An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

By David Eggenberger

"A badly wanted addition to public and army libraries and to the cabinets of each army author … a definitive job." — military Times
Megiddo, Thermopylae, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Vietnam … not anything has ruled man's recognition, challenged his strength, produced extra heroes — and destruction — than conflict. This huge one-volume paintings lines the lengthy background of that uniquely human job in bright, exact money owed of over 1,500 an important army conflicts, Spanning greater than 3,400 years, it contains a landscape of war so entire that no unmarried quantity love it exists.
All the basic information of each significant conflict in recorded background on land and at sea — from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984 — are coated. for additional comfort, this paintings lists the engagements in alphabetical order, from "Aachen," the 1st access, to "Zutphen," the last.
You'll locate painstakingly researched, objectively written descriptions of the Persia-Greek conflicts of the 5th century B. C., Roman Empire wars, Napoleonic Wars, the yankee Civil battle, global Wars I and II, and lots of extra. additionally integrated are penetrating analyses of the jobs performed by means of commanders of genius — Alexander, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and different momentous figures. Updating this already accomplished source, a brand new Appendix offers with newer conflicts: the Vietnam warfare, the Yom Kippur conflict, the Soviet profession of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq battle, the Falkland Islands conflict, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the U. S. invasion of Grenada.
Each access contains states, strategic occasions, army leaders, troop numbers, strategies, casualties and military/political outcomes of the battles. moreover, you can find move references on the finish of every access, ninety nine conflict maps and a entire index containing titles and alliances and treaties, well-known quotations, slogans, seize words … even conflict cries.
An Encyclopedia of Battles is a complete library of army background in a single handy space-saving quantity. scholars, historians, writers, army buffs … somebody drawn to the topic will locate this low-cost paperbound variation an integral reference and a desirable examine of the world's army past.

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Fallen Angel: A Novel

By Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky

Major Jeff Struecker (a actual existence Black Hawk Down veteran) and his award-winning coauthor inform a space-based intelligence tale of extreme extremes of their new novel, Fallen Angel, named for the "Angel-12" American satellite tv for pc that's ambushed via China and falls 22,000 miles to land in distant Siberia. U.S. Sgt. significant Eric Moyer and his unique Ops unit are deployed to discover Angel-12 and preserve its complex nuclear gasoline from enemy hands-and there are lots of. A Russian shadow govt bent on restoring the previous USSR pursues the satellite tv for pc as does the chinese language particular forces team that knocked it from the sky. A rash of army and household hostage matters ensues because the stark fact looms: 3 countries are racing to the satellite tv for pc, yet just one gets there first.

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Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

By Michael B. Oren

Though it lasted for less than six demanding days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli warfare by no means relatively ended. each problem that has ripped via this quarter within the resulting many years, from the Yom Kippur conflict of 1973 to the continued intifada, is an instantaneous final result of these six days of struggling with. Michael B. Oren’s impressive Six Days of War, an the world over acclaimed bestseller, is the 1st accomplished account of this epoch-making occasion.

Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s clutch of truth and cause, Oren reconstructs either the lightning-fast motion at the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the realm. amazing personalities—Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin—rose and toppled from strength because of this warfare; borders have been redrawn; bold recommendations brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in an issue of hours. And the stability of energy changed—in the center East and on the planet. A towering paintings of historical past and a charming human narrative, Six Days of War is an important booklet at the heart East clash to seem in a iteration.

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War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

By John W. Dower

Now in paperback, War with no Mercy has been hailed by means of The ny instances as “one of the main unique and critical books to be written in regards to the warfare among Japan and the United States.” during this huge background, Professor John Dower unearths a hidden, explosive measurement of the Pacific War—race—while writing what John Toland has known as “a landmark e-book . . . a robust, relocating, and evenhanded historical past that's sorely wanted in either the USA and Japan.”
Drawing on American and jap songs, slogans, cartoons, propaganda movies, mystery reviews, and a wealth of alternative files of the time, Dower opens up an entire new approach of that sour fight of 4 and a part many years in the past and its ramifications in our lives this day. As Edwin O. Reischauer, former ambassador to Japan, has mentioned, this publication deals “a lesson that the postwar generations desire so much . . . with eloquence, crushing aspect, and power.”

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After The Virus

After the virus decimates 99.9% of the world's inhabitants, and all lines of humanity besides it, Rhiannon and may are compelled to maneuver past their earlier status, fortune, and private demons to rescue a mute woman from the clutches of 2 warring cults.
"Waking up used to be by no means a good suggestion, and this morning she had momentarily notion she was...before, sooner than them, sooner than this lifestyles. If this used to be what it was once to outlive the virus, she did not very like it, however the replacement, killing herself, appeared reasonable and easy.
--Rhiannon, bankruptcy One, AFTER THE VIRUS

WARNING: this post-apocalyptic love tale comprises mature events, violence, and language.

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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

By Robert J. McMahon

The large illness and bankruptcy following the second one global battle necessarily predetermined the scope and depth of the chilly struggle. yet why did it final goodbye? And what influence did it have at the usa, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the 3rd international? eventually, how did it have an effect on the wider background of the second one 1/2 the 20th century - what have been the human and monetary charges? This Very brief advent offers a transparent and stimulating interpretive evaluation of the chilly warfare, one who will either invite debate and inspire deeper research.

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Stratagem: Deception and Surprise in War (Artech House Information Warfare Library)

By Barton Whaley

Out-of-print and out of the fingers of army execs for years, Artech condo solutions the call for, making the sought-after, vintage paintings, "Stratagem: Deception and shock in War", to be had once more. This undying and broadly pointed out quantity bargains execs a version and template for learning and examining deception operations. Readers get an ancient research of deception and shock, over a hundred real-world case reports, and a suite of equipment that underlie and pervade the full publication. This precise source takes a wide and deep examine shock operations, proposing interesting questions and hypotheses concerning the attainable reasons of shock, together with deception. completely referenced and supported with transparent facts tables, the case stories pay attention to objectives, making plans, expectancies, safety, leaks, warnings, intelligence tests, and outcome. The ebook concludes with analytical lists of battles from 1914 to 1968, systematically specified by columns for cross-tabulation.

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Union Infantryman vs Confederate Infantryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65 (Combat)

By Ron Field

This publication presents research and first-hand bills of 3 significant Civil warfare battles: 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas, Gettysburg and Chaffin's Farm from views. The enthusiastic yet principally green infantrymen on either side within the Civil battle needed to adapt quick to the appalling realities of conflict within the commercial age. during this absolutely illustrated learn, an expert at the Civil struggle investigates 3 clashes that illustrate the altering realities of infantry wrestle in America's bloodiest conflict.

The appalling slaughter at 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas on July 21, 1861 introduced domestic the realities of warfare to either side. within the ultimate bloody levels the eleventh long island (1st hearth Zouaves) clashed with the thirty third Virginia Infantry. The eleventh long island had first clashed with the "Black Horse Cavalry" after which re-captured the weapons of Rickett's battery, merely to be compelled backwards a number of occasions sooner than being beaten into retreat via a last accomplice cost which greatly concerned the 2d South Carolina.

Pickett's cost at Gettysburg on July three, 1863 observed the accomplice veterans of Pickett's department, together with the 56th Virginia Infantry, decimated in a set-piece assault on Union positions held via regiments together with the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, Having obvious huge scuffling with at the prior day, the boys of the 71st performed a key position within the Union safeguard, refusing to wreck and retaining their positions at "the attitude" of the stone wall that marked the Union line, even if their sister regiments broke and retreated. The Union infantrymen' staunch protection threw the accomplice entrance line into confusion, forcing them to withdraw.

On September 29, 1864, on the conflict of Chaffin's Farm, the African-American troops of Brigadier basic Charles J. Paine's third department, together with the 4th US coloured Infantry lower than significant A.S. Boernstein, took half within the Union attack on bold accomplice positions held by way of Brigadier normal John Gregg's veterans of the Texas-Arkansas Brigade, together with Lieutenant Colonel Clinton M. Winkler's 4th Texas Infantry. along the sixth USCI, Boernstein's males have been ordered to assault at 5.30am unsupported via any Union artillery hearth; deployed in a 200yd skirmish line and hampered via a swampy ravine, the 2 regiments struggled via traces of protecting emplacements prior to being riddled via lethal exact small-arms hearth from the Texan defenders. even if a couple of males truly broke into the accomplice strains, they have been quickly killed or captured, and the remnants retired. among them, the 4th and sixth USCI misplaced 350 in their seven hundred effectives; totally 14 Medals of Honor have been presented to the regiments that stormed New industry Heights, together with Sergeant Christian Fleetwood and Sergeant Alfred B. Hilton of the 4th USCI. The 4 regiments of Lee's "Grenadier Guards" had inflicted 850 casualties on their attackers whereas maintaining simply 50 themselves.

Featuring specifically commissioned art, professional research and thoroughly selected first-hand money owed, this soaking up examine lines the evolution of infantry strategies within the crucible of the Civil warfare by means of reading 3 key clashes at unit level.

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The US Army's First, Last, and Only All-Black Rangers: The 2d Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War, 1950-1951

By Edward L. Posey

The second Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) used to be the 1st and in basic terms all-black Ranger unit within the background of the us military. Its ten-month lifespan integrated choice, education, and 7 months of strive against deployment in Korea, and then the unit used to be deactivated. Edward Posey’s superb new research, now on hand in paperback, is the 1st whole heritage of this elite, all-volunteer unit, whose individuals have been drawn from the third Battalion of the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment and the eightieth Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion.

After experiencing the traditional travails of boot camp at castle Benning, which segregation and racism simply made worse, the all-black Rangers got down to subscribe to the Korean struggle in past due 1950. On January 7, 1951, the Rangers stumbled on themselves protecting a severe railroad working via Tanyang go, which Communist guerillas attempted to infiltrate. The evening motion prompted the Rangers’ inaugural wrestle, which ended with the advice for a Bronze superstar for gallantry for a Ranger sergeant. extra combats with the North Korean and Communist chinese language forces erupted close to Majori-ri and Chechon.

But the development that propelled the second Rangers into the checklist books was once their airborne attack close to Munsan-Ni on March 23, 1951―the first in Ranger historical past. as soon as at the flooring, Posey and his comrades attacked and captured Hill 151. The fighting―often carried out at very shut quarters, and a few of it with the bayonet and rifle butt―demonstrated the braveness of those tricky African American squaddies. Heavy struggling with marked their months on the entrance, together with a powerful assault and protection of Hill 581 which could. all through their deployment in Korea, the second Rangers served with honor and completed an excellent wrestle record.

Posey’s lengthy late the U.S. Army’s First, final, and simply All-Black Rangers: The 2nd Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) within the Korean battle, 1950-1951 (written with the aid of different Rangers) is predicated upon the firsthand studies of many individuals of the unit, legit files, interviews with survivors, and different archival fabric. Stitched jointly, this knowledge deals a wealthy and important addition to the turning out to be literature at the Korean warfare by way of explaining the stumbling blocks those patriotic African american citizens confronted, their sacrifices, and their brave activities at the a ways facet of the world.

Nearly sixty years have handed because the Korean warfare slipped into the area of historical past. Now, the area will eventually examine the real tale of the us Army’s first, final, and merely all-black Ranger unit.

About the writer: grasp Sergeant (Ret) Edward L. Posey joined the U.S. military in 1947. After serving with corporation L, third Battalion, 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, he volunteered for airborne education with the Rangers in 1950 and served with contrast within the Korean battle (where he used to be wounded). Sergeant Posey retired from the provider in 1969. In 2002, he used to be inducted into the Ranger corridor of popularity for his commitment to accountability and uncommon army occupation.

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Lake Peipus 1242: Battle of the Ice (Osprey Military Campaign Series, #46)

By David Nicolle

Osprey's crusade identify for The conflict of Lake Peipus, which happened in 1242 among the Teutonic Knights and the Russian city-state of Novgorod, led by way of its inspirational chief Alexandre Nevskii. The Teutonic Knights have been a robust army order, subsidized with the crusading zeal of Europe, the blessing of the Pope and the aid of the Holy Roman Emperor. This conflict, even supposing little-known within the west, was once very important within the heritage of the medieval japanese crusades, the Teutonic defeat having a major impact on destiny occasions. David Nicolle's very good textual content examines the campaign opposed to Novgorod and the fierce scuffling with round the frozen shorelines of Lake Peipus.

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