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The 1929 Sino-Soviet War

The War Nobody Knew

The first book that covers the events leading to and the conduct and profound consequences of the 1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict, a short and bloody war fought over the Chinese Eastern Railroad in Manchuria.

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Battle Studies

A new English translation of Ardant du Picq’s classic Battle Studies, introduced by a new biographical essay. Battle Studies is one of handful of books which address the experience of combat directly.

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The Big Red One

America's Legendary 1st Infantry Division Centennial Edition 1917 - 2017

Chronicles the actions and achievements of the 1st Infantry Division, the nation’s oldest continuously serving division in the U.S. Army, from its creation during World War I through the wars of the 21st century.

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Clash of Empires in South China

The Allied Nations' Proxy War with Japan, 1935-1941

Examines the military operations that emerged from the Japanese invasion of Southern China. Opens a new window on this rarely studied theater in World War II and shows for the first time how the conflict served as a "proxy war" to support aims more in line with the goals of the Allied nations than with China's.

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Doughboys on the Great War

How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience

A compelling narrative drawn from the first-hand accounts of American soldiers who served in France during WW1.

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From Defeat to Victory

The Eastern Front, Summer 1944

From Defeat to Victory analyzes how the Red Army transformed itself from a beaten army to a conquering army while battle raged, not merely through its willingness to expend human life without regard, but by developing fundamentally sound doctrine, which enabled it to plan and conduct successful large-scale operations in 1943-45 in ways that it could not in 1941-42. 

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From Victory to Stalemate

The Western Front, Summer 1944

C. J. Dick’s perceptive analysis of the operational art as waged by Allied forces during the summer and fall of 1944 is a significant contribution to our understanding of some of the decisive campaigns of World War II. He details the doctrine, organization, training, and leadership of the major Allied armies, as well as evaluating their strengths and weaknesses before and during battle.

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General Lesley J. McNair

Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army

An exceptionally well researched and argued reappraisal of the career of Lesley J. McNair and his role in fashioning American ground forces before and during World War II. Calhoun argues convincingly that far from the ineffectual general of common lore, McNair was a crucial architect of Allied victory. A must-read for students of modern U.S. and World War II military history

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Grant Invades Tennessee

The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson

Tim Smith follows his definitive book on Shiloh with this seminal study on Forts Henry and Donelson and shows convincingly why these battles were so crucial to the outcome of the Civil War.

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