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Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain Remembered
Their Finest Hour
The Battle of Britain Remembered
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558590471
World Atlas of Warfare: Military Innovations That Changed the Course of History
World Atlas of Warfare
Military Innovations That Changed the Course of History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670819670
A definitive compendium of the weapons of war, from the earliest times to today's battles fought with sophisticated armaments, is enhanced with a chronology rich with photographs, maps, and drawings
The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun-Tzu
Paperback      ISBN: 1593080174
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. “A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago. Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions. Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers. This new edition offers Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, both with and without annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military strategists than ever before. Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO Alliance.
Chronicles of the Crusades
Chronicles of the Crusades
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441247
Provides two chronicles of the Crusades, with the first account covering the Fourth Crusade, and the second account detailing the travels of King Louis and his battles during the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.
The Art of War: Sunzi Bing Fa
The Art of War
Sunzi Bing Fa
by Sun-tzu
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.
Voices of War: Stories of Service from the Home Front and the Front Lines
Voices of War
Stories of Service from the Home Front and the Front Lines
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792278380
Showcases the richness and depth of the thousands of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and mementos amassed by the Veteran's History Project, illustrating how the experience of war has affected every generation in the twentieth century.
All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe
All the Way to Berlin
A Paratrooper at War in Europe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0891417842
A platoon leader from the 82nd Airborne Division shares his harrowing tale of the march from the bloody beaches of Anzio, Italy, to the streets of Berlin, and victory during World War II.
Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Achilles in Vietnam
Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Paperback      ISBN: 0684813211
Compares the experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam war with those in the Trojan War, and examines how the stresses of combat affect the individual soldier
Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words : Extraordinary Stories of Courage From World War II to Vietnam
Beyond Glory
Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words : Extraordinary Stories of Courage From World War II to Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0393325628
A stirring oral history of the nation's Medal of Honor winners interviews twenty-four men who earned the honor through extraordinary acts of valor on the battlefield. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II
Bomber Pilot
A Memoir of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0813108667
" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.