorseless shelling by the Soviet forces. The book describes in words and graphic pictures how, in a city reduced to rubble, a bitter hand-to-hand struggle developed between fanatical Nazis, SS troopers, old men and young boys of the Hitler Youth and the hard-bitten Soviet front-line troops bent on revenge. The suffering of the soldiers and civilians are revealed in full detail, with personal accounts from those involved in the battle. 
Price: 15.95 USD
 
 
Locheim Chashai, Betser, Moki
10 Betser, Moki Locheim Chashai
1900 9650724192 / 9789650724191 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Written in Hebrew. 
Price: 34.95 USD
 
 
Iwo Jima: Legacy Of Valor, Bill D. Ross,
11 Bill D. Ross, Iwo Jima: Legacy Of Valor
Vintage 1986 0394742885 / 9780394742885 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark An hour by hour account of the largest and most brutal assault ever conducted by the Marine Corps. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
KGB/CIA : Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operations, Bledowska, Celina, Bloc,
12 Bledowska, Celina, Bloc, KGB/CIA : Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operations
1988 0671089293 / 9780671089290 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Bison Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The authors' compelling narrative is combined with over 300 painstakingly researched photographs, which provide a a superb visual commentary to this dramatic and compelling story. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
Bomber Command - Failed to Return II, Bond, Steve
13 Bond, Steve Bomber Command - Failed to Return II
2012 0956269699 / 9780956269690 HARDCOVER New 
The casualty numbers are simply staggering – 55,573 airmen who served with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War lost their lives in the fight against Nazism. A further 9,838 airmen became prisoners or war and 8,403 were wounded in action. These extraordinary and unprecedented loss statistics accumulated as the RAF bomber crews played their part in the prosecution of Allied grand strategy: defending the British Isles from invasion, blasting the enemy industrial infrastructure, supporting the Allied land campaigns, targeting the enemy Navy and U-boat threats, and countering the German V-weapon menace. 
Price: 18.95 USD
 
 
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power, Boot, Max
14 Boot, Max The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power
Basic Books 2002 0465007201 / 9780465007202 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Max Boot's new book is a history of those smaller, undeclared wars that, he argues, have always played a key role in American international affairs. This story, he shows, has special relevance to the current "war on terrorism" and the future of American conflicts around the world. Written with a rare eye for both political nuance and real humor, this book introduces us to heroes and exploits from the forgotten side of America's military history. We meet Stephen Decatur, who destroyed a captured American warship under the Pasha of Tripoli's nose, Army Lieutenant George S. Patton, who shot it out, ivory-handled pistol in hand, with Mexican banditos at an isolated hacienda in 1916, and many other fascinating characters.Boot locates America's failure to win the Vietnam War in the American military's failure to heed the lessons of "small wars" of the past, and warns against repeating this mistake in the future. Reminding us that the small wars of the Clinton presidency--Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo --fit squarely in an established military tradition, The Savage Wars of Peace is a compelling read that also delivers an important new argument about the future of American intervention abroad.Among the Marines, it was said that Smedley [Butler] was dispatched to the National Palace to obtain [Haitian President] Dartiguenave's signature. The president tried to hide in his bathroom. The Marine waited outside the door for an hour.…Growing impatient, Butler walked outside, grabbed a ladder, propped it against the palace wall, and climbed up to the window of the bathroom to discover Dartiguenave sitting on a porcelain commode, fully dressed in pinstriped trousers, morning coat and top hat, smoking a cigar and reading a copy of Petit Parisien. Wasting no time, Butler supposedly leaped through the window to present the treaty and a fountain pen to the startled president. 'Sign here,' he commanded, and the president did. There is no sense inquiring whether this 'gorgeous legend' is literally true;…it gives an accurate flavor of how the U.S.-Haiti Treaty of 1915 came into being. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
A Stillness At Appomattox (army Of The Potomac, Vol. 3), Bruce Catton,
15 Bruce Catton, A Stillness At Appomattox (army Of The Potomac, Vol. 3)
Anchor Distributors 1953 0385044518 / 9780385044516 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in non-fiction. In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America's foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence : Over 800 Phrases Used in International and Covert Espiona, Burton, Bob
16 Burton, Bob Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence : Over 800 Phrases Used in International and Covert Espiona
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014 1629142123 / 9781629142128 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
From Bob Burton — a former member of both the civilian and military intelligence communities and America's most feared bounty hunter — comes the complete lexicon of over 800 terms and meanings used in international and covert espionage. Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence includes the most up-to-date terminology of special operations from A to Z, including: • Breaktime: The time it takes to break down he resistance level of a subject in an interrogation of a brutal nature — usually 5-7 hours • Hero Project: A project, operation, or extraction considered too dangerous, with only the most skilled personnel able to pull it off. • Cake or Death: An unspoken but soon-realized ultimatum that a prisoner of the spook war understands as his personal fate — cooperate or die. Compiled by a man who knows covert action and clandestine warfare from the inside out, Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence is a perfect compendium of the secret language spoken by those who fight the silent war. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
MILITARY UNIFORMS VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, Chris McNab
17 Chris McNab MILITARY UNIFORMS VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
Amber Books 2011 1907446990 / 9781907446993 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant uniforms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world's soldiers from the first professional armies to the present day. All the most famous types of uniform are featured, such as the British redcoat, the American GI, the German stormtrooper and the Soviet infantryman, along with some more unusual examples that are much less well known. Each featured uniform is illustrated with an excellent full-color artwork, showing the figure in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin and relevant points of interest in the uniform and equipment carried (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 1000 outstanding color artworks, Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in military matters. “Offering 650 color illustrations total, plus a few photos, this visual reference presents chronological entries on military uniforms worn in specific conflicts around the world, from the 18th century through the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each entry's high-quality, photorealistic illustrations are accompanied by descriptions and info on country, date, and theater of the war. Entries focus mostly on uniforms, but some weapons and equipment are illustrated. The book includes a brief introduction on the origins of military uniforms and their development through history, plus a glossary.” 
Price: 21.95 USD
 
 
Prisoner of War Escape & Evasion: How to Survive Behind Enemy Lines, from the World's Elite Militars, Chris McNab
18 Chris McNab Prisoner of War Escape & Evasion: How to Survive Behind Enemy Lines, from the World's Elite Militars
0762779896 / 9780762779895 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small Remainder Mark. This volume offers useful advice on how to evade capture and, if that fails, how to escape. The key topics include the will to survive; handling stress in captivity; escape techniques; survival in a variety of environments; how to forage for food; and much more. 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
THE SPECIAL FORCES ENDURANCE TECHNIQUES, CHRIS MCNAB
19 CHRIS MCNAB THE SPECIAL FORCES ENDURANCE TECHNIQUES
2009 1897884710 / 9781897884713 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Brown Books, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition:Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, Cowley, Robert
20 Cowley, Robert What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
Putnam Publishing Group 1999 0399145761 / 9780399145766 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Essays by Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, David McCullough, James M. McPherson, and others A fascinating collection of never-before-published essays on the great turning points in world history written by the most renowned historians at work today. Historians and inquisitive laymen alike love to ponder the dramatic "what ifs" of history. In these twenty-two original essays, scholars ask the tantalizing question: Where might we be if history had not unfolded the way it did? Their answers are surprising, and sometimes frightening, but always entertaining. David McCullough imagines George Washington's ignoble end at the hands of the British if he had not made his escape from Long Island in August 1776. Writing about the Civil War, James M. McPherson suggests General Robert E. Lee could have moved into Union territory and the ultimate crossroads-- Gettysburg--and won it all in 1862, if only his Special Order No. 191 had not been lost and turned over to General McClellan. Would the Union have been cleaved in half? Stephen Ambrose describes what might have happened if D-Day had failed. If the storm enveloping the Normandy coast in 1944 had become worse on June 6th, the invasion would have resulted in catastrophe. Other essay topics include Alexander the Great's luck, the Spanish Armada's ill wind, Napoleon's overconfidence, Hirohito's missed opportunity, and Hitler's inflated ego. In addition to the twenty-two essays, fifteen "sidebars," or shorter pieces, cover even more "what ifs." Among the contributors are Stephen W. Sears, Thomas Fleming, Victor Davis Hanson, Lewis H. Lapham, William H. McNeill, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober and Theodore K. Rabb. edited by Robert Cowley featuring maps and photographs throughout 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
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