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The Art of War : A New Translation
by Sun Tzu, Denma Translation Group (Translator)
Hardcover - 208 pages (January 9, )
Shambhala Pubns; ISBN: 1570625522

The Art of War
by Sun-Tzu, James Clavell (Editor)
The writings of the ancient warrior Sun Tzu have provided tremendous wisdom to generations through the ages. Now these philosophies are available with anecdotal extracts by the author of King Rat, Shogun and Noble House, James Clavell.
Hardcover (March 1989)
Delacorte Pr; ISBN: 0385292163

 
The Abacus and the Sword : The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910
(Twentieth-Century Japan - The Emergence of a World Power, 4)
Peter Duus
Reprint Edition Paperback, 498 pages
Univ California Press April 1998
ISBN: 0520213610

Assault from the Sea; Essays on the History of Amphibious Warfare
Merrill L. Bartlett
Paperback / Published 1983

The American Military Tradition : From Colonial Times to the Present
John M. Carroll, Colin F. Baxter
Paperback / Published 1993
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Atlas for Wars of Napoleon
by Edward Krasnaborski (Illustrator), Thomas Griess (Editor)
Listed under Napoeonic Wars

Blood Rites : Origins and History of the Passions of War
Barbara Ehrenreich
Hardcover
 

Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare : The Middle Ages 768-1487
Nicholas Hooper, Matthew Bennett
Hardcover
 
A Concise History of Warfare
by Viscount Montgomery
Paperback - 304 pages (April )
Wordsworth Editions Ltd; ISBN: 1840222239

The Evolution of Weapons and Warfare
Trevor Nevitt Dupuy 
Paperback / Published 1990
 

The Face of Battle
John Keegan
Book Description: What is it like to be in battle? John Keegan, a senior instructor at Sandhurst, the British Military Academy, speaks for soldiers who were present in the fray.

For examples, Keegan selects Agincourt in 1415, Waterloo in 1815, and the Somme in 1916. What is common about them, what is different? Agincourt was hand-to-hand combat, thrust and cut--a fearful and personal encounter. At Waterloo, 400 years later, the battle was still largely personal. As it swayed back and forth, men on opposite sides came to recognize the same individuals they had fought off in previous charges. 

Keegan closes his book with the Somme. For him it stands as the distillation of wars in the industrial age: long-distance killing of faceless men by others who merely activate the instruments of destruction.

Paperback / Published 1995

 
Friendly Fire : Accidents in Battle from Ancient Greece to the Gulf War
Richard Townshend Bickers
Hardcover

Fields of Battle : The Wars for North America
John Keegan
Paperback

Feeding Mars : Logistics in Western Warfare from the Middle Ages to the Present (History and Warfare)
John A. Lynn (Editor)
Paperback

Great Captains Unveiled
Basil Henry Liddell Hart, et al
Paperback
This classic work on warfare examines the careers of six famous commanders from the middle ages through to the 18th century. 
 

Great Raids in History; From Drake to Desert One
Samuel A. Southworth
Hardcover
New accounts of 19 of the most dramatic military actions in history, written by an all-star collection of military historians. Includes Drake at Cadiz, French and Indians, John Paul Jones Off Britain, Cossacks, Mosby, Morgan in Ohio, Custer at the Washita, Koos de la Rey, Lawrence of Arabia, Dieppe, St. Nazaire, Skorzeny at Budapest, Belgian paratroopers in the Congo, Israelis at Green Island, Son Tay, Desert One and others
 
The Greco-Persian Wars
by Peter Green
Listed under Greek Wars

Warfare in the Classical World : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome
by John Gibson Warry
Listed under Ancient Weaponry

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History : From 3500 B.C. to the Present
by R. Ernest Dupuy, Trevor N. Dupuy, Ernest R. Dupuy
Hardcover - 1376 pages 4th edition (April 1993)
Harpercollins; ISBN: 0062700561
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The First Armies
by Doyne Dawson, John Keegan (Editor)
(Hardcover)

History of Warfare: Wars of Empire
by Douglas Porch, John Keegan
(Hardcover)

A History of Warfare
John Keegan
The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures. "Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians . . . A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."--The New York Times Book Review.
Paperback

The Landmark Thucydides : A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides, et al
Listed under Greek Wars

A Military History of the Western World: From the American Civil War to the End of World War II 
by J. F. C. Fuller
(Paperback - May 1988)

A Military History of the Western World: From the Earliest Times to the Battle of Lepanto
by J. F. C. Fuller
(Paperback - May 1988)

The Second World War, 1939-45: A Strategical and Tactical History
by J.F.C., Major General Fuller
(Paperback - April 1993)

The Conduct of War: 1789-1961: A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial, and Russian Revolutions on War and Its Conduct
by J. F. C. Fuller
(Paperback - April 1992)

A Military History of the Western World : From the Defeat of the Spanish Armada to the Battle of Waterloo Vol 2
J. F. C. Fuller
Paperback / Published 1988

Military Misfortunes : The Anatomy of Failure in War
Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch
Six campaigns of the last century, from Galipoli to the Yom Kippur war of 1973, are analyzed.
Paperback / Published 1991

The Military Revolution : Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800
Geoffrey Parker
Paperback

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace
Donald Kagan
Paperback
An eminent historian analyzes the whole of history to find out why there are wars, whether there are underlying laws that explain why one nation challenges another, and whether there are underlying laws for the preservation of peace.

On War
Karl Von Clausewitz 
On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. Amazon.com
Paperback / Published 1983

One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies
by Ralph D. Sawyer (Introduction), Mai-Ch Sawyer
One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies was compiled in the fifteenth century, during the Ming Dynasty, as a handbook of tactics based on Chinese military classics.

Mastering the Art of War by Zhuge Liang, et al

The Art of War by Antoine Henri Jomini, et al

The Reader's Companion to Military History
Robert Cowley (Editor), et al
Hardcover
In this remarkable one-volume encyclopedia of the history and culture of warfare - from the origins of war to the Balkan conflict today -150 distinguished military historians, writing in 570 articles, combine the latest in contemporary scholarship with compelling historical narrative to present a fascinating chronicle. 100 illustrations. 39 maps.

The Rise of the The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920 National Guard (Studies in War, Society, and the Military , V. 1)
Jerry M. Cooper
Hardcover

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China : Wu Ching Chi Shu
(History and Warfare)
by Ralph D. Sawyer (Translator), Mei-Chun Sawyer (Editor)
The first translation of the full body of ancient Chinese strategic wisdom, including Sun Tzu's Art of War and six other classics. Studied throughout Asia for its insights into decision-making, especially by business people. 

Ralph D. Sawyer, one of America’s leading scholars in Chinese warfare, has worked extensively with major intelligence and defense agencies. After studying at MIT and Harvard and a brief stint of university teaching, Sawyer has spent the past thirty years lecturing and doing international consulting work focused on China. 

Hardcover - 568 pages (May 1993)
Westview Press; ISBN: 0813312280

Siege Warfare; The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660
Christopher Duffy
Listed under Castles

Surprise Attacks : The Victim's Perspective
Ephraim Kam
Hardcover / Published 1988

War Before Civilization : The Myth of the Peaceful Savage
Lawrence H. Keeley
Hardcover
Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from the Vikings to the Plains Indians, this wide-ranging look at war and brutality convincingly illustrates that prehistoric warfare was more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war.

The West Point Atlas of American Wars : 1689-1900
by United States Military Academy Dept. of Military Art and Engineering, Vincent J. Esposito
(Hardcover)
 

100 Battles That Shaped World History
Samuel Willard Crompton
Paperback
Bluewood Books October 1997
ISBN: 0912517271
 
100 Wars That Shaped World History
Samuel Willard Crompton
Paperback
Bluewood Books October 1997
ISBN: 091251728X

1745 : A Military History of the Last Jacobite Rising
Stuart Reid
Hardcover, 264 pages Sarpedon Pub May 1996
ISBN: 1885119283
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1777 : The Year of the Hangman
John S. Pancake
Reprint Edition Paperback
Univ. of Alabama Press December 1992
ISBN: 0817306870

1815 The Waterloo Campaign : Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras
Peter Hofschroer
Listed under Napoeonic Wars

Who's Who in Military History : From 1453 to the Present Day (Who's Who Series)
by John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft (Contributor)
Who' Who in Military History looks at those men and women who have shaped the course of war. It concentrates on all the periods and conflicts about which the reader is likely to want information, up to and including the Gulf War. It provides detailed biographies of the most interesting and important figures in military history from 1450 to the present day, such as General Norman Schwarzkopf, Fernandez de Cordoba, Rommel, Napoleon, Che Guevara, Frederick the Great, and George Washington. Amazon.com
(Paperback)

What I? : The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been [UNABRIDGED]
by Robert Cowley (Editor), et al
(Audio CD)

The Renaissance at War
by Thomas Arnold, John Keegan (Editor)
(Hardcover)
Smithsonian History of Warfare

American Military History : 1775-1902 Vol 1
Maurice Matloff (Editor)
Paperback
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Blue on Blue : A History of Friendly Fire
Geoffrey Regan
Paperback / Published 1995
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A Handbook of History : From the Revolutionary War to the American Military Present
(History and Warfare)
Jerry K. Sweeney (Editor), et al
Hardcover
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Last Stand! : Famous Battles Against the Odds
Bryan Perrett
Paperback / Published 1993
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1776 Year of Illusions
Thomas J. Fleming
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The Tao of Spycraft : Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China
by Ralph D. Sawyer, Mei-Chun Sawyer
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