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The Longest Day: June 6, 1944
The Longest Day
June 6, 1944
Paperback      ISBN: 0671890913
Reconstructs the events of the Normandy landings from Allied and German reports and eyewitness accounts
Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807821187
Analyzes the two engagements at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill, offers profiles of the Union and Confederate generals involved, and discusses their strategies and decisions
This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga
This Terrible Sound
The Battle of Chickamauga
Hardcover      ISBN: 025201703x
An account of this decisive Civil War battle, which pitted the Union Army of the Cumberland against Confederate General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee
Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters, 1839-1865
Memoirs and Selected Letters
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters, 1839-1865
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450585
Letters from Grant to his wife, fellow officers, and government officials accompany his account of his life as a soldier, from West Point to the end of the Civil War
Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Children of the Flames
Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Paperback      ISBN: 0140169318
Reveals the experiences of twin children in the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele.
Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering
Fighter Combat
Tactics and Maneuvering
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870210599
This book provides a detailed discussion of one-on-one dog-fights and multi-fighter team work tactics. Full discussions of fighter aircraft and weapons systems performance are provided along with an explanation of radar intercept tactics and an analysis of the elements involved in the performance of fighter missions.
Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union
Life of Billy Yank
The Common Soldier of the Union
Paperback      ISBN: 0807104760
Wartime diaries and letters provide the sources for a composite portrait of the Union soldier
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.
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
Six Armies in Normandy
From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 0140235426
Recreates the military accomplishments and delineates the nationalistic characters of each of the armies of the Normandy invasion
Sun-Tzu: The Art of War
Sun-Tzu
The Art of War
Paperback      ISBN: 081331951x
The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun Tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm. Many Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives. And increasingly, Western business people and others are turning to the Art of War for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds.Why has a two-thousand-year-old text proven so valuable in today’s world? Because the Art of War embodies an Eastern tradition of strategy that emphasizes outwitting an opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of effort. And these time-tested principles work. They have been proven on the battlefield and in the marketplace.Unlike most editions of Sun Tzu currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations) this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient “tomb text” version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China.Ralph Sawyer, an outstanding Western scholar of ancient Chinese warfare and a successful businessman in his own right, places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context. Sawyer supplies a portrait of Sun Tzu’s era and outlines several battles of the period that may have either influenced Sun Tzu or been conducted by him. While appreciative of the philosophical richness of the Art of War, his edition stresses Sun Tzu’s practical origins and presents a translation that is both accurate and accessible.