Military History, General
A History of Warfare
Paperback ISBN: 0679730826
A look at the role of warfare in human civilization probes the meaning, motivations, and methods underlying war, discusses the world's great warrior cultures, and follows the progress of human aggression. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. NYT.
The Development of Tank Warfare
Paperback ISBN: 0304352853
A rare, enlightening account by an outstanding soldier reveals his thoughts and theories on armored warfare and motorized land battle—which he then put in action to devastating effect during World War Two. Guderian’s treatise on the importance of tank development, and on modern mechanized technology, shows exactly why the Germans dominated land warfare in the early stage of the fighting.
The Art of War
Sunzi Bing Fa
Hardcover ISBN: 1566192978
An illuminating new look at the classic primer on warfare. Distinguishing itself from many previous versions, this contemporary translation of Sun-Tzu's landmark text acknowledges the work first and foremost as a masterpiece of military strategy. Translator Ralph Sawyer provides the most detailed introduction and commentary yet offered on the text, its author, and his age. Get inside the head of Sun-Tzu, and find out which significant historical battles influenced his thinking. Sawyer's exhaustive biographical research helps you separate the myth from the elusive man himself. Immerse yourself in the mindset of the Chinese military organization through an extensive overview of its history as well as its tactical use of chariots, horse and cavalry, armor and shields, and swords. Several supplementary sections illuminate relevant portions of the recently discovered tomb texts and "lost writings," reputed to be earlier variants of the standard version. A glossary identifies figures and terms for the convenience of readers unfamiliar with Chinese history and writings.
A Soldier's Life
Paperback ISBN: 0060930748
A noted military historian provides an intriguing new portrait of the Civil War general that examines in depth his life and career, from his formative years at West Point, to his controversial campaigns during the Civil War, to his role as a postwar commander. Reprint.
The Great Admirals
Command at Sea, 1587-1945
Hardcover ISBN: 087021229x
Sweetman has engaged 19 scholars to review & revise personal & strategic details of as many admirals. Less famous names include Juel, Tromp, de Ruyter. Willmott casts serious doubt on Yamamoto's greatness. The editor intersperses six surveys of technology changes. Fine history, good writing, useful bibliographic references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.