Military History

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  1. Book ImageVanguard of Nazism: The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923

    Robert G. Waite

    Vanguard of Nazism is the first full history of the Free Corps Movement which arose in Germany after World War I. Robert Waite's closely documented account shows how proto-Nazi thinking developed in this movement, and how the Free Corp contributed to the growth of National Socialism.More

  2. Book ImageWar and Human Progress: An Essay on the Rise of Industrial Civilization

    John U. Nef

    "Mr. Nef has made a rare combination of what the profession calls 'economic history' and 'intellectual history,' a combination which results, quite obviously, in an enrichment for history pure and simple." —Crane BrintonMore

  3. Book ImageFrom Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272

    Christopher Brooke

    From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272 is the second volume of the "Norton Library History of England."More

  4. Book ImageBritain and France between Two Wars: Conflicting Strategies of Peace from Versailles to World War II

    Arnold Wolfers

    "Brilliant... highly original in its approach and meticulously cautious, concise and convincing in its judgments." --Sidney B. Fay, The Yale ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageThaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South

    Fawn M. Brodie

    "More imaginatively than any other Stevens biographer, Fawn Brodie has speculated upon the emotional springs of the man's behavior. More resourcefully than any other, she has brought out the objective conditions to which he related his views on the South. Her book must be taken into account by all serious students of the Civil War and Reconstruction." —Richard N. Current, William F. Allen Professor of History, The University of WisconsinMore

  6. Book ImageWith MacArthur in Japan: A Personal History of the Occupation

    William Sebald, Russell Brines

    The American Occupation of Japan was perhaps one of the most fateful periods in the history of our foreign relations. From his position as senior civilian in the Occupation hierarchy, Ambassador Sebald had a unique opportunity to observe the implementation of policy by MacArthur and his staff and the sometimes acrimonious struggle between civilian, military, and Japanese elements.More

  7. Book ImageThe Truman-MacArthur Controversy and the Korean War

    John W. Spanier

    "The order not to bomb the Yalu bridges was the most indefensible and ill-conceived decision ever forced on a field commander in our nation's history....I will always believe that if the United States had issued a warning to the effect that any entry of the Chinese Communists in force into Korea would be considered an act of international war against the United States, that the Korean War would have been terminated with our advance north." General Douglas MacArthur in Reminiscences (1964) thus recalled the unyielding position he took in April, 1951, when President Truman relieved him of all his commands in the Far East for publicly opposing the policies of the United States government.More

  8. Book ImageThe Bay of Pigs: The Leaders' Story of Brigade 2506

    Haynes Johnson

    At long last, the truth about The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.More

  9. Book ImageWe Remained: Three Years Behind Enemy Lines in the Philippines

    R. W. Volckmann

    An adventure-packed narrative, unique in American military history.More

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