Military History, General
The Death of Crazy Horse
A Tragic Episode in Lakota History
Paperback ISBN: 0803273258
Eyewitness and newspaper accounts describe the surrender and death of Crazy Horse, a charismatic and influential Ogala Sioux Indian and non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, who was apparently stabbed in the back.
For God and Glory
Lord Nelson and His Way of War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591143519
Military historian Hayward thematically looks at the career of Horatio Lord Nelson, characterizing his work as one of "warfighting analysis" more that traditional history. His discussion of Nelson's naval tactics don't stray too far from earlier works, but he adds an emphasis on understanding Nelson's motivation, determination, leadership practices, and relationships with his subordinates. In other words, he seeks to examine Nelson's management style, asking whether they resemble what is now considered "best practice." Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
Origins of the Second World War
Paperback ISBN: 0684829479
From influential British historian A.J.P. Taylor, a reprint of his influential text The Origins of the Second World War. Controversial for his thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that lead up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century. Published in 1961, The Origins of the Second World War is a classic of modern history. A.J.P. Taylor's years of research helped change the long-accepted view that Adolf Hitler had wanted and planned in detail for a war. With clear and relatable prose, Taylor articularly depicts the diplomatic mistakes from both the Allied and Axis powers that lead to the outbreak of World War II. A groundbreaking work, The Origins of the Second World War "is an almost faultless masterpiece, perfectly proportioned, perfectly controlled" (The Observer).
Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142903
Strategist and naval historian Friedman argues that the September 11 attacks on the US were carried out on the orders of Osama bin Laden in order to create a pan-Muslim empire with him at its head. He also describes how the effort was foiled by a new US military tactical style first tested in Afghanistan. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)