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Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Cry from the Deep: The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test

by Ramsey Flynn HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post–Cold War regime.

What were Russian officials...


U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (June 10, 2014)

Mountains exist in almost every country in the world and almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change, and soldiers will continue to fight in mountainous terrain...


How to Become a Navy SEAL

by Don Mann Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Do you want to be a member of one of the world's most elite special operations forces? Not everyone has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, and Land). The training required--and the job itself--is...


War! What Is It Good For?

by Ian Morris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2014)

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society--for the better

"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song--but archaeology, history, and biology...


A Time of Our Choosing

by Todd S. Purdum Times Books (March 17, 2014)

The authoritative account of America's most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which "shock and awe" were not confined to the battlefield

It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought....


Canadian Nuclear Weapons: The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Arsenal

by John Clearwater Dundurn (February 01, 1998)

Brings together until-recently secret information about the nature of the nuclear arsenal in Canada, from 1963 to 1984.


E-Think: Iran the Bomb

by Vincent Gabriel Rank Books (January 25, 2014)

A new president is elected. This new president has not been described in the western media as a liberal or even a moderate but at best a realistic observer of the present day and long-term prospects of the politics...


Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

by Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr. & Jacquelyn K. Davis Columbia University Press (December 17, 2013)

This volume assumes the worst: a defensive, aggressive Iran already possesses a nuclear arsenal. How should the United States handle this threat, and can it deter the use of such weapons? Through three scenario...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2009

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In addition, it covers cutting-edge tech that will soon be employed by our soldiers: missiles, small arms, biological detection systems, rockets, reconnaissance systems, radios, planes, bows and arrows (believe...


The War Against America

by Laurie Mylroie HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

The destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon -- all within one hour on September 11, 2001 -- demonstrated America's shocking vulnerability to terrorism.

Yet terror...


The Killer Strain

by Marilyn W. Thompson HarperCollins e-books (October 05, 2010)

A lethal germ is unleashed in the U.S. mail. A chain of letters spreads terror from Florida to Washington, D.C., from New York to Connecticut, from the halls of Congress to the assembly lines of the U.S. Postal...


Duty First

by Ed Ruggero HarperCollins e-books (September 14, 2010)

Duty First is a penetrating account of a year inside one of America's premier schools for leadership -- the United States Military Academy -- as it celebrates the bicentennial of its founding. Ed Ruggero, a...


Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

by Benjamin C. Garrett & John Hart Scarecrow Press (July 19, 2007)

Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to conventional forms of warfare. Our experience with nuclear warfare is confined to a period...


The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict

by Dr. Rumu Sarkar VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (January 29, 2013)

The text for the NEW SOLDIER deals with the causes, symptoms and solutions to global terrorism, particularly jihadist Islamic-based terrorism. The book is an expanded version of the essay A Fearful Symmetry:...


Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations

by Jeffrey Simon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2003)

While charting the successes, shortcomings, and continuing challenges faced by Hungary in its quest to join the NATO Alliance, Jeffrey Simon presents a comprehensive and original study of civil-military relations...


ASVAB How To Boot Camp: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics with World Class Experts Proven Tactics, Techniques, Facts, Hints, Tips and Advice

by Daniel Cosby Emereo Publishing (October 24, 2012)

ASVAB How To Boot Camp: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics with World Class Experts Proven Tactics, Techniques, Facts, Hints, Tips and Advice


The Second Nuclear Age

by Paul Bracken Times Books (November 12, 2012)

A leading international security strategist offers a compelling new way to "think about the unthinkable."

The cold war ended more than two decades ago, and with its end came a reduction in the threat of nuclear...


The Changing Face of War

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

The nuclear bomb ushered in a new age. The rules of warfare had to change when one act might end civilization. In this audiobook, The Changing Face of War, we examine the technologies being developed or adapted...


The Kill Chain

by Christian Brose Hachette Books (April 20, 2020)

For generations of Americans, our country has been the world's dominant military power. How the US military fights, and the systems and weapons that it fights with, have been uncontested. That old reality, however,...


Blood Rites

by Barbara Ehrenreich Twelve (January 06, 2020)

A New York Times Notable BookAn ALA Notable Book

"Original and illuminating." --The Washington Post

What draws our species to war? What makes us see violence as a kind of sacred duty, or a ritual that boys must...


Fallout

by Lesley M.M. Blume & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving...


Fallout

by Lesley M.M. Blume Simon & Schuster (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving...


American Anthrax

by Jeanne Guillemin Times Books (September 12, 2011)

From Jeanne Guillemin, one of the world's leading experts on anthrax and bioterrorism, the definitive account of the anthrax investigation

It was the most complex case in FBI history. In what became a seven-year...


War's End

by Charles W. Sweeney, James A. Antonucci & Marion K. Antonucci Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first...


Genius in the Shadows

by William Lanouette & Bela Silard Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard,...


The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook

by Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

As the elite of the military elite, U.S. Navy SEALs know that they can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, they might find themselves...


Heroes Beneath the Waves

by Mary Nida Smith Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea.

In Heroes Beneath the Waves, many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences,...


The 300

by Daniel Wasserbly St. Martin's Press (June 15, 2020)

Military and security expert Daniel Wasserbly introduces the elite unit tasked with protecting the nation from long-range weapons of mass destruction.

Comprised of just three hundred soldiers, the United States...


Code Girls

by Liza Mundy & Erin Bennett Hachette Books (October 10, 2017)

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as code breakers during World War II.

While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved...


Operation Peace

by Richard A. Gabriel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 1984)

The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the...


Fallout

by Peter Watson PublicAffairs (September 17, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...


Manhattan Project

by Cynthia C. Kelly & Richard Rhodes Black Dog & Leventhal (February 09, 2009)

The definitive collection of writings on the Manhattan Project by the pre-eminent scientists, historians, and the everyday observers who bore witness to the birth of the modern nuclear age.

Begun in 1939, the...


The Kill Chain

by Christian Brose Hachette Books (April 21, 2020)

From a former senior advisor to Senator John McCain, an urgent wake-up call about how new technologies are threatening America's military might.

When we think about the future of war, the military and Washington...


The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb

by Michael Kort Columbia University Press (April 10, 2007)

Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances...


The Bomb

by Fred Kaplan Simon & Schuster (January 28, 2020)

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war--and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises--from Truman to Trump....


Surviving the Apocalypse

by N. E. MacDougald Skyhorse (October 29, 2019)

The Apocalypse could arrive at any moment, but with Surviving the Apocalypse, you'll be well-prepared and well-trained enough to survive any disaster—even the end of the world as we know it.

Being prepared...


Transformation of the Indian Armed Forces 2025 - Enhancing India's Defence

by A K Lal VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (March 01, 2012)

Transformation should lie at the heart of our new approach to defense. The development of transformational capabilities, processes, and force structures should be given strategic focus to meet the principal...


Operation Chastise

by Max Hastings & Peter Noble HarperAudio (February 18, 2020)

One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling of the awe-inspiring raid on German dams conducted by the Royal Army Force's 617 Squadron.

The attack...


Raid on the Sun

by Rodger Claire & Adam Grupper Simon & Schuster Audio (April 01, 2004)

From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned. The reactor...


Germs

by Judith Miller & Murphy Guyer Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2001)

Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax sporesover battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square -- these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction...


109 East Palace

by Jennet Conant & Anne Twomey Simon & Schuster Audio (May 03, 2005)

In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles...


The Bomb

by Fred Kaplan & Edward Bauer Simon & Schuster Audio (January 28, 2020)

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war--and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises--from Truman to Trump....


Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Perhaps no scientific development has shaped the courseof modern history as much as the harnessing of nuclear energy. Yet thetwentieth century might have turned out differently had greater influence overthis...


@War

by Shane Harris & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2014)

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of thefuture are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the"fifth domain" of warfare--alongside land, sea, air,...


First into Nagasaki

by George Weller, Stefan Rudnicki, Anthony Weller & Walter Cronkite Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

On September 6, 1945, less than a month after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, George Weller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, became the first free Westerner to enter the devastated city. Going...


Scourge

by Jonathan B. Tucker & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors...


Almighty

by Dan Zak & Michael Quinlan Blackstone Publishing (July 12, 2016)

On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the "Fort Knox of Uranium," Y-12 was reputedly one of the...


Wired for War

by P. W. Singer & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2010)

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.Singer’s...


The Missile Next Door

by Gretchen Heefner & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Between 1961 and 1967 the United States Air Force buried onethousand Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles in pastures across theGreat Plains. The Missile Next Door tells the story of how ruralAmericans...