Military History

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  1. Book ImageHow Great Generals Win

    Bevin Alexander

    "An astute military historian's appraisal of what separates the sheep from the wolves in the great game of war."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  2. Book ImageThe Future of Warfare

    Bevin Alexander

    "With the planet no longer cleanly divided into 'us' and 'them,' leaders are distracted by a thousand conflicting claims and ambitions. We inhabit a much more disorderly world. Disputes within and between nations are frequently violent, divisive, and dangerous..." --from The Future of WarfareMore

  3. Book ImageSun Tzu at Gettysburg: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World

    Bevin Alexander

    “The world’s most fascinating battles and how they were won or lost, according to the Chinese sage.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  4. Book ImageHawks, Doves, and Owls: An Agenda for Avoiding Nuclear War

    Graham Allison, Albert Carnesale, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    “A thorough and realistic treatment on the crucial issue of our time that should be given careful consideration by both policymakers and citizens.” —Henry KissingerMore

  5. Book ImageEisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    In the final months of World War II, with the Allied forces streaming into Germany on two fronts, a major decision had to be made: where to draw a stop line to prevent an accidental clash between the Russian and the Anglo-American armies.More

  6. Book ImageHistories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

    David Anderson

    "A remarkable account of Britain's last stand in Kenya. This is imperial history at its very best."--John Hope FranklinMore

  7. Book ImageRussian Rebels, 1600-1800

    Paul Avrich

    “Paul Avrich’s latest book is an admirable blend of serious scholarship and appealing writing. His purpose is to tell the story of popular uprisings in Russia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on those led by Bolotnikov, Razin, Bulavin, and Pugachev. To do so, he has made careful and intelligent use of a large body of published materials and from them has woven a lively and engrossing narrative. More than that, drawing on the previous work of Hobsbawm and others, he has offered perceptive explanations of the outbreak, course, and outcome of each revolt. Throughout the work, the author compares the principal revolts and searches, above all, for a general characterization of the tradition of mass revolt in premodern Russia.” —Robert O. Crummey, Yale University in Journal of Modern HistoryMore

  8. Book ImageWhat Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History

    Edward L. Ayers

    “An extremely good writer, [Ayers] is well worth reading . . . on the South and Southern history.”—Stephen Sears, Boston GlobeMore

  9. Book ImageIn the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War.More

  10. Book ImageState of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda

    Susan Bachrach, Steven Luckert

    A history of Nazi propaganda based on never-before-published posters, rare photographs, and historical artifacts from the USHMM’s groundbreaking exhibition.More

  11. Book ImageSetting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

    James Barr

    "Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters.” —Mary Foster, Associated PressMore

  12. Book ImageA Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

    James Barr

    “A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National InterestMore

  13. Book ImageLyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam

    Larry Berman

    "Stunning....The portrait of the embattled and unyielding president that emerges is vivid and memorable."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImagePlanning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam

    Larry Berman

    "Takes an historically important decision, places it in its immediate stream of policy development, perceptions and events and adds what was missing from the Pentagon Papers."—Richard E. Neustadt, Harvard UniversityMore

  15. Book ImageStrange Defeat

    Marc Bloch

    A renowned historian and Resistance fighter — later executed by the Nazis — analyzes at first hand why France fell in 1940.More

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