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Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876
Centennial Campaign
The Sioux War of 1876
Paperback      ISBN: 0806121521
“A fine book…In the twenty-two chapters that comprise the background and the campaign narrative, the author is at his best when he moves away from the Washington scene to detail the field operations. But it is the second part of the book—seven chapters labeled “Facets
The Guns of August
The Guns of August
Paperback      ISBN: 034538623x
A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint. NYT.
Art of War
Art of War
by Sun-Tzu
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877734526
An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence
Men-Of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy
Men-Of-War
Life in Nelson's Navy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393038580
Presents a description of daily life in Nelson's navy, including anecdotes about the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy
A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815
A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession
The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870212834
Compiled from official records and unpublished material, the author builds a unique and fascinating social history of the U.S. Navy's officer corps between its establishment in 1794 and the end of the War of 1812.
Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History
Pearl Harbor
The Verdict of History
Paperback      ISBN: 0140159096
Strategy
Strategy
Paperback      ISBN: 0452010713
"The most important book by one of the outstanding military authorities of our time." ? Library Journal This is the classic book on war as we know it. During his long life, Basil H. Liddell Hart was considered one of the world's foremost military thinkers--a man generally regarded as the "Clausewitz of the 20th century." Strategy is a seminal work of military history and theory, a perfect companion to Sun-tzu’s The Art of War and Carl von Clauswitz’s On War. Liddell Hart stressed movement, flexibility, and surprise. He saw that in most military campaigns dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance is prelude to victory. This dislocation results from a strategic indirect approach. Reflect for a moment on the results of direct confrontation (trench war in WW I) versus indirect dislocation (Blitzkreig in WW II). Liddell Hart is also tonic for business and political planning: just change the vocabulary and his concepts fit.
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807118737
Recounts the first battle between Grant and Lee, when greater Union forces were stopped in dense forests near the Rapidan River in May 1864, causing heavy Confederate losses that meant the beginning of the end for the South
What They Fought for 1861-1865
What They Fought for 1861-1865
Paperback      ISBN: 0385476345
An analysis of the Civil War, drawing on letters and diaries by more than one thousand soldiers, gives voice to the personal reasons behind the war, offering insight into the ideology that shaped both sides. Reprint. PW.
Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
Civil War Curiosities
Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
Paperback      ISBN: 155853315x
This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons,attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.