Military Theory and Strategy
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It
Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
Paperback ISBN: 0452295831
The definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis--from global financial collapse to a pandemic It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation--you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives who live in other states? What would you use for fuel? Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, author of Patriots and editor of SurvivalBlog.com, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for you family to survive, including: Water: Filtration, transport, storage, and treatment options. Food Storage: How much to store, pack-it-yourself methods, storage space and rotation, countering vermin. Fuel and Home Power: Home heating fuels, fuel storage safety, backup generators. Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock: Gardening basics, non-hybrid seeds, greenhouses; choosing the right livestock. Medical Supplies and Training: Building a first aid kit, minor surgery, chronic health issues. Communications: Following international news, staying in touch with loved ones. Home Security: Your panic room, self-defense training and tools. When to Get Outta Dodge: Vehicle selection, kit packing lists, routes and planning. Investing and Barter: Tangibles investing, building your barter stockpile. And much more. How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It is a must-have for every well-prepared family.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History
Hardcover ISBN: 0195071980
A fact-packed reference guide to U.S. military history covers battles, men, and weapons that made the difference from the Revolution to the Gulf War, with more than 1,100 entries written by more than five hundred distinguished contributors.
The Last Ridge
The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0375759514
A close-up look at the creation of the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes the evolution of the 10th Mountain Division, and their stunning nighttime mountain attack during the winter of 1945 on seemingly impenetrable German mountain fortifications. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
A War of a Different Kind
Military Force and America's Search for Homeland Security
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142202
A former senior Pentagon official examines the political, legal, and practical implications of the use of the military in support of homeland security and in the ongoing war against terrorism. Sample topics include the statute governing the use of military personnel in law enforcement, the constitutional power of the president, and the reorganization of the government to meet the terrorist threat. Written in an accessible style, this meticulously documented volume is suitable for general readers as well as civilian and military leaders. Annotation
Cruise Missile Proliferation and the Threat to International Securiity
Paperback ISBN: 1591143322
Mixing detailed analysis with policy prescription, the author explains why an epidemic of cruise missile proliferation, long forecasted by analysts, has only recently begun to occur, offering insight into this development's consequences and recommendations for adjusting policy to stifle its effects. Reprint.
Ripples of Battle
How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
Paperback ISBN: 0385721943
Investigates three key battles in Western history including the battle of Delium in 424 B.C., the battle at Shiloh during the Civil War, and the battle of Okinawa during World War II, discussing their enduring impact on civilization and on modern warfare belief systems. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Art of War
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.