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MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS

 
 

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Author

Title

Publisher information

Subject

Comment

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The Archeology of War - 59 essays

Hatherleigh Press, N.Y., 2005, 276 pgs., index, readings, illustrations Archeology Magazine essays

Reference - Military History from prehistoric era to Cold War

 
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The Time Chart of Military History

Time Chart Co., Richmondsworth U.K., 1999, 152 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, chronology, battle lists, military museums, illustrations

Reference - Military History

 
 

Foreign Military Weapons and Equipment Vol I - Artillery

Dept of Army Pamphlet 30-4-1, Wash D. C., 1951, 79 pgs., illustrations

Soviet Military

An excellent illustrated reference on Soviet artillery used during World war Two.

 

Handbook on U. S. S. R. Military Forces. War Department Technical Manual TM 30-430

War Department D. C. November 1945, hundreds of pages, illustrations, paperback

Soviet Military

Ths definitive US government study of the Soviet Army and Air force mostly during World War II, with a bit in post war era. Compiled by captured German intelligence officers brought to the U.S. for the purpose. Comprehensive except it does not include armor.

 

Handbook on Soviet and Satellite Armies - Part I - The Soviet Army

Dept of Army Pamphlet 30-50-1, Wash. D.C., 1953, 172 pgs., illustrated

Soviet Military

An excellent illustrated reference on the Soviet army with appendices on navy and air force.

 

Handbook on The Soviet Army

Dept of Army Pamphlet 30-50-1, Wash. D.C., 1958, 260 pgs., index, illustrated

Soviet Military

An excellent illustrated reference on the Soviet army.

 

Handbook on The Soviet Armed Forces

Defense Intelligence Agency, Wash. D.C., 1977, 260 pgs., index, illustrated

Soviet Military

An excellent illustrated reference on the Soviet armed forces

Abranson, Erik

Roman Legionaries at the time of Julius Caesar

Macdonald Educational, 1978, 61 pgs., index, illustrations, glossary, maps, large format

Ancient Military History

Primarily for the large illustrations with text descriptions It includes both Romans, Germans, Britons and Gauls, camps, sieges, artillery, training. Designed for students

Adcock, F. E.

Roman Art of War under the Republic

Barnes & Noble, N.Y., 1940 reprint 1960, 140 pgs., index, end notes,

Ancient Military History

Now a classic, the topics are - the men, the sea, the land, foreign policy and strategy, generalship

Adcock, F. E.

The Greek and Macedonian Art of War

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1962, 109 pgs., index, foot notes, paperback

Ancient Military History

A short classic from one of the experts on ancient warfare.

Addington, Larry H.

The Patterns of War through the Eighteenth Century

Indiana Univ. Bloomington, 1990, 161 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback,

Military History

Includes chapters on ancient, Roman and Medieval warfare as well as warfare up to the Napoleonic era.

Adkins, Roy

Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World

Viking, N. Y., 2005, 392 pgs., index, end notes, selected reading, maps, illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Certainly a critical battle, but did it 'change the world'?. Detailed account with analysis. Similar 'importance' often given to Marathon or Salamis.

Aeneas Tacticus - trans Illinois Greek Club

Aeneas the Tactician

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1928, 1936, 225 pgs. introduction, index

Ancient Military History

The classic tactical manual translated and printed with military books of Asclepiodotus and Onasander

Andreev, N. - test and art work

Russkaya Kreposti

Tentr Detskoi Knigi, Moscow, 1995, 63 pgs., illustrations, glossary

Russian history - fortress

Full page color illustrations, drawings of Russian fortresses from early earthen rampart palasades to medieval stone kremlin.

Alberini, Massimo

Color Treasury of Model Soldiers

Orbis Pub. London, 1972, 110 pgs., many illustrations

Reference, Uniforms

The excellent color illustrations of model soldiers depict those of many countries.

AlAllen, Kenneth

Fighting Men and their Uniforms

Hamlyn, London, 1973, 75 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Reference - Uniforms

Excellent color illustrations of many uniforms from many countries.

Allen, Stephen

Lords of Battle, The World of the Celtic Warrior

Osprey, Oxford, U.K., 2007, 224 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Ancient Military History

The standard Osprey format for a military group

Allen, Thomas

The Blue The Grey

National Geographic Society, Wash. D. C., 1992, 320 index, may illustrations

American Military History

Built with text around the many excellent illustrations - designed for the general reader

Allison, June W.

Power and Preparedness in Thucydides

Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1989, 168 pgs., index, bibliography, tables, appendix

Ancient Warfare, Military Theory

A valuable analysis of the Greek historian's concepts

Alston, Richard

Rome's Revolution: The Death of the Republic & Birth of the Empire

Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 2015, 385 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations

Ancient Military History - Political history

A new interpretation of the violent transformation from republic to dictatorship in ancient Rome. The author describes the central role of military actions in the context of the personal struggle between leading Roman aristocrats who destroyed the historical basis of the republic system in the course of their violent competition for power.

Ambrose, Stephen

Americans at War

Univ. Mississippi Press, Jackson, 1997,

American Military History

 

Ambrose, Stephen

Citizen Soldiers: U.S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Surrender of Germany

Simon and Schuster, N.Y., 1997, 512 pgs. index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, maps

Modern Military History - American Military History

Generally considered one of the best on this subject

Anderson, Fred

Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

Alfred Knopf, N. Y., 2000, 862 pgs., index, notes, illustrations, maps

American Military History

Comprehensive, including all theaters of the war such as the Cherokee war, political aspects including in England

Anderson, J. K.

Military Theory and Practice in the Age of Xenophon

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1970, 419 pgs. , index, illustrations, bibliography, end notes, appendix

Ancient Military History

Excellent study by noted expert. The Appendix is about the organization of the Spartan army

Anderson, J. K.

Ancient Greek Horsemanship

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1961, 329 pgs. , index, illustrations, bibliography, end notes, appendix

Ancient Military History

Although Xenophon does not appear in the bibliography it is because a full translation of his work "On Equitation" is in the Appendix. Many of the notes are citations to Xenophon. Most discussions of classical Greek warfare ignore the cavalry

Anderson, William

Castles of Europe: From Charlemagne to the Renaissance

Random House, N.Y., 1970, 340 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, notes, illustrations, maps, plans, large format

Castles - fortification

A huge volume - very comprehensive for the time and area included. Discusses the origins of the European castle. Includes knights, masons, ladies and others involved with castles, Has 396 illustrations and 28 maps or plans.

Andrade, Tonio

The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History

Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, 2016, 432 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, apendices, illustrations

Military History - China, Europe

The author dispells some myths about the military history of China as well as the origins and development of gunpowder. An important revision of much accepted ideas about both Chinese and European military history

Andrewes, A.

The Greek Tyrants

Harper & Row, N. Y., 1956, 163 pgs., index, bibliography, notes

Ancient Military History

The Greek 'tyrants' were rulers who usurped power, usually by use of force. Andrewes discusses these in terms of categories he has created.

Andrzejewski, Stanislaw

Military Organization and Society

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1954, 195 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary

Military Sociology

"The problem of the influence of military organization on society has, on the whole, failed to attract the attention of social scientists." This is the author's opening sentence. This has for years been one of my favorite books. The author sets his goal to fill the gap. He continues, "This persistent neglect is due, I think, to the insidious utopianism which pervades sociological thinking,. Military organizational influences social structure mainly by determining the distribution of naked power or, to use another word, the ability to use violence."

Angelucci, Enzo

The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft 1914-1980

Rand McNally, N. Y., 1981, 546 pgs., index, bibliography, large format

Reference - Modern Aviation

The organization is chapters devoted to World War One -to the inter war period - World War Two -and post WWII period. In each the aircraft are shown in full color illustrations with descriptions.

Anglim, Simon, et. al.

Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World 3000 BC - 500 AD

Thomas Dunne Books, N.Y., 2002, 256 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations, maps

Ancient Military History

Excellent and well illustrated.

Apostolo, Giorgio

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters

BonanzaBooks, N. Y., 1984, 140 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Reference - Modern Aviation

This is a highly illustrated alphabetical listing of world helicopters including rare very early experimental versions.

Appian - trans Horace White

Appian's Roman History

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Loeb Classical Library, 1979, 565 pgs.,

Ancient Military History

The author was a Greek official in Alexandria who lived around 116 A.D. The subject is Rome's Civil Wars from the conflicts around the Gracchi to August Caesar. The account is very detailed in description of the leading participants and political agendas.

Archer, Christin et.al.

World History of Warfare

Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2002, 626 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, readings

Reference - Military History

A huge, comprehensive reference

Armour, Richard

It all Started with Stones & Clubs

McGraw-Hill Book, N.Y., 1967, 147 pgs., bibliography, paperback

Military History

The author explains his satire in his sub-title. "Being a Short History of War and Weaponry from Earliest Times to the Present, noting the Gratifying Progress made by Man since his First Crude, Small Scale Efforts to Do Away with Those Who Disagreed with him":.

Arnold, Thomas

The Renaissance at War

Cassell & Co., London, 2001, 224 pgs., index, readings, maps, biographies, chronology

Early Modern Warfare

Excellent illustrations. Arnold takes up the issue of the introduction of gunpowder relating to a 'military revolution'. he discusses military theory including Machiavelli's.

Aron, Raymond - trans. Terence Kilmartin

On War

Doubleday Anchor, Garden City, N. Y., 1957, 143 pgs.,

Modern Military Theory - Strategy

The great French sociologist writes an essay on the problems of atomic war and strategy in the immediate post World War II era.

Arrian - trans Pomash Mensch - ed, James Romm

Anabasis Alexandron - The Landmark Arrian

Pantheon, N.Y. 2010, 503 pgs., maps, index, appendices, illustrations, foot notes

Ancient Military History

This is another incredible work of scholarship in the series of Landmark editions of Greek original texts by Arrian, Xenophon, Herodotus and Thucydides. All four are now the essential editions for study.

Arrian, trans. Aubrey de Selincourt

The Campaigns of Alexander

Penguin Press, London, 1971, 430 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, appendices, sources, paperback

Ancient Military History

The convenient paperback edition, but now students must study the Landmark edition.

Asclepiodotus - trans Illinois Greek Club

Tactics

Harvard Univ. Cambridge, Press, Loeb Classical Library, 1928, 1996, 111 pgss., index, introduction, preface

Ancient Military History

A classic by a Greek philosopher, printed along with Aeneas Tacticus and Onasander

 Ascoli, Albert A and Victoria Khan, eds.

Machiavelli and the Discourse of Literature

Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, 1993, 296 pgs., index,

Machiavelli's thought

This contains eleven essays by experts on various aspects of Machiavelli's writing, mostly as seen as literature

Ashdown, Charles H.

Armour & Weapons in the Middle Ages

The Holland Press, London, 1925, 225 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations,

Medieval Warfare

Chapters organized chronologically from Saxon era to 1600

Asprey, Robert B.

War In the Shadows: The Guerrilla in history 2 vols.

Doubleday Co., Garden City, N. J., 1975, 1475 pgs., index, footnotes, maps, bibliography

Military History

Includes irregular, or guerrilla, warfare throughout history. Shows it is not so new.

Asquith, Stuart

New Model Army 1645-60

Osprey, London, 1981, 40 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

Full color illustrations by Chris Warner are excellent. The text describes the campaigns, weapons and uniforms.

Atkeson, Maj.Gen. E. B.

The Final Argument of Kings: Reflections on the Art of War

HERO Books, Fairfax, VA., 1988, 260 pgs., index, foot notes

Modern Military History

Contains 16 chapters, each devoted to the author's thoughts on a specific contemporary issue.

Atkinson, Rick

An Army at Dawn, War in North Africa 1942-43

Henry Holt, N.Y., 2002, 681 pgs, index, illustrations, index, notes. paperback

Modern Military History - American Military History

Vol. 1 in Atkinson history of the American Army in World War II in Europe

Atkinson, Rick

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

Henry Holt Co., New York, 791 pgs., index, notes, selected sources, maps, illustrations, paperback

Modern Military History - American Military History

Vol. 2 in Atkinson history of American army in World War II in Europe.

Atkinson, Rick

   

Modern Military History - American Military History

Vol. 3 in Atkinson history of American army in World War II in Europe.

Atkinson, Rick

Crusade: Untold Story of Persian Gulf War

Houghton Mifflin Co. N.Y., 1993, 575 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

Modern Military History - American Military History

 

Austin, Paul Brittin

The March on Moscow - Vol 1 of 3 on the 1812 campaign

Greenhill Books, London, 1993, 464 pgs., maps, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

The three volumes are the best from extensive use of original French sources. But see Dominic Liven - Russia against Napoleon- and Adam Zamoyski - Moscow 1812- and Alexander Mikaberidze - The Battle of Borodino - for Russian sources. But Austin is a master at describing seamlessly a particular incident by melding the different eye-witness accounts of several individuals who were present.

Austin, Paul Brittin

1812 - Napoleon In Moscow - vol 2

Greenhill Books, London, 1995, 264 pgs., maps, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

The three volumes are the best from extensive use of original French sources. But see Dominic Liven - Russia against Napoleon- and Adam Zamoipke - Moscow 1812- and Alexander Mikaberidze - The Battle of Borodino - for Russian sources. A masterpiece of historiography and exciting literature.

Austin, Paul Brittin

1812 - The Great Retreat - vol 3

Greenhill Books, London, 1996, 464 pgs., maps, notes, bibliogrphy, index, illustrations

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

The three volumes are the best from extensive use of original French sources. But see Dominic Liven - Russia against Napoleon- and Adam Zamoipke - Moscow 1812- and Alexander Mikaberidze - The Battle of Borodino - for Russian sources.

Ayalon, David

Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk Kingdom

Vallentine Mitchel, London, 1956, 154 pgs., index, references

Early Modern Warfare

The book is about the social aspects of the introduction of firearms into the Mamluk military.

Bagnall, Nigel

The Punic Wars 264-146 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 95 pgs., index, maps, chronology, illustrations, reading, glossary, paper back

Ancient Military History

The text begins with a comparison between Rome and Carthage and the causes of the start of war. The three wars are covered briefly. Personal portraits are given for Scipio and Hannibal. General comments on the conclusion and results follow.

Bailey, H. Ronald

Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign

Time-Life Books, 1983, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, map, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set - The illustrations make it interesting.

Bailey, H. Ronald

The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, map, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set - The illustrations make it interesting.

Bailey, J. B. A.


Field Artillery and Firepower

The Military Press, Oxford, London, 1987, 383 pgs., index, references, appendix, illustrations, glossary, paperback

Modern Military concepts

The author was a serving British artillery officer. This is the author's effort to show the importance of field artillery. He discusses organization and theory of employment and also the history of the use of artillery in the last century.

Balesi, Charles J. ed.

Colloquium on Military History Proceedings

United States Commission on Military History. Chicago, 1979, 101 pgss., paperback

Military History

The eight papers delivered at this conference.

Ballard, Michael B.

The Campaign for Vicksburg

National Park Service, 1996, 55 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

American Military History - Civil War

An excellent guide book for visiting the battlefields plus reading at home.

Banaszczyk, Eugeniusz=ed.

Zolnierz polski

Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony narodowej, Warszawa, 1960, 547 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, large format

Polish Army uniforms

A huge book with illustrations of Polish soldiers from XI to XVII centuries

Bard, Bob

Making and Collecting Military Miniatures

Rolton House, N. Y., 1957, 196 pgs., illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

A 'how to do it' book with illustrations and descriptive text.

Barker, A. J.

The War Against Russia; The Crimean War

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, N .Y.., 1970, 348 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, appendix, illustrations

British Military History - Russian Military History

The narrative and comments are from the British point of view

Barker, Phil

Alexander the Great's Campaigns: A guide to Ancient political and military wargaming

Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, U.K., 1979, 160 pgs., bibliography, maps, diagrams, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Phil Barker is experienced designer of table-top war games and rules and expert on ancient warfare.

Barker, Phil

Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars - 350 -150 BC

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1971, 60 pgs., index, illustrations, references, paperback

Ancient Military History

The book is centered on the line drawings of many types of warrior, with text descriptions of each.

Barker, Phil

The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome - 150 BC to 600 AD

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1971, 60 pgs., index, illustrations, references, paperback

Ancient Military History

The book is centered on the line drawings of many types of warrior, with text descriptions of each.

Barker, Phil

The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome - 150 BC to 600 AD - 4th edition

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1981, 146 pgs., index, illustrations, references, bibliography, paperback

Ancient Military History

The book is centered on the line drawings of many types of warrior, with text descriptions of each. The text describes Roman Tactics and strategy, organization and formations, orders of battle. It includes also similar information on the main enemies. And also the battles, dress and equipment.

Barker, Phil

Ancient Wargaming

Patrick Stephens, London, 1975, 64 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Phil Barker is one of the founders of modern table top wargaming, especially in the ancient period and is author of many sets of game rules.

Barnes, Major R. Money

The Soldiers of London

Seeley Service Co., London, 1963, 376 pgs., index, illustrations,

British Military History

This book is about the British Army regiments organized in and around London itself, or stationed there such as the regiments of Foot and Horse Guards. Chapters are chronological starting in 1550.

Barnes, Major R. Money

Military Uniforms of Britain & The Empire

Sphere Books, London, 1960, 347 pgs., index, illustrations, paperback

Reference - Uniforms

This book is especially useful because it contains illustrations of British Empire troops as well. Some are in full color and some are b/w with a color code to the line drawings. The content is from 1742 to the 1950's.

Barnett, Correlli

Britain and Her Army 1509-1950: A Military, Political and Social Survey

Penguin Books, U.K. 1974, 530 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations, paperback

British Military History

Very useful treatment of the history of the British Army

Barnett, Correlli

Marlborough

Book Club Associates, London, 1974, 288 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, map

Early Modern Military History

Biography of the person, read along with the books by David Chandler

Barns, Gregory Fremont and Todd Fisher

The Napoleonic Wars

Osprey, London, 2004, 252 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

Napoleonic Warfare

An extensive book that combines much of the other Osprey books.

Barthorp, Michael

The Armies of Britain, 1485-1980

National Army Museum, London, 296 pgs., index, references, appendices, maps, illustrations

British Military History

The narrative begins in 1485, thus earlier than Peter Young's book. It is about the activities of the Army rather than a history of individual regiments.

Barthorp, Michael

Marlborough's Army 1702-11

Osprey, London, 1980, 40 pgs., chronology, illustrations, paperback

British Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are extensive tables listing all the regiments and where and when they served and color of their uniforms. The book is about the army rather than about individual battles.

Bass, Herbert J. ed.

America's Entry into World War I: Submarines, Sentiment, or Security?

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, N. Y., 1964, 122 pgs., more reading, paperback

American History

Designed for teacherfs to use in class for student discussion. This has 12 essays arguing the various pointgs in the title.

Bassford,
Christopher

Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America 1815-1945

Oxford Univ. Press, 1994, 293 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Clausewitz, military theory

The author in general discounts the general view that Clausewitz's writing had a great impact on the thinking of British and American military officers prior to WWI.

Baudot, Marcel, et all - trans Jesse Dilson

The Historical Encyclopedia of World War II

Greenwich House, N.Y., 1977, 548 pgs., bibliography, chronology, maps.

Reference, Modern Military History

Translated from French, the reference has many authors. Some entries are brief and some fill several pages.

Baurmeister, Adj. Gen. Major. - ed. and trans. Bernhard Uhlendorf

Revolution in America; Confidential Letters and Journals 1776-1784 of Adjutant General Major Baurmeister of Hessian Forces

Rutgers Univ;. Press, New Brunswick, N. J., 1957, 640 pgs., index, foot notes, bibliography

American Military History

The manuscripts were found in an obscure German local archive - edited and published as a valuable eye-witness account of the war.

Bausum, Henry S and David Bausum eds.

The Journal of Military History Cumulative Index: Vols. 1 - 58, 1937-1994.

Society for Military History, Lexington VA., 1995, 587 pgs., index

Reference - Military History

An important research tool.

Beer, Air Gavin de

Hannibal

Viking Press, N.Y., 1969, 320 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Roman Warfare

Hannibal's campaigns in the 2nd Punic War including discussion of his route across the Alps.

Belfield, Eversley

Defy and Endure: Great Sieges of Modern History

Crowell-Collier Press, N. Y., 1967, 96 pgs., index, illustrations

Modern Military History

Describes 5 sieges, Malta, Vienna Gibraltar, Paris, Malta again.

Bell, David A.

The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It

Houhton Mifflin Co., N.Y., 2007, 420 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Napoleonic Warfare

Controversial conclusion about 'birth'.

Bell, William Gardner

Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff 1775-1987

Center of Military History, US Army, Wash.D.C. 1987, 185 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, appendix

American Military History

Interesting biographies of American Army leaders. The top man was commanding general until 1903, from then on he was Chief of staff. George Washington was twice, James Wilkerson was twice.

Bell, William Gardner

Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army

Center of Military History, US Army, Wash.D.C. 2010, 192 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, appendix

American Military History

More biographies of the Army's top civilian leaders

Bellamy, Chris

Red God of War: Soviet Artillery and Rocket Forces

Brassey's Defence Pub. London, 1986, 245 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Modern Warfare

A good description of Soviet artillery including some of the WWII offensives.

Bennett, Matthew - Jon Bradbury, Kelly DeVries, Iain Dickie, Phyllis Jestice

Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World AD 500 - AD 1500

Thomas Dunne Books, N.Y., 2006, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, maps,

Medieval Warfare

Excellent bird's view maps, - organized by topic chapters, infantry, mounted warfare, command and control, siege techniques, naval warfare, including weaponry - some lesser discussed battles included

Bennett, Matthew

Agincourt 1415

Osprey, London, 1991, 96 pgs., chronology, readings, maps, illustrations,. paperback

Medieval Warfare

An excellent study of the entire campaign from siege of Harfleur on, the battle that includes details on each army, formations, order of battle, plans, - section on the battlefield today. The illustrations include bird's eye view battle maps and color paintings of representative warriors. Other illustrations are drawn from contemporary pictures.

Bennett, Matthew

Campaigns of the Norman Conquest

Osprey, Oxford, 2001, 95 pgs., index, chronology, glossary, readings, maps, illustrations,. paperback

Medieval Warfare

A general discussion of the conquest. Sections on Danes, Normans and English, on Harold and William, the two invasions. There are also sections on details such as Church administration, bishops, and others.

Bennett, Ralph

Ulrtra in the West: The Normandy Campaign 1944-45

Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y., 1979, 336 pgs., index, notes, maps, bibliography, glossary, chronology, figures

Modern Military History

A more detailed study of the role of Ultra in a specific campaign than Lewin's general strudy. For this campaign it was not only critical to know early what the Germans could and would due, but also to be able to evaluate Allied secrecy and deception measures by learning what had worked.

Berezinski, Richard

Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775

Osprey, Oxford, 2006, 64 pgs., index, chronology, bibliography, maps, illustrations,. paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The 8 full color illustrations by Velimir Vuksic are excellent. The author discusses the question about where the 'wings' were located, on the saddle or the hussar's back, and considers both likely at different times. The text includes an outline history, the recruitment and organization , equipment. clothing, horses, training, battle formations, baggage and logistics, tactics and retirement.

Beribzye, V. V. - ed.

Dreyevniye Kreposti Gruzii (Ancient fortresses in Georgia)

Izdatrelstvo, Merani, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1966, 229 pgs., 44 full page illustrations, map

Fortification

This book in Russian is a description of many castles and fortresses in the Georgian Republic., The map shows a surprising number of forts all over the country. The content ranges from the 16th to 18th centuries

Bidwell, Shelford & Dominick Graham

Fire-power: British Army Weapons and Theories of war 1904-1945

George Allen & Unwin, Boston, 1985, 327 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, paperback

Modern Military History

The British employment of field artillery from pre-World War One theories to its actual employment in WWI, developments between the wars and finally the use of artillery during World War Two.

Billows, Richard A.

Marathon: How One Battle Changed Western Civilization

Overlook Duckworth, N.Y., 2010, 304 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology, maps, genealogy charts, illustrations

Ancient Military History

I disagree with the author's premise set in his book title. But he does place the battle at Marathon well into a broad study of Greek cities and Persian empire. The bibliography is excellent. Same idea as proposed about Trafalgar and Salamis.

Black, Jeremy

The Battle of Waterloo

Random House, N. Y., 2010, 236 pgs., index, end notes,

Napoleonic Warfare

A short book that sets the battle into the context of 18th century warfare and the changes created by the French Revolution and Napoleon, plus thoughts about subsequent changes

Black, Jeremy

War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents 1450 - 2000

Yale Univ. Press., New Haven, 1988, 334 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations, maps

Military History

A contribution to the current discussion about 'causes' for the 'rise of the West.' But more - the author really believes in 'world' of his title. He not only describes warfare from the European perspective but also from the 'rest' Asia and Africa and the Americas. The pages are full of battles in those regions between locals there as well as with European invaders.

Black, Jeremy ed.`

The Seventy Great Battles in History

Thames & Hudson, U. K., 2005, 304 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, readings, large format

Military History

The editor's selection.

Black, Jeremy

European Warfare 1660-1815

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1994, 276 pgs., index, abbreviations, bibliography, notes, maps

Early Modern Military History

This is an important contribution to the discussion over a 'military revolution' begun by Michael Roberts - The Military Revolution 1560-1660 - and continued by G. Parker, C. Rogers, C. Duffy, J,. Lynn and others

Black, Jeremy

Warfare in the Eighteenth Century

Cassell, London, 1999, 224 pgs., index, readings, illustrations, maps,

Early Modern Warfare

Contents on a world wide scale - emphasis on changing developments during the period.

Black, Jeremy

Cambridge Illustrated Atlas - warfare - Renaissance to Revolution 1492-1792

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1996, 191 pgs., index, readings, chronology, maps

Early Modern Warfare

Excellent by itself, but perfect with the other books by Black. Includes warfare world-wide.

Blake, R. L. V. ffrench

The Crimean War

Sphere Books, London, 1973, 181 pgs., index, illustrations, appendices

British Military History - Russian Military History

Blondel, Sigfus and Benetikt S. Benedikz

The Varangians of Byzantium

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 235 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, illustrations, Xerox copy

Medieval Military HIstory

The author describes the activities of Varangians (Norse and Saxons) in the Byzantine Army and also their cultural influences back home. There is description of the relationship between Kievan Rus and Byzantium.

Bloom, Jim

Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance Military

Strategy anbd Tactics Mag. Feb 1993, # 158, pgs., 53-66, chronology

Early Modern Warfare

Jom Bloom describes Leonoardo's ideas and projects in the context of his contemporary military scene in Italy. He mentions Leonardo's efforts with Machiavelli to change the course of the Arno River to help defeat Pisa (a topic recently being discussed as if it were new.)_

Bluhm, William T.

"Causal Theory in Thucydides' Peloponnesian War"

In Political Studies, Vol X, No, 1, Feb. 1962, pgs. 15 - 35.

Military Theory - Ancient Military History

Analysis of some concepts in Thucydides.

Boardman, John And Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray - eds.

The Oxford History of the Classical World

Oxford Univ. Press, N.Y., 1986, 882 pgs. , index, maps , illustrations,

Reference Ancient History

Separate articles on many specific topics - background to military affairs in Greece and Rome

Boatner, Mark M. III

The Civil War Dictionary

David McKay Co., N. Y., 1959, 973 pgs., bibliography, maps

Reference, American Military History

Excellent for quick search for names.

Bobbitt, Philip

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the course of history

Alfred Knopf, N. Y., 2002, 919 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, There is also a paper back edition

Western military history since 1500, military and constitutional theory

This outstanding book is the best one to combine the history of the 'state', its military, development of constitutions, and their interrelations since 1500. Plus the author proposes three potential scenarios for the course of history in the 21st century. See shieldtoc.htm

Bobbitt, Philip

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century

Alfred Knopf, N.Y., 2008, 672 pgs., index, notes, bibliography - plates from Shield of Achilles.

Modern Military history and theory

The author describes the type of terrorism that flourished in each of the different 'state' structures presented in Shield. He again relates military security to constitutional law. He again shows how constitutional law must change just as it has in the past to meet the requirements of military security in the existing and future 'state' structure. This is a must read to counter the foolishness in current discussions of the 'war on terror'. See terrorandconsent.htm

Bonds, Ray, ed. - multiple expert authors

The Encyclopedia of Land Warfare in the 20th Century

Thomas Y. Crowell Co., N. Y., 1977, 248 pgs., index, multiple illustrations, large format

Reference - 20th Century Warfare

The two World Wars and many smaller wars in between and since. Popular style text built around the illustrations, but nevertheless authoritative.

Bonds, Ray, ed. - multiple expert authors

The Chinese War Machine

Salamander Books, N.Y., 1979, 184 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, large format

Modern Military history

Obviously dated now, but the excellent illustrations and text are worth reading.

Bonds, Ray, ed. - multiple expert authors

The Soviet War Machine

Salamander Books, N.Y., 1976, 247 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Modern Military history

Obviously dated now, but the excellent illustrations and text are worth reading. Includes ground forces, navy and air forces

Bonds, Ray, ed. - multiple expert authors

Russian Military Power

Salamander Book, St. Martin's Press, N.Y., 1980, 249 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Modern Military history

Obviously dated now, but the excellent illustrations and text are worth reading. Includes ground forces, navy and air forces

Bonet, Honore - trans. G. W. Coopland

The Tree of Battles

University Press, Liverpool, 1949, 316 pgs., index, appendix

Medieval Warfare

This is a marvelous book. It was written in 1387 by the French monk, Honore Bonet. This edition contains much commentary and explnation on the book and its context.

Boot, Max

War made New; Technology, Warfare & the Course of History 1500 - today

Gotham Books, 2006, 624 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps

Military History

A little bit overdone, in my opinion

Boot, Max

Invisible Armies

W. W. Norton, N. Y., 2013, 750 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

Military History

Chapters on Guerilla and similar warfare from ancient times to the present See -

Boss, Roy

Justinian's Wars: Belisarius, Narses and the Reconquest of the West

Montvert Pub. London, 72 pgs., bibliography, appendix, chronology, illustrations, paper back

 Ancient Military History

The illustrations are both line drawings based on artifacts and full color paintings. The content is the wars against the Vandals in North Africa and wars against the Visigoths in Italy. There is a lengthy list of sieges.

Bosworth, A. B.

Conquest and Empire; The Reign of Alexander the Great

Cambridge Univ. Cambridge U.K., 1993, 330 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes, maps

Ancient Military History

A very judicious treatment of the small number of primary sources. Read along with Arian.

Boutell, Charles - trans. M.P. Lacombe

Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Combined Books, London, 1996, 296 pgs, end notes, illustrations

Military History

Begins with brief section on stone age, then Assyrians and classical Greeks.. Concludes with short discussion of early artillery. The illustrations are helpful. The text is very general.

Bowden, Scott & Charlie Tarbox

Armies on the Danube 1809

Empire Games Press, Arlington Texas, 1980, 185 pgs, bibliography, end notes, maps, appendix, and wargame playing material

Napoleonic Warfare

The campaign in Austria with battles at Eckmuhl, Aspern-Essling and Wagram designed as reference material for a board game.

Bowden, Scott

The Glory Years 1805-07: Napoleon and Austerlitz, Vol 1

The Emperor's Press, Chicago, 1997, 528 pgs., bibliography, foot notes, illustrations, maps, tables

Napoleonic Warfare

Extremely detailed and massive study of Napoleon's army and the entire Austerlitz Campaign, including also the Russians and Austrians

Bradford, Alfred, S. ed. and translator

Philip II of Macedon

Praeger, London, 1992, 199 pgs., index, sources, maps

Ancient Military History

Bradford has compiled the contemporary sources that mention Philip II of Macedon and added connecting comments.

Brady, S. G.

Caesar's Gallic Campaigns

Military Services Publishing, Harrisburg, PA., 1947, 230 pgs., illustrations, appendix

Roman Military History

Published during World War II to educate the public on military history

Brandenburg, N. Ye.

Istorichyeskii Katalog' Artilleriiskago Muzyeya - Part III

Sanktpeterburg', 1889, 530 pgs, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

A very rare book and primary source for holdings of the museum in 19th century. Excellent descriptions of each item and fine illustrations. (see recent reprint - Krylov)

Brandenburg, N. Ye.

Putyevodityel' po Artilleriiskomy muzyeyu Part 1

Tipografiya Glavnogo Upravleniya Ud'lov, Moxovaya 40, St Petersbvurg, 1902, 61 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Ancient artifacts from Russia

This is a catalog of artifacts (weapons) from the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages found in Russia - including Scythian and Sarmatian graves.

Brice, Martin

Forts and Fortresses

Facts on Filer, N. Y., 1990, 192 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, large format

Fortification

From the hill forts of prehistory to modern times - 'the definitive visual account of the science of fortification. We,, the coverage is comprehensive in scope in terms of time, but that means less detail all around. Still the chosen illustrations are representative. And fortification in the Middle East and Asia is included.

Brockman, Eric

The Two Sieges of Rhodes 1480 - 1522

John Murray, London, 1969, 184 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps, appendix, end notes

Early Modern Warfare

Still the best book on this subject.

Brodie, Bernard and Fawn

From Crossbow to H-Bomb

Dell, N.Y., 1962, 288 pgs, index, illustrations, paperback

Military History

Published during Cold War for popular education of public., The author was an 'expert' on nuclear strategy. The theme is to describe the role of science in developments in warfare.

Brown, R. Alllen

English Castles

Book Club Associates, London, 1954, 240 pgs., index, notes, illustrations, diagrams

Castles - fortification - Medieval Military History

Castles in England including English castles in Wales - with excellent photos and diagrams

Bruce, Robert, et.al.

Fighting Techniques of Napoleonic Age 1792-1815

Thomas Dunne Books, N.Y., 2008, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, battle maps

Napoleonic era warfare

Read this with Nosworthy book.

Brundage, James, A. ed.

The Crusades: Motives and Achievements

D. C. Heath Co., Boston, 1964, 89 pgs.,

Medieval Warfare

The booklet is designed as a teaching resources with 17 essays that create discussion Many new books with different view points have been published since 1964.

Brzezinski, Richard

Polish Armies 1569-1696 (1)

Osprey, London, 1987, 48 pgs., illustrations, map, chronology, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are also photos and diagrams. In addition to the uniforms the text discusses organization and recruiting;.

Brzezinski, Richard

The Army of Gustavus Adolphus 1 Infantry

Osprey, London, 1991, 48 pgs., illustrations, map, photos, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by Richard Hook. The British units (mostly Scots) in Swedish service are listed as well as Germans and other mercenaries..

Brzezinski, Richard

The Army of Gustavus Adolphus 2 Cavalry

Osprey, London, 1993, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, map, chronology, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by Richard hook. There are photos of weapons and paintings.

Brzezinski, R. & M. Mielczarek

The Sarmatians 600 BC - AD 450

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, map, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

The Sarmatians is the name given to a very powerful, mixed group of nomad, Iranian speaking, peoples; later also known as Alans. The Alans continued to exist among the successors of the western Romans will after the time period discussed here. An important issue well described here is that they effectively used a long lance in combat without stirrups. (contra White), They were so successful the Romans hired some and imitated them by creating their own cataphract (armored lancer). The excellent color illustrations are by G. Embleton. There are also drawings an photographs. The text describes organization, tactics, and influence in detail.

Bueno, Jose M.

La Infanteria de Lina - (the army of King Alfonso XIII)

Barreira, Madrid, 1983, 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Spanish Army

Beautiful full color and many b/w illustrations of Spanish army.

Bukhari, Emir

Napoleon's Cuirassiers and Carabiniers

Osprey, London, 1977, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are many other photos. The book is about the regiments. There are tables listing all the cuirassier and carabinier regiments, their dates and uniforms.

Bukhari, Emir

Napoleon's Guard Cavalry

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are many other photos. The book is about the regiments - Grenadiers a Cheval - Empresses's Dragoons - Chasseurs a Cheval - Mamelukes - Gardes D'Honneur - Polish Lancers - Dutch Lancers - German Lancers - Lithuanian Tatars. The dates for these units are listed.

Burns, Thomas S.

Barbarians within the gates of Rome; A study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians CA. 375-425 A.D.

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 1994, 417 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, chronology, illustrations, maps, diagrams

Ancient Military History

This detailed scholarly study eliminates any of the many alternative theories on why the western half of the Roman empire collapsed. See also Peter Heather The Fall of the Roman Empire.

Buttery, Alan

Armies and Enemies of Ancient Egypt and Assyria

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1974, 83 pgs., illustrations, readings, list of battles

Ancient Military History

The text describes tactical methods and organization. The line drawings illustrate many types of warrior with text descriptions.

Caesar, Julius - trans. Anne and Peter Wiseman

The Battle for Gaul

David R. Godine, Boston, 1980, 208 pgs., index, illustrations, notes, glossary

Ancient Military History

This is a translation of Caesar's Commentaries. The editors have provided a good introduction and other aids for the student.

Campbell, Duncan B.

Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC - AD 378

Osprey, London, 2006, 64 pgs., index, glossary, further reading, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Fortification

Excellent color illustrations by Brian Delf. The text describes the design and development of legionary fortresses including the elements and daily life in one.

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Campbell, Duncan B.

Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC - 363 AD

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 48 pgs., index, further reading, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

The 7 full color illustrations by Brian Delf depict a variety of engines. discussed in the text including towers, ram-tortoise, sheds, and sambuca.

Campbell, Duncan B.

Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - 363 AD

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 48 pgs., index, references, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

The 8 color illustrations by Brian Delf clearly show the features of the artillery described in the text including cheiroballistra, ballista, onager, and arrow or stone firers. Of course such artillery was also used in sieges, but the Romans deployed some also as field artillery in each legion.

Capponi, Niccolo

Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto

Da Capo Press, N. Y., 2006, 412 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, glossary, appendix

Early Modern Warfare

Best comprehensive book on this.

Carman, W. Y.

British Military Uniforms from Contemporary pictures

Leonard Hill Books, London, 1957, 167 pgs., index, illustrations

British Military History

The illustrations are indeed excellent - They date from reign of Henry VII to modern times.

Carman, W. Y.

Model Soldiers

The World Publishing Co, N.Y., 1972, 80 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, list of museums

Reference - uniforms

This contains 65 color pictures of various military uniforms with descriptive text.

Carr, Jeffrey

Inside Cyber Warfare

O'Reilly, Cambridge, U. K., 2012, 295 pgs., index, foot notes, illustrations

Modern Military History

The Author discusses what is Cyber warfare, how is it employed, what are the capabilities and activities of various countries. How does it relate to other kids of warfare.

Cartledge, Paul

Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a new Past

The Overlook Press, N.Y., 2004, 368 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, timeline, maps

Ancient Military History

This is a full biography in which of course Alexander's military campaigns form a major part. The author is an expert on ancient Sparta and classical Greece in general

Cassin, Jack & Scott and John Fabb

Ceremonial Uniforms of the World

Arco Pub. N. Y., 1977, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

The book contains 80 full color plates , each of a uniform of representative nations from - 19th - 20th centuries.

Castle, H. G.

Spion Kop

Almark Pub., London, 1976, 48 pgs., appendix, illustrations, paperback

Modern Military History

The story of a battle in the Boer War.

Cate, Curtis

The War of the Two Emperors: The Duel between Napoleon and Alexander - Russia 1812

Random House, 1985, 487 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

This study is focused on the level of international relations and grand strategy

Catton, Bruce

The American Heritage new history of the Civil War

Viking Press, N. Y., 1996, 630 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations, introduction, large format

American Military History

With introduction by James McPherson -a wonderful full narrative. But the hugevolume of excellent illustrations is what makes the book so special.

Catton, Bruce

A Stillness at Appomattox

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N. Y., 1953, 437 pgs., index, end notes, map

American Military History

Another of the author's classics

Catton, Bruce

Glory Road: The Bloody Route from Fredericksburg to Gettysburg

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N. Y., 1952, 416 pgs., index, end notes, map, bibliography

American Military History

Another of the author's classics

Catton, Bruce

This Hallowed Ground: The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N. Y., 1956, 437 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps

American Military History

Another of the author's classics, but as the title indicagtes, this one is organized differently and tells the story from a different perspective.

Catton, Bruce

Grant Moves South

Little, Brown Co., Boston, 1960, 564 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps

American Military History

Another of the author's classics. This is the first we hear of US Grant in the Civil War- the campaign to Forts Henry and Donelson. Then it is bloody Shiloh, a near run thing. And finally we read about Grant's triumph at Vicksburg. The maps, as usual in a small book are inadequate. Use the West Point History with its maps.

Cernenko, E.V.

The Scythians 700 - 300 BC

Osprey, London, 1983, 40 pgs., map, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Angus McBride from reconstructions by M. Gorelik (himself an author - archeologist, illustrator). Also many pictures of artifacts from graves and of drawings. Text describes the Scythian army.

Chaliand, Gerard - ed.

The Art of War in World History

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1994, 1072 pgs., sources

Reference - Military History

Extracts from original sources of famous authors on military subjects

Chandler, David

The Campaigns of Napoleon

Macmillan, N.Y., 1966, 1172 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, appendices, illustrations, maps

Napoleonic era Warfare

The definitive study by the expert

Chandler, David, ed.

Napoleon's Marshals

Macmillan Co. N. Y., 1987, 560 pgs., index, tables, diagrams, illustrations, bibliographies, notes, appendices

Napoleonic Era Warfare

26 chapters, each on a different marshal

Chandler, David

Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars

Macmillian Co, N. Y., 1979, 579 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, chronology, appendices

Reference - Napoleonic Era Warfare

Alphabetical entries on events, persons, topics.

Chandler, David

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The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough

B. T. Batsford, London, 1976, 317 pgs., index, references, diagrams, illustrations, appendices

Early Modern Warfare

Topical chapters on horse, foot, artillery, engineering. Difficult to choose about which Chandler was the most famous expert, Marlborough or Napoleon.

Chandler, David

Marlborough as Military Commander

Charles Scribner's sons, N. Y., 1973, 368 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, references, appendices,

Early Modern Warfare

The campaigns, battles, sieges and evaluation of Marlborough - to accompany the previous book on art of war.

Chandler, David

Atlas of Military Strategy

The Free Press, N.Y., 1980, 208 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, glossary, bibliography

Reference - Military History

Brief discussion of general topics, brief discussion of prior eras, then details of campaigns since 1618 to 1877.

Chartrand, Rene

The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600 -1763

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 64 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Fortification

Excellent artist rendering by Brian Delf. The text describes French forts along the Atlantic, in the Arcadian borderland, along the Richeliu and St. Lawrence Rivers, on Lake Champlain and west to the Ohio and Hudson's Bay. These varied from full scale Vauban style bastioned stone forts to earth ramparts and wooden palisades. There is a section on the forts today.

Chevallier, Bernard, trans. Thomas Gunther

Napoleon

Lithograph Publishing, Memphis Tenn., 1993, 176 pgs., many color illustrations, geneology, chronology

Napoleonic Warfare

This is the catalog for a special museum exhibition of art and objects related to Napoleon held in Memphis. It includes also background text.

Childs, John

Warfare in the Seventeenth Century

Cassell, London, 2001, 239 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, chronology, maps, glossary, paper back

Early Modern Warfare

The author rejects the 'military revolution. See Parker, Roberts, and others in this list. I agree with Childs. the Development of warfare is a dialectical process between attack and defense, between technological innovation and tactical assimilation. The process is too gradual to be termed a 'revolution'. In this short book Childs discusses the Thirty Year's War developments and wars between 1650 and 1660's and then the Wars of Louis XIV. By keeping his content limited he is able to provide considerable detail.,

Chorley, Katharine

Armies and the Art of Revolution

Becon Press, Boston, 1973, (reprint from 1943) 272 pgs., index, paperback

Modern History

The author wrote an introduction to the new reprint discussing her original intent and sources in 1943 and some of the huge changes that took place by 1973. The subject is the role of armies and armed forces in revolutions with specific consideration of the Russian, Italian and German examples between the World Wars. Theory rests on the concept that the 'state' depends on the support of its army, thus the attitude of the armed forces is critical. The topic is even more relevant to today's social revolutions.

Churchill, Winston S.

Marlborough - his life and times - 4 volumes, abridged by Commanger, Henry

Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y., 1963, 983 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, paperback

Biography, Early Modern Military History

Introduction by Henry Steele Commanger - A masterpiece by a great writer and statesman.

Cimarelli, Aldo`

Arms and Armour in the Age of Chivalry

Orbis Books, London, 1993, 64 pgs., beautiful illustrations, bibliography glossary

Reference _ Medieval History

The text is to describe the gorgeous illustrations, which include Turkish and Japanese as well as European weapons

Clark, Champ

Decoying the Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Clark, Champ

The Assassination: Death of the President

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Clark, Champ

Gettysburg; The Confederate High Tide

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Clausewitz, Carl von

The Campaign of 1812 in Russia

Academic Institute Press, 1970, 260 pgs., a reprint of the 1843 edition - map

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

Clausewitz went into exile from Prussia after Jena and served as a staff observer with the Russian army during the 1812-13 campaign.

Clausewitz, Karl von - trans. O. J. Matthijs Jolles

On War

Modern Library, N.Y., 1943, 641 pgs., index,

Clausewitz - Theory of war - war and politics- strategy

The edition I read high school

Clausewitz, Carl von

On War

Princeton, N.J. 1976, 717 pgs.,

Clausewitz - Theory of war - war and politics- s trategy

The new, definitive edition edited by Peter Paret and Michael Howard

Clausewitz, Carl von - trans and ed Peter Hofchroer

On Wellington: A critique of Waterloo

Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2010, 251 pgs., index, map

Clausewitz analysis of strategy is the subject but the translator uses it to attack Wellington

The translator - Peter Hofchroer - chooses to manipulate his title. Clausewitz was not focused on Wellington but on all the actors and their decisions - but Hofchroer likes to denegrate Wellington so he uses this translation as a stick to beat Welington with

Cole, Hubert

The Wars of the Roses

Hart- Davis MacGibbon, London, 1973, 208 pgs., index, geneology, illustrations,

Medieval Warfare

Mostly about the political and genealogical aspects

Cole, Hugh M.

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge

Center of Military History, U. S. Army, Washington D.C. 1993, 720 pgs., index, glossary, illustrations, foot notes, paperback

Modern Military History

The official U.S. Army history of this crucial battle in World War II. Full use of primary sources.

Cole, James L. Jr.

On War Today?

Air University Review, May-June 1980, Vol XXXI no 4, pgs., 20-23, notes, paper

Military Theory

The author believes that despite beingdated to Clauswitz's times the book is well worth study today by military professionals. The relationship of war and policy is the most significant reason for this study.

Colish, Marcia L.

"Machiavelli's Art of War; A Reconsideration"

Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 51, 1998, - also included in De Re Militari {short description of image}

Military -Political Theory

This is an estraordinary analysis of Machiavelli's book by an author whose other studies on medieval subjects is so outstanding. She delves deeply into the purposes and sub-plots and real meanings behind the scenes that M's contemporaries would have understood, but that have been missed by modern commentators. This essay practically re-invents the book, it is more than a 'reconsideration.'

Condon, Richard W

The Winter War: Russia against Finland

Pan/Ballantine, London, 1972, 160 pgs., bibliography, map, illustrations, paper back

Russian Military History

This is a small book with many illustrations. It does provide a summary of the operations.

Connolly, Peter

The Greek Armies

Macdonald Educational, London, 1977, 77 pgs., index, glossary large format

Ancient Military History

Essentially a picture book - great illustrations of details of Greek arms and armor from earliest times through classical to Age of Alexander.

Connolly, Peter

The Roman Armies

Macdonald Educational, London, 1975, 77 pgs., index, glossary, large format

Ancient Military History

Essentially a picture book - great illustrations of details of Roman arms and armor from Republic through Empire. Includes siege warfare and navy

Connolly, Peter

Hannibal and the Enemies of Rome

Macdonald Educational, London, 1978, 77 pgs., index, glossary, large format

Ancient Military History

Essentially a picture book - great illustrations of details of Etruscians, Samnmies, Carthaginians and Celts. Includes navy and fortifications

Contamine, Philippe

War in the Middle Ages

Basil Blackwell, London, 1984, 387 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes, maps, illustrations,

Medieval Military History

Comprehensive, strong historiography, analysis of sources,

Cooling, Benjamin Franklin III & Walton H. Owen II

Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington,

White Mane Pub., Wash. D.C., 1988, 256 pgs., index, illustrations, maps

Fortification - American Military History

An extraordinarily detailed study of the many forts and emplacements that ringed Washington during the Civil War - a must guide for anyone wanting to visit these places.

Corfis, Ivy A. & Michael Wolfe - eds.

The Medieval City Under Siege

Boydell Press, Suffolk U. K. 1995, 292 pgs., index, foot notes, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

This outstanding and much needed book is a collection of essays by experts that trace the trends in siege warfare during the middle ages. Sieges are generally under studied by authors who focus mostly on battles. In his essay Bert Hall discusses the famous controversy over the ''military revolution' first considered by Michael Roberts and then examined by Geoffrey Parker and others.

Cornell, Thomas F. - ed.

Selected Readings in Military History, 3rd ed.

Dept. of History, USMA, West Point, N.Y., 1995, 465 pgs.,

Modern Military History

Text at West Point

Cornish, Paul

Henry VIII's Army

Osprey, London, 1987, 48 pgs., added reading, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride, and there are many photographs, The text traces the development of the English army.

Corvisier, Andre, ed trans. Chris Turner - ed. John Childes

A Dictionary of Military History and the Art of War

Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., 1994, 916 pgs., bibliography, notes

Reference on Military History

Alphabetical listings including individuals, places, topics

Corvisier, Andre, trans. Abigail Siddall

Armies and Societies in Europe 1494- 1789

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 1979, 209 pgss., index, bibliography

Early Modern Military History

The author traces the changes and development in the relationship between armies and societies as the demands of the 'state' required larger armies and mobilization of more human resources. The first chapter begins with section on "The Place of Arms in the Societies of the
Ancien Regime" and the last chapter includes "The Social composition of armies'.

Cowan, Ross

Roman Battle Tactics 109 BC - 313 AD

Osprey, Oxford, 2007, 64 pgs., index, references, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Illustrations by Adam Hook.The Color illustrations show the various tactical formations the Romans developed during this transition period. Several battles are shown for examples.

Cowley, Robert

What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

G. P. Putnam's Sons, N. Y., 1999, 395 pgs., illustrations, maps

Military History

Consists of 20 essays, each on a famous battle from Jerusalem 701 BC to China 1946. This is the 'alternate history' approach to generate thought - It is not so much the kind that describes an alternate describing how the looser might have won, but rather more about what would have happened in the centuries following if that looser had won. In the process it indicates that the battle might be considered 'decisive' in world history. However, I would not consider ALL the authors to be 'foremost'.

Cosmas, Graham A.

An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War

Univ. of Missouri Press, 1971, 331 pgs., index, foot notes, maps, bibliography

Modern Military History - American Military History

Excellent uses of sources. This is a study for professional military officers and anyone interested in how a military organization is created, and operated. For this overseas war the U.S. Army and whole war department had to be mobilized as never before. Dr. Cosmos provides the details.

Cotterell, Arthur

Chariot: From Chariot to tank, The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine

The Overlook Press, N.Y., 2005, 344 pgss. , index, notes and references, illustrations, maps

Ancient Military History

I wish editors or publishers would not get authors to expand the title of their books well beyond belief. In this case we have an excellent study of the invention, adoption, exploit and subsequent decline of the chariot as a major technological invention that had a very significant, but temporary, impact on the conduct of warfare. But it was no 'tank' - neither tactically nor strategically. A 'war machine' it was, but so were Assyrian developments in siege machines.

Cottrell, Leonard

The Roman Forts of the Saxon Shore

Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1969, 40 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Fortification

A very interesting short text on a narrow topic that is little studied. Some of the Roman forts were converted into castles by the Normans.

Cowan, Ross

Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161-284

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 64 pgs., index, chronology, glossary, bibliography, web sites, paperback

Ancient Military History - Uniforms

The 8 full color illustrations by Angus McBride are excellent. So are the b/w photos of artifacts. The text describes the formation of the new legions in AD 161-284, their terms of service, their organization and command structure, the units of elite legionaries, equipment, several battles and an example of Legion II Parthica after AD 268. This legion is previously described for its 'lanciarii'.

Cozzens, Peter and D. Scott Hartwig

On Campaign, The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco

The Emperor's Press, Chicago, 1994, 94 pgs., color illustrations by Keith Rocco

American Military History

The text is description of the gorgeous paintings of Civil War scenes by Keith Rocco.

Craig, Hardin, Jr.

Bibliography of Encyclopedias and Dictionaries dealing with Military, Naval and Maritime Affairs, 1577-1965

Rice Univ. Houston , Texas, 1965, 110 pgs., index,

Reference

An excellent reference for finding early military reference works.

Creasy, E. S.

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo

The Standard Book Co. Chicago, 1882, 582 pgs.,

Military History

This is an early classic - there are more recent editions. This set a standard that many modern authors have copied with books on their selections of 'great battles'.

Creveld, Martin van

Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1977, 284 pgs., index, end notes, maps

Modern Warfare

The content is excellent but too brief. The author has undertaken a project that deserves several volumes, separating logistics prior to Napoleon, Napoleonic era, and at least 19th and 20th century logistics if not two more separate volumes Of course functions such as supply of food and munitions, transportation, and communications are similar in their demands, but there means of accomplishment differ.

Creveld, Martin van

Command in War

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1985, 339 pgs., index, notes

Military history, theory of command

A study of command and leadership throughout history in thecontext of changing technology

Crocker, H. W. III

Don't Tread on Me: A 400 Year History of America at War from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting

Crown Forum, N. Y., 2006, 452 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

American Military History

Read for a different perspective than found in standard school text books.

Cronin, Vincent

Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography

William Morrow & Co., N., Y., 1972, 479 pgs., index, sources and notes, illustrations, appendices and Dell Book 1971, 544 pgs., index, paperback

Napoleon

Detailed biography that of course includes Napoleon's various campaigns.

Cross, Robert, ed.

Warfare, A Chronological History

The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, N.J., 1991, 256 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, large format

Military History

In 12 sections with specialist authors. These must be general in content, ranging from "The First Military Empires" to "Warfare Today and Tomorrow". But everything is presented in a clear manner with excellent maps and illustrations.

Cruickshank, C. G.

Elizabeth's Army

Oxford Univ Press, London, 1966, 2nd Ed., 316 pgs., index, appendices, foot notes, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Details on organization, recruitment, logistics, uniforms, training, tactics, and three campaigns.

Curry, Anne & Michael Hughes - eds.

Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War

The Boydell Press, Suffok, U. K., 1994, 221 pgs., index, footnotes, illustrations, paperback, abbreviations

Medieval Military History

12 essays by experts on various aspects of the War between England and France

D'Amato, Raffaele

Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925- 1025

Osprey, Oxford, 2012, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Giuseppe Rava. The text distinguishes between several different imperial guard units, showing their organizations, formations, weapons and equipment

Daniel, Larry J

Guns of Shiloh: Hiker's Guidebook for Shiloh Cannon Trail

Shiloh Military Trail, Memphis, Tenn., 1981, 52 pgs., illustrations, paperback

American Military History

Useful guide with map for walking around the Shiloh battlefield, includes also detailed drawings and specifications for the types of artillery pieces in the battle. And also general information on founding of cannon, organization of a field artillery battery, ammunition and artillery personnel.

Davies, Brian L.

Warfare, State and Society in the Black Sea Steppe 1500-1700

Routledge, London, 2007, 256 pgs., index, sources, bibliography, end notes

Russian Military History

Excellent new book, one of many in the very recent greatly increased scholarly study of Russian military history prior to 1900.

Davies, Paul

The Field of Waterloo

Pan Books, London, 1970, 48 pgs., Order of Battle lists, illustrations, maps, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

Handy small booklet with clear battle map and illustrations with descriptive text.

Davis, William C.

Brother against Brother: The War Begins

Time-Life Books, 1983, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Davis William C.

First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run

Time-Life Books, 1983, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Dawson, Richard

The Chinese Secret Service

Saplinger Publishing, N. Y., 1974, 532 pgs. index, bibliography, notes, illustrations

Modern Military History

 

Daziaro

L'armee Russe

Lemercier, Paris, nd, 28 pgs. illustrations

Russian Military History

This book is 28 color plates each of a Russian Regimental type in full dress uniform circa 1840's. There is an identifying caption for each plate but no text.

De Beer, Sir Gavin

Hannibal: Challenging Rome's Supremacy

Viking Press, N. Y., 1969, 320 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations,

Ancient Military History

The author is particularly noted for his reconnaissance and assessment of which pass Hannibal used when crossing the Alps.

Decker, Michael J.

The Byzantine Art of War

Westholme, Yardley, Penn., 2013, 267 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, glossary

Byzantine military organization and operations

Organized topically in 8 chapters covering history, leadership, training, recruitment, equipment, logistics, strategy, tactics, enemies, and art of war

De Gyeyn, Jacob - Commentary by J.B. Kist

The Exercise of Armes - a reprint of the famous Dutch illustrated manual of arms

McGraw Hill, N.Y., 1971, 48 pgs., commentary, many large illustrations - bibliography, large format

Early Modern Warfare

This incredible reproduction has nearly 100 plates in detailed lithography illustrating the manual arms for pike and shot. The caliver alone went through 32 motions. The commentary is essential to an understanding of the importance of this famous work.

DeLaMater, Matt, ed.

Napoleon International Journal # 17

Napoleon, Oakland Calif. Fall, 2000, 100 pgs., A special issue of this fine journal, color illustrations, maps

Napoleonic Warfare

This very special issue of Napoleon Journal has multiple articles discussing military topics. Unique are the color illustrations of each of Napoleon's major engagements in which the strength and losses of both sides are shown by small uniformed soldiers.

Delbruch, Hans

History of the Art of War -vol 1 Warfare in Antiquity - trans. Walter Renfroe

Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1975, 604 pgs., index, illustrations, notes, paperback

Ancient Military History

A classic from the 19th century German scholarly approach to study of ancient and medieval warfare. Delbruch effectively discounted ancient estimates for huge numbers in battles and campaigns. But he gives too little attention to sieges. his work generated much discussion among German scholars.

Delbruch, Hans

History of the Art of War vol. 2, The Barbarian Invasions - trans. Walter Renfroe

Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1975, 505 pgss., index, notes, appendices, paperback

Ancient Military History

A classic from the 19th century German scholarly approach to study of ancient and medieval warfare. Delbruch effectively discounted ancient estimates for huge numbers in battles and campaigns. This volume discusses warfare between Romans and Germans but leaves out war with Parthians. His work generated much discussion among German scholars.

Delbruch, Hans

History of the Art of War vol. 3, Medieval Warfare - trans. Walter Renfroe

Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1975, 711 pgs. index, notes, paperback

Medieval Military History

A classic from the 19th century German scholarly approach to study of ancient and medieval warfare. This volume discusses war from Charlemagne to the Swiss in 16th century.

Delbruch, Hans

History of the Art of War vol. 4, The Dawn of Modern Warfare - trans. Walter Renfroe

Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1975, 485 pgs., index, paperback

Early Modern Warfare, Napoleonic Warfare

A classic from the 19th century German scholarly approach to study warfare. This volume discusses the 'military renaissance', Wars of Religion, 18th century wars and Napoleonic Wars plus Clausewitz.

Denikin, Anton I. - trans. Margaret Patoski

The Career of a Tsarist Officer: Memoirs, 1872-1916

Univ. of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1975, 333 pgs., index, end notes, maps, bibliography

Russian Military History

A unique look into the Russian Imperial Army

Detaille, Edouard - trans. Maureen Reinertsem

L'Armee Francaise: An Illustrated History of the French Army 1790 -1885

Waxtel & Hasenauer, N. Y., 1992, 354 pgs., illustrations

French Military History

Especially strong as reference to French uniforms

Devambez, Pierre & Robert Flacelier

The Praeger Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Civilization

Frederick A. Praeger, N.Y., 1967, 491 pgs., illustrations

Reference - Ancient History

This general reference includes background and context for study of military history.

DeVries, Kelly

Medieval Military Technology

Broadview Press, Lewiston N. Y., 1992, 342 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The author is a noted specialist on medieval warfare. The book has sections on Arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. There is a lengthy discussion of the stirrup controversy and some recognition that the term 'feudalism' is now also controversial. He did not have access to Ann Hyland's definitiveThe Medieval Warhorse From Byzantiumto the Crusades nor to the lengthy discussion by the Society of Ancients. Ancient cavalry made effective use of the lance without use of stirrups. And Hyland proves that it was improved saddles by the Romans rather than stirrups that gave a mounted warrior greater effectiveness.

Diamond, Jared

Guns, Germs and Steel

W. W. Norton, N.Y., 197, 480 pgs., index, readings, maps,

Miliary History

A famous book now. The author questions what caused some societies to expand and others to collapse. The role of military power is put into context Another book related to current issue about 'rise of the West'.

Dickens, Gene

"Kadesh: Clash of Empires"

InCommand Magazine, Issue 7, Nov-Dec 1990, pgs., 12-22, diagrams, illustrations. paperback

Ancient Military History

One of the most famous ancient Egyptian battles, because it is described on Egyptian temple wall. Some authorities question the story as propaganda.

Dodge, Theodore, A.

Caesar

Greenhill Books, London, 1995, 790 pgs., index, notes

Ancient Military History

Reprint of 1892 edition

Dodge, Theodore, A.

Alexander

Greenhill Books, London, 1994, 693 pgs., index, map, appendix, illustrated

Ancient Military History - Alexander the Great

A reprint of the 1890 edition

Donnelly C. N.

Heirs of Clausewitz: Change and Continuity in the Soviet War Machine

Institute for European Defence ^& Strategic Studies, paper 16, London, 1985, 39 pgs., end notes, paper

Military Theory - Soviet Military

A short essay by an expert on Soviet military discussing their military doctrine.

Dougherty, Martin J. - Michael E. Haskew et. al.

Battles of the Bible 1400 BC - AD 73 - From Ai To Masada

Amber Books, London, 2008, 224 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps, large format

Ancient Military History

A super fine book with great detail in text and illustrations. Some maps are bird's -eye views with notes and arrows depicting movement.

Doughty, Robert, Ira Gruber, eds.

Warfare in the Western World - 2 vol. Vol. 1 1600 - 1871, Vol. 2 1871 to present

D. C. Heath, Lexington, Mass., 1996, 1121 pgs., index, illustrations, maps

Modern Military History

The editors and authors seek to provide a general history of military operations in the Western world for students and general readers. Volume one begins with Gustavus Adolphus and concludes with the Prussian modern wars against Austria and France in mid-19th century. Given the expanding nature of war itself, the inclusion of a relatively limited time frame for volume 2 - 1871 - to 1990's is warranted. The authors for individual chapters included not only the two editors but other experts on the subjects.

Douglass, David C.

William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact upon England

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1964, 476 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, appendices, geneology charts

Medieval Military History

A full scale biography that includes discussion of the military aspects of the time.

Drews, Robert

The End of the Bronze Age: Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophy of CA 1200 B.C.

Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, N.J., 1993, 252 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Analysis of events today would call this another 'military revolution' and would cite the technology changes from chariot warfare to the coming of Iron weapons. The catastrophe hit the entire ancient middle east from Greece to Egypt and Assyria.

Drury, Ian

The Russo-Turkish War 1877

Osprey, London, 1994, 48 pgs., illustrations

Modern Military History

The excellent illustrations of uniforms are by Raffaele Ruggeri. The main action was at Plevna and Shipka Pass, both described The Caucasus is mentioned very briefly. . Both armies are well described including order of battle and tables of uniform colors.. There are photos of weapons and contemporary illustrations.

Duffy, Christopher

Borodino: Napoleon Against Russia, 1812

Charles Scribner and Sons, N.Y.., 1973, 208 pgs., index, appendix, bibliography, notes, illustrations, maps

Russian Military History - Napoleonic Military History

The author focuses on details of the battle

Duffy, Christopher

Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, appendix, maps, illustrations

Russian Military History

The author is a professor at the British Military School at Sandhurst and expert in many subjects in military history.

Duffy, Christopher

The Army of Frederick the Great

Parnell Books, London, 1974, 272 pgs., index, bibliography, appendices, notes and references, maps, illustrations

Early Modern Military History

This book is essential reading to accompany books on the campaigns and battles since it describes in detail the army itself including such topics and the officers, men, engineers, infantry, tactics, logistics and other subjects. But it also does include descriptons of campaigns and battles.

Duffy, Christopher

The Army of Maria Theresa: The Armed Forces of Imperial Austria, 1740-1780

David &Charles, London, 1977, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, end notes, appendix, list of regiments

Early Modern Military History

An important reference on the Austrian Army organization and thought to accompany the books on the 18th century wars.

Duffy, Christopher

The Military Life of Frederick the Great

Atheneum, N. Y., 1986, 407 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations, abbreviations

Early Modern Military History

Very detailed study of not only Frederick, but the wars in which he commanded the Prussian Army. it should accompany Duffy's book on the army

Duffy, Christopher

Fire and Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare 1660-1860

David and Charles, London, 1975, 207 pgs., index, bibliography, appendix, illustrations, notes

Fortification - Early Modern Military History

Analysis of the art of fortification and siege warfare during the great age of Vauban and subsequently.

Dunnigan, James E. and Austin Bay

A Quick and Dirty Guide to war

William Morrow Co., N. Y., 1985, 415 pgs., index, tables

Modern Military History

A guide book to potential crisis and conflict in various critical areas, such as Lebanon, Israel, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Zaire, Libya, Korea, various American countries. Much data. Interesting to compare these predictions with subsequent events.

Dunning, Chester S. L.

Russia's First Civil War

Penn State Univ., Univ Park, PA., 2001, index, illustrations, maps, end notes, bibliography

Russian Military History

The only scholarly book in English that describes and analyzes the 'Time of Troubles" in early 1600's in terms of military history.

Dupuy, Trevor N.

Military Heritage of America

HERO Books, Fairfax, VA., 1984, 875 pgs., index, bibliography, maps

American Military History

A general account for students.

Dupuy, Trevor N.

The Value of Field Fortifications in Modern Warfare

Historical Evaluation and Research Organization, Dunn Loring VA. 1979, 117 pgs., manuscript

Modern Warfare

This report was prepared for the Defense Nuclear Agency.

Dupuy, Trevor N.

The Military History of Revolutionary War Naval Battles

Franklin Watts, N. Y., 1970, 118 pgs., index, maps

American Military History

An excellent book that shows some aspects of the wider scope of the Revolutionary War - outside the 13 colonies.

Dupuy, Trevor N. & Curt Johnson, David Bongard

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography

Harper Collins, N.Y., 1992, 834 pgs., sources

Reference for Military History

The standard reference for military biography

Dupuy, Trevor N. & Curt Johnson, Grace Hayes

The Dictionary of Military Terms

H. W. Wilson, N. Y., 1986, 237 pgs.,

Reference for Military History

A Guide to the Language of Warfare and Military Institutions

Dupuy, Trevor and R. Ernest Dupuy

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History, 4th Ed.

Harper Collins, N.Y., 1993, 1654 pgss., bibliography, general index, index of wars, index of battles, illustrations

Reference for Military History

The standard reference for military history - events by area and chronology with military topics related to political.

Dupuy, Trevor N.

Elusive Victory: The Arab Israeli Wars 1947-1974

Harper and Row, N.Y., 1978, 609 pgs., maps, appendices, bibliography, notes.

Modern Military History

The author conducted personal interviews and research with participants on both sides of these conflicts.

Dupuy, Trevor N. editor in chief

International Military and Defense Encyclopedia

Brassey's, Wash. D.C. 1993, 6 volumes, thousands of entries, with diagrams and illustrations, footnotes. index, lists of contributors and editors

Reference - Military History from ancient times to the present

A unique reference resource

Dupuy, Trevor N.

The Military Life of Hannibal: Father of Strategy

Franklin Watts, Inc.,, N.Y., 1969, 161 pgs., index, chronology, appendix, battle maps

Ancient Military History

The author focuses on Hannibal's military career and wants to show he was a great soldier and war leader. Considering the results he achieved with the questionable resources he had and tremendous obstacles he overcame one must consider him an exceptional leader. But as for 'strategist' in the book title, I disagree since his strategy depended too much on chance and hopes.

Durov, V. A.

Russian and Soviet Military Awards

Order of Lenin State History Museum, Moscow, 1990, 103 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The book has excellent color illustrations of both Russian (pre revolutionary) and Soviet military awards, such as medals and swords. The descriptive text is in both Russian and English.

Earle, Edward Mead - ed.

Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler

Atheneum, N. Y., 1966, 553 pgs., index, bibliographical notes, footnotes, paperback

Military theory

Excellent essays by noted experts on the specific subject. Standard reference - see Peter Paret now.

Edge, David & John Miles Paddock

Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight: An illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages

Crescent Books, N.Y.., 1988, 192 pgs., index, glossary, appendices, illustrations, large format

Medieval Military History

Focus is on 11th to 16th centuries. The full color illustrations are excellent. Descriptions are comprehensive.

Editors

Military Uniforms The Splendor of the Past

Crescent Books, Orbis Pub., London, 1973, 64 pgs., illustrations, large format

Uniforms - Military History

Full color illustrations of uniforms from 18th century to World war One

Editors

The Ancient World - Alexander the Great I, vol. IV, # 3 & 4

Ares Publishers, Chicago, 1981, pgs., 67 to 127

Ancient Military History

This issue contains articles by Patricia Langer "Alexander the Great at Siwah" and M. B. Hatzopolos "A century and a Lustrum of Macedonian Studies, and the editors' "Scholarship, research and The Search for Alexander"

Editors

The Ancient World - Alexander the Great II, vol. V, # 1 & 2

Ares Publishers, Chicago, 1982, pgs., 3 to 59

Ancient Military History

This issue has 5 articles on detailed studies related to Alexander

Editors

The Ancient World, Saluting Sterling Dow for Fifty Active Years in Scholarship, vol. VIII # 3 & 4

Ares Publishers, Chicago, 1983, pgs., 83 to 143

Ancient Military History

This issue has 6 essays on aspects of Alexander's life and times - especially Janice Gabbert's article "The Grand Strategy of Antigonus II Gonatas and the Chremonidean War" and Charles Hamilton's article, "The Generalship of King Agesilaus of Sparta "

Editors

Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run

Time-Life Books, 1986, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Editors

Spies, scouts, and raiders: irregular Operations

Time-Life Books, 1985, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Ellting, John R.

Military Uniforms in America: The Era of the American Revolution, 1755-1795,

Presidio Press, San Rafael, Calif. 1974, 140 pgs., index, glossary, illustrations

Uniforms - American Military History

Full color plates from the Company of Military Historians series with extensive text descriptions..

 Embelton, G. A.

Saxon England

Almark Pub., London, 1975, 80 pgs., further reading, illustrations, maps, list of monarch, dates, paperback

 Ancient Military History

Includes both full color paintings and b/w drawings. The text discusses the Saxon society and then its decline in face of Vikings.

Embelton, G. A.

The Crimean War 1853-56

Almark Pub., London, 1975, 80 pgs., illustrations, chronology, appendix, paperback

Modern Military History - Russian Military History - English Military History

A brief text providing the background, narrative of war, and results., B/W and Color illustrations

Engles, Donald W.

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

Univ of California Press, Berkeley, 1978, 194 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, tables, appendices

Ancient Military History

The old saying is that 'amateurs study tactics while experts study logistics". This is an excellent study not only for detailed examination of how Alexander could have conducted his campaigns in the given circumstances of logistics, but also for so much that is relevant to ancient military campaigns. And also the First Crusade traversed much of the same initial route. Discusses locations and timing for supplies of grain and water.

Englund, Peter - trans. Peter Hale

The Birth of the Russian Empire - Battle of Poltava

Victor Gollantz, London, 1992 - originally published in Swedish with title Poltava.

Russian Military History - Early Modern Military History

This book is in all respects a stunning accomplishment and important study both for European history and military science. But the title attached by the English language publisher is misleading, to say the least. The book is not about the "Birth of the Russian Empire" but about the death of the Swedish Empire. This is the author's theme and intent and it is no wonder the book has been a best seller in Sweden. Russia plays the part of the inert stage upon which the Swedish army plays out its destined role. The Russian army acts as some kind of Greek chorus decidedly in the background and only brought into the act by way of illuminating something about the Swedish forces.
Peter Englund is entitled to select his own topic, which it turns out is especially timely now, in the era in which the Russian Empire along the Baltic has receded and Swedish influence is rapidly increasing. It is a sign of our times that, when the newly independent Estonians bought Swedish gunboats, they placed them on Lake Chud. The role of the Russian army in the "Birth of the Russian Empire" and the place of Poltava Battle and indeed the whole Great Northern War in that process is yet to be written.

Epstein, Robert M.

"The Different Levels of War in the Napoleonic Period - Austerlitz and Friedland"

Manuscript - 1984, 65 pgs., end notes

Napoleonic Warfare

Written as part of recent U. S.. Army discussions over 'levels of war' namely tactical, operational and strategic. Written when "Air-Land Battle' was the main Army doctrine. The essay seeks to find examples of these in Napoleon's conduct at these two battles.

Esposito, Vincent J. - chief editor

The West Point Atlas of American Wars, vol 1 1689-1900, vol 2 1900 - 1993

Praeger. N. Y., 2 vol, 1959 full color maps with adjacent text

American Military History

By far the best - really essential, reference for American history - the maps cannot be surpassed

Esposito, Vincent J. chief editor

The American History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars

Praeger, N. Y., 1964, full color maps with adjacent text

Napoleonic Warfare

The essential reference - the maps cannot be surpassed

Esposito, Vincent and Dodson Stamps

A Short Military History of World War I

United States Military Academy West Point, N.Y., 1950, 353 pgs., index

American Military History

Our text for course in Military Art in 1950's

Esposito, Vincent and Dodson Stamps

Atlas for Short Military History of World war I

United States Military Academy West Point, N.Y., 1950, 71 maps

American Military History

Our text for course in Military Art in 1950's

Esposito, Vincent and Dodson Stamps

A Military History of World War II - 2 vol

United States Military Academy West Point, N.Y., 1953, Vol 1 -684 pgs., Vol 2 - 565 pgs., index

American Military History

Our text for course in Military Art in 1950's

Esposito, Vincent J. chief editor

Summaries of Selected Military Campaigns

United States Military Academy West Point, N.Y., 1962, 175 pgs., maps

Military History

Maps with brief text descriptions for battles from Alexander the Great to Korean War with emphasis on Napoleonic War and American Civil War

Esposito, Vincent J. chief editor

The West Point Atlas of War - The Civil War

Tess Press, N. Y., 1995, 159 pgs., maps, large format

American Military History

An excellent reprint of the Civil War section of the original 2 volumn West Point Atlas of American Wars

Esposito, Vincent J. chief editor

The West Point Atlas of War - World War II: European Theater

Tess Press, N. Y., 1995, 156 pgs., maps, large format

American Military History

An excellent reprint of the European Theater maps from the West Point Atlas of American Wars.

Etzold, Dr. Thomas H.

Clausewitzian Lessons for Modern Strategists

Air University Review, May-June 1980, Vol XXXI no 4, pgs, 24-28, paper

Military Theory

The author comments favorably on Peter Paret's recommendations that military students study Clausewitz.

Ezell, Edward

Conversations with Kalashnikov

Small Arms World Report, Vol 3, # 4, Dec. 1992, pgs., 1 - 16, illustrations

Weapons

An interesting article reporting on the author's meetings with Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalishnikov. A very enlightening interview.

Falk, Stanley L.

"Artillery for the Land Service: The Development of a System"

Military Affairs, Volume XXVIII, Number 3, Fall 1964, pgs 97-110. footnotes, paperback

American Military History

The article describes the efforts of the American Army prior to the Civil War to develop a coherent system for the creation of artillery. By system he means a system for determining "the types, calibers, dimensions, and weights of all the weapons, and the material of which they were to be built." - Not the tactical employment of artillery.

Falls, Cyril - ed.

Great Military Battles

Spring Books, London, 1964, 303 pgs, maps, illustrations, large format

Reference, Military History

27 significant battles from Rocroi, 1643 to The Ardennes 1944. Two from American Civil War, One - Balaclava - more famous than significant - 6 from World War II. Each article by a well-known expert in that period.

Ferguson, Niall

The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

Penguin, N. Y., 2006, 808 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, appendix

Modern Military History

The historian desceribes the war ofcivilizations in which the West is loosing. See the list - Xenophonlibrary for three more of Ferguson's books- The Asent of Money - The Great Degeration - and Civilization.

Ferrill, Arthur

The Origins of War - Stone Age to Alexander

Thames and Hudson, London, 1985, 240 pgs., index, bibliography

Ancient and Classical era Warfare

Excellent comentary on warfare in the ancient Near East and Classical Greece.

Ferrill, Arther

The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation

Thames and Hudson, London, 1986, 191 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, maps. battle plans, illustrations, table of emperors, diagram

Ancient Military History

A well reasoned study. Compare with Burns Barbarians within the Gates of Rome, and Heather The Fall of the Roman Empire, both of which focus on barbarians.

Fields, Nic

The Roman Army: the Civil Wars 88-31

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 96 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, glossary, legionary titles, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

The author describes the Roman army organization, weapons, equipment, command and control, engineering and psychological warfare. He describes the battle tactics and then narrates some of the specific battles, Pharsalus, Thapsus, Philipi and Actium.

Fields, Nic

Syracuse 415-413 BC: The Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 96 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

Well, a lot more than the Athenian fleet was destroyed, actually the worst loss was the thousands of hoplites. The excellent color illustrations are by Peter Dennis. The author describes the opposing commander, armies and plans. Then narrates the campaign leading up to and including the siege and its results for Athens.

Fields, Nic

Ancient Greek Fortifications 500- 300 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 2006, 64 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, chronology, paperback

Fortification

Full color illustrations by Brian Delf. Text discusses building methods, the nature of the conflicts, specific fortifications, sieges and sites today.

Fields, Nic

Roman Battle Tactics 390 - 110 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 2010, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

Illustrations by Gerry and Sam Embleton. They show the evolution of Roman tactical formations dsuring this long period from war bands into well structured legions. The book is one in the series - see Cowan.

Filjushkin, Alexander

Ivan the Terrible: A Military History

Frontline Books, London, 2008, 306 pga., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps, chronology, appendices

Russian Military History

Outstanding atudy of the inflluence of war and the military requirements to wage it during Ivan IV's reign in Moscow. Contains much detailed information on the Muscovite army structure and recruitment.

Finucane, Ronald C.

Soldiers of the Faith: Crusaders and Moslems at War

St. Martin's Press, N. Y., 1983, 247 pgs., index, notes and sources, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

An excellent reference that is based on eye-witness accounts from both Christian and Moslem writers. It includes many topics related to battle, such as recruitment, life in camp and on the march, treatment of women, and religious beliefs.

Fitzsimons, Bernard - ed.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare

Columbia House, N.Y., 1967-69, 24 volumes, each 112 pgs, total 2685 pgs., index in vol 24, illustrations,

Reference Military History

Entries are alphabetical. Most are on a specific weapon including aircraft and naval. Publishing date indicates content is pre-1967.

Florus, Lucius Annaeus - trans. Edward Forster

Epitome of Roman history

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Loeb Classical Library, 1969, 351 pgs., notes, introduction

Ancient Military History

The Epitome is the author's selection of material from Livy and other Roman authors related to the many wars during a 700 year period in 47 chapters. It begins with the semi-mythical era of the Seven Kings and concludes with the Parthian War during the era of Augustus Caesar.

Foley, Bernard & George Palmer & Werner Soedel

"The Crossbow"

Scientific American - Jan., 1985, - pgs., 104 - 109, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

An excellent technical study of the crossbow - unfortunately I don't have the copy of Scientific American from which I cut this

Foote, Shelby

The Civil War: A Narrative Vol 2, Fredericksburg to Meridan

Random House, N. Y., 1963, 988 pgs., index, bibliography, maps

American Military History

The 3 volumes are the classic narrative of the Civil War

Foote, Shelby

The Civil War: A Narrative Vol 3, Red River to Appotomattox

Random House, N. Y., 1974, 1106 pgs., index, bibliography, maps

American Military History

The 3 volumes are the classic narrative of the Civil War

Foote, Shelby

The Civil War: A Narrative Vol 1, Ft. Sumpter to Perryville

Random House, N. Y., 1958, 840 pgs., index, bibliography, maps

American Military History

The 3 volumes are the classic narrative of the Civil War

Fosten, Bryan

Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, British Foot Guards at Waterloo June 1815, Colours and weapons

Almark Pub. Surrey, England, 23 pgs., B/W and color illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Excellent illustrations of uniforms with descriptions

Fosten, Bryan

Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, French Imperial Guard Infantry, June 1815, Paris and Waterloo

Almark Pub. Surrey, England, 26 pgs., B/W and color illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Excellent illustrations of uniforms with descriptions

Fosten, Bryan

Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, French Imperial Guard Infantry June 1815, The Uniforms

Almark Pub. Surrey, England, 54 pgs., B/W and color illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Excellent illustrations of uniforms with descriptions

Fosten, Bryan

Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, British Cavalry at Waterloo, June 1815, The Union Brigade

Almark Pub. Surrey, England, 23 pgs., B/W and color illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Excellent illustrations of uniforms with descriptions

Fosten, D. S.

Blenheim

Almark Pub. London, 1975, 48 pgs., appendices, maps, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The Color illustrations of uniforms are excellent

Fox, Robin Lane

The Search for Alexander

Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1980, 448 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, chronology, illustrations

Ancient Military History

A full biography of Alexander in which his campaigns are discussed in context.

Fox, Robin Lane

Alexander the Great: A Biography

The Dial Press, London, 1974, 568 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Another biography with study of military campaigns.

France, John

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000- 1300

Cornell Univ. Press, Ithica, 1999, 327 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

Medieval Warfare

Shows that the main value of horsemen in the early medieval period was their mobility - they did not engage in mass cavalry charges until later.

Frankland, Noble, ed.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Warfare

Orion Books, 1987, 464 pgs., glossary, bibliography, maps, illustrations, large format

Reference - Modern Warfare

Entries for many lesser known individuals and subjects. Good maps and illustrations are helpful.

Freedman, Lawrence

Strategy: history

Oxford Univ. Press, U.K., 2013, 751 pgs., index, extensive end notes

Reference - History of Strategy

Very comprehensive content from ancient times - Bible - to strategy used in government and civilian enterprises today

Freeman, Douglas Southhall

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command - one vol. abridged edited by Stephen Sears

Scribner, N. Y., 1998, 910 pgs., index, end notes, maps, illustrations

American Military History

I read the original multi-volumeLee's Lieutenantsin high school, now obtaining that classic must be very difficult, this abridged version will have to serve.

Freeman, Douglas Southhall

Lee: An Abridgment in one volume by Richard Harwell of the 4 volume R. E. Lee

Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y. 1961, 601 pgs., index, illustration

American Military History

Another abridgement that makes the massive research work of Freeman accessable to the general reader.

Fremont-Barnes, Gregory & Todd Fischer

The Napoleonic Wars: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Osprey, Oxford, 2004, 352 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology, illustrations, maps, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

A comprehensive narration at a general level. Sections are on 1805-07, then 1808-1812, then Peninsular war 1807-1814, and finally 1813-1815. In each there are topics such as background for that war, discussion of each side, the campaigns, short biographies of a selected military and civilian leader. Battle maps are fine.

Frontinus, Sextus Julius - trans. Charles Bennett

Strategemata - Strategems

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge Mass., Loeb Classical Library. 1925, 1993 reprint, 477 pgs. with Aqueducts, introduction, index

Ancient Military History

A classic in many ways. This is the work of a Roman general who compiled examples of the use of strategems by Greek and Roman commanders.

Fuller, J.F. C.

A Military History of the Western World from Earliest times to Lepanto -

Funk and Wagnalls, N.Y., 1954, vol 1, 602 pgs. ,index, maps, diagrams

Reference on Military History

A classic study - stresses campaigns and battles with less attention to sieges

Fuller, J.F. C.

A Military History of the Western World from Defeat of Spanish Armada to Battle of Waterloo

Funk and Wagnalls, N.Y., 1954, vol. 2. 561 pgs., index, maps, diagrams

Reference on Military History

A classic study - stresses campaigns and battles with less attention to sieges

Fuller, J.F. C.

A Military History of the Western World from Seven Days Battle to Battle of Leyte Gulf

Funk and Wagnalls, N.Y., 1954, vol. 3, 666 pgs., maps

Reference on Military History

A classic study - stresses campaigns and battles with less attention to sieges

Fuller, J. F. C.

Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant

Rutgers, Univ. Press, New Brunswick, 1965, 336 pgs., index, illustration, maps and diagrams

Ancient Military History

Fuller's narrative and also his assessment including Caesar's campaigns in Gaul and Civil War.

Fuller, J. F. C.

Alexander the Great

Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, 1960, 336 pgs., index, footnote, illustrations, map

Ancient Military History

There are many more recent books on lexander but this one has the analysis of Fuller, which is something in itself.

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

le costume et les aremes des soldats de tous les temps, vol 1 des pharaons a louis XV

Casterman, Tournai, Belgium, 1966,153 pgs, index, illustrations,

Reference - Uniforms,

Each page is a full color illustration with accompanied text explanations. A premier reference on uniforms

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

Arms and Uniforms: Ancient Egypt to the 18th Century - vol 1

Ward Lock Ltd., London, 1972, 154 pgs., index, illustrations

Reference - Uniforms,

Each page is a full color illustration with accompanied text explanations. A premier reference on uniforms

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

Arms and uniforms :The Age of Chivalry Part 2 -

Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1980, 102 pgs. index, illustrations, paperback

Reference - Uniforms,

This has color illustrations of castles, forts and artillery of 8th to 15th centuries; armor 12th to 15th centuries; infantry of Renaissance; cavalry of Renaissance, Slavs and Orientals to end of Renaissance

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

Arms and uniforms :The Age of Chivalry Part 3-

Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1982, 106 pgs. index, illustrations, paperback

Uniforms, military history

This volume has illustrations from Renaissance era - arms, horses, tournaments, helmets , armor, tactics and artillery.

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

Arms and Uniforms: The Napoleonic Wars part 1

Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1984, 158 pgs. index, illustrations, paperback

Uniforms, military history

This volume has illustrations of British, French, Prussian, Spanish armies

Funcken, Fred and Lillane

Arms and Uniforms- The Lace Wars Part 2 - 1700 - 1800

Ward Lock Ltd., London, 1977, 158 pgs., index, illustrations

Uniforms, military history

This volume contains great color pictures of the 18th century uniforms of French, British, German Russian and Swedish soldiers, with text descriptions.

Furneaux, Rupert

The Seven Years War

Hart Davis MacGibbon, London, 1973, 208 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

Early Modern Warfare

General history with attention to politics and personalities but no maps

Fussell, Paul

The Great War and Modern Memory

Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1975, 363 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations

Modern Military History

Discussion of the literary treatments of the Great War. For a serious critique that notes Fussell's errors of fact and biased tone please read Robin Prior's and Trevor Wilson's essay, "Debate Paul Fussell at War" page 63 on in War In HistoryVol 1 Number 1, March 1994.

Gallaher, John G.

The Iron Marshal: A biography of Louis N. Davout

Southern Illinois Univ. Press, Carbondale, 1976, 420 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

Many consider Davout to have been Napoleon's greatest Marshal who was the most steadfast and who also recommended a better tactical plan at Borodino.

Gardner, Mark lee

Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge up San Juan Hill

William Morow, NYC, 2016, 336 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations, maps

Spanish American War, American History, biography

An exciting and well-written story. The author has done massive research in obscure and well known archives, libraries and sources. The reader, even one well familiar with the topic will learn much more at the level of the individual participants. There is much also about the personality of T. Roosevelt that illuminates his subsequent political career.

Garlan, Yvon - trans by Janet Lloyd

War in the Ancient World: A Social History

Chatto & Windus, London, 1975, 200 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology, maps,

Ancient Warfare

Organization and personnel of ancient classical armies

Garratt, John G.

Model Soldiers and Illustrated History

New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn. 1972, 242 pgs., index, sources for illustrations, bibliography, makers of models, illustrations, large format

Reference - Uniforms

The author's discussion includes makers in 8 countries from Austria to United States. Then he discusses major collections and locations where model soldiers might be seen. The illustrations depict the great variety of soldiers through history.

Gascoigne, Christina

Castles of Britain

Thames and Hudson, London, 1975, 224 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, list of castles

Castles - Medieval Military History, Fortifications

Includes England, Wales and Scotland. The entries vary from a paragraph or so to several pages.

Gaston, James C. ed.

Grand Strategy and the Decision Making Process

Nat. Def. Univ., Wash. D.C., 1992, 370 pgs., index, end notes

Modern Military Theory

 

Gehlen, Reinhard - trans David Irving

The Service: The Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen

World Publisher, N. Y., 1972, 386 pgs., glossary, footnotes

Modern Military History

General Gehlen was the chief of the German Intelligence department for the Eastern Front during World War II. he was brought to the United States after the war and led a development for the U.S. of text books on Soviet military.

Gibbons, Garry

Historic Castles of Britain

Barnes & Noble, N.Y., 1994, 96 pgs., map, illustrations, large format

Castles, Fortification - Medieval Military History

Gorgeous photographs of castles in England, Wales and Scotland

Gibson, John

Anatomy of the Castle

Metro Books, N. Y., 2001, 208 pgs., index, Glossary, bibliography, illustrations, large format

Castles - fortification - Medieval Military History

Spectacular photography - limited to Europe plus crusader castles.

Gilbert, Felix

Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth-Century Florence

Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, 1961, 349 pgs., index bibliographical essays

Machiavelli - Early Modern Military History

Author is noted expert on Renaissance.

Goetz, Robert

1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition

Greenhill Books, London, 2005, 368 pgs., index, sources, illustrations, maps, tables

Napoleonic Warfare

This book contains some of the higher level political issues in comparison with the Bowden book. But is less comprehensive in detail on the battle itself.

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Roman Warfare

Smithsonian Books, N. Y., 2002-2009, 239 pgs., index, readings, bibliography, glossary, appendices, maps, illustrations, paper back

Ancient Military History

The author is the outstanding expert currentely on Roman warfare. This small volume includes early Republican to the collapse of the Western empire, so it is a general discussion with the author's assessments. See the large size edition listed below.

Goldsworthy, Adrian

The Punic Wars

Cassell & Co., London, 2000, 412 pgs., index, chronology, notes, maps, appendices

Ancient Military History

Now the best study of the Punic Wars. The author's assessments and commentary are judicious. The narration is clear and not over done as are so frequently found in other authors..

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Roman Warfare

Cassell & Co., London, 2000, 223 pgs., index, chronology, notes, maps, appendices

Ancient Military History

This is a full size version of the paperback edition noted above. The format enables much larger illustrations.

Goldsworthy, Adrian

The Complete Roman Army

Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, 224 pgs., index, glossary, further reading, tables, diagrams, large format

Ancient Military History

This volume completes the study of the Roman Army - it includes the detail on recruitment, life of soldier, structure, battle formation. and developments over time. The illustrations are excellent.

Goldsworthy, Adrian

The Complete Roman Army

Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, 224 pgs., index, glossary, further reading, tables, diagrams, large format, paperback

Ancient Military History

This is the paperback edition of the same book listed above.

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 95 pgs., index, map, chronology, illustrations, glossary, reading,

Ancient Military History

The text begins with the Triumvirate. It then describes the Legions on both sides. There are battle maps for Thapsus and Munda. The content is a combination of very high level broad discussion and some detailed descriptions such as of a centurion.. There are both color and b/w illustrations. The content is concise.

Golizhyenkov, I.

Bitva na Kalke 31 May, 1223 (Battle on the Kalka River)

Izograf, Mozhaick, 1994, 47 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

Super excellent color illustrations of warriors by Igor Dzis'. Other illustrations are line drawings of artifacts from the period. In Russian. It is about the terrible defeat of the Rus- Kievan army by the Mongols at the Kalka River in Ukraine..

Goodenough, Simon

Military Miniatures

Chilton Books, Radnor, Penn., 1978, 127 pgs., bibliography, glossary, illustrations,

Reference - Military History

The many full color illustrations depict the soldiers of many nations

Gordon, Patrick - trans Fedosov, D. G

Dnevnik - Diary of Patrick Gordon - 6 vol.

Nauka, Moscow, 2002 -2005 -2009, multiple volumes

Russian Military History

These are the long awaited new Russian translations of the diary of General Patrick Gordon, a Scotsman in Russian service who was mentor to Peter the Great and commander of army units that suppressed the Streltzi revolt among other services. The diary was written in English, then translated into German and Russian and now in a new Russian edition. The diary begins in 1635 and continues with breaks to 1689. Unfortunately the diary for years 1667-1677 and 1678-1684 have been lost. Those were critical times in military actions.

 Gorelik, Mikhael

Warriors of Eurasia: From the VIII Century BC to the XVII Century AD

 Montvert Pub., Stockport, 1995, 48 pgs., color illustrations, paperback

Ancient - Medieval Military History

The author is also the painter. He is an archeologist and currently the best expert in Russia publishing his results from his study of the development or arms and armor in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Gorokhoff, Gerard, and Patrick de Gmeline

La Garde Imperiale Russe 1896-1914

Charles Lavauzelle, Paris, 1986, 347 pgs., bibliogrpahy, illustrations, large format

Russian Military History

This is a monumental book in French celebrating the Russian Imperial Guard during the Reign of Tsar Nicholas II. The text describes the guard as a whole, then there are sections on each element - regiment, of infantry ,cavalry and artillery. Each entry for a regiment gives its date of creation and list of major campaigns or battles in which it participated.

Gorunov, S. V. - ed.

Orel No 1 Voyenno-istorichskii zhurnal

ICHP, St Petersburg 1992, 41 pgs., illustrations

Military history

This was a new effort by Russian military historians to publish articles on a variety of military subjects, especially uniforms, all based on recent archival work. Unfortunately they lost financing. But the articles with excellent illustrations in these three issues remain.

Gorunov, S. V. - ed.

Orel No 2 Voyenno-istoricheskii zhurnal

ICHP St Petersburg 1992, 41 pgs., illustrations

Military history

This was a new effort by Russian military historians to publish articles on a variety of military subjects, especially uniforms, all based on recent archival work. Unfortunately they lost financing.

Gorunov, S. V. - ed.

Orel, No 3 Voyenno-istoricheskii zhurnal

ICHP St. Petersburg 1993, 41gs., illustrations

Military history

This was a new effort by Russian military historians to publish articles on a variety of military subjects, especially uniforms, all based on recent archival work. Unfortunately they lost financing.

Gottfried, Bradley M.

The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863

Savas Beatie, N. Y., 2007, 363 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, maps, appendix order of battle

American Military History

A stunning set of color maps with great detail - extremely useful as companion to any text on a Civil War battle.

Graham, Frank

Dictionary of Roman Military Terms

Frank Graham, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., 1981, 32 pgs, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

Useful short definitions of technical terms one finds in texts on Roman military, diagram of Roman camp and other interesting illustrations.

Graham, Gerald S.

The Royal Navy in the War of American Independence

National Maritime Museum, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1976, 24 pgs., booklet, maps, illustrations

American Military History

The maps and text depict the naval operations during the American Revolution.

Grant, Charles

The Black Watch

Osprey, Reading, 1971, glossary, notes, map, illustrations, paperback

British Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Youens. There are drawings and photos.

Grant, Charles

Royal Scots Greys

Osprey, Reading, 1972, 40- pgs., illustrations, paperback

British Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Youens. There are drawings and photos.

Grant, Michael

The Twelve Caesars

Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1975 ,282 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, genealogical tables, dates,

Ancient Military History

Biographies from Julius Caesar to Domitian. The role of the military is important.

Grant, Michael

The Army of the Caesars

Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1974, 365 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, lists of Roman emperors, genealogy tables, appendices, illustrations, maps

Ancient Military History

This scholarly study discusses the Roman Army from Augustus to the collapse. It is a study from the higher, general level looking at leadership and the role of the army and political system itself.

Grant, Michael

Ancient History atlas 1700 BC to AD 565

Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1974, 51 pgs., index, maps, paperback

Ancient History

Excellent maps showing military and economic, political developments

Gravett, Christopher

Medieval Siege Warfare

Osprey, Oxford, U. K., 1990, 64 pgs., illustrations, diagrams, paperback

Medieval Warfare

Important reference on sieges, mostly overlooked in general texts, but it is focused on castles and not so much on towns.

Gravett, Christopher

Norman Stone Castles (1): The British Isles 1066 - 1216

Osprey, Oxford, U. K., 2003, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, Glossary, chronology, illustrations, diagrams, map, paperback

Castles - fortification - Medieval Military History

Excellent full color illustrations by Adam Hook - The text describes design and development, principles of defense, life in castle, siege warfare and castles today. A useful supplement to the many full sized books on castles listed.

Gravett, Christopher

Norman Stone Castles (2): Europe 950 - 1204

Osprey, Oxford, U. K., 2004, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, map, illustrations, diagrams, paperback

Castles - fortification

Excellent full color illustrations by Adam Hook - The text describes design and development, principles of defense, life in castle, siege warfare and castles today. Includes castles in Normandy, Sicily and southern Italy. A useful supplement to the many full sized books on castles listed.

Gravett, Christopher

Norman Knights 950-1204 AD

Osprey, London, 1993, 64 pgs., glossary, illustrations, diagrams, paperback

Medieval Military History

The fine color illustrations are by Christa Hook. Text includes description of training ,logistics, museums and more.

Gravett, Christopher

Medieval Siege Warfare

Osprey, London, 1990, 64 pgs., further reading, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

Fine color illustrations by Richard and Christa Hook. B/W illustrations from contemporary sources. General text.

Gravett, Christopher

German Medieval Armies 1300 1500

Osprey, London, 1985, 48 pgs., further reading, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

Color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are man photographs also. Several campaigns are described, Some castles are shown.

Grbasic, Z. and V. Vuksic

The History of Cavalry

Facts on File, N.Y., 1989, 280 pgs. ,index, bibliography, illustrations,

Military History

Chapters on cavalry from 1661- to 1865. The title page is a great picture of the famous equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Collleoni by Verrocchio. Other illustrations are equally famous. There is even a section on cavalry in the Great Northern War.

Green, David

Blenheim

Collins, London, 1974, 162 pgs., index, appendices, maps, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

A decisive battle of the world, Marlborough's most famous victory

Green, Peter

Alexander of Macedon, 356 -323 B. C. A Historical Biography

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1991, 617 pgs., index, sources, notes on references, appendix, genealogical table, illustrations, maps and battle plans

Ancient Military History

Combination of biography and study of military campaigns

Green, Peter

Armada From Athens: The Failure of the Sicilian Expedition, 415-413 BC.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1970, 392 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, appendices

Ancient Military History

The author is one of the most distinguished experts on Ancient Greece, This is an extremely comprehensive and detailed account of all aspects of the fatal Athenian folly.

Green, William & Gordon Swanborogh & John Mowinski

Modern Commercial Aircraft

Crown Pub., N. Y., 1987, 208 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Modern Aviation

Very well illustrated. This is an alphabetical encyclopedia of aircraft plus easays on aviation industry, aircraft design, major airlines and other related topics.

Greene, Wilson

The Second Battle of Manassas

National Park Service, 1995, 55 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

American Military History - Civil War

An excellent guide book for visiting the battlefield as well as study at home.

Greenhalgh, P. A. L.

Early Greek Warfare: Horsemen and Chariots in the Homeric and Archaic Ages

Cambridge Univ. Press, London, 1973, 212 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, chronology, abbreviations

Ancient Warfare

Important study of Greek warfare in pre-classical times

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

The Great War: West Point Military History Series

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1986, 192 pgs., notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

American Military History

The author is William Griffiths. Excellent summary of World War One operations in Europe

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Atlas for the Great War

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1986, 52 maps

American Military History

Used in the course of Military History at West Point

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Early American Wars and Military Institutions

Avery Publishing, Wayne N. J., 1986, 84 pgs., notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

American Military History

 The authors are Dave Palmer and James Stryker, Includes colonial wars, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 with excellent color maps

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

The Wars of Napoleon

Avery Publishing, Wayne N. J., 1985, 184 pgs., notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

Napoleonic Warfare

The author is Albert Sidney Britt III, For use with the West Point Atlas of Napoleonic Wars

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Atlas for Wars of Napoleon

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1986, 70 maps

Napoleonic Warfare

Used in the course on Military History at West Point

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

The American Civil War

Avery Publishing, Wayne N. J., 1987, 250 pgs., notes, bibliography, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

American Military History

The authors are Timothy Donovan Jr., Roy Flint, Arthur Grant Jr., and Gerald Stadler. For use with the West Point atlas of the Civil War

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Atlas for American Civil War

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1986, 58 maps

American Military History

Used in the course on Military History at West Point

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

The Dawn of Modern Warfare

Avery Publishing, Wayne N. J., 1984, 131 pgs., notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

Early Modern Warfare

The authors are Albert Britt III, Jerome O'Connell, Dave Palmer, and Gerald Stadler -Coverage begins with early developments with Gustavus Adolphus, and includes Wars of Louis XIV and Frederick the Great

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

The Arab-Israeli Wars, The Chinese Civil War and the Korean War

Avery Publishing, Wayne N. J., 1987, 130 pgs., notes, bibliography, maps, illustrations, index, glossary, annexes

Modern Warfare

 The authors are Roy Flint, Peter Kozumplik, and ThomasWaraksa

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Atlas for the Arab-Israeli Wars, The Chinese Civil War and the Korean War

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1986, 38 maps

Modern Warfare

Used in the course on Military History at West Point

Griess, Thomas E - series editor

Atlas for the Second World War: Asia and the Pacific

Avery Publishing, Wayne, N.J., 1985, 52 maps

Modern Warfare

Used in the course on Military History at West Point

Dept. of History

The West Point Atlas of Warfare Since 1945

United States Military Academy, Dept. of History, 1994,

Modern Warfare

Includes maps for China through Iraq war.

Used in the course on Military History at West Point

Griffith, G. T.

The Mercenaries of the Hellenistic World

Ares Pub. Chicago, 1935, 340 pgs., index, foot notes, bibliographical note, abbreviations,. paperback

Ancient Warfare

Descriptions from the army of Philip of Macedon to the Seleucids and also western Med.

Griffith, Paddy

The Vauban Fortifications of France

Osprey, Oxford, 2006, 64 pgs., glossary, bibliography, paperback

Fortification

Color illustrations by Peter Dennis. The text describes, Vauban himself, his innovations, operational history, the importance of defense in depth, principles of defense and features of fortress design and sites today.

Griffith, Samuel B.

Mao Tse-tung on Guerrilla Warfare

Praeger, 1981, 114 pgs., appendix

Chinese theory of guerrilla war

 

Grousset, Rene - trans. Naomi Walford

The Empire of the Steppes; A History of Central Asia

Rutgers Univ. Press, New Brunswick, N.J. 1970, 687 pgs., index, end notes, map

Ancient and Medieval Warfare

A History of Central Asia focused mainly on the nomad tribes and societies from ancient Scythians to the 18th century.

Grousset, Rene - trans. Noel Lindsay

The Epic of the Crusades

Orion Press, N. Y., 1970, 280 pgs., index, references, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

Very well written general description of the course of the crusades

Grundy, G`. B.

Thucydides and the History of His Age

Basil Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., 1961, 2 vols. 553 and 236 pgs., index, foot notes

Ancient Military History

Organized by topics

Guilmartin, John Francis

Gunpowder & Galleys; Changing Technology & Mediterranean Warfare at Sea in the 16th Century

Conway Maritime Press, London, 2003, 352 pgs., index, sources and bibliography, notes, illustrations, appendices

Early Modern Warfare

Combination of study of technology and examples of individual battles

Gunston, Bill

Modern Airborne Missiles

Arco Pub., N. Y., 1983, 159 pgs, illustrations, list of contents

Reference - Technology

The book is organized in alphabetical order. The Soviet missiles are listed with their NATO designations. The sections are: Air to air missiles -- Air to surface missiles -- and aanti-tank missiles

Gush, George

Renaissance Armies 1480-1650-

Patrick Stephens, Cambridge U.K. 1975, 128 pgs., many illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

The book is mainly designed to help wargamers and other interested in the uniforms and organizations of European Armies

Guy, Lt Gen. Sir Roland

The Weapons Museum Catalogue

The School of Infantry, Warminster, Wilts., U. K., 1981, 57 pgs., illustrations, paper back

British Military - Weapons

Nicely illustrated catalogue of the museum's holdings going back to 1660.

Hackett, Gen. Sir John

Warfare in the Ancient World

Facts on File, N. Y., 1989, 256 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, large format

Ancient Military History

Chapters on periods or armies from earliest to Assyrians, to Late Romans by experts. Gorgeous color illustrations of warriors and weapons and especially bird's-eye view of battles.

Hackett, Gen. Sir John

The Profession of Arms

Macmillan, NY., 1983, 239 pgs., index, illustrations

Military History

Summary of major trends in militrary art focused on the roll of leadership in battle

Hackett, Lt. Gen. Sir John Winthrop

The Profession of Arms

Center for Military History, Wash. D. C., 1990, 43 pgs., references, Reprint of the 1962 Less Knowles lectures given at Trinity College, Cambridge

Military History

The Forward is by General Carl Vuono, then the Chief of Staff of US Army, who considered this an important read for American Army officers. The author in three lectures describes the profession of arms from medieval times to the present

Haldon, John

Byzantium at War

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 95 pgs., index, chronology, reading, list of Byzantine rulers, paper back

Medieval Military History

A follow on and part overlap with Whitby's book, Rome at War. This book also describes events at a 'macro' level. The chapters include organization for war, recruitment and life in the armies, and the political world.

Hale, John R.

The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance

Atheneum, N.Y., 1994, 648 pgs.. index, bibliography, notes, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

A wonderful book by a master. Warfare is described in its total political, social context

Hale, John R.

The Art of War and Renaissance England

Folger Shakespeare Library, Univ. of Virginia, 1961, 58 pgs., illustrations

Military Theory

The book is a compilation of descriptions of books on military theory published in 15th-17th century England and illustrated by pictures of the frontispiece or diagrams from these books. This demonstrates the lively interest in England on military history and theory. The author was an expert on Renaissance warfare. The book describes a number of interesting sources such as The Tatics of Aelian.

Hale, J. R.

War and Society in Renaissance Europe, 1450 - 1620

Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1985, 282 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Early Modern Warfare

The expert on the Renaissance focuses here on the general aspects of warfare including recruitment, the society of soldiers, impact of war on civilians, the economy, changes in techniques and organization, taxation and government. Of course he refers frequently to Machiavelli.

Hale, J. R.

Renaissance War Studies

Hambledon Press, London, 209 pgs., index, illustrations, diagrams of forts,

Fortification - Early Modern Warfare

A more focused on particular aspects of warfare during the Renaissance era. The discussion of fortification is especially note worthy.

Hall, Bert S.

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe

The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1997, 300 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

The author is interested in the relationships between technology and its development and changes in warfare. He begins in the later middle ages with cavalry, pikemen, mechanical artillery and long bow. All of these influenced tactics and tactical organization. Then comes early gunpowder weapons. But the quality and quantity of gunpowder itself developed and resulted in developments. The 15th century saw more changes in technology and tactics. The 16th century brought great changes in siege warfare and fortification design. And this had a huge social impact. In the concluding chapter he enters the lists in the contentions over the 'military revolution.'

Halperin, Charles J.

Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomingdale, 1985,180 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes. map

Russian Military History

The author describes Russia on the eve of the Mongol invasion as well as the results for Russian society.

Handel, Michael AJ. ed

Clausewitz and Modern Strategy

The Journal of Strategic Studies, London, Vol 9, June-Sept, 1986, number 2-3, 325 pgs., notes, illustrations, bibliography

Military Strategic Theory

An excellent collection of 13 essays by noted scholars on various aspects of Clausewitz's ideas and their influence on later thinkers.

Handel, Michael A. J.

Clausewitz in the Age of Technology

The Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol 9, June-Sept. 1986, pgs 51-92. notes, paper

Military Theory

Dr. Handel contrasts books written in the early 19th century on such subjects and chemistry and physics that are far out of date now, with Clausewitz's writing on the theory of war has never been surpassed and is relevant today.

Hanson, Victor Davis

The Wars of the Ancient Greeks: And Their Invention of Western Military Culture

Cassell Co., London, 1999, 240 pgs, index, reading, statistics, glossary, maps, diagrams, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

Hanson gets that sub title from his editor John Keegan. I don't believe there is any such thing as "Western Military Culture" that is different from 'the way of war' from anywhere else. He discusses warfare from 1400 BC, through Alexander the Great to post-Alexander Hellenistic Warfare

Hanson, Victor Davis

The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece

Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y., 1989, 244 pgs. , index, bibliography

Ancient Military History

The author has presented a very influential depiction of the inner workings of the Greek hoplite hand-to-hand combat. He stresses the psychological effects. For this he garners an introduction by John Keegan, perhaps the chief guru of this school of study of warfare. Naturally, Keegan is delighted to endorse the extrapolation of this concept into 'the western way of war' that Keegan has long championed. I don't believe it.

Harding, David ed.

Weapons an International encyclopedia from 5000 BC to 2000 AD

Diagram Group, Macmillan, London, 1980, 320 pgs., illustrations, index, bibliography, famous names

Reference - History of military weapons

Especially interesting for the illustrations

Harrington, Peter

The Castles of Henry VIII

Osprey, Oxford, 2007, 64 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, paper back.

Fortification

Excellent artist color illustrations by Brian Delf. While King Henry did modify and strengthen some castles, his new fortifications were not strictly speaking castles in the medieval sense. Nor could they be given the changed role of artillery and social role of the 'state'. The artist depictions and photographs make this clear. The text has sections on design and development, principles of defense, role of the castles in war, daily living there, and visiting the castles today.

Harris, Henry

Model Soldiers

Octopus Books, London, 1972, 93 pgs., illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

Has 138 illustrations in color or b/w. The text describes some major collections in museums, and methods for collecting today.

Harrison, Mark

Viking Hersir: 793-1066

Osprey, 1993, London, 64 pgs., glossary, readings, illustrations, chronology, maps, paper back

Medieval Military History

The excellent color illustrations are by Gerry Embleton. The text briefly describes a wide variety of topics related to the Vikings in addition to the individual warrior himself.

Hart, B. . Liddell

Strategy

Frederick A. Praeger, N.Y., 1954, 420 pgs.,. index, maps

Military History

The content traces strategy from the 5th century B.C. (classical Greece) through World War Two. The author is much acclaimed, but I believe he is over rated. he pushes his own conception for a 'strategy of the indirect approach'.

Hartog, Leo de

Russia and the Mongol Yoke

British Academic Press, London, 1996, 208 pgs., index, bibliography, appendix, notes, maps, geneological tables, xerox copy

Medieval History

The author begins with a description of Rus prior to the Mongol invastion. The bulk of the book is about the results ofthat invasion for the development of Muscovy, with emphasis on the Mongol side.

Hastings, Max

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45

Alfred Knopf, N. Y., 2004, 581 pgs., index, maps, end notes, illustrations

Modern Military History - American Military History

One of a series of books on WWII by this author - they stress the bloody side of combat.

Hatton. Ragnhild Marie

Charles XII of Sweden

Weybright and Talley, N.Y., 1968, 656 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations

Military biography, 18th century warfare, Russian Military History

Excellent, extensive biography of the great Swedish military genius - for military students the focus will be on the Great Northern War.

Hayes-McCoy, G. A.

Sixteenth Century Irish Swords

Stationary Office, Dublin, Ireland, 1959, 60 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

A very interesting small pamphlet with illustrations of 14 swords found in Ireland, now in the National Museum of Ireland. Includes explanatory text.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

The Napoleonic Source Book

Facts on File, N. Y., 1990, 36-0 pgs., index, glossary, sources, biographies, illustrations, maps, campaigns, weapons

Reference - Napoleonic Warfare

Comprehensive

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

Uniforms of Waterloo

Blandford Press, London, 1974, 190 pgs., map, 80 full color illustrations, and b/w illustrations of standards.

Napoleonic Warfare - uniforms

The book consists of excellent color illustrations of representative units from all the armies engaged , with lengthy text descriptions.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

Uniforms of the American Civil War

Blandford Press, Dorset, 1975, 192 pgs., sources and references, illustrations

American Civil War -=uniforms

There is a summary text describing the war and the armies. But the central value of the book is the 61 full color illustrations of representative soldiers from both Union and Southern Armies.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): Infantry, 1799-1814

Osprey, London, 1987, 48 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Paul Hannon. There are photos and graphics including from the famous Viskovatov etchings. Tables show the colors for parts of regimental uniforms

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars 2 Cavalry

Osprey, London, 1987, 48 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Bryan Fosten. They rely on the Viskovatov etchings and text for uniform information. Tables give the color of parts of regimental uniforms

Head, Duncan

Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars 350 BC to 140 BC

Wargamers Research Group, Sussex, 1982, 192 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

A much expanded edition from Phil Barker's. This includes organization, tactics, dress and weapons, The text includes many of Rome's enemies. There is a section describing major battles.

Healy, Mark

The Ancient Assyrians

Osprey, Oxford, 1991, 63 pgs., index, illustrations, map, paperback

Ancient Military History

Terrific color illustrations by Angus McBride. The text is a concise description of the Assyrian Army and its major campaigns.

Healy, Mark

Cannae 216 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 1994, 96 pgs., index, illustrations, map, chronology, reading, paperback

Ancient Military History

Most of the text is about the origins of the conflict, the opposing armies, the earlier battles at Ticinus, Trebia and Lake Trasimene. The two 3 dimensional battle plan - maps are very helpful. This is a good book to read while reading the larger and more comprehensive books on Hannibal, Cannae and Punic Wars listed here.

Healy, Mark

Kursk 1943

Osprey, Oxford, 1992, 96 pgs., index, illustrations, map, chronology, reading, paperback

Russian Military History - Modern Military History

The illustrations are excellent, especially the maps. The text includes a loner time period than the Kursk battle and less detail than in Dave Glatnz's book.

Heath, Ian

Armies of the Dark Ages 600 - 1066

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1980, 120 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The text includes discussion of organization, tactics, dress and weapons of a large number of the ethnic groups active in Europe such as Byzantines, Lombards, Khazars , Magyars, Arabs, Alans, Vikings and many more. - there are 148 line drawing illustrations of warrior dress.

Heath, Ian

Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096 - 1291

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1978, 119 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The text includes discussion of organization, tactics, dress and weapons of a large number of the military groups active in Europe such as Franks, Templars, Hospitaliers, Syrians, Georgians, Mongols, Mamlukes and many more. - there are 96 line drawing illustrations of warrior dress.

Heath, Ian

Armies of the Middle Ages, Vol. 1

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1982, 192 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, appendices

Medieval Military History

The text includes the Hundred Years' War, the Wars of the Roses and the Burgundian Wars 1300-1487. It describes organization, tactics, dress and weapons, battles. There are 159 illustrations and 215 coats-of-arms. Among the armies described are England, Burgundy, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and more.

Heath, Ian

Armies of Feudal Europe 1066 - 1300

Wargames Research Group, Sussex, 1978, 116 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The text discusses organization, tactics, dress, weapons. There are 122 line drawing illustrations. Among the armies included are France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Venice, Russia, Poland, and many more

Heath, Ian

Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 AD

Osprey, London, 1995, 48 pgs., chronology, recommend reading, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. The text describes briefly the various components of the army. There is a drawing showing the detail of the city wall.

Heath, Ian

Byzantine Armies 886-1118

Osprey, London, 1979, 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are many photographs. The text discusses the various component units of the Byzantine Army such as the Varangian guard.

Heather, Peter

The Fall of the Roman Empire: A new History of Rome and the Barbarians

Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 2006, 572 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, maps, Time line,

Ancient Military History

See also Burns, these scholarly studies eliminate any remaining alternative theories about why and how the western part of the Roman empire collapsed. The author is an expert on the Goths and approaches the question from the 'barbarian' side.

Hedrick, Larry, ed.

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War

Truman Tally Books, St. Martin's Griffin, NY., 2006, 293 pgs, paperbck

Ancient Military History, Leadership,

A srongly edited version of the Cyropaedia translated into modern English.

Heidler, David S. and Jeanne Heidler - eds

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political and Social Military History

W. W. Norton, N. Y., 2000, 2733 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, documents, maps

Reference - American Military History

A marvelous reference for the Civil War

Helle, Richard

Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy

Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1971, 432 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, appendix

Russian Military History

The definitive work on the development of the Russian military from medieval to early modern and the accompanying changes in serfdom and general military service in the 16th - 17th centuries

Heller, Edmund K.

Ludwig Hohenwang's "Von Der Ritterschafft": An Evaluation and Survey of His Military and Naval Terms

Univ of Calif. Press, Berkeley, 1952, 183 pgs, appendix, paperback

Medieval Warfare

This brief scholarly essay is about the first translation into German and printing of Vegetius' epitoma rei militaris

Heller, Charles & William Stofft- ed,.

American First Battles 1776-1965

Univ. of Kansas Press, 1986, 416 pgs., index, end notes, maps, 11 essays

American Military History

An essay about each 'first battle' in each American War.

Henderson, William Darryl

Cohesion: The Human Element in Combat: Leadership and Societal Influence in the Armies of the Soviet Union, the United States, North Vietnam and Israel

National Defense University, Wash. D. C., 1985, 192 pgs., index, bibliography, tables, figures, end notes

Modern Military History

A comparative study of the effect of various practices on the resulting cohesion of military units.

Hendrick, Arnold

Tactical Ancient Armies 2900 BC - 1250 AD - Milgames Wargaming Guide

Miligamex, Wayland, Mass., 1977, 44 pgs. , tables, maps, paper back

Ancient Military History

A convenient set of tables showing order of battle for various ancient armies.

HERO

Analysis ofFactors That Have Influened Outcomes of Battles and Wars: A Data Base of Battles and Engagements, Vol II

Historical Evaluation and Research Corp, Dunn Loring, VA. 1983, 229 pgs., tables, manuscript

Early Modern Warfare

This volume contains brief summaries of battles and tables of date for them from 1600's to 1800

Herodotus - trans. George Rawlinson

The Persian Wars

Modern Library, N. Y., 1947, 714 pgs., introduction

Ancient Military History

This was the standard edition of Herodotus. Comparison with the Landmark edition show limited students were than.

Herodotus - trans. Andrea Purvis, ed Robert Strassler

The Histories - Landmark Herodotus

Pantheon Books, N.Y., 2007, 953 pgs., index, appendices, maps, illustrations, bibliography, notes

Ancient Military History

This is another incredible work of scholarship in the series of Landmark editions of Greek original texts by Arrian, Xenophon, Herodotus and Thucydides. There are many other editions of Herodotus (including paperback) All four of the Landmark editions are now the essential editions for study.

Herold, J. Christopher

The Battle of Waterloo

Cassell Caravel, N. Y., 1967, 153 pgs., index, references, illustrations,

Napoleonic Warfare

Lovely color illustrations, but no maps

Heuser, Beatrice

The Evolution of Strategy

Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge U. K., 2010, 578 pgs. , index, bibliography, paperback

Military History, Strategy

The subtitle is Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present. However, the ancient and medieval eras comprise less than 100 pages. Most of the book is about strategy since Napoleon

Hill, Elizabeth

Russian-English, English - Russian Military Dictioary

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1983, 688 pgs.

Reference Dictioary

Very useful dictionary since many standard ones do not have so many military terms.

Hogg, Ian

Fortress: A History of Military Defense

Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1975, 160 pgs., index, glossary, illustrations

Fortification

Includes forts from early earthen ramparts and log palisades to modern steel- concrete fortifications of World War Two

Hogg, Ian

The History of Forts and Castles

Black Cat, Orbis Pub., 1981, 256 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations,

Fortification

From early earth rampart hill forts to modern missile silos. Many excellent color illustrations. extensive descriptive texts.

Hogg, Ian

The History of Fortification

St. Martin's Press, N.Y., 1981, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, large format

Fortification - Military History

 The book includes history from ancient times to the present day with extensive illustrations.

Holde, P. A.

The Roman Army in Britain

B. T. Batsford, London, 1982, 173 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, tables, glossary, maps, plans, photographs

Ancient Military History

From the invasion to departure - by focusing on a very narrow topic the author can provide much interesting detail about how the Roman Army was organized and operated

Hollister, C. Warren et al. - eds.

Medieval Europe: A short Source book

McGraw Hill Co., N. Y., 1992, 281 pgs., foot notes to sources

Medieval history

A selection of fascinating extracts from medieval primary sources such as letters and memoirs and chronicles. The preface, introduction and commentary establish the context of each entry.

Holmes, Richard and John Keegan

Soldiers: A History of Men in Battle

Elizabeth Sifton Books, Viking, N. Y., 1986, 288 pgs. , index, illustrations

Military History

The authors are very interested in the psychology of men in battle. The chapters are organized by functions such as infantry, cavalry, artillery, tank corps, sapper, air power and other topics.

Holmes, Richard

Acts of War; The Behavior of Men in Battle

The Free Press, N. Y., 1985, 436 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations

Military History and Theory

More on the psychology of men in combat

Holmes, William - illustrator

Military Field Works of the 18th & 19th centuries

Bellona Pubs., Hemel Hempstead, nd. 20 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Fortification

An interesting set of sketches depicting the various types of earth works, obstacles, camps and other engineering works in the field

Holmes, William - illustrator

Military Field Works of the 20th century

Bellona Pubs., Hemel Hempstead, nd. 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Fortification

An interesting set of sketches depicting the various types of earth works, obstacles, camps and other engineering works in the field

Hoppen, Alison

The Fortification of Malta by the Order of St. John

 Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1979, 221 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Fortification - Early Modern Military History

The text includes the construction of the fortifications section by section and its history until the conquest by Napoleon

Howard, Michael

War in European History

Oxford Univ. press, U.K. 1976, 165 pgs., index, end notes, paperback

Military History

Brief summary of warfare from late Middle Ages to 20th Century by one of the greats in military history

Howard, Michael, Andreopoulos, George eds.

The Laws of War: Constraints on Warfare in the Western World

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1994, 303 pgs., index, notes

Military HIstory, Theory of laws of war

A series of essays by distinguished historians on the subject from ancient classical to modern times

Howarth, David

Waterloo: A near Run Thing

Collins, Glasgow, 1968, 264 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

Brief study

Howarth, David

Waterloo, A Guide to the Battlefield

Library of Imperial History, London, 1974, 48 pgs., map, illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

A handy small booklet with a clear map and color paintings. Forward by current Duke of Wellington

Howell, Edgar M

Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States 1861

George Childs, Wash. D. C. 1862 - a reprint in 61 pgs., by the Smithsonian Institution in 1961 bibliography, original illustrations, paperback

American Military History

Edgar Howell was Curator of Military History at the United States National Museum and wrote the introduction to this pamphlet

Hughes, B. P.

Firepower: Weapons Effectiveness on the Battlefields, 1630-1850

Sarpedon, N. Y., 1974, 174 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, diagrams, tables

Early Modern Military History

An important reference to use with books on warfare of the period. This will provide necessary information about the actual effectiveness of artillery and small arms.

Hyland, Ann

The Medieval War Horse from Byzantium to the Crusades

Combined Books, PA., 1994, 204 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, glossary, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Warfare

This is the kind of detailed scholarship we wish was available for many other topics. The author had personal experience in experimenting with medieval equipment on horses. She especially dispels myths about the value of saddles and stirrups

Irving, David

The War between the Generals: Inside Allied High Command

Conger & Luttes, N. Y., 1981, 446 pgs., maps, index, archival sources, illustrations,

American Military History - Modern Military History

The personal conflicts and struggles between members of Eisenhower's high command - Hodges, Patton, Simpson, Patch, Charles de Gaulle, Alexander, Montgomery. All this was kept out of the press during the war and it required extensive research for Irving to collect the information.

Isby, David C. ed.

Fighting the Invasion: The German Army at D-Day

Greenhill Books, London, 2000, 256 pgs., index, illustrations, Glossary

Modern Warfare

Edited essays, documents and reports by German commanders related to the German defense of Normandy

Isby, David

Russia's War in Afghanistan

Osprey, London, 1986, 48 pgs., illustrations, order of battle, paperback

Russian Military History

Color illustrations by Ron Volstad. Also many photographs, order of battle tables. Dave Isby has been in Afghanistan and knows many of the Afghan participants and also is a specialist expert on the Soviet Army.

Jackson, Major W. G. F.

Attack in the West: Napoleon's first campaign re-read today

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1953, 242 pgs., index, maps, diagrams

Napoleonic Warfare

This is a study of Napoleon's campaign in Northern Italy in 1794-95. It contains great detail and critique The author was an instructor at Sandhurst and Camberley.

Jalali, Ali Ahmad & Lester Grau

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

U. S. Marine Corps, Quantico VA., 1995, index, glossary, maps

Modern Warfare

Ali Jalali was an Afghan military officer and leader of the Mujahideen. For this book he later interviewed the Afghan commanders and participants in the small unit engagements described here. Lester Grau is a retired US Army officer specialist in Soviet military studies.

James, Lawrence

Crimea 1854-56: The War with Russia from Contemporary Photographs,

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., N.Y., 1981, 200 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, chronology, illustrations, large format

British Military History

The author describes the technical aspcts of the early photography accomplished in Crimea.. Each of the photos has been well restored for printing in large format. Each has an excellent description. The photos do not include Russians.

Jamieson, Perry D.

Death in September: The Antietam Campaign

Ryan Place Pub., Fort Worth, Texas, 1995, 156 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, order of battle, paperback

American Military History

Excellent short but detailed study of the campaign. The appendices contain a detailed order of battle for both sides.

Jaynes, Gregory

The Killing Ground: Wilderness to Cold Harbor,

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

Grant's final campaign in 1864. - Book is part of the Time-Life Series

Jensen, De Lamar - ed.

Machiavelli, Cynic, Patriot, or Political Scientist"

D. C. Heath Co, Boston, 11 pgs., readings,

Machiavelli - Military Theory

This is one of the Heath booklets - Problems in European Civilization designed to support student discussion. It consists of 18 essays by noted authors on various aspects related to the title. Seems to me that Machiavelli could have been all three suggested types and more simultaneously.

Jessup, John & Robert Coakley

A Guide to the Study and use of Military History

Center of Military History, United States Army, Wash D. C. 1979, 507 pgs., index, extensive bibliographies

Reference - Military History

A valuable reference and teaching tool for students. There are essays on all sorts of topics such as, 'the nature of history', 'perspective on military history'. ' great military historians', military museums and collections.

Johnson, Curt

Battles of the American Revolution

Sampson Low, London, 1975, 126 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, chronology

American Military History

Includes 10 battles and general background including causes and uniforms, weapons and tactics

Johnson, Curt

Gorget & Sash - 12 issues

Journal of Early Modern Warfare Society, Springfield VA.

Early Modern Military History

Each issue containes articles ranging from battles to uniforms, to military organizations and book reviews.

Johnson, David

Napoleon's Cavalry and its Leaders

Holmes & Meier Pub. N. Y., 1978, 191 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, appendices, order of battle, illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

 

John, Paul

The National Trust Book of British Castles

G. P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1978, 288 pgs., index, illustrations, glossary, bibliography, large format

Castles, Fortification - Medieval Military History

A history of the development of castles in Britain (including Wales and Scotland) with extensive illustrated examples from each era.

Johnson, Peter

Toy Armies

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y., 1981, 144 pgs, index, bibliography, illustrations

Reference - Military History

This is a history of the hobby of making and collecting toy soldiers. The color illustrations depict soldiers in uniforms or otherwise.

Jomini, Baron de - trans J. D. Hittle

Jomini and his summary of The Art of War

Military Service Publishing, Harrisburg, PA., 1947, 161 pgs., diagrams

Napoleonic Warfare - strategy and tactics

Published during World War Two as part of a series to educate the public

Jomini, Baron de - trans Capt. C. H. Mendell

The Art of War

Greeenwood Press, West Port, from 1862 edition, 378 pgs., index

Napoleonic Warfare - strategy and tactics

By the famous eye-witness who participated in Napoleon's Campaign in Russia -

Jones, Archer

The Art of War in the Western World

Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1987, 754 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations, maps

Reference - General history of warfare

Comprehensive

Jones, David R.

The Military-Naval Encyclopedia of Russia and The Soviet Union - Vol 1,2,3, 4

Academic International Press, Gulf Breeze Fl.1978-1984, 245 to 249 pgs

Russian Military History

The first four volumes in projected series - alphabetical entries from "A" (Gliders) to Adzharia

Jones, Terry

Medieval Lives

BBC Books, London, 2004, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, many illustrations

Medieval History

Includes knights

Jonge, Alex de

Fire and Water; A life of Peter the Great

Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, N.Y. 1980, 279 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes

Military biography - Russian Military History

The focus on military side supplements the other biographies of Peter

Jordan, David and Andrew West

Atlas of World War II

Barnes & Noble, N.Y., 2004, 256 pgs., index, maps, illustrations

Reference, Military History

Over 100 excellent full color maps with text and illustrations

Josephus, Flavius, trans. Margoliouth

The Great Roman - Jewish War - De Bello Judaico

Harper Torch books, N.Y. 1960, 332 pgs., index, bibliography, appendices, paperback

Roman Military History

By the eye-witness Jewish historian

Josephy, Alvin M. Jr

War on the Frontier: The Trans-Mississippi West

Time-Life Books, 1986, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Jukes, Geoffrey

The Defence of Moscow

Macdonald Co., London, 1969, 160 pgs. bibliography, illustrations,

Russian Military History

A brief summary of the operation with many illustrations.

Kaeuper, Richard W.

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Oxford Univ. Press, London, 338 pgs., index, bibliography

Medieval Warfare

 

Kagan, Donald

On the Origins of War

Doubleday, N.Y., 1995, 606 pgs., index, bibliography, notes

Ancient Warfare - Classical Warfare

Excellent analysis that shows the reality of ancient warfare - versus John Keegan

Kagan, Donald

Peloponnesian War

Cornell Univ. Press, Ithica, 4 vols. 1969

Classical Greek Warfare

The most detailed and comprehensive study of this war. Should be read with the two Landmark editions -

Kahn, David

Hitler's Spies: German Military Intelligence in World War II

Macmillian, N. Y., 1978, 671 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

Modern Military History

 

Kalani, Lyn, Lunn Rudy, John Sperry - eds.

Fort Ross

Fort Ross Interpretive Association, Jenner, Calif., 1998, 53 pgs, references, bibliography, maps, illustrations, paper back

fortifications

A series of essays describing the history of the Russian Fort Ross on the California coast with excellent maps and illustrations.

Kannik, Preben

Military Uniforms in Colour

Blandford Press, London, 1968, 278 pgs., index, illustrations,

Reference - Uniforms

This has 512 full color illustrations of representative armies from 1670 to 1950's with descriptive text.

Karasulas, Antony

Mounted Archers of the Steppe, 600 BC - AD 1300

Osprey, Oxford, 2004, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Ancient - Medieval Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Angus McBride. But those of Gorelik are better. Other excellent b/w illustrations. The text is very brief and general.

Katcher, Philip

Encyclopedia of British, Provincial, and German Army Units 1775-1783

Stackpole Books, N. Y., 1973, index, end notes, illustrations

American Military History

Details including uniforms and unit histories of each regiment that served in the American colonies during the Revolution.

Katcher, Philip

Armies of the American Wars 1753 - 1815

Hastings House, N. Y., 1975, 157 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

American Military History

This primarily is a book featuring illustrations of all the armies in the American Revolution

Kaufmann, J. E & H. W. Kaufmann

Fortress America: The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the present

Da Capo Press, 2004, 416 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, appendix, large format

Fortification - American Military History

The best and most complete study of American fortifications.

Kaufmann, J. E. and H. W. Kaufmann

The Medieval Fortress; Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages

Combined Pub. Penn., 2001, 319 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, glossary, appendices

Castles, fortification

By far the most comprehensive book - includes cities and forts, Near east and Eastern Europe - Russia, even Samarkand. Includes sections on parts of castles and on siege methods for attack and defense. The authors acknowledge assistance from many experts on fortifications in various countries. Excellent illustrations are by Robert Jurga.

Kazarinov, V. M.

Kreposti Drevnyei Rusi

Nauchno-issledovatyel'skii tsentr, Moscow, 2002, 472 pgs., glossary, biblikography, illustrations, paperback

Fortification - Medieval Russia

The chapters include descriptions and illustrations of fortifications in Kyivan Rus including frontiers and towns and kremlins.

Keegan, John

A History of Warfare

Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y. 1993, 432 pgs., index, references, bibliography, illustrations

Military History

This is a much acclaimed book. I disagree. The author focuses on the psychology of men in combat, which is fine. And he notes that war is a cultural activity. But he extrapolates the experience of ancient Greek hoplites into a 'western way of war". He misunderstands Clausewitz. There are many mistakes of fact and more of opinion. He seems to have no idea about ancient Oriental warfare, for instance in China

Keegan, John

The First World War,

Alfred Knopf, N.Y., 1999, 475 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, illustrations maps

Modern Military History

 

Keegan, John and Andrew Wheatcroft

Who's Who in Military History From 1453 to the present day`

Book Club Associates, London, 1976, 367 pgs., maps, glossary,

Military History

Biographies in alphabetical order, as the authors note, selected rather arbitrarily and considerably varied in length.

Keegan, John

The Face of Battle

The Viking Press, N. Y., 1976, 354 pgs., index, bibliography

Military History

This is primarily a study of three battles, Agincourt, Waterloo, and Somme, plus the author's concept about the nature of battle at the level of the individual soldier.,

Keen, Maurice - ed.

Medieval Warfare: A History

Oxford, Univ. Press, N. Y., 1999, 340 pgs., index, chronology, maps, illustrations

Medieval Military History

Contains 13 essays on various aspects of medieval warfare, all by noted experts, Includes sieges, arms and armor, and naval war

Keep, John

Soldiers of the Tsar; Army and Security in Russia 1467-1874

Clarendon press, Oxford, U.K., 1985, 432 pgs., index, pass, illustrations, figures, bibliography, foot notes

Russian Military History

Describes organization and staffing.

Kelley, Donald R.

"Murd'rous Machiavel in France: A Post Mortuum

Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LXXXV, Number 4, Dec. 1970. pgs., 545- 559, footnotes

Machiavelli, political theory

Discussion about the commentary of French critics on Machiavelli, whose works were quickly translated and published in France.

Kemp, Anthony

Weapons & Equipment of the Marlborough Wars

Blandford Press, Dorset, U.K., 1980, 172 pgs., index, chronology, appendix, foot notes, illustrations, bibliography, glossary

Early Modern Warfare

An excellent supplement to Chandler's and other books on Marlborogh's wars

Kendall, Paul Murray

Warwick The Kingmaker & The Wars of the Roses

Cardinal, London, 1973, 365 pgs., index, notes and sources, genealogy chart, paperback

Medieval Warfare

Much detail on the complex family genealogical relations and political aspects of the war.

Kenilworth Historical Society

The Great Siege of Kenilworth, 1266

Kenilworth Historical Society, 1966, 19 pgs., illustrations, castle plan, paperback

Castles - Medieval Warfare

This is about the great siege in which the followers of the recently killed Simon de Montfort held out for six months against the royal army of Prince Edward. Prince Edward had been held as hostage in Kenilworth until he broke parole and escaped. Clearly he knew every detail of the castle defense. He brought all the latest siege artillery and methods to bear but could not take this might fort. Finally the garrison surrendered due to starvation and sickness. This is the story of the siege and it includes details about the castle itself.

Kennedy, Hugh

Crusader Castles

Cambridge Univ, Press, Cambridge, 1994, 223 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, diagrams, appendix, illustrations, paperback

Castles, fortification

Excellent study with fine illustrations and descriptions not only of individual castles but of the role and construction of castles generally.

Kennedy, Paul

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

Random House, N.Y., 1987, 677 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps, tables and charts

Military History

Don't ask how a book published in 1987 claims to include the period to 2000. But this is a fine general description of the interrelationships between military power and the shifting economic base. Worth reading with Bobbitt's Shield of Achilles.

Kennett, Lee

The French Armies in the Seven Years' War

Duke Univ. Press, Durham, 1967, 165 pgs., index, bibliography

Early Modern Military History

The author focuses on the organization, structure, and other functional topics including planning, command, intelligence, personnel, finance, supply, transport, medical, and communications. Very useful text to study in connection with other books on the conduct of campaigns and battles.

Kepf, Nicholas C. - ed.

How they Fight - 3 issues

United States Army Intelligence Agency - July-Sept 1988, Oct. Dec. 1988, Oct-Dec 1989

Russian and Soviet military subjects

These periodicals were published by the U.S. Army as part of an information about the Soviet Army program. They contain a variety of subjects from military history to recent topics. These contain two articles by Pete Tsouras on Kulikova battle and one on Suvorov.

Keppie, Lawrence

The Making of the Roman Army: from Republic to Empire

Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1984, 272 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, abbreviations, illustrations, appendices, maps, paperback.

Ancient Military History

The content begins with the Republican Army and Marius, then discusses Caesar's army, then that of Augustus. It includes a unit history of the Civil War legions and then new legions formed in the early empire. Relatively narrow subject, but this enables great detail.

Kiley, Kevin F.

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Uniforms of the Roman World

Lorenz Books, Liecestershire, England, 2013, 256 pgs., index, Glossary, illustrations, large format

Ancient Military History

This is an exceptionally comprehensive reference - better titled as 'military dress' rather than 'uniforms' but the public will get the idea. The illustrations are excellent and include both Romans from the early Republic to the end of Byzantine empire and practically all the opposing military forces from Italian neighbors to Islamic armies. Also included are artillery, fortifications and navy.

King, D. J. Cathcart

Castles and Abbeys of Wales

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, nd., index, map, illustrations, further reading, paperback

Castles, fortifications

Small booklet but has good illustrations of several dozen castles in Wales with text descriptions.

Kinross, John

Discovering Castles in England and Wales

Shire Pub., 1973, 380 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, paperback

Castles, fortifications

A handy guide to many castles with short or long descriptions.

Kinross, John

Discovering Castles in Eastern England

Shire Pub., 1968, 48 pgs., glossary, illustrations, bibliography, paperback

Castles

A handy guide book to castles with illustrations

Kipp, Jacob W.

Lenin and Clausewitz: The Militarization of Marxism, 1914-1921

Soviet ARmy Studies office, Ft. Leavenworth Kansas, 1985, 8 pgs, reprint from Military affairs

Military Theory

The author describes the influence of World war One on Lenin's thinking and after he read Clausewitz' On War.

Kirchhoff, Barney - ed.

Castles of Germany

Stars and Stripes, 1967, 174 pgs., index, castle guide, illustrations, glossary, chronology, paper back

Castles, fortification

Castles are organized by local areas - A useful reference for the tourist looking for castles.

Kirpichnikov, A. N.

Kamyennii Kreposti Novgorodskoi zemli (Stone fortresses of Novgorod lands)

Izdatel'stvo Nauka, Lenningrad, 1984, 275 pgs., footnotes, illustrations

Fortification - Medieval Military History

The author is noted expert on the subject. In addition to general discussion, the book includes Ladoga - Orueshek - Koryela and Tiverskii - Kopor'ye - Yamgorod - and Porkhov

Knight, Paul

Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53

Osprey, London, 1998, bibliography, maps, glossary, chronology, genealogy, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

Well, Henry didn't quite conquer France, but he tried. The illustrations are by Graham Turner. This book overlaps with the several on Agincourt, which it also describes briefly. But the book is much broader, about the army itself with information not in the battle books. There are diagrams and photos of arms and armor.

Knotel, Richard

Handbuch der Uniformkunde

Helmut Gerhard Schultz, Hamburg, 1937, 440 pgs., illustrations, tables

Reference - Uniforms

The book is a reference on the uniforms of the European armies, and navy and air force. There are b/w illustrations of example types of troops with tables that indicate the colors for various parts of the uniforms.

Koch, Hanneasjoachim Wilelm.

Medieval Warfare

Prentice Hall, London, 1978, 256 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, large format

Medieval Military History

Large size book with excellent illustrations. Sections on specific topics were written by other experts. This is a major source of information on medieval war.

Koch, H. W.

The Rise of Modern Warfare 1618-1815

Hamlyn, London, 1981, 256 pgs., over 400 illustrations, index, large format

Early Modern Warfare

Terrific color illustrations, extensive text analysis of the development (changes) in warfare from the Thirty Years' War on to Napoleon.

Koch, H. W.

The Age of Total Warfare

B ison Books, Greenwood Ct., 1983, 230 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Modern Warfare

The illustrations are the main value. The author begins with a short essay on Clausewitz and the concept of total war. There are chapters on the armies of France, Britain and Germany. Then chapters on various wars, World Watr One, World War Two and the nuclear age.

Konstam, Angus

British Forts in the Age of Arthur

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 64 pgs., index, maps, glossary, illustrations, bibliography, chronology, paper back

Fortification

These are the hill forts, earthen ramparts with palisades. The maps show locations throughout England and Wales. The text describes design and function, principles of defense, daily living in them and what remains of sites today.

Konstam, Angus

Poltava 1709: Russia Comes of Age

Osprey, Oxford, 1994, 96 pgs., index, maps, glossary, illustrations, bibliography, chronology, paper back

Russian Military History

Excellent maps and color illustrations. The text describes the leaders on both sides and the order of battle of both armies. The entire campaign is described. There is also description of the battlefield today.

Konstam, Angus

Pavia 1525: The Climax of the Italian Wars

Osprey, Oxford, 1996, 96 pgs., index, maps, glossary, illustrations, paper back

Early Modern Military History

The maps are excellent. The text describes the commanders, opposing forces and conduct of the campaign leading up to Pavia. The battlefield today is described.

Konstam, Angus

Renaissance War Galley 1470-1590

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, paper back

Early Modern Military History

The 7 color illustrations by Tony Bryan show well the galley's described in the text, especially the cut away view of the Spanish 'lanterna' of 1571. In contrast to the classical Greek or Roman triream this galley mounts 5 large cannon in the bow plus smaller swivel guns.

Konstam, Angus

Russian Army of the Seven Years War (1)

Osprey, London, 1996, 48 pgs., chronology, illustrations, paper back

Russian Military History

The Color illustrations are by Bill Younghusband. There are also photos. The book is about Russian infantry There are tables giving the regimental uniform colors.

Konstam, Angus

Russian Army of the Seven Years War (2)

Osprey, London, 1996, 48 pgs., bibliography, chronology, illustrations, paper back

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Bill Younghusband. There are also photos. The book is about Russian cavalry including Kalmuks. There are tables giving the regimental uniform colors.

Konstam, Angus

Peter the Great's Army 1: Infantry

Osprey, London, 1993, 48 pgs., chronology, maps, illustrations, paper back

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by David Rickman. There also are photos including of the famous illustrations from Viskovatov. Also a table indicating the uniform colors for the regiments.

Konstam, Angus

Peter the Great's Army 2: Cavalry

Osprey, London, 1993, 48 pgs., bibliography, chronology, maps, illustrations, paper back

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by David Rickman. More photos of Viskovatov engravings and a table showing the standards of the cavalry regiments. The text mentions the cossack revolts..

Kootz, W.

Rothenburg on the Tauber

Verlag, Edmund von Konig, Heidelberg, 1975, 40 pgs., illustrations, index, map, paperback

Fortification

Rothenburg retains a wonderful medieval city wall with impressive towers.

Kootz, W.

Dinkelsbuhl

Verelag, Edmund von Konig, Heidelberg, 1976, 58 pgs., index, illustrations, map, paperback

Fortification

Dinkelsbuhl also retains much of its medieval and Renaissance wall with gate towers.

Korkh, A.S.

Petr I severnaya boina 1700-1721 (Peter the Great Northern War of`700-1721

)

State Order of Lenin History Museum, Moscow, nd, 134 pga., illustrations

Russian Military History

Each page is full of great color illusrations of events and people and artifacts relating to the Northern War.

Korn, Jerry

Pursuit to Appamattox: The Last Battles

Time-Life Books, 1987, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Kotov, N. N. - ed.

Guide book to Soviet Museum of Military Airforces

Voyennoye Izdatel'stvo, Moscow, 1988, 76 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The Russian - Soviet aviation museum is at Monino, a suburb of Moscow. This is a text guide to the history and development of the museum with illustrations including some of WWII aircraft, but none of modern aircraft.

Kripov, V. M. - ed.

Relikvii Voyenno-istoricheskogo musyeya, St. Petrersburg

Voyenno-istoricheskii muzei, St Petersburg, 2003, 50 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

This is a booklet featuring excellent color photographs of some selected artifacts in the Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Troops in St Petersburg. The museum is one of the largest and finest in the world. I have visited freequently and have many photographs on my web site. The text is by many of the curators.

Krylov, Colonel Valeri M.- trans Natalia Pavlova

Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps - 3 versions

Military History Museum, St. Petersburg, 8 pgs., 16 pgs, 8 pgs., illustrations

Russian Military History

Colonel Krylov was the Director of the Museum who welcomed us in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 2005. This is a huge and fantastic museum that contains much more than the subjects stated in its title. In the Russian army the artillery branch was in charge of all firearms, so the history of these is well displayed, but also uniforms, swords and armor and military literature.

Krylov, Colonel Valeri M.- senior editor

Artilleriiskii Muzyei - Voyhenno -istoricheskii muzei artillerii, inzhenernikh boisk i boisk svhazi.

ART-NALAS, St. Petersburg, 2001 333 pgs., notes, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

For this one Colonel Krylov acgted asrfesponsible general editor, as well as author os sections, with his expert curators as other authors. The book is in celebration of the founding of the museum and has a fine pictuire of Nikolai Efimovich Brandenburg as a front illustration. Part of the book is a reprint of an early museum catalog ( of which I have also an original - see Brandenburg). And part is a history of the museum since that catalog was published - there are illustrations from both eras. We have many photos taken at the museum on web site.

Krylov, Colonel Valeri M.- senior editor

Muzyei voyennoi istorii i boyevoi slavi - part VII

Military History Museum, St. Petersburg, 1996, 391 pgs., tables, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Russian Military History

A collection of articles and materials related to the 240 year celebration of the museum. It includes lists of artillery pieces in the museum collection and ammunition, also small arms, cold weapons, medals, paintings.

Kurtz, Henry L. & Burtt R. Ehrlich

The Art of the Toy Soldier

Abbeville Press, N. Y., 1987, 328 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, large format

Reference=Uniforms

The book is organized by country of figure makers - Germany, France, Britain, America, Other. There are hundreds of color illustrations of soldiers from many nations.

Lachouque, Henry - adapted by Anne S. K. Brown

The Anatomy of Glory:

Lionel Leventhal, London, 1978, 564 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, illustrations maps, appendices

Napoleonic Warfare

Huge study of Napoleon's Guard written by Commandant Henry Lachouque in French as "The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and his Guard A study in Leadership. This edition with introduction by David Chandler. It includes both the Guard as an organization and its participation in campaigns and battles.

Lachouque, Commandant Henry

Waterloo

Arms and Armor Press, 1972, 202 pgs., illustrations, maps

Napoleonic Warfare

A detailed study of Waterloo from the French perspective. Events are treated in chronological order. The introduction is by David Chandler. Uniforms of all participant armies are in color.

Laffont, Robert

The Ancient Art of Warfare

Time-Life Books, N.Y. 1966, 2 vols. 561 and 541 pgs., maps, illustrations, large format

Reference - Military History

 One of the most elaborate and profuisely illustrated histories of warfare. A real prize.

Lamb, Harold

The Crusades

Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City N. Y., 1931, 490 pgs., index, bibliography, map

Medieval Warfare

Written for young readers. One of the first books in my library from the 1940's. A narrative in popular style.

Lamb, Harold

Alexander of Macedon

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y. 1946, 402 pgs., index, map

Ancient Military History

Popular style biography for younger readers, One of my first books in 1940's.

Lamming, Michael Lee

The Military 100: A Ranking of the most influential Military Leaders of All Time

Citadel Press, 1996, 372 pgs., index, illustrations,

Reference: Military Biography

George Washington ranks number 1. Edmund Allenby ranks number 100. In between, Napoleon at 2, Alexander the Great at 3, Genghis Khan at 4, and Hannibal at 30

Lander, J. R.

The Wars of the Roses

White Lion Pub. London, 1965, 336 pgs., index, chronology, sources, illustrations, abbreviations,

Medieval Warfare

Very Strong on the political aspects of the struggle between the Houses of York and Lancaster

Lane-Poole, Stanley

Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

Greenhill Books, London, 2002,. 288 pgs., index, foot notes, illustrations, appendices, dynastic charts

Medieval Warfare

Has valuable introduction by David Nicolle.

Langer, Herbert

Thirty Years' War

Hipocrene Books, N.Y. 1980, 275 pgs., index, notes, illustrations, maps, chronology, large size,

Early Modern Warfare

Comprehensive history of the war with many excellent illustrations.

Lawford, James ed.

The Cavalry: Techniques and Triumphs of the Military Horseman: The stories of the Great Cavalry Regiments, Their Commanders, their Celebrated Actions.

Sampson Low, 1976, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, diagrams

Military History

Chapters written by some famous authors including David Chandler, Curt Johnson, T. A .Heathcote, Brig. Peter Young. Famous cavalry from ancient times and Huns to World War I.

Lawrence, Christopher

Kursk, The Battle of Prokhorovka

Aberdeen Books, Sheridan CO, 2015, 1651 pgs., index, illustrations, many full maps, 32 German aerial reconnaissance photos, 29 Soviet General Staff maps in full fold out format, appendices, bibliography

Modern Military History, World War II, Soviet and German history

This is an incredible publishing event, 32 years in preparation by the author and team that had special access to Soviet Military Archives and interviews with Soviet veterans and historians. Plus he made full use of the captured German archives. The content is limited to a deep analysis of the southern front during the battle around Kursk, but it includes also the air war, not usually included in books. Well there are no similar books, and most rely on copying each other.

Lawrence, Christopher

AMERICA'S MODERN WARS

Casement Publishers, Oxford, England, 2015, 360 pgs., bibliography, notes, illustrations, graphs, tables, appendices

Modern Military History

Sub-title is Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam This is an analytical study of insurgent - counter-insurgent wars since WWII. USing the extenswive data base of these conflicts and statistical methods the author finds which of many variables are most significant in determining the outcomes. He finds that force ratios are dominant.

Lazenby, J. F.

Hannibal's War: A military history of the Second Punic War

Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1998, 340 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, maps, appendices, chronology, glossary, sources, paperback

Ancient Military History

My favorite study of this war. The author discusses the historiography, the primary sources, the entire war from Spain to Zama.

Leach, Douglas Edward

Arms for Empire; A Military History of the British Colonies in North America 1607-1763

Macmillian, N. Y., 1973, 566 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, note

American Military History

One of the series on American Military History - it fills its place well.

Leeb, Field Marshal Ritter von - trans. Stefan Possony

Defense

Military Service Publishing, Harrisburg, Penn., 1943, 159 pgs., maps

Modern Military History

Published during World War Two as part of a series to educate the public

Leighton, Albert

Transportation & Communication in Early Medieval Europe AD 500 - 1100

David & Charles, Devon, U. K., nd., 257 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Medieval History

Another important reference on logistics, the capacities and capabilities that make military operations possible The author relies on extensive primary sources, yet much still remains as conjecture.

Lendon, J. E.

Soldiers & Ghosts: A history of Battle in Classical Antiquity

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 2005, 468 pgs., index, bibliographical notes glossary, end notes, maps, figures, chronology

Ancient Warfare - Greeks and Romans

This is a very unusual book. It is about psychology, concepts, ideas about innovation, and developments, trends in all these from Greeks to Romans. It focuses especially on the impact of tradition in the minds of the soldiers. Very worth reading in conjunction with the usual campaign and battle accounts.

Lens, Benard

The Granadiers Exercise of the Granade 1735

National Army Museum, London, 1967, 18 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Bernard Lens was the artist who created these detailed illustrations of the correct position of the grenadier while preparing throw a grenade.

Leonard, Roger Ashley - ed.

Clausewitz On War: A short guide

Capricorn Books, N. Y., 1967, 237 pgs., index, bibliography, paperback

Clausewitz, military theory

Preface by Michael Howard - The volume contains 9 extracts selected by Leonard from Nature of War to Guerrilla War - A handy precis of some main concepts.

Lewin, Ronald

Ultra Goes tgo War: The First Account of World War II's Greatest Secret Based on Official Documents

McGraw-Hill, N. Y., 1978, 398 pgs., index, appendix, notes, illustrations, bibliography, glossary

Modern Military History

I believe the title is a bit over blown. The author provides the unfamiliar readerwwith the basics of why Ultra could be so critical. He notes the essential need to use radio to send and receive messages and the critical need to send those messages in code. Thus for the other side it was critical to be able to break those codes in order to learn ahead of time what the enemy was about. The continued reliance on code then required that the user believe implicity that his code could not be broken. This of course meant that those who did break codes had to impose the utmost secrecy on that fact, less the enemy change his methods. Thus the entire 'game' was a dialectical struggle between making and breaking codes within an atmosphere of highest tension and fear. One amazing aspect is that the Germans did not recognize that their codes had been broken , despite their observation that something was wrong in their operations. A fascinating if too typical aspect the author discusses is the inevitable entry of politics (maters of individual and institutional turf and prestige) into the picture. That created frictions and refusals to share between US Army and Navy. At the same time the nature of intelligence in general and Ultra in particular led to the most intimately coordinated merger of British and American signals intelligence, an institutional marriage that has persisted to the present.

Lewin, Ronald

American Magic: Codes, Ciphers and the Defeat of Japan

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, N. Y., 1982, 330 pgs., index, notes, appendices, illustrations, maps.

Modern Military History

The counterpart of Ulta in the Pacific Theater. And the Japanese suffered from the same failure as the Germans, to recognize that their codes had been broken. In his story the author missed the role of the Federal Communications Commission radio intercept capacity. Beyond the subject of this book, but worth mentioning is that the same code breakers at Arlington hall also broke the Soviet codes to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage in the US.

Lewis, Emanuel Raymond

Seacoast Fortifications of the United States: An Introductory History

Leeward Pub., Annapolis Md., 1970, 145 pgs., index, index, appendix, bibliography, illustrations

Fortification - Modern Military History

The first book on this topic. It had significant influence in energizing the preservation of historic works in American History.

Lewis, Thomas A.

The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864

Time-Life Books, 1987, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of a set

Lieven, Dominic

Russia against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

Viking, NY., 2010, 617 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, appendices, illustrations, maps

Russian - French military history - War of 1812 French invasion of Russia

This wonderful book is based on Russian and well as French and other primary sources. In addition to a detailed narrative and analysis of the 1812 campaign, the book continues to include the campaigns in 1813 and 1814 to the conclusion of the Russian occupation of Paris. In addition to the usual descriptions of campaigns and battles the book includes details on recruitment and logistics. Read it with Zamoyski, Mikaberidze and Austin

Linderman, Gerald F.

Embattled Courage: The Experiences of Combat in the American Civil War

Free Press, N. Y., 1987, 378 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, personnel list, illustrations

American Military History

 

Livingstone, Sir Richard - ed.

Thucydides: A History of the Peloponnesian War

Galaxy Book, Oxford Univ. Press, N.Y., 1960, 400 pgs., index, maps, paperback

Ancient Military History

Another translation of Thucydides, handy paperback - but one now has to study the Landmark edition.

Livy, Titus, trans. Aubrey de Selincourt

The Early History of Rome

Penguin Books, N. Y., 1960, 424 pgs., index, maps, introduction, paperback

Ancient Military History

Books I to V of Livy's History of Rome

Livy, Titus - trans. Aubrey de Selincourt

The War with Hannibal

Penguin Press, London, 1965, 688 pgs., index, maps, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

This is translation of Books XXI to XXX of Livy's History of Rome mostly on the Second Punic War

Livy, Titus, trans. Henry Bettenson

Rome and the Mediterranean

Penguin Books, Baltimore MD., 1976, 699 pgs., index, introduction, maps, chronology, paperback

Ancient Military History

This is books XXXI - XLV of The History of Rome from its Foundation

Lochet, John A - ed.

Empires Eagles & Lions

The Emperor's Press, Chicago, 6 issues a year from July 1993, , approx. 60 pgs. each,

Napoleonic Warfare

Each issue contains articles by expert authors on datails of Napoleon's career and especially his military activities and theories.

Lochhead, Ian C. & T.R. Barling

The Siege of Malta 1565

Literary Services and Productions, London, 1970, 63 pgs., sources, color and B/W illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The brief text is built around 12 great fresco paintings by Mateo Perez d'Aleccio that exist today in the Grand Council Chamber of the Knights of Malta.

Long, E. B.

The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac 1861=1865

Doubleday, N. Y., 1971, 1135 pgs., index, bibliography, map

Reference - American Military History

Valuable reference for checking dates.

Longford, Elizabeth

Wellington: The Years of the Sword

Harper & Row, Publishers, N.Y., 1969, 548 pgs., index, references, illustrations, maps

British Military History

By a master biographer. This includes Wellington's services in India and Portugal

Longworth, Philip

The Art of Victory: The Life and Achievements of Generalissimo Suvorov 1729-1800

Constable, London, 1965, 350 pgs., index, map, illustrations, references

Russian Military History

The only military biography of this great general in English - "Art of Victory" refers to the classic booklet Suvorov wrote in military leadership that is still read in Russia.

Lord, Francis, A. and Arthur Wise

Uniforms of the Civil War

A. A. Barnes and Co., Cranbury N. J. 1970, 174 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, appendix

American Military History

Chapters on both the Union and Confederate Army uniforms

Luttwak, Edward N.

The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire From the First Century A.D. to the Third

Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1976, 255 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps, tables, figures,

Ancient Military History

The author has written much on strategy. he divides his analysis - The Julio-Claudian System - From Flavians to the Severi - Defense in Depth - and an evaluation

Luttwak, Edward N.

Strategy; The Logic of War and Peace

Harvard Univ. Press, 1987, 283 pgs., index, end notes

Strategy

The author's general theories about military strategy

Luttwak, Edward N.

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2009, 498 pgs., index, works cited, end notes, glossary, appendix, list of emperors, maps

Ancient - Medieval Military History

Not only a continuation of the book on Roman strategy to the Third Century, this book, the author notes, is much more detailed because the information on the Byzantine strategy is much more extensive - reflecting a much more elaborate strategy. The author discusses both Byuzantine Diplomacy and Art of War.

Luvas, Jay ed.

Napoleon on the Art of War

The Free Press, N.Y., 1999, 196 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Napoleonic Warfare - Military Theory

Extracts from Napoleon's own commentary

Luvas, Jay, ed. and trans.

Frederick the Great on the Art of War

The Free Press, N. Y., 1966, 391 pgs., index, glossary, chapter notes

Early Modern Warfare - Military Theory

Extracts and commentary on Frederick's theory of war from his writings. Should accompany Duffy's books on his campaigns and battles.

Lynn, John A.

Battle: A History of Combat and Culture

Westview Press, Boulder CO., 2003, 399 pgs., index, notes, appendix, illustrations

Military History

Includes topics from Classical Greece and ancient China through middle ages and Napoleonic era to current terrorism

Lynn, John A. - ed.

Tools of War: Instruments, Ideas, and Institutions of Warfare, 1445-1871

Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1990, 262 pgs., index, notes

Early Modern Warfare - Modern Warfare

10 essays by noted experts on special topics.

Lyons, M.

The Russian Imperial Army

The Hoover Institute, Stanford, Calif., 1968, 188 pgs., paperback

Reference - Russian Military History

A Bibliography of Regimental histories and related works on the Russian Imperial Army.

Macaulay, David

Castle

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1977, 80 pgs., illustrations, large format, paperback

Castles - fortification

The elaborate illustrations are by the author. They show with cut away drawings how a castle was built, lived in and defended. The book is for students. The author published similar books on cathedrals and Roman towns

MacDonald, Charles B.

A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge

Quill, William Morrow, N., Y., 1985, 712 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, order of battle, maps. Illustrations

Modern Military History - American Military History

 

MacDonald, John

Great Battles of World War II

Macmillan Publishing, N. Y., 1986, 192 pgs., illustrations, maps, index, bibliography, large format

Reference, Modern Military History

17 battles - excellent color computer generated maps,

MacDonald, John

Great Battlefields of the World

Macmillan Publishing, N. Y., 1984, 200 pgs., illustrations, maps, large format

Reference Military History

29 battles from Cannae to Dien Bien Phu. They are all Western although several fought in Asia and two in Africa. The maps are excellent

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans. Luigi Ricci

The Prince and the Discourses

Modern Library, N.Y., 1950, 540 pgs., paperback

Machiavelli - Political theory - strategy - warfare

The edition combinesThe Princeand The Discourses on First Ten Books of Titus Livy. The latter is much overlooked and is critical for understanding Machiavelli's thought. There is a valuable introduction by Max Lerner.

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans. Christopher Lynch

The Art of War

Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003, 262 pgs., index, glossary, diagrams, foot notes, maps

Machiavelli - Political theory - strategy - warfare

Students should study 'Art of War' as well as Prince and Discources to learn Machiavelli's full concepts. Professor. Lynch also provides commentary.

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans. Ellis Farneworth

Art of War - with essay by Neal Wood

Library of Liberal Arts, Bobbs Merrill, N.Y., 1965, 242 pgs., bibliography, diagrams

Machiavelli - Political theory - strategy - warfare

The excellent introduction is by my professor at Columbia Univ. Neil Wood, who led the year -long seminar on Machiavelli. I greatly benefited from his mentorship and supervision of my thesis and ideas about Machiavelli.

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans Leslie J. Walker

The Discourses of Niccolo Machiavelli

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London, 1950, 2 vols. notes, tables, index, Vol 1 has many notes and tables and Vol 2 is entirely notes and index and more

Machiavelli - Modern Military Theory

This two volume edition is simply the very best - with extensive notes and commentary by Father Walker. It is essential study for the student of Machiavelli.

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans. & Ed. Allan Gilbert

The Letters of Machiavelli; A Selection

Univ. of Chicago Press, 1961, 252 pgs,

Machiavelli - military theory

An interesting selection of over two dozen letters, some short and others long by a noted expert on Renaissance Italy.

Machiavelli, Niccolo - trans. Judith Rawson - ed. Myron Gilmore

Machiavelli: The History of Florence and other Selections

Twayne Pub. N.Y., 1970, 329 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology

Machiavelli - military theory

The History of Florence was one book that Machiavelli was commissioned to write. This volume also contains his book - The Life of Casstruccio Castracani of Lucca - and Discourse on Florentine Affairs After the Death of Lorenzo.

Macmunn, Sir George

Prince Eugene: Twin Marshal with Marlborough

Samson Low, Marston Co., London, nd., index, illustrations, map

Early Modern Warfare

One of my favorite generals who overcame many difficulties due to his personal position.

Madden, Thomas - ed.

Crusades: The Illustrated History

Duncan Baird, London, 2004, 225 pgs., index, readings, chronology, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

Madden and Riley-Smith are be best authors on Crusades.

Madden, Thomas

A Concise History of Crusades

Rowman and Littlefield, 1999

Medieval Warfare

Madden and Riley Smith are the best authors for Crusades now.,

Magnusson, Magnus

Hammer of the North

Book Club Associates, London, 1976, 128 pgs, index, bibliography, illustrations, large format

Medieval History

Well illustrated history of the Vikings including their mythology

Mahan, Alfred Thayer

The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1805

Prentice-Hall, N. Y. 1980, 255 pgs., index, illustrations, maps - large format

Early Modern Warfare

Introduction with critique by Anthony Preston. This is elaborate edition of the 1889 book in a spectacular format.

Mallet, Allan Manesson

De la Milice des Turecs - Les Travaux de mars ou L'art de la Guerre

Verlag Wilh. G./ Rubsamen, Stuttgart, reprint of an edition from Amsterdam, 1685, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

A set of lithograph plates illustrating components of the Ottoman Turkish Army with text in French.

Mallory, Keith and Arvid Ottar

Architecture of Aggression: A history of military architecture in North west Europe 1900-1946

Architectural Press, Hampshire, 1973, 307 pgs., index, illustrations, references

Modern Military History

Part 1 is about World War One, Part 2 is between the wars, and Part 3 is about World War II. The final section is about recent trends

Manstein, C. H. von

Contemporary Memoirs of Russia from the year 1727 to 1744

Frank Cass Co., London, 1968, 416 pgs., index,

Russian Military History

Manstein served in high command in Russia during wars with the Ottoman Turks and Crimean Tatars.

Marozzi, Justin

Tamerlane

Sub-title: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World, Da Capo Press, NY. 2004, 449 pgs., index, bibliography, time line, illustrations, maps, family tree, paperback

Miliary history, medieval history, biography

Comprehensive- including background on steppe warfare history and the Mongol conqests of Genghis Khan and his descendents.

Marren, Peter

Battles of the Dark Ages; British Battlefields AD 410 to 1065

Pen and Sword, Barnsley, U. K., 2006, 210 pgs., index, references, Gazetter of battle fields.

Medieval Warfare

The author has found an amazing number of battles from "The Alleluia Battle" in 429 to Hereford in 1055.

Marsden, E. W

.

Gaugamela, The Campaign of

Liverpool Univ. Press, 1964, 80 pgs, index, diagram, map, foot notes, table, appendix

Ancient Military History

A very detailed study of Alexander's greatest victory by an expert in ancient Greece

Marshall, Christopher

Warfare in the Latin East, 1192 - 1291

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1992,. 290 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, abbreviations, appendix

Medieval Military History

A detailed study of the composition of the Latin armies, their castles, battles, raids and sieges. The author shows that the strength of the Latin kingdom gradually declined during this period from lack of manpower and resources, even interest, coming from western Europe. Meanwhile crusading success continued in Spain and the Baltic regions. In contract to the disunited condition of Moslems in 1097 by the 13th century local Moslem power was united in a determined effort to expel the Christians.

Martell, Paul & Grace P. Hayes

World Defence Who's Who

Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1974, 260 pgs.

Reference - Military leaders

An alphabetical listing of hundreds of military leaders from around the world.

Martin, Iain C.

Gettysburg: A True Account of Two young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War

Sky Pony Press, NY. 2013,

American Military History - Civil War

Interesting book designed for younger readers. The accounts are by Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly. They are connected and interspersed by descriptive text and illustrations.

Martin, Paul

European Military Uniforms: A short History

Spring Books, Hamlyn Publish., Midlesex, U./ K., 1968, 136 pgs., many illustrations, large format

Reference, Military History

A book of illustrations of military uniforms with text discussion of their history

Marvel., William

The Battle of Fredericksburg

Eastern national National Park Service, 1993, 55 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

American Military History - Civil War

An excellent guide book for use when visiting the battlefield, but also well worth reading at home.

Mason, Philip

A Matter of Honour: An account of the Indian Army, its officers & men

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, N.Y., 1974, 580 pgs. , index, notes and sources, illustrations, map

Military History - British History

A vivid account of the manner and methods of the British from their first occupation of parts of India and defeat of the French through the Second World War. There were many battles and campaigns. The British created extraordinary regimetns out of various Indian groups. The Sikhs and Gurkha Rifes among the most famous. Indian Army regiments served outside India in both World Wars. The exotic nature of the concept of an Indian Army officered by British gentlemen creates something of a romantic aura, But the Indian Army was very real and very critical in defense of the Empire.

Massie, Robert K.

Dreadnought; Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War

Random House, N.Y., 1991, 1007 pgs., index, end notes, illustration

Modern Military History

Dreadnought was the name given the first modern, revolutionary, battleships built by Great Britain and it stands for the naval arms race between Britain and Germany that lead to World War One.

Massie, Robert K.

Peter the Great: His Life and World

The Modern Library, N.Y., 2012, 1112 pgs., index, notes, geneologies, illustrations maps.

Russian History

The sub-title is clear. This a a very comprehensive and broad biography of Peter that includes excellent descriptions of everything he encountered. For instance his private 'embassy' to Holland and England is described in details that also describe the many individuals whom he met. The campaigns at Azov, Narva, Poltava and the rest ofthe Great Northern War are very well dsecribed with attention to the opponents as well.

Masters, Roger D

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Fortune is a River: Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History

The Free Press, N. Y., 1998, 278 pgs., index, sources, notes, maps, illustrations

Early Modern Military History

A fine study of an incident in which Machiavelli and Leonardo colaborated in the Florentine effort to conquer or at least control Pisa. The author describes and analyzes the concept and its ultimate failure.

Matloff Maurice - ed.

American Military History Vol 1 1775-1902, Vol 2 1902-1996

Combined Books, Penn. 1996, vol 1 380 pgs, vol 2 414 pgs., index, reading, maps, illustrations

American Military History

 

Matthews, John & Bob Stewart

Warriors of Christendom

Firebird Books, Pool, U. K. 1988, 192 pgs., index, maps, excellent illustrations

Medieval Warfare

4 chapters on Charlemagne, El Cid, Frederick Barbarossa, and Richard I, Lionheart

Mattingly, Garrett

The Armada

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1962, 443 pgs., index, maps, end notes, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The classic study of the failed Spanish seaborne invasion attempt against England

Mattingly, Garrett

The Armada

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1959, 443 pgs., index, maps, end notes,

Early Modern Warfare

The classic study of the failed Spanish seaborne invasion attempt against England

Matyszak, Philip

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, 240 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

Ancient History

Includes Roman rulers from Romulus to Augustus

May, Timothy

The Mongol Art of War

Wentholme, Yardley Press, Penn., 2007, 214 pgs., glossary, notes, index, bibliography, maps, illustrations

Medieval warfare

 

May, Elmer

The Art of Ancient Warfare

Dept of History, USMA, West Point, N.Y. 1970, 26 pgs., maps, bibliography

Ancient Military History

Battles and campaigns from Classical Greece to Roman Caesar - text for course in military history at West Point.

May, Elmer and Gerald Stadler

Ancient and Medieval Warfare

Dept of History, USMA, West Point, N.Y. 1973, 151 pgs., maps, bibliography, end notes

Ancient and Medieval Military History

Chapters on selected subjects from Greek hoplites to Medieval cavalry - text for military history at West Point

Mayer, S. L. - ed. multiple expert authors

The Russian War Machine 1917-1945

Chartwell Books, New Jersey, 1977, 257 pgs, index, illustrations, maps

Modern Military History - Russian Military History

Includes World War I, the development of Soviet military between wars and World War II - graound air, navy.

McCombs, Don & Fred Worth

World War II: Strange & Fascinating Facts

Greenwich House, N. Y., 1983, 659 pgs.,

Reference - Modern Military History

Has 4139 entries about people and events

McDonaugh, James Lee

Shiloh: in hell before night

Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1997, 260 pgs., bibliography, Order of battle, foot notes, maps, illustrations

American Military History

 

McElfresh, Earl B.

Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

Harry N. Abrams, N. Y., 1999, 272 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps, biographies, illustrations

American Military History

Illustrations of contemporary maps made for use during the Civil War

McJoynt, Albert D.

An Appreciation of the War for Granada 1481-1492): A Critical Look to Western Military History

in - Crusaders, Condottiere, and Cannon, Brill, Boston, 2003, Donald Kagay ed. pgs., 240-252, maps

Early Modern Military History

By the author, ed ofThe Art of War in Spain: The Conquest of Granada 1481-1492. The author notes the general lack of attention to this war, especially in English language military histories. He then describes its actual place and role in the development of the new style military force and the employment of cannon.

McKay, Derek, and H. M Scott

The Rise of the Great Powers 1648-1815

Longman, London, 1983, 377 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, paperback

Early Modern Military History

From the Peace of Westphalia to Congress of Vienna - this account sets the warfare of the era in context. Worth reading along with Philipp Bobbitt's book - Shield of Achilles

McLaughlin, Mark G.

The Wild Geese

Osprey, London, 1980, 40 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The 'Wild Geese' were Irish emigres who formed units in the French and Spanish armies. between 1690's and the French Revolution. The units are listed in the text. The color illustrations are by Chris Warner. There also are photographs.

McMaster, Fitzhugh

Soldiers and Uniforms South Carolina Military Affairs 1670- 1775

Univ. of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 1971, 73 pgs., bibliography, appendices,

American Military History - Uniforms

The chapters are on the militia under the Proprietors, under the Royal Government, then Regiment of Horse, Volunteer companies, and other units.

McMaster, H. R.

Dereliction of Duty

Harper Collins, N.Y., 1997, 446 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations

American Military History

Critical analysis of failures of American High Command and politicians during the war in Viet Nam.

McNab, Chris - ed.

Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: An illustrated History

Osprey Pub., Oxford, 2009, 432 index, maps, illustrations, chronology

Napoleonic Military History

A stunning, large volume that includes ALL the armies, even the US. Each section includes infantry, artillery and cavalry with excellent color illustrations to accompany detailed text.

McNeill, William H.

The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000

Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1982, 405 pgs., index, footnotes

Military History

The author writes that this work is a twin with his Plagues and Peoples.His idea in this one is look at changes in patterns of macro parasitism among human kind - by this he means other men who specialize in violence in order to secure their living without producing their own food and other necessities. These individuals and groups David Landes in The Invention of Enterpriseterms unproductive entrepreneurs. This study focuses on the organization of armed force in relation to changes in kinds of equipment warriors use. This book is also related to McNeill's larger The Rise of the West.

McNeill, William H.

The Rise of the West

Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1963, 827 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, foot notes

World History

The book is comprehensive, world-wide in scope, yet one finds various military events and actions scattered throughout at critical times. Increasingly, since the publication of this book, we find many more books on the same theme. Some denounce the West and the results, some try to find external causes, even excuses. Some try to deny the obvious. Some consider this 'rise' as a major positive development.

McPherson, James M.

Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction - 2nd ed.

McGraw- Hill, N. Y., 1992, 713 pgs., index, bibliography, appendices, notes, glossary, illustrations,

American History

Considered a classic now. The author carries the story to the compromise of 1877, that effectively ended Reconstruction and enabled the Southern white society to regain much of its control over the former slaves.

Melegari, Vezio

The Great Military Sieges

New English Library, London, 1972, 253 pgs., index, illustrations

Military History

From siege of Troy to Dien Bien Phu. Great color illustrations and fine text. These are mostly sieges of cities, so make up for those missing in books on sieges of castles.

Melegari, Vezio

The World's Great Regiments

Spring Books, London, 256 pgs., index, color illustrations, large format

Reference Military History

Regiments are organized by country. Some entries are very brief.

Mendell, Clarence W.

Tacitus: The Man and His Work

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1957, 397 pgs., index, bibliography

Ancient Military History

Since Tacitus is our major source on Roman history with the Germans this biography and analysis of his writing it important, There is a chapter specifically on him as a military historian. Three editions of Tacitus are listed below.

Menning, Bruce W.

G. A. Potemkin: Soldier, Statesman Of the age of the Enlightenmnent

Manuscript of talk presented at the International Commission of Military History Wash. D. C., July, 1982 14 pgs., end notes

Russian History

A very interesting presentation to a group of mililtary specialists.

Menning, Bruce W.

Bayonets Before Bullets: The Organization and Tactics of the Imperial Russian Army, 1861 - 1905

Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1984, 227 pgs. ,manuscript

Russian History

Menning's dissertation in manuscript. The title refers to Suvorov's dictum that influenced the Russian army for generations..

Menning, Bruce W.

The Imperian Russuan Legacy, 1878-1917: A Context for the Origins of Soviet Operational Art

Manuscript, bibliography

Russian History

The author discusses the influences on and by Leer, Svechin, Mikhnevich, Neznamov and Shapashnilov

Mercer, Patrick

Inkerman 1854: The Soldier's Battle

Osprey, London, 1998, 95 pgs., orders of battle, further reading, illustrations, maps, chronology, paperback

Russian Military History - British Military History

The text begins with the origins of the war, the opposing armies, commanders and plans. The battle itself well described along with the casualties and results. The battlefield today is mentioned but this is dated and not correct today. Much of the Battlefield is occupied by a naval radio station and is off limits. I visited several times and have posted photos on my web site..

Michael, Nicholas

Armies of Medieval Burgundy, 1364-1477

Osprey, London, 1983, 40 pgs., further reading, map, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by G. Embleton and there are photographs. The text includes arms and armor, organization and artillery.

Mickelson, Roger - ed.

A Philosophy of War

Military Conflict Institute, 2013, 231 pgs., large format

Military philosophy and theory

First edition of a collective product of members of the Military Conflict Institute

Miers, Earl Schenck

We were there when Washington won at Yorktown

Grosset & Dunlap, N.Y., nd., 176 pgs., illustrations

American Military History

Popular book for young readers

Mikaberidze, Alexander

The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov

Pen and Sword, Barnsley, U.K., 2007, 276 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, diagrams, illustrations, appendices, order of battle, personnel data

Russian Military history

The content is about much more than the battle alone. It is based on excellent Russian sources. The best book on the battle.

Milevski, Lukas

The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

Oxford Univ Press, Oxford, 2016, 175 pgs., index, bibliography, footnotes

Strategic theory

The story begins in 1805 with maratime strategy and continues through World War II. The second section discusses strategic theories since World War II.

Millar, Simon

Vienna 1683: Christian Europe repels the Ottomans

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 96 pgs., index, illustrations, chronology, bibliography, map, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The author first discusses the commanders, and armies on both sides including order of battle. Then he narrates the entire campaign including the Ottoman march north and the assembly of the allied forces. He describes the siege in detail and then the battle of Kahlenberg (the relief led by the Polish army). Finally there is the result and view of the battlefields today.

Miller, Douglas

The Swiss at War 1300 -1500

Osprey, London, 1979, 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by G. A. Embleton. There also are many photographs. The battles of Morgarten 1315, Laupen 1339, Sempach 1386, Nafels 1388, Arbedo 1422, st. Jacob-en-Bier 1444, Grandson 1476, Murat 1476 and Nancy 1476, are described.

Miller, Douglas

The Landsknechts

Osprey, London, 1976, 40 pgs., illustrations, bibliography, map, paperback

Early Modern Military History

The color illustrations are by G. A. Embleton. There are also photos. There is a section on cannon that includes tables listing types. Battles at Ravenna, Creazzo, Novara, Marignano, Bicocca and Pavia are described.

Mills, Walter

Arms and Men: A Study in American Military History

G. P. Putnam Sons, N. Y. 1956, 381 pgs., index, notes

American Military History

 

Milsom, John

Russian Tanks 1900 - 1970

Galahad Books, N. Y., 1970, 192 pgs., index, data tables, illustrations, bibliography

Modern Military History - Russian Military History

Comprehensive, with many illustrations

Moellering, John H.

The Evolution of Modern Warfare

Dept of History, West Point, N.Y., 1970, maps, illustrations, bibliography

Early Modern Military History

Essays by noted experts on variety of topics 18th - 19th century warfare. Text for course in military history at West Point.

Molllo, Andrew

Army Uniforms of World Wart 2

Blandford Press, London, 1975, 183 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, nomenclature

Reference - Uniforms

This book has 257 illustrations of representative units for armies from Belgium to Yugoslavia with descriptive text.

Mommsen, Theodor - trans William Dickson

The History of Rome - 4 vol

Richard Brentley & Son, London, 1872-1877, 4 vols. index

Ancient History

I feel very fortunate to have this edition of the complete Mommsen History of Rome.. Now some of this has been placed on the Internet, but being able to hold and read the early English translation is special. I have scanned and placed some sections onto my website. Needless to say the sections on the Punic War are still essential reading.

Mommsen, Theodor

The History of Rome - ed by Dero Saunders and John Collins

Meridan Books, 1958, 599 pgs., index, glossary

Ancient History

This is a much reduced selection. The editors have included only the period between Tiberius Gracchus and the Civil between Caesar and Pompey. The editors provide a very interesting introduction describing who Mommsen was.

Mondschein, Ken - Introduction

The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy

Canterbury Classics, San Diego 2016, 563 pgs.

Strategy, military history, philosophy

The military philosophy and theories of Sun Tzu, Confucius, Mencius and other Chinese authors

Montagu, John Drogo

Greek and Roman Warfare: Battles, Tactics, and Trickery

Greenhill Books, London, 2006, 256 pgs,. index, glossary, notes, battle plans

Ancient Military History

Especially valuable as countere to John Keegan - shows warfare more realisticly.

Montagu, John Drogo

Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds

Greenhill Books, London, 2000, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology

Ancient Military History

A chronological listing of 667 battles up to 31 B.C.

Montgomery, Field Marshal Viscount

A History of Warfare

World Publishing Co., N. Y., 1968,584 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps and plans,

Military History from Ancient times to present

The author is kind of enough to acknowledge that he had a 'research team' led by Alan Howarth and Antony Brett-James as experienced historian. I rather suspect that these historians and others had a great deal to do with the actual writing of the text, but its popularity rests on the famous Montgomery name. it is a good read.

Montross, Lynn

War Through the Ages

Harper and Brothers, N. Y., 1944, 1960, 1063 pgs., index, chronology, sources, maps, illustrations

Military History

One of my first books of military history, still good for the general reader. The scope is from Ancient Greece to the Korean War. The section on medieval warfare has too much stress on cavalry and not enough on sieges.

Montross, Lynn

The Reluctant Rebels: The Story of the Continental Congress 1774-1789

Harper & Brothers, N. Y., 1950, 467 pgs., index, references, illustrations

American Military History

This is the political side of the war effort and such command and ssupervision as the Congress could accomplish.

Moore, Donald

Caerleon: Fortress of the Legion

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1971, 57 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, map, paperback

Fortification

\The map shows Roman Wales with roads forts and towns. The Illustrations include color artist renditions of what the Roman fort looked like. There also are photos of Roman artifacts found by archeologists. The Roman name for the fort was ISCA. The fortress was home for the Second Augustan Legion. The legion, stationed at Strausburg was commanded by future emperor Vespasian as it participated in the invasion ordered by Claudius.. The legion was then sent to garrison ISCA, Caerleon, to control the Welsh and was then commanded by another famous Roman, Sextus Julius Frontinus, The other end of the frontier with Wales was at Chester, DEVA, garrisoned by Twentieth Valeria Victrix Legion. Once the Welsh were reasonably subdued detachments of the legion went north to construct Hadrian's and Antoninus Pius' walls..

Moore, Richard E.

TheDemise of the Old Russian Army

manuscript, 1971, bibliography, 32 pgs.

Russian history

The causes for the collapse of the Russian Army during World War One

Morawski, Ryszard and Henryk Wielecki

Wojsko Ksiestwa Warszawskiego - General Staff

Wyhdawnictwo Bellona, Warszawa, 1996, 179 pgs., color illustrations, large format

Napoleonic Warfare

A book of gorgeous full color illustrations of the Polish Army during the Napoleonic Wars - text in Polish - captions in Polish, French and English

Morawski, Ryszard and Henryk Wielecki

Wojsko Ksiestwa Warszawskiego - Kawaleria

Wyhdawnictwo Bellona, Warszawa, 1996, 159 pgs., bibliography, color illustrations, large format

Napoleonic Warfare

A book of gorgeous full color illustrations of the Polish Cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars - text in Polish - captions in Polish, French and English

Morel, Pierre -=trans. A. G. Catford

The Sights of Carcassonne

B. Arthaud, Paris, 1951, 98 pgs., illustrations, map, paperback

Fortification

This small guide book provides excellent detail on the city's fortifications. Part of the original Visigothic fortress walls are still visible in the lower courses. Later additions are clearly in evidence as are the reconstructions supervised by Viollet-le-Duc for Emperor Napoleon III.

Morkot, Robert

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

Penguin Books, London, 1996, 143 pgs., index, readings, illustrations, maps., paperback

Ancient Warfare

Includes maps of military campaigns

Muir, Roy

Tactics and the Experiences of Battle in the Age of Napoleon

Yale Univ. Press, New haven, 1998, 342 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Napoleonic Warfare

Read with Nosworthy book.

Munich, Fredrich

Geschichte der Entewicklung der bayereischen Armee seit zwei Jahrhunderten (1618-1870)

Verlag Heere der Vergangenheit, HJ. Olmes, Krefeld, 1864 - reprint 1972, organization tables, data

Early Modern Warfare

A detailed history of the Bavarian Army from the Thirty Years' War to Franco-Prussian war.

Murphy, Richard W.

The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath

Time-Life Books, 1993, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps

American Military History

Part of a set

Murray, William H.

The Imperial Russian Army, 1805-1815

William Murray, 1965, 56 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

Based on translations of text from the famous Viskovatov volumes on the Uniforms of the Russian Army. The subject is descriptions of various regimental uniforms

Nabokov, Vladimir - trans.

The Song of Igor's Campaign

Vintige Books, N.Y., 1960, 135 pgs., index, genealogy chart, map, commentary

Russian Military History

This is the great Russian epic poem based on the campaign of Prince Igor of Novgorod-Sveersk, , son of Svyatoslav Olegdovich, in 1185 . The campaign was a disaster. The epic was the basis for Bordin's opera, Prince Igor.

Nafziger, George

Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

Presidio, 1988, 657 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, extensive detailed order of battle

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

Much data, extensive research in archives, mostly from French view point.

Nafziger, George - ed.

A Contemporary Account of the 1799 Campaign in Germany and Switzerland, Vol 3 by General Thomas Graham

J. Barfield, London, 2002, 140 pgs, bibliography, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The author, General Thomas Graham, was attached to the Austrian army in Italy, thus an eye-witness of the events described. In this volume we find Russian Field Marshal Suvorov crossing Switzerland.

Nafziger, George - ed.

A Contemporary Account of the 1799 Campaign in Italy, Vol 4 by General Thomas Graham

J. Barfield, London, 2002, 125 pgs, bibliography, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The author, General Thomas Graham, was attached to the Austrian army in Italy, thus an eye-witness of the events described. in this volume we find Rusisian Field Marshal Suvorov dealing the French some lessons.

Nef, John U.

Western Civilization Since the Renaissance: Peace, War, Industry and the Arts

Harper Torchbooks, N. Y., 1963, 464 pgs., index, end notes, paperback

Modern History

This is a very influential book. The author writes in his introduction, "I had come to realize that all sides of human endeavor are interrelated, and that the very specialization which for a century had been opening new avenues to information concerning many facets of history was blinding historians to the consideration of history as a while a...'. The text is divided into three parts; The new Warfare and the Genesis of industrialism - 1494-1640, Limited Warfare and humane Civilization 1640-1740, Industrialism and Total war 1740 to circa 1950.

Nelson, Harold W. ed in chief, Jacobs, Bruce, editor

The Army

The Army Historical Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 2001, 352 pgs., index, illustrations, readings, Chronology,folio size

American Military History

This is a massive history of the U. S. Army from 1775 with many excellent color illustrations.

Nelson, Richard

Armies of the Greek and Persian Wars

Wargame Research Group, Sussex, 1975, 84 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, appendices, maps, paper back

Ancient Military History

The text discusses Greek and Persian armies and individual soldiers including dress and weapons, organization and tactics. There are 22 maps and 80 line drawing illustrations.

Nepos, Cornelius - trans John Rolfe

Great Generals of Foreign Nations

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Loeb Classical Library, 1960, 370 pgs., index, introduction, bibliography

Ancient Military History

Cornelius Nepos was a Roman author living about 99 to 24 B.C. His book has biographies of some 25 Greek and Carthiginian military commanders.

Nevin, David

Sherman's march: Atlanta to the Sea

Time-Life Books, 1986, 175 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps

American Military History

Part of a set

Nevin, David

The Road to Shiloh; Early Battles in the West

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps

American Military History

Part of a set

Nevins, Allan

The War for the Union: Vol .2 War Becomes Revolution: 1862-1863

Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y. 1960, 557 pgs., index, bibliography, appendix, illustrations

American Military History

This is an extensive study of a critical period in the war on both the western (Mississippi river) and eastern (Virginia - Maryland) theaters. There are the many separate campaigns and battles. By discussing them all in their unified context, rather than individually as many books do, we view the whole picture from Lincoln's and Congress' point of view.

Newark, Tim

The Barbarians: Warriors & Wars of the Dark Ages

Blandford Press, Poole, U. K. 144 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

Discusses the Huns, Goths, Vandals, Franks, Moors, Arabs, Danes, Swedes, Avars, Mongols, Magyars who invaded western Europe at various times. Color illustrations are excellent.

Newson, Barbara

Castles of England, Book 1

Jarrold & Sons, Norwich, 1973, illustrations, paperback

Castles - fortifications

A short illustrated guide to some English castles

Newton, K. C.

Medieval Essex: From the Conquest to the Eve of the Reformation

Essex Countyh Council, Chelmsford, 1968, 24 pgs., illustrations, map, paperback

British History

An interestng booklet with man illustrations from contemporary sources including the BahyeuxTapestry and Domesdayu Book. Photos also of Colchester and Hedingham Caxtles. A dsketch diagram plan of the motte and bailey, Pleshey Castle. There even is a photo of the famous painting by Paolo Uccello of Sir John de Hawkwood in the Florence Duomo bccause this condottiere who terrorized northern Italy came from Essex.

Nicolle, David

Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era 1050-1350 Western Europe and the Crusader States

Greenhill Books, London, 2988, 640 pgs., index, bibliography, dictionary, illustrations, maps

Medieval Warfare

There is nothing published that compares with these two volumes. They are massive. The illustrations number into the thousands. The text is as comprehensive as the original illustrations. They are based on archeological finds and mosaics and other primary source art work. Many of the drawings of archeological finds in these volumes appear in the appropriate Osprey book listed here.

Nicolle, David

Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era 1050-1350 Islam, Eastern Europe and Asia

Greenhill Books, London, 1988, 576 pgs., index, bibliography, dictionary, illustrations, maps

Medieval Warfare

There is nothing published that compares with these two volumes. They are massive. The illustrations number into the thousands. The text is as comprehensive as the original illustrations. They are based on archeological finds and mosaics and other primary source art work.

Nicolle, David

Attila and the Nomad Hordes

Osprey, London, 1990, 64 pgs., chronology, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Warfare

There are b/w and excellent full color illustrations. The text describes these. The text also includes discussion of weapons and horses.

Nicolle, David

The Janissaries

Osprey, Oxford, 1995, 63 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Medieval Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Christa Hook. Many other b/w illustrations. The text describes the origin and evolution of the Janissaries. It also has the organization and tactics of the Ottoman army.

Nicolle, David

European Medieval Tactics (1): The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450 -1260

Osprey, Oxford, 2011, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, battle maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

Illustrations by Adam Hook. The text is brief and general, but the illustration and description of selected battles is excellent.

Nicolle, David

European Medieval Tactics (1): New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500

Osprey, Oxford, 2012, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, battle maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

Illustrations by Adam Hook. The text is brief and general, but the illustration and description of selected battles is excellent.

Nicolle, David

Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1097-1192

Osprey, Oxford, 2004, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Castles, fortification

Illustrations by Adam Hook. Text describes the design and development, principles of defense, variety of royal, urban, and religious castles, strategic roles, fate of castles and visiting today.

Nicolle, David

Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1192 - 1302

Osprey, Oxford, 2005, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

Excellent color illustrations by Adam Hook. Text discusses further development, siege weapons, construction methods, principles of defense, life in castles and fate today (including visiting in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel).. Specific castles studied in detail are Margat, Crac des Chevalieres, Astlit, Arsuf and Casarea Maritima. Urban defenses of Ascalon and Acre also studied.

Nicolle, David

Saracen Strongholds AD 630 - 1050 - The Middle East and Central Asia

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

Excellent artist color renderings by Adam Hook. The text describes the design and development of castles by the Early Caliphate and Umayyad Empire. These include fortified cities. Sieges and the fortification during war are included. The sites today are discussed.

Nicolle, David

Saracen Strongholds 1100 - 1500 - The Centrral and Eastern Islamic Lands

Osprey, Oxford, 2009, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

Excellent artist color renderings by Adam Hook. The text describes the design and development of castles in Egypt, Syria and Anatolia . These include fortified cities. The Seljuks, Ayyubids, Mamluks, Mongols and Timurids are included. The sites today are discussed.

Nicolle, David

The Crusades

Osprey, Oxford, 2001, 95 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, maps, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

An excellent narration and commentary starting with background of Christendom and Islam in the 11th century and then the Byzantines, Turks, Saracens and Crusaders. The story continues with the First Crusade and then briefier treatment of later developments to the capture of Acre by the Mamluks in 1291. But Crusades in other regions are not included. The color maps are very helpful.

Nicolle, David & V. Shpakovsky

Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols invade Russia

Osprey, Oxford, 2001, 96 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps, chronology, battlefield today paperback

Russian Military History

The best short booklet focused on this battle. See others in this list. The 3-d maps are very useful The color illustrations by V. Korolkov are stunning. The text is very detailed in listing all the Rus commanders who participated and where they were from.

Nicolle, David

Lake Peipus 1242: Battle on the Ice

Osprey, London, 1996, 95 pgs., further reading, maps, illustrations, chronology, battlefield today, paperback

Russian Military History

The text begins with origins of the campaign, the opposing commanders and forces and plans - Then the description of the campaign on the lake and then the results. Excellent illustrations from old sources.

Nicolle, David

Medieval Siege Weapons (1) Western Europe AD 585 -1385

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations by Sam Thompson are very helpful. These show various types of machine discussed in the text including assault towers and the trebuchet

Nicolle, David

Medieval Siege Weapons (2): Byzantium, Islamic World & India AD 476 - 1526

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations by Sam Thompson are very helpful. They show wider variety of different machines..

Nicolle, David

Romano-Byuzantine Armies 4th - 9th Centuries

Osprey, London, 1992, 48 pgs., bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The author discusses Justinian's disastrous efforts to regain control of the Western Mediterranean in North Africa and Italy. There are diagrams and contemporary illustrations.

Nicolle, David

Arthur and the Anglo- Saxon Wars: Anglo- Celtic warfare AD 400 - 1066.

Osprey, London, 1984, 40 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, maps, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. Well, Arthur stirs the imagination, which may be included in the illustrations, but they are also based on archeology. There are drawings and contemporary illustrations as well.

Nicolle, David

El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492

Osprey, London, 1988, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, diagrams, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. There are also photos, diagrams and contemporary illustrations. The color plates depict the variety of arms and armor from the 11th to 15th centuries and include Grenadine warriors.

Nicolle, David

French Medieval Armies 1000-1300

Osprey, London, 1919, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, maps, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. There are also diagrams, contemporary illustrations and photos of remaining fortresses. The author divides his text into armies of northern France and Southern France.

Nicolle, David

Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250

Osprey, Oxford, 1999, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, chronology, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. There are also diagrams and contemporary source illustrations. The text focus is on the army of Kievan Rus prior to the Mongol conquest.

Nicolle, David

Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500

Osprey, London, 1983, 40 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

Gary Embleton created the color illustrations for this book. They are fine, in a different style from Turner or Mcbride. There are also b/w photos and illustrations from contemporary sources. The text describes several specific battles with diagrams.

Nicolle, David

Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098

Osprey, Oxford, 1998, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color plates by Graham Turner are up to Mcbride's standard. These are the very similar armies of the early Muslim societies.

Nicolle, David

Saladin and the Saracens; Armies of the Middle East 1100 - 1300

Osprey, London, 1986, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, maps, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The author is able to focus on the one region and its dominant military force - that of Saladin.

Nicolle, David

The Armies of Islam 7th - 11th Centuries

Osprey, London, 1982, 40 pgs., illustrations, map, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The period included the split of Islamic area into many separate polities but the armies and their tactics remained similar, at first mostly infantry but later the introduction of horse archers from Central Asia

Nicolle, David

Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775-1820

Osprey, London, 1998, 48 pgs., bibliography, glossary, illustrations, chronology, map, paperback

Early Modern History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The author discusses larger issues such as the people, recruitment, the navy, and the new army, but not campaigns.

Nicolle, David

Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300 -1774

Osprey, Oxford, 1983, 40 pgs., index, glossary, illustrations, chronology, maps, paperback

Early Modern History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. This covers a long time span in which there were many changes. The author separates the text into two eras. He describes briefly 9 individual campaigns during these two periods.

Nicolle, David

The Age of Tamerlane: Warfare in the Middle East 1350-1500

Osprey, London, 1990, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Early Modern History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The short text includes tactics, siege warfare and use of terror.

Nicolle, David

Hungary and the fall of Eastern Europe 1000-1568

Osprey, London, 1998, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, map, chronology, paperback

Early Modern History

Angus Mcbride's color illustrations are excellent, as always. The lengthy time frame in a small book makes the coverage rather thin. It includes not only Hungary but also Byzantium, Serbia Bulgaria, Albania, and Romania, but not the Ottoman Turks.

Norman, A. V.B.

English Weapons and Warfare 449-1660

Arms and Armour Press, London, 1966, 224 pgs., index, appendix,

Medieval Warfare

First came the Saxons and Danes. Then came the Norman knights. The chapters are devoted from then on by century 12th to 17th. The topics for each are organization, arms and armor; tactics and strategy; and castles and cannon.

Norman, Vesey

Arms and Armour

Octopus Books, London, 1964, 96 pgs., illustrations

Medieval Warfare

The text is to describe the 130 illustrations of medieval arms and armor

 North, Rene

Soldiers of the Peninsular War

Almark Pub., London, 1972, 68 pgs., appendix, illustrations, paper back

British Military History

Includes many illustrations of both the British and French armies and their allies.

Norton, Paul

"Machiavelli and the modes of Terrorism"

Modern Age Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall 1985, pgs. 304- 313.

Military theory

The author believes Machiavelli's writing contains three ideas about terrorism: Terrorism uses cruelty and fraud for political ends and conspiracy is necessary for success. To support his concept Norton quotes and comments on Machiavelli's books. Or special interest is that this issue of Modern Agein 1985 is devoted completely to "The Anatomy of Terror and Revolution", with more essays on the subject.

Nossov, Konstantin

Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons

Lyons Press, Guilford Conn., 2005, 304 pgs., index, illustrations, end notes, glossary, bibliogrphy, paperback

Ancient and medieval warfare

This Russian author has written several excellent new books on ancient fortification and sieges.

Nossov, Konstantin

Russian Fortresses 1480-1682

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

A much needed addition to the literature. Mr. Nossov has published on fortification in Russian. Excellent color illustrations by Peter Dennis. The text includes principles of defense, design and development, living sites, specific sieges at Pskov, Smolensk, Kazan and Tula. Description of sites at Moscow, Nizhni Novgorod, Novgorod the Great, Tula, Ivangorod, Kopor'ye, Oreshek and others.

Nossov, Konstantin

Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480

Osprey, Oxford, 2007, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

A much needed addition to the literature. Mr. Nossov has published on fortification in Russian. Excellent color illustrations by Peter Dennis. The text includes principles of defense, design and development including ramparts, ditches, walls, gates, towers, living sites. Locations visited include Izborsk, Pskov and Porkhov.

Nossov, Konstantin

Russkiye Kreposti i Osadnaya Tekhnika VIII - XVII bekov.

Izdatel'stvo Poligon, St. Petersburg, 2003, 175 pgs., biblikography, illustrations,

Fortification - Medieval Russia

This landmark book is first recent study of both Russian fortifications and siege methods in the 8th to 17th centuries. Some of the author's work has been translated into the above listed books.

Nossov, Konstantin

Indian Castles 1206 - 1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate

Osprey, Oxford, 2006, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, chronology, paperback

Castles - fortification

Excellent color illustrations by Brian Delf. The text describes principles of defense, design and development, castles at war, and fate and visiting today. Among the locations are Bidar, Chittorgarh and Tughlugabad.

Nossov, Konstantin

War Elephants

Osprey, Oxford, 2008, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, chronology, paperback

Reference

The color illustrations by Peter Dennis are terrific. The text describes the elephants used, those of Alexander the Great and successors, those of Pyrrhus and Hannibal and then those used in south east Asia. The author comments of the value, strength and weakness of use of elephants.

Nosworthy, Brent

The Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience in the Civil War

Carroll and Graf Pub. N.Y., 2003, 752 pgs., index, bibliogrphy, end notes

American Civil War

One of the author's excellent series on tactics.

Nosworthy, Brent

With Musket, Cannon and Sword: Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies

Sarpedon Press, N.Y., 1996, 526 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, end notes

Napoleonic Warfare

One of the author's excellent series on tactics.

Nosworthy, Brent

Anatomy of Victory; Battle Tactics 1689 - 1763

Hippocrene Books, N.Y., 1990, 395 pgs., index, diagrams, bibliography, notes

Warfare in 18th century -

One of the author's excellent series on tactics.

O'Connell, Robert L.

Of Arms and Men: A HIstory of War, Weapons, and Aggression

Oxford Univ. Press, N.Y., 1989, 367 pgs., index, notes.

Military History

A general military history in which the author attempts to show an interrelationship between weapons, styles of warfare, and political systems.

O'Connell, Robert L.

The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

Random House, N.Y., 2010, 110 pgs., index, notes, glossary, maps, characters,

Ancient Military History

The 'ghosts' were the Roman survivors of Cannae who were exiled to Sicily and recruited by Scipio to form much of his force to invade Africa. The author cites Livy and Polybius as well as Peter Connolly and Adrian Goldsworthy. He also devotes much attention to psychological factors in both armies, especially in his description of their mental reactions during the battle. He describes the battle tactics and results very well, except that I don't believe the Libyan infantry on the flanks would have 'pivoted' rather they simply faced left or right depending on which flank they occupied However, he writes in a tone I see much to much of in recent writing, For instance, "Polybius has left us something approaching a plausible description of what must have been the most horrific several hours in all of Western military history." And,"Hannibal's soldiers were practiced killers, very likely most had adopted the cooler, utilitarian approach of the predator, having drawn on our emotional heritage as hunters of the most prodigious and ruthless sort." He goes on and on. Cannae was not even the worst or most costly defeat in Roman history. I believe a lot of this over hyped writing owes to John Keegan.

O'Gara, James

The Church and War

National Council of Catholic men, Wash. D. C. 1967, 63 pgs, bibliography, paperback

Military Theory and Religion

A short text discussing the history of the Catholic Church ideas on 'just war' written during the controversies over the Vietnam War.

Ogarkov, Nikolay Vasil'yevich, MSU

Always in Readiness to Defend the- Homeland

Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Wash., D. C. 1982, 52 pgs., manuscript

Soviet Military Policy

Translation of a very important document - Vsegda v Gotovnosti k Zashchite Otechestgva - Voyenizdat, 1982. The Chief of Soviet General Staff described the official military view of potential enemies and the principle concepts of Soviet defense policy. Important point was relation of the CPSU to the armed forces.

Ogarkov, Nikolay Vasil'yevich, MSU

History Teaches Vigilance

Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Wash., D. C. 1985, 63 pgs., manuscript

Soviet Military Policy

Translation of a very important document - Vsegda v Gotovnosti k Zashchite Otechestgva - Voyenizdat, 1982. The Chief of Soviet General Staff described the official military view of potential enemies and the principle concepts of Soviet defense policy. Important point was relation of the CPSU to the armed forces.

Oman, Sir Charles W. C.

The Art of War in the Middle Ages: A.D. 378-1515 - ed by John Beeler

Great Seal Books, Cornell Univ. Press, Ithica, 1953, 276 pgs., index, chronology, paperback

Medieval Military History

A classic written in 1885 deemed worth editing and republishing. The preface discusses some recent significant new scholarship.

Oman, Sir Charles

A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages - 2 vol

Burt Franklin, N.Y. 1924 2nd edition, (reprint), vol. 1 -526 pgs., vol. 2 -421 pgs., index, foot notes, illustrations

Medieval Military History

The classic study of medieval warfare, but it slights discussion of sieges.

Oman, Sir Charles

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

E. P. Dutton, N.Y., 1937, 784 pgs., index, chronology, foot notes, maps, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

The follow-on classic to Oman's history of medieval warfare. The author's purpose is to summarize the changes in warfare between 1494 and 1600 with discussion of military theory and practice. This puts the subject into that dealt with by many recent scholars under the heading of 'military revolution'. The author includes discussion of Machiavelli's military theory.

Oman, Sir Charles

Castles

Beekman House, N.Y., 1978, 232 pgs., index, illustrations, large format

Medieval Military History - Fortification

Includes only castles in England and Wales, but for these much detail in informative text organized by areas rather than chronology.

Onasander - trans. Illinois Greek Club

The General

Harvard Univ. Press, Loeb Classical Library, Cambridge, 1928, 1986, 290 pgs, index, introduction

Ancient Military History

The classic book by a Greek Platonic philosopher, This one is on the duties of a military commander. It was written about 40-50 AD.

O'Neil, B. H. St. J.

Castles: An introduction to the castles of England and Wales

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1973, 79 pgs., glossary, illustrations, diagrams of plans, paper back

Castles - fortification

The list of castles is organized by type (unusual) from early mote and bailey to stone curtains, to stone keeps, shell keeps, great gatehouses, defended manor houses and other categories including towns for which there are substantial remaining walls. The diagrams are excellent.

O'Neil, B. H. St. J.

Castles: An introduction to the castles of England and Wales

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1954, 66 pgs., glossary, illustrations, diagrams of plans, paper back

Castles - fortification

The list of castles is organized by type (unusual) from early motte and bailey to stone curtains, to stone keeps, shell keeps, great gatehouses, defended manor houses and other categories including towns for which there are substantial remaining walls. The diagrams are excellent.

O'Neil, B. H. St. J.

Castles and Cannon: A Study of Early Artillery Fortifications in England

Greenwood Press, Westport Conn., 1960, 119 pgs., index, foot notes, illustrations

Castles, fortification

Short but concise study of impact of new artillery on fortification methods.

Osterndorf, Logan C - ed.

Periodical - Journal of America's Military Past, Vol. XIX, fall 1992

Council on America's Military Past, Ft. Myer, VA., 1992, 143 pgs.,

American Military History

This issue contains 15 excellent articles plus book reviews.

Over, Keith

Flags and Standards of the Napoleonic Wars

Bivouac Books, London, 1976, 108 pgs., illustrations

Napoleonic Military History

There are color illustrations and many more b/w drawings of flags. For these there are tables providing the colors

Palmer, Alan

Russia in War and Peace

Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1972, 224 pgs., maps, index, diagrams, bibliography, illustrations

Napoleonic Military History - Russian Military History

The title is a play on the title of Tolstoy's famous book.

Palmer, Alan

Frederick the Great

Book Club Associates, London, 1974, 231 pgs., index, illustrations, further reading

Early Modern Warfare

The biography includes commentary and analysis of his military actions.

Palmer, General Bruce, Jr

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The 25-Year War; America's Military Role in Vietnam

Univ. Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1984, 235 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations, map

American Military History

The personal memoir of one of the most senior American generals serving in Vietnam.

Paludan, Ann

Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors

Thames & Hudson, London, 1998, 224 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Chinese History

Includes emperors from the first, 221 B.C. to last in 1911. Does not include Chinese history or ruling dynasties prior to 221 B.C. Excellent illustrations and text.

Pankov, D. V. ed.

Iz, Istorii Russkogo Voyernno-inzhenerogo iskusstva (From the History of Russian military engineer art.

Directorate of Military pub lications of Ministry of Defense, Moscow, 1952, 152 pgs. ,maps, illustrations, Xeronx copy.

Russian Military history

A collection of articles on on the history of military engineering in Russia from the 8th century written by Russian senior military engineer officers. There is one essay on Suvorov's and one on Kutusov's engineering activities and one on the fortification of Sevastopol during the Crimean War..

Paret, Peter, ed.

Makers of Modern Strategy

Princeton Univ;. Press, Princeton, 1986, 940 pgs., index, bibliography

History of modern Strategy

Extracts and commentary on a selection of modern military theorists.

Paret, Peter,

Clausewitz and the State

Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1976, 467 pgs., index, index of Clausewitz's writing, bibliography, foot notes, illustration

Clausewitz, military theory

Analysis of many of Clausewitz's works in addition to "On War". The author wrote many books and essays related to Clausewitz.

Paret, Peter,

Clausewitz's Bicentennial Birthday

Aair Univertisy Review, May-June 1980, Vol XXXI, no 4., pgs., 17-23, paper

Clausewitz, military theory

A review of Clauswitz's career and lasting significance today.

Paret, Peter,

Internal War and Pacification: The Vendee, 1789-1796

Woodrow Wilson School, Center of International Studies, Princeton Univ. 1961, 73 pgs., foot notes, paperback

Modern History

A study of internal war of interest to military historians. The manner and methods that the new revolutionary regime in France took to wage this tererible war agaisnt the population of the Vendee were drastically different from those of the 18th century. This is another way in which the end of the ancien regime marked a departure in history.

Parker, Geoffrey

The Military Revolution: Military innovation and the rise of the West, 1500-1800

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, U. K., 1988, 234 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

This is an important contribution to the discussion over a 'military revolution' begun by Michael Roberts, and continued by Jeremy Black., C. Rogers, C .Duffy, J,. Lynn and others.

Parker, Geoffrey

The Thirty Years' War

Military Heritage Press, N. Y., 1987, 340 pgs., index, bibliographical notes, end notes, illustrations, maps, tables chronology

Early Modern Warfare

Comprehensive history of the war.

Parker, Geoffrey - ed.

Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1993, 408 pgs., index, illustrations, glossary, bibliography, chronology, large format

Military History

Chapters on periods and topics from Ancient Greek infantry to post World War II. The authors are well known, such as Victor Hanson, Bernard Bachrach, Parker himself, John Lynn, and Williamson Murry, and others. A very fine book.

Parker, Geoffrey

The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road 1567 - 1659

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1972, 309 pgs., index, glossary, illustrations, sources, appendices

Early Modern Warfare

The Hapsburg Spanish monarchy was fighting the Dutch revolt (independence movement) in behalf of itself and the Austrian Holy Roman Emperor - and then became involved in the 30 years' War as well. In order to fight in the Netherlands the Spanish had to send its army and fiances from Italy, through a narrow corridor of controlled land to Flanders. Parker describes all the obstacles, problems, solutions, and results of this huge effort. The excellent illustrations contribute to the reader's understand as do the 11 appendices focused on particular topics with detailed statistics.

Parker, Geoffrey

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 2013, 871 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations. map

Early Modern Warfare

If we did not expect more great books from Parker we might consider this his 'magnum opus'. As it is, the book does expand his vision to the world -widescale. he integrates the 'little ice age' with conflicts taking place on a world wide basis

Parker, Geoffrey & Angela Parker

European Soldiers 1550-1650

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1977, 64 pgs., illustrations, maps, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The author here wants to show what the soldiers from his era of special interest looked like and also something about how they acted. Thus the excellent illustrations, many from contemporary sources, depict scenes. to which his text is keyed.

Parker, H. M. D.

The Roman Legions

Barnes & Noble, N.Y. 1928, reprint 1961, 296 pgs, index, bibliogrphy, map

Ancient Military History

Although this is an older book it is still valuable. The chapters are about various topics.

Parkinson, C. Northcote

Britannia Rules: The Classic Age of Naval History 1793-1815

Book Club Associates, London, 1977, 199 pgs., index, references, maps, illustrations

British Military History

The organization and working of the British Navy plus campaigns and engagements during the Wars of the French Revolution and of Napoleon

Parkinson, Roger

The Encyclopedia of Modern War

Stein and Day, N. Y., 1979, 226 pgs., index, maps,

Modern Military History

This includes the period from 1793 to 1975. The entries are in alphabetical order and include many brief biographies.

Parkinson, Roger

Clausewitz

Stein and Day, N.Y., 1971, 352 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations

Clausewitz, military theory

A full biography that provides the personal background for Clausewitz's thought

Parry, R. H. ed.

The English Civil War and After, 1642-1658

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1970, 127 pgs., index, each article has its notes and bibliography

Early Modern History - English Military History

The book is comprised of 7 essays including one by Wedgwood. These are about general topics, not the campaigns and battles.

Parry, Vernon. J. & M. E. Yapp eds.

War, Technoloogy and Society in the Middle East

Oxford Univ. Press. London, 1975, 441 Pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes,

Early Modern Military History

The 19 individual essays were presented at a conference on the title subject at School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London in 1970. They range from individual battles, military organization and training to the social impact of firearms.

Pawsey, James T

Castles of East Anglia

F. W. Pawsey and Sons, Ipswich, 1973, 16 pgs, map, illustrations, paperback

Castles - fortification

There are many fine castles remaining in Cambridge, Norfok, Suffolk, and Essex. This handy guide describes about 2 dozen of them with color illustrations for many.

Payne-Gallwey, Sir Ralph

A Summary of the History, Construction and Effects in Warfare of the Projectile Throwing Engines of the Ancients

Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1907, 44 pgs., paper

Ancient - Medieval Warfare

A highly illusrated classic study.The subtitle continues - With a Treatise on the Structure Power, and Management of Turkish and other Oriental Bows of Medieval and Later Times.

Peddie, John

The Roman War Machine

Sutton Pub., London, 1994, 169 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, illustrations

Ancient Military History

A study of the structure and operational methods of the Roman Army including such topics as generalship, command and control, supply, marching camps, sieges, weapons and signal methods.

Peers, C. J.

Soldiers of the Dragon: Chinese Armies 1500 BC - 1840 AD

Osprey, Oxford U.K., 2006, 248 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Chinese Military History

A rarely published subject apart from the Osprey series by the same author. These compose a unified series. They should dispel the myth about a 'western way of warfare'.

Peers, C. J.

Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC

Osprey, London , 1990, 47 pgs., maps, chronology illustrations, paperback

Chinese Military History

The armies of Shang and Chou and Ch'in - creation of the first Chinese Empire. Ten decisive battles are described. The color illustrations are by Angus McBride . There are also photographs and drawings.

Peers, C. J.

Imperial Chinese Armies (1) 200 BC- AD 589

Osprey, Oxford U.K., 1995, 48 pgs., index, chronology, maps, illustrations, paperback

Chinese Military History

The Han armies and those of the 'three kingdoms'. Color illustrations by Michael Perry. There are photos and diagrams. A comment: "Whereas in Western Asia the use of fully armored charging cavalry long pre-dates the invention of the stirrup, in Chian the two innovations seem to have occurred at about the same time a (4th century AD). There is much more interesting detail in the text.

Peers, C. J.

Imperial Chinese Armies (2) 590-1260 AD

Osprey, Oxford, 1996, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, chronology illustrations, paperback

Chinese Military History

Color illustrations are by Michael Perry. This is about the armies of the Sui, T'ang, 'Five dynasties and ten kingdoms', Sung, Liao, Hsi Hsia, Kin, - that is China before the Mongol conquest. There are also photos.

Peers, C. J.

Medieval Chinese Armies 1260 - 1520

Osprey, Oxford, 1992, 48 pgs., index, chronology, maps, readings, illustrations, paperback

Chinese Military History

The color illustrations are by David Sque. This is about the Yuan (Mongol) and Ming Dynasty armies. But there are separate books on the Mongols. This one has photos and drawings as well.

Peers, C. J.

Late Imperial Chinese Armies 1520-1840

Osprey, Oxford, 1997, 48 pgs., index, bibliogrphy, maps, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Chinese Military History

The color illustrations are by Christa Hook. The content covers the late Ming, the Shun, the Ch'ing, (Manchu) dynasties. There are diagrams and photos. The Ming Great Wall is described.

Pepper, Simon and Nicholas Adams

Firearms and Fortifications: Military Architecture and Siege Warfare in Sixteenth-Century Sienna

Univ of Chicago Press, Chicago, 244 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, illustrations, map

Fortifications

Sienna is generally considered one of the first cities to initiate a full rebuilding program to change from medieval walls to the new requirements placed upon it by artillery.

Percival, Victor

The Duke of Wellington: Pictorial Survey of his life 1769-1852

Her Majesty's Stationary Office 1969, London, 86 pgs., illustrations with text

British Military History

The text includes a short biography but is mostly to describe the fine collection of paintings and illustrations of the Duke's life from various sources including the V&A and Stratford Saye.

Perederii, Vladimir. ed.

Zeughaus (Tsyeikhgauz) - Voyenno-istoricheskii zhurnal, issues 1 - 28

Publisher: Fond "Russkiye Vityazi" Moscow, 1991 - 2008 - 50 - 56 pgs., illustrations,

Russian Military History

This is a very high quality journal featuring excellent color illustrations, especially of uniforms and portraits. I have only the first 28 issues, but it is continuing at email - zeughaus@mail.ru -

Pericoli, Ugo

1815 The Armies at Waterloo

Seeley, service & Co., London, 1973, 176 pgs., index, bibliography, color illustrations

Napoleonic Military History

Includes color samples of unit uniforms

Persico, Joseph E.

Rosevelt's Centurians: FDR and the Commanders he led to Victory in World War II

Random House, NY., 2013, 650 pgs., index, source notes, maps

Modern Military History, American History, World War II

Description and analysis of the critical decisions made by Roosevelt during the war in relation to the advice of his senior commanders.

Peters, Ralph

Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the Twenty-First Century

Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, 2007, 367 pgs.,

American Military History - Modern Military History

A compilation of the author's published essays and newspaper articles. he accurately predicts what is already coming to pass. He is a retired military officer and experienced professional military intelligence analyst.

Peters, Ralph

Never Quit the Fight

Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, 2006, 350 pgs.,

American Military History - Modern Military History

A compilation of the author's published essays and newspaper articles. he accurately predicts what is already coming to pass. He is a retired military officer and experienced professional military intelligence analyst.

Phillips, Edward J.

The Founding of Russia's Navy: Peter the Great and the Azov Fleet, 1688-1714

Greenwood Press, London, 1995, 214 pgs., index, notes, bibliography, appendix with tables

Russian Military History

The only book on this important aspect of Russian military development - based on Russian sources.

Piggott, Stuart, and Douglad Simpson

Illustrated Guide to Ancient Monuments: Vol VI -=Scotland

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Edinburgh, 1970, 115 pgs. index, illustrations, notes, further reading, map

Fortification

The list includes prehistoric and Roman sites that are not forts. The detailed listing of sites is organized by shire and then specific location of which there are very many. An excellent guide book.

Pintal, T - chief editor

Ya Poznayu Mir

Nauchno-popullyarnoye izdaniye, AST, Moscow, 2002, 5487 pgs., index, illustrations,

Russian History

This is a remarkable new book - a history of Russia for students. It describes so much of Russian history not taught this way prior to 1991. The illustrations are excellent. Much of the subject matter is Russian military history. Of course it is very patriotic in content.

Pivka, Otto von

Armies of 1812 - vol 1

Patrick Stephens Lit. Cambridge, 1977, 160 pgs., maps, illustrations, tables, appendices

Napoleonic Military History Russian Military History

Detailed information on the French and Allied armies in the 1812 campaign in Russia with appendices for battle and other data.

Pivka, Otto von

Navies of the Napoleonic Era

Hippocrene Books, N. Y., 1980, 272 pgs., bibliography, appendices, illustrations,

Napoleonic Military History

Combines details of ships and technology with descriptions of naval engagements.

Pivka, Otto von

The King's German Legion

Osprey, Reading, 1974, map, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

British Military History

Color illustrations by Michael Roffe. The text describes the creation and organization of this unit in the King of England's Hanoverian domain. The unit saw service against France in various campaings and ultimately at Waterloo.

Pivka, Otto von

Napoleon's Polish Troops

Osprey, Reading, 1974, 40 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

Color illustrations by Michael Roffe.. There is a table listing the colors for the various horse and foot regiments. Another table provides the unit organization. Eventually the Polish units entered French service.

Plutarch - trans. Ian Scott-Kilvert

Makers of Rome: Nine Lives by Plutarch

Penguin Books, N. Y., 1981, 366 pgs., maps, appendix. introduction

Ancient Military History

The classic primary source for information

Plutarch - trans. John Dryden

The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

Modern Library, N. Y., nd. 1309 pgs., index, introduction

Ancient Military History

Includes more individuals.

Pocock, J. G. A.

The Machiavellian Moment Revisited; A Study in History and Ideology

Journal of Modern History, Vol 53, # 1, March 1981, pgs., 49-72, notes, paperback

Military - Political Theory

This is a review article about a book published in 1975 with the same title. It was to accompany theEnglish translation of an Italian book

Polyaenus -Trans. . Shepherd

Polyaenus's Strategems of War

Ares Pub. Chicago, 1974, reprint of 1793 edition. 366 pgs.

Ancient Military History

A classic - A compendium of examples of Greek use of 'strategems' including deception

Polybius, trans. Ian Scott-Kilvert

The Rise of the Roman Empire

Penguin, London, 1979, 574 pgs., maps, index, paperback

Roman Military History

This is books from Polybius' multivolume History of Rome. It contains his descriptions of the Roman Republican Army and campaigns in the Second Punic War.

Porter, David

Order of Battle The Red Army in WWII

Amber Books, London, 2009, 192 pgs., index, glossary, maps, tables,

Modern Military History

The tables and diagrams depict the OB of Soviet forces chronologically for each major campaign. A very useful reference to use while reading Dave Glantz's books

Possony, Stefan T.

A Century of Conflict

Henry Regnery, Chicago, 19543, 439 pgs., index, foot notes,

Modern Military History

Marxist, Soviet War, Communist Techniques of World Revolution

Potter T. & G. A. Embleton

The English Civil War 1642-1651

Almark Pub., London, 1973, 95 pgs., bibliography, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Excellent illustrations, many topics

Prebble, John

Culloden

Penguin Books, N. Y., 1967, 369 pgs., index, sources, appendix, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

A detailed study of the battle followed by what happened afterwards.

Prebble, John

Mutiny: Highland Regiments in Revolt 1743-1804

Penguin Books, N. Y., 1975, 542 pgs., index, sources, glossary, illustrations, appendix, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The English problem in controlling Scotland

Prescott, William H. - Albert McJoynt editor

The Art of War in Spain: The Conquest of Granada 1481-1492

Greenhill Books, London, 1995, 288 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, maps, charts, illustrations

Early Modern Military History

This is actually direct extracts from Prescott's books related to the conquest of Granada very well edited by McJoynt plus the latter's extensive notes and commentary to place this significant military episode into the context of general European changes in warfare in the 15th century.

Prescott, William H.

History of the Conquest of Mexico & History of the Conquest of Peru

The Modern Library, N. Y., reprint, 1288 pgs., index, map

Early Modern History

A classic - actually two classics together. The story of the Spanish conquests of Mexico and Peru from the Spanish side.

Preston, Richard A. - Sydney F Wise, and Herman O Werner

Men in Arms ; A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society

Frederick A. Praeger, N. Y., 1962, 406 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps, paperback

Military History

This is a very influential book. The scope stretches from Classical Greek phalanx to the Cold War. Obviously this means the authors stick to general themes. The authors' purpose is to integrate the study of the technical side of warfare with its economic, political, and social context. For this the authors first describe (define) what is warfare as opposed to simple violence. Their central contention is that "Armies reflect the society from which they spring". There is much important thought in this book.

Prestwich, Michael

Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1996, 396 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, glossary, illustrations

Medieval Warfare - England

Excellent in detail benefiting from focus on England enabling such detail - Organized topically starting with 'nature of Medieval Warfare', personnel, strategy, logistics, navy, siege, then battle with conclusion entering into the great debate 'A Military Revolution?".

Prezzolini, Giuseppe

Machiavelli: A study of the life, work, influence and originality of an obscure Florentine civil servant who has become our contemporary

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, N.Y., 372 pgs., index

Machiavelli - Military Theory

A comprehensive study of Machiavelli's doctrine, precursors, life, work, friends, contemporaries, later thought about him, and ideas for today. That latter is the thesis of the book.

Pryor, John H.

Geography, technology and war: Studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean 649-1571

Cambridge Univ. Press, U.K., 1988, 238 pgs., index, foot notes, bibliography, map, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

Includes discussion of the Crusades - the response of Egyptian government to Italian city navies.

Pugova, N. M.

Otyechestvyinya boina 1812 goda (The Fatherland war 1812)

Order of Lenin State History Museum, Moscow, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The text is in Russian and English, The booklet is a collection of art work contemporary with the campaign.

Quick, John

Dictionary of Weapons and Military Terms

McGraw Hill Books, N.Y., 1973, 515 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Reference

 

Radford, Frederick

A master book about Castles

Mawney Press, Romford, nd, 56 pgs, illustrations

Castles

A step-by-step description on how to build a model castle with detailed illustrations.

Raines, Edgar Jr.

The Rucksack War: U. S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983

Center of Military History, U.S. Army, Wash. D. C., 2010, 649 pgs., index, foot notes, massive bibliography

Modern Military History

A model of historical research and scholarship, While the focus is on logistics, a full description of the operational art and tactics is included.

Raines, Edgar Jr.+

Eyes of Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II

Center of Military History, U. S. Army, Wash. D. C.. 2000, 372 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, footnotes, bibliography

Modern Military History

A model of scholarship. The notes and bibliography are themselves worth study as example of detailed research. This is the contentious story of the creation of U. S. Army Aviation over the powerful objections of the U.S. Air Force.

Rankow, Boris

The Praetorian Guard

Osprey, London, 1994, 674 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Richard hook. Many other b/w illustrations. The text describes the origin and evolution of the Praetorians.

Rapaport, Anatol

Clausewitz On War

Penguin, N.Y., 1968, 461 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, end notes

Clauswitz - Military Theory

Excellent analysis

Rapoport, David C.

"Military and Civil Societies: The Contemporary Significance of a Traditional Subject in Political Theory"

Political Studies, Volume XII, Number 2, June 1964 pgs. 178 - 201, foot notes

Military theory

The author cites Machiavelli frequently.,

Reid, Alan

The Castles of Wales

George Philip, London, 1973, 140 pgs., illustrations

Castles, fortification

An alphabetical guide to castles in Wales. in series with Castles of Scotland and Castles of England

Reid, Peter

Medieval Warfare; Triumph and Domination in the Wars of the Middle Ages

Carrol and Graf Pub., N. Y., 2007, 567 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, maps

Medieval Warfare

Focused on English Warfare - 100 years War, War of Roses, Wars in Scotland - but very comprehensive

Reit, Seymour

Masquerade: The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II

New American Library, 1978, 226 pgs., index, notes, glossary, illustrations, paperback

Modern Military History

The author describes quite a few examples of camouflage. As a former commander of a US Army camouflage company I much enjoyed the book.

Richards, L. W.

Old British Model Solciers 1893-1918

Arms and Armour Press,London, 1972, 75 pgs., illustrations, lists of figures

Reference - Uniforms

This is a guide book for collectors and also for those interested in military uuniforms

Riley-Smith, Jonathan

What Were the Crusades?

Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2002

Medieval Warfare

Currently the best author along with Madden on the Crusades

Riley-Smith, Jonathan

Oxford Illustrated history of Crusades

Oxford Press, 1995

Medieval Warfare

 

Riley-Smith, Jonathan

The Crusades - A Short History

Yale Univ. Press, 1987,

Medieval Warfare

 

Riley-Smith, Jonathan

The Atlas of the Crusades

Facts on File, N.Y., 1991, 191 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations maps.

Medieval Warfare

Very useful to accompany narrative text books.

Risley, Claude A. & William Imrie

The Model Soldier Guide

Imrie-Risley Miniatures, Richmond Hill N.Y. 1965, 67 pgs., research resources, illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

The authors had a major company making model soldier. The book has many illustrations and also recommendations and advice on how to paint them.

Rivoire, Mario

The Life and Times of Napoleon

Curtis Books, N.Y., 1967,75 pgs. illustrations

Napoleonic warfare

This is translation of Italian edition,. Brief but with some good illustrations

Roberts, Michael

The Military Revolution 1560-1660: An Inaugural Lecture delivered before the Queen's University of Belfast, 1956.

Belfast, 1956, extract - it was reprinted in "Essays in Swedish history", London, 1967

Early Modern Warfare

This was the opening salvo in an extended debate and discussion on the existence and if so causes and results of a 'military revolution' in Western Europe some time between 1500 and 1800 - and continued by J. Black, G. Parker, C. Rogers, C. Duffy, J. Lynn and others. I have a copy of the original lecture.

Robertson, James Jr.

Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life

Time-Life Books, 1984, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

American Military History

One of the set

Robbins, Michael w - ed.

Military History

Weider History Group, Leesburg VA., bimonthly

Military History

An excellent, highly illustrated magazine with articles on popular topics written for the general reader.

Rogers, Clifford J. & Kelly DeVries and John France eds.

Journal of Medieval Military History, Vol VII

The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2009, 180 pgs., foot notes

Medieval Military History

This issue has 10 excellent articles all related to the Age of the Hundred Years War.

Rogers, Clifford J. & Kelly DeVries and John France eds.

Journal of Medieval Military History, Vol VIII

The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2010, 198 pgs., foot notes

Medieval Military History

This issue has 9 articles on a variety of topics rom Portugal to the Mongols.

Rogers, Clifford J. & Kelly DeVries and John France eds.

Journal of Medieval Military History, Vol XI

Boydell Press, Woodbridge, England, 2014, 241 pgs., footnotes, maps, illustrations

Medieval Military History

Ten excellent essays by Bernard Bachrach, James McMullen, Craig Nakashian, Afamuka Tsurtsaumia, Michael Ehrlich, Nikolaos Kanellopoudos, Nicholas Gribit, Mollie Madden, Gary Baker and Andrew Villalon. It is great to see such detailed level of scholarship in the articles plus the extensive bibliographies and foot notes.

Rogers, Randall

Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century

Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992, 292 pgs., index, bibliography, appendices, maps, illustrations

Medieval Military History

A much needed study of siege warfare, since so many typical books on medieval warfare ignore the siege, which was much more common than a battle in the field. The author begins with the First Crusade and then switches to Spain and then seaborne sieges.

Rogers, William Ledyard

Greek and Roman Naval Warfare

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1937, 1964, 555 pgs., index, sources, maps, illustrations

Ancient Military History

The major study of naval war in classical Greece and Rome. from Marathon to Actium.

Rogers, William Ledyard

Naval Warfare Under Oars - 4th to 16th Centuries

United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, 1940, 1967, 358 pgs., index, illustrations, appendix

Ancient and Medieval Military History

Galley warfare - Includes late Roman Empire, "Byzantine navy, Vikings, Italian city states, English-Spanish wars, Lepanto and Ottoman navy.

Ropp, Theodore

"Voltaire's Virtu: The Enlightenment's Soldier-Statesman

Essay delivererd at the July 1982 ICMH Colloquy, Wash D.C.

Early Modern Military Thought

Voltaire discussed Virtu, a quality desribed by machiavelli. Dr Ropp considers Volltaire as one 'of the least original and military of the many great historians and social scientists who have' won prizes. The lecture was delivered in a session that discussed leadership.

Ropp, Theodore

War in the Modern World

Duke Univ. Press, Collier Books, N.Y.C. 1962, 414 pgs., index, foot notes. paperback

Warfare since 18th century

 

Rosen, William

The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the14th Century

Viking, N. Y., 2014, 302 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Medieval History

The author baseshisaccounts on the huge change in climate from the Medieval War Period to the disterous decline in temperatue with increasing rain and drought from about 1315. But he only describes the situation in parts of northern Europe (excluding China and elsewhere). While expanding his narrative to detailed description of the Wars betwen England, Scotland and France. He does provide a great deal of information on demographics and economic life.

Ross, Charles

The War of the Roses

Thames & Hudson, London, 1976, 190 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, genealogy tables

Medieval Warfare

The civil war in England between two lines of the Plantagenets. Read also Dan Jones -The Wars of the Roses

Ross, Susan

The Castles of Scotland

George Philip, London, 1973, diagrams, illustrations, maps, glossary, chronology

Castles - fortification

An alphabetical listing of many castles in Scotland with descriptions.

Ross, Lt. Col. W. G.

Military Engineering during the Great Civil War 1642-9

Ken Trotman, London, 140 pgs, diagrams, references, appendices, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Excellent technical study of the fortifications organized topically.

Rothenberg, Gunther

The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 1980, 272 pgs., index, bibliography, appendices, diagrams, illustrations

Napoleonic Warfare

A classic by one of the best experts on Napoleonic era

Rothenberg, Gunther

The Napoleonic Wars

Cassell, London, 1999, 240 pgs., index, biographies, maps, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

A classic by one of the best experts on Napoleonic era

Rothero, Christopher

Medieval Military Dress 1066-1500

Blandford Press, Dorset, 1983, 153 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Reference, Uniforms

This contains 86 beautiful, full color illustrations of typical warriors of the time, each has extensive descriptive text.

Rothero, Christopher

The Armies of Crecy and Poitiers

Osprey, London, 1981, 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The text describes the two battles briefly. The value lies in the full color illustrations by Christopher Rothero.,

Rottman, Gordon L.

Warsaw Pact Ground Forces

Osprey, London, 1987, 64 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Reference - uniforms

Color illustrations by Ron Volstad with text descriptions.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

York Castle: An Illustrated history

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1973, pgs. 59 to 181., illustrations, diagrams, large format, paper back

Castle - fortification

Has every detailed plan and cross sectional drawings. The illustrations depict the castle through the centuries. During those centuries the castle was a fortress, palace, mint prison court of justice, and administrative center. The first castle was built by William I in 1068 as a motte and bailey for his control of the midlands. it was destroyed by the Danes in 1069 and immediately rebuilt.

Rufus, Quintus Curtius - trans. John Yardley

The History of Alexander

Penguin Books, 1984, 331 pgs., index, notes, glossary, bibliography, introduction, paperback

Ancient Military History

A classic Roman author - thus a primary source - His account differs in many ways from Arrian.

Runciman, Steven

A History of the Crusades - 3 vols.

Harper Torchbooks, N.Y. 1964, 377 - 525 - and 530 pgs., , index for each volume, paperback

Medieval Warfare

For long the standard history, but now some critics claim the author is biased.

Sajer, Gay

Forgotten Soldier

Nautical and Aviation Pub., Baltimore MD., 1967, 464 pgs.

Modern Military History

A very gripping personal account of warfare on the Eastern Front - WWII from German side - but some critics question if it is really an eye-witness account

Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus - trans S. Hanford

The Jugurthine War - The Conspiracy of Catiline

Penguin Books, N. Y., 1980, 240 pgs., introduction, index, maps

Ancient Military History

Primary source on this relatively ignored war that did so much to advance Marius..

Saltrer, Krewasky A. ed.

Readings for History of the Military Art 3rd ed.

Dept of History USMA, West Point, N. Y., nd., 444 pgs., maps

Modern Military History

19 essays (mostly extracts) from books by noted historians several on WWI but most on WWII and Korea.

Sancha, Sheila

The Castle Story

Kestrel Books, Middlesex, U. K. 1979, 224 pgs., index, illustrations, diagrams, maps, glossary, chronology

Castles - fortification

From early earth and timber motte and bailey to great castles of the 14th century. Excellent descriptions and illustrations of various component parts of a castle.

Santosuo, Antonio

Barbarians, Marauders, and Infidels

Westview Press, 2004, 344 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, chronology, maps

Medieval Military History

First came the Goths, Germans and others, then came the Muslims, then came the Vikings and Magyars, then it was knights against each other and commoners. Then everyone went on Crusade. Finally the English and French fought for 100 years. This is the narrative story of how all that happened.

Sawyer, P. H.

Kings and Vikings

Routledge, London, 1982, 190 pgs, index, illustrations, bibliography, paperback

Medieval Military History

The Vikings created a powerful military threat wherever they went. The text describes their activities both in western Europe and Rus.

Saxe, Marshal Maurice de - trans Thomas Phillips

Reveries on the Art of War

Military Service Publishing Co., Harrisburg, Penn., 1944, 122 pgs.,

Early Modern Warfare- Military theory

Published during World war Two as part of a series to educate the public.

Saxtorph, Niels M.

Warriors and Weapons of Early Times

The Macmillan Co., N. Y., 1972, 260 pgs., index, bibliography, list of museums, illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

Excellent color illustrations by Stig Bramsen of warriors from ancient Egypt to Europe 1700, with text descriptions.

Scarre, Chris

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

Thames and Hudson, London, 1995, 240 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

Ancient Military History

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome. The descriptions of Roman rule show the importance of the army in government.

Scarre, Chris

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

Penguin Books, London, 1995, 144 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps, list of rulers

Ancient Military History

Includes maps of campaigns and other military topics Organized in chronological order to show developments from origin to collapse of western empire.

Schweizer, K. W. ed.

"Warfare and Tactics in the Eighteenth Century: Some Recent Research"

Studies in History and Politics -Vol III, No 3, 1983, 83 pgs., foot notes. paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Four essays by noted historians on different narrow topics.

Scott, B. K. C.

Dictionary of Military Abbreviations

Tamarisk Books, East Sussex, U.K., 1982, 117 pgs., paperback

Reference

Interesting list from 1/0 to Y & L

Scullard, H. H.

The Elephant in the Greek and Roman World

Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, 1974, 288 pgs., index, notes, illustrations,

Ancient Military History

A detailed examination of the sources to determine what kind of elephants were employed and how they were trained.

Seaton, Albert

The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars

Osprey, Reading, 1973, 40 pgs., map, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Youens. There also are b/w illustrations of uniforms from Viskovatov (not cited). The text is general account of the changes in the Russian army during the18th century.

Seaton, Albert

The Cossacks

Osprey, Reading, 1972, 40 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Youens. The text is a general survey of the Cossack units up to WorldWar II.

Seaton, Albert

The Russian Army of the Crimea

Osprey, Reading, 1973, 40 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Roffe. They are mostly showing units that were not in Crimea. The B/W illustrations are from Viskovatov. See Rob Thomas's book for more extensive and better information.

 Seaton, Albert

The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Seven Years War

Osprey, Reading, 1973, 40 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

 Early Modern Military History

 The color illustrations are by R. Ottenfeld. The text is a very general, brief outline of the army participation in campaigns against Prussia.

 Secunda, Nicholas V, and Simon Northwood, Michael Simkins

Caesar's Legions: The Roman Soldier 753 BC to 117 AD

Osprey, London, 2000, 143 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, commentary on the paintings.

 Ancient Military History

 The text is about the army organization, in three periods; early, Republican 200=-104 BC and from Caesar to Trajan. There are photos of actual artifacts and terrific color paintings by Richard Hook, Angus McBride and Ron Embleton.

Secunda, Nick & Simon Northwood

Early Roman Armies

Osprey, London, 1995, 48 pgs., maps, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

The color illustrations are by Richard Hook There are also photos of Roman artifacts. The text describes the development, changes, in the composition and structure of the Roman armies up to the war with Pyrrus.

Secunda, Nick

Republican Roman Army 200 -104 BC.

Osprey, London, 1996, 48 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

The illustrations are by Angus McBride. There are also photography of Roman artifacts. The content fits into the series on Roman army.

Secunda, Nick

The Army of Alexander the Great

Osprey, London, 1984, 40 pgs., map, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. The text describes the various components of the army. There are diagrams showing the battle formations.

Segal, David R, & Morten G. Ender eds.

Special edition, Armed Forces and Society

Sage Pub., Vol 31, Number1, Oct. 2008, 202 pgs., notes. 11 essays

Military Sociology

The special edition has 11 essays each focused on the teaching of sociology at a national military academy.

Napoleoniques: Collector's folio of Napoleonic Uniform Plates

Custom Cast, Tipp City, Ohio 1973, folder with 11 full color plates of uniforms of French and British Army

Napoleonic Warfare - uniforms

Color plates depicting uniforms of French and British infantry and cavalry

Seidule, Ty, chief editor

West Point History of the Civil War -{short description of image}

Simon and Schuster, N. Y., 2014, 4322 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, notes, large format

American Military History

A stunning achievement in publication methods. (See link)

Selincourt, Aubrey de

The World of Herodotus

Little Brown and Co., Boston, 1962, index, bibliography, appendix

Ancient Military History

Given the importance of Herodotus as the first historian and source for our basic understanding of the wars between Greek cities and Persia, a biographical study of the man is important. The author here also sets the whole history of the wars into the full context of the nature of the two societies and their interactions.

Semotiuk, Jaroslaw

Ukrainian Military Medals

Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada, Toronto, 1991, 51 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Ukrainian History

Excellent full color large size photos of many Military decorations with trext.

Serkov, Sergei Romyular''dovich

Vspomini, Brattsi, Rossov Slavu ("Remember brothers Russian Glory"

VoyinnoyeIzdatel'stvom Moskva, 1991, 24 plates, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

A set of great color illustrations on large card backing with views of Borodino battle.

Setton, Kenneth M. - editorial consultant

The Age of Chivalry

National Geographic Magazine, Wash. D. C., 1969, 378 pgs., index, elaborate illustrations, 11 maps

Medieval Warfare

Written for popular public readership. Many excellent articles on various aspects of medieval history including the Crusades by specialist authors. Much photography as well as illustrations.

Seward, Desmond

The Hundred Years War; The English in France 1337-1453

Atheneum, N. Y., 1978, 296 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations, chronology, appendix

Medieval Warfare

Strong on the political aspects

Seymour, William

Battles in Britain Vol 1 1066-1547

Book Club Associates, London, 1975, 232 pgs. index, bibliography, illustrations, foot notes, maps

Medieval Warfare

Paired with following book -They are following Marren's book on Battles of the Dark Ages

Seymour, William

Battles in Britain Vol 2 1642-1746

Book Club Associates, London, 1975, 231 pgs. index, bibliography, illustrations, foot notes, maps

Early Modern Warfare

Paired with previous book

Shaw, Stanford

History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, vol 1

Cambridge Univ. Press, London, 1976, 351 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, maps

Early Modern History

This volume 1 includes the Empire of the Gazis, The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1280-1808. It includes political and economic issues, but also campaigns and battles.

Sheldon, Rose Mary

"Tradecraft in Ancient Greece"

Essay in International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Vol 2, No 2., Box 188, Stroudsberg PA. 1988, footnotes and references

Ancient Warfare, Intelligence

The entire issue of this Journal contains useful articles, but this one is especially interesting. The author is an expert on ancient warfare. This essay is based on quotations and references to primary ancient text books including Aeneas Tacticus, Frontinus, and Polyaenus.

Shenk, V. K.

Tablitsi Form Obmundirovaniya Russkoi Armii, and supplement

Knizhnii i geograficheskii magazin' izdanii Glavnogo Shtaba, St. Petersburg, 1910, 27 pgs, 1911, 10 [pgs., illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

This is a famous Shenk booklet with color illustrations of the uniforms of the Russian regiments in 1910. And the supplement showing more uniforms as of 1911.

Shepherd, William and Marcus Couper -eds

Osprey Military Journal Vol. 3 Issue 1,

Osprey Pub., London, 64 pgs., illustrations, references, paperback

Military History

The issue contains interesting articles - Rene Chartrand on Young General Bonaparte; Stephen Turnbull on Knights and Samurai; Nick Sekunda on Greek swords and swordsmanship, and Elizabeth von Aderkas on the "Pig war' US versus Canada.

Sheppard, Ruth - Ed.

Alexander the Great At War: His Army - his Battles - His Enemies

Metro Books, N.Y., 2010, 256 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, glossary, chronology

Ancient Military History

A fine supplement to the Landmark edition of Arian. Or for the general reader not ready to tackle Arian.

Sherman, William T. - introduction by Liddell Hart

The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 1957, 2 vols. in one

American Military History - Memoir

Includes comments on pre war service, but not Sherman's long post-war service

Shishov,

Russian Losses at the Battle of Alma

manuscript prepared for Xenophon Group

Russian Military History,

A detailed listing of the Russian Order of Battle at the Alma and casualty figures for each unit.

Shpakovskii, Vyacheslav

V lsto 1223 Bitva na Kalke (In the year 1223 -The Battle on the Kalka river)

Biblikoteka Zhurnala Tekhnika, Moscow, 2003, 64 pgs., excellent color illustrations, map, paperback

Russian Military History

In Russian with many excellent color illustrations of arms and warriors. The battle was a terrible defeat for the combined Rus armies from Kiev by the Mongol reconnaissance force.

Shpakovskii, Vyacheslav & David Nicolle

Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 48 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Angus McBride The text describes some campaigns, more on fortresses and arms and armor.

Shpakovskii, Vyacheslav & David Nicolle

Armies of Ivan the Terrible 1505-1700

Osprey, Oxford, 2006, 48 pgs., index, bibliography, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Russian Military History

Excellent color illustrations by Angus McBride. But Ivan IV died before 1600 and there were many changes in the Russian army between then and 1700.

Shulsky, Abram, revised by Gary Schmitt

Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence - 2nd edition

Brassey's Washington D. C., 1993, 285 pgss., index, end notes,

Intelligence - military history

An analysis of what is strategic political and military intelligence and how it is obtained, evaluated. used, also counterintelligence, spies, - a theory of intelligence - all by an author who was a professional in the business.

Simkins, Michael

Warriors of Rome: An Illustrated milirtary history of the Roman Legions

Blandford, London, 1988, 160 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology

Ancient Military History

The combination of color painted, photographic, and drawings, illustrations provides excellent appreciation of the subject. The text is clear and focused mostly on description of the subjects in the illustrations.

Simkins, Michael

The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine

Osprey, London, 1979, 40 pgs., chronology, illustrations, map, diagrams, paperback

Ancient Military History

The color illustrations are by Ronald Embleton. There are photos of Roman artifacts.

 Simkins, Michael

The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan

Osprey, Reading, 1974, 40 pgs., chronology, illustrations, map, diagrams, paperback

Ancient Military History

The color illustrations are by Michael Youens. The text is very basic, one part discusses the Romans in Britain. The illustrations supplement those in the other books listed here.

Simon, Edith

The Making of Frederick the Great

Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1963, 296 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations appendices, genealogy table

Early Modern Military History

Good biography of Frederick to accompany Duffy's books on his army and wars

Simpson, W. Douglas

Scottish Castles: An Introduction to the Castles of Scotland

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Edinburgh, 1959, 45 pgs., plan drawings, illustrations,

Castles - fortifications

A short descriptive text with castles organized by date with useful list organized by type and excellent drawings of plans.

Sloan, John

Military History of Russia: A Preliminary Survey of the Sources

Dept of Army, Institute for Advanced Russian and East European Studies, Garmishch Germany, 1971, 114 pgs. , manuscript

Russian Military History

A annotated bibliography of books and articles on Russian military history compilied with a general discussion of the avaliability of such material. Much in need of a new edition since there has been a huge expansion of such references since 1971.

Sloan, John

Machiavelli On War

Columbia University, New York, 1964, 125 pgs. Research paper submitted for degree of Master of Arts in Faculty of Political Science, bibliography, foot notes, paperback

Early Modern History

The research paper, prepared under supervision of Dr. Neal Wood, focuses on Machiavelli's theories on the art of war as found in his writings in comparisonl with the views of his ancient sources and modern theory on the principles of war.

Smith, Digby

The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book: Actions and Loses in Personnel, Colours, Standards and Artillery, 1792-1815

Greenhill Books, London, 1998, 582 pgs., index, bibliography, abbreviations

Reference - Napoleonic Warfare

Immense compilation of data. It is organized by chapter chronologically by year from 1792 to 1815, and then within chapter by subjects. There is copious data for each battle.

Snibbe, Bob - ed.

Napoleonic Socity Bulletin & Journal - # 53, Fall 1996 to # 69, Fall 2001

Napoleonic Society of America, Clearwater, Fl.

Napoleonic era Warfare and Culture

A very popular journal of a society devoted to study of Napoleon that not only published articles of considerable interest but also conducted excellent tours to Napoleonic locations and held annual banquets.

Snodgrass, A. M.

Arms and Armor of the Greeks

Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1967, 195 pgs., index, notes, sources, illustrations, paperback

Ancient Warfare

From Mycenaeans to Macedon

Sola Pool, Ithiel de

Satellite Generals: A Study of Military Elites in the Soviet Sphere

Stanford Univ. Press, 1955, 165 pgs., notes, bibliography, paper back

Military History

A very interesting study of the composition of the higher command in some Warsaw Pact countries plus China.

Soloviev, Sergei M. ed and trans. John Windhausen

History of Russia Vol. 7 The Reign of Ivan III the Great

Academic International Press, Gulf Breeze Fl. 1978, 164 pgs., index, end notes, diagram.

Russian History

These translations are from Soloviev's massive, 29 vols. History published between 1851 and 1879. He is still considered one of the greatest Russian historians. This covers the events of the Reign of Ivan III so complements the topical discussion in Presniakov's book.

Soloviev, Sergei M. ed and trans John Windhausen

History of Russia Vol. 8 Russian Society in the Age of Ivan III

Academic International Press, Gulf Breeze Fl. 1979, 283 pgs., index, end notes, maps.

Russian History

This book also discusses events - war with Lithuania and Livonia, but also social topics similar to those in Preniakov's book.

Soloviev, Sergei M. ed and trans. Hugh Graham

History of Russia Vol. 9 The Age of Vasily III

Academic International Press, Gulf Breeze Fl., 1976, 273 pgs., index, end notes, illustration.

Russian History

Further on to events in chapters on Pskov and Smolensk. The subject moves on after Ivan III's death to the period of Valilii III and the regency of Elena in the name of Ivan IV.

Sorley, Lewis

Reassessing ARVN

Lecture delivered at Vietnam Center Texas Tech University, Lubock, Texas, 17 March, 2006, 32 pgs., paperback

Modern Military History American Military History

Dr. Sorley is retired US Army officer who served in VietNam and author of biographies "Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times" - and "Honorable Warrior: General Harold K. Johnson and the Ethics of Command" plus a history "A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's last Years in Vietnam" and other works

Sorley, Lewis

Remembering Vietnam

Lecture delivered at the National Archives, Wash. D.C, April 2002, 20 pgs., paperback

Modern Military History American Military History

In this lecture Col. Dr. Sorley summarizes the actions and policies of the American high command.

Sorrell, Alan

British Castles

B. T. Batsford, London, 1973, 80 pgs., diagrams, illustrations, Bibliography

Castles - Fortification - Medieval Military History

Descriptions of 30 British Castles

Sotnikov, A. A. editor

Katalog proizbedenii izobrazsitel'nogo iskusstva

Izdaniye voyenno-istorichskogo muzei artillerii, St Petersburg, 1972, 756 pgs., index, sources, illustrations

Russian history

This is a catalog listing 1826 art items in the museum holdings. Each entry describes the work of art and its creator. The paintings are listed in chronological order of their subject rather than by title or artist. The first one depicts the siege of Tsar'grad (Constantinople) in 907 AD.

Southern, Pat & Karen Ramsey Dixon

The Late Roman Army

Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 1996, 206 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, glossary, illustrations

Ancient Military History

A detailed analysis of the Roman Army from the 2nd to late 5th centuries AD.

Souza, Philip de, et. al.

The Greeks at War From Athens to Alexander

Osprey, London, 2004, 285 pgs., index, illustrations, sources, glossary

Ancient Military History

A standard Osprey book - clear text and good illustrtions

Souza, Philip de. ed.

The Ancient World At War

Thames & Hudson, N. Y., 2008, index, maps, illustrations, further reading

Ancient Military History - world wide

Contains 18 excellent essays on warfare from Middle East to China to Americas with full color diagrams of battles and many illustrations

Souza, Philip de.

The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 95 pgs., index, reading, chronology, illustrations, map, paperback

Ancient Military History

A concise history. The author repeats Thucydides' argument that 'fear and suspicion lead to war'. He also relies on Xenophon and Kagan.

Souza, Philip de.

The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 95 pgs., index, reading, chronology, illustrations, map, paperback

Ancient Military History

The description begins with Persian, Spartans, and Athenians. The first campaign is Dareios in 490, then Xerxes invades. There are chapters on Ariostodemos the Spartan, Persian Architecture, Demokedes and Demaratos and then two pages on continued war between Athens and Persia. Finally there are two pages on the Peloponnesian War.

Spauding, Oliver Lyman, Hoffman Nickerson and John Wright

Warfare: A Study of Military methods From the Earliest Times

The Infantry Journal, Wash. D.C. 1937, 601 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes, maps

Military History

This is the classic study of military history from Ancient era to the end of the 18th century. It was published on the eve of World War II for public education. This was my first text book in military history in the 1940's. Part One focuses on Greece, Macedon and the Roman Republic. Part Two is about the Roman Empire, and medieval war including the Crusades. Part Three discusses war in Europe in the 16th to 18th centuries. A huge amount of new research and explosion of publications on military history as taken place since 1937, but this book retains its honored place.

Spiller, Roger J ed.

Dictionary of American Military Biography - 3 vol.

Greenwood Press, London, U.K., 1984, 1368 pgs., index, appendices, chronologies bibliographies

Reference American Military History

Massive with entries for known and little known individuals

Stackpole, Edward J.

They Met at Gettysburg

The Stackpole Co., Harrisburg, PA., 1959, 342 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps

American Military History

Including the prologue and epilogue this includes the entire campaign. The author discusses both sides. And one chapter is a 'study in Leadership' that compares Lee and Meade. The tactical maps are fine, thanks to Colonel Wilber Nye. The battle opens with Buford's Union cavalry on the First Day in chapter 11, which gives one an idea of the detail in this book.,

Stamps, T. Dodson and Vincent J. Esposito

A Military History of World War II - with atlas - 2 vol

U.S. M. A, West Point, N.Y., 1953 vol 1, 684 pgs., vol 2, 565 pgs., index, bibliography

American Military History

This was a standard text for the Course on Military Art in the 1950's. It was used with the excellent atlas.

Stamps, T. Dodson, ed.

A Short Military History of World War I

U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., 1950, 353 pgs., index, bibliography, accompanying atlas separate

Modern Military History - American Military History

This was our text in the Course on Military Art in the 1950's

Stanley, Roy M.

World War II Photo Intelligence

Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y., 1981,374 pgs., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations, appendices

Modern Military History

The author was a professional photo interpreter and senior executive in organazations devoted to aerial photography. This massive history includes photo intelligence by both sides in WWII.

Stanton,. Shelby. C.

Order of Battle U. S. Army World War II

Presidio Press, Novato, 1984, 621 pgs., illustrations, appendices, sources

Modern Military History - American Military History

This massive reference work contains an entry for every American Army unit down to regiments and battalions. Unit crests are included as well as division patches. It is organized by branch of service. There is nothing in print like it.

Stanton,. Shelby. C.

Vietnam Order of Battle

U. S. News Books, Wash. D. C., 1981, 396 pgs., index, Sources, Tables, Appendices, maps, illustrations

Modern Military History

A Monumental book in large folio size. It is comprehensive. It includes a section on Australian, Philippines, Thailand, and Korea troops. The chapters are organized in Army hierarchial order from Headquarters and major commands to divisions and then to combat units by branch, then combat support and service unites, special warfare units and other services. There is nothing like this in print.

Stanton,. Shelby. C.

The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam 1965-1975

Presido Press, Novato CA., 1985, 411 pgs., index, bibliogrphy, illustrations

Modern Military History - American Military History

Shelby is veteran of VietNam - a critical analysis describing American mistakes,

Starr, Chester G.

The Roman Imperial Navy - 31 B.C. A.D 324

Barnes & Noble, N.Y., 1960, 232 pgs., index, appendix, abbreviation list, map

Ancient Military History

The content includes both the fleets and individual sailors.

Stearns, Philip O.

How to make Model Soldiers

Hamlyn, N. Y., 1974, 80 pgs., illustrations

Reference - Uniforms

Color and b/w illustrations of various military uniforms. Text description of soldiers and also recommendation on how to make them.

Stein, Sir Aurel, K.C.I.E

On Alexander's Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India

Castle Books, Edison, N.J., 2004, 182 pgs., index, maps, illustrations, a reprint of Stein's original edition of 1929

Ancient Military History

This is Aurel Stein's account of his search in what is now Pakistan for the famous mountain top, Aornos to the Greeks, now identified by Stein as Pir-Sar. Aornos was the impregnable, inaccessible mountain fortress whole capture by Alexander created contemporary wonderment and legends. Aurel Stein was an indefatigable archeologist, explorer not only in northwest India but also Central Asia, Chinese Turkestan. See also his "Alexander's Campaign on the Indian North-West Frontier' in Geographical Journal, London, Nov. Dec. 1927.

Steuart, A. Francis

Scottish Influences in Russian History

James MaClehose and Sons, Glasgow, 1913, 142 pgs. ,index,

Russian Military History

The Scottish influence was mostly from military officers who advised and or commanded Russian army units. Patrick Gordon is the most famous of these and he is described in this book.

Stevens, Carol B.

Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

Pearson, Longman, London, 2007, 329 pgs., maps, index, chronology, bibliography, glossary, paperback

Russian Military history

Outstanding scholarship, One of the many new books on Russian military history - read with Davies book on Russian steppe warfare

Stewart, Paul

"The Soldier, the Bureaucrat, and Fiscal Records in the Army of Ferdinand and Isabella"

The Hispanic American Historical Review Vol XLIX, No 2, May 1969, pgss., 281 -192

Early Modern Military History

The author discusses Ferdinand's policies in light of Machiavelli's assessment. Ferdinand was parsimonious while his great generals disdained from keeping financial records. The article is focused on the transformation of the army from a medieval to a modern force.

Stewart, Paul

"The Battle of Las Salinas, Peru, and Its Historians"

Sixteenth Century Journal, XIX, No.3, 1988, pgs., 407-434, foot notes

Early Modern Military History

The battle took place on April 6, 1538 near Cuzco. it was a great victory for Hernando Pizarro. It was between two Spanish forces, Pizarro's and that of his former partner, Diego de Almagro. Professor Stewart explains its significance.

Stewart, Paul

"Military command and the development of the viceroyalty under Ferdinand and Isabella"

The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol 5, number 2, 1975, pgs., 223-242, paperback

Early Modern Military History

A contribution to understanding of the development of military command in 15th century.

Stillman, Nigel and Nigel Tallis

Armies of the Ancient Near East 3000 BC to 539 BC

Wargame Research Group, Sussex, 1984, 208 pgs., bibliography, chronology, illustrations, maps, paperback

Ancient Military History

The text includes discussion of organization ,tactics, dress, equipment of many different armies from Egyptian to Nubian, Kushite, Old Assyrian, Arab, Cypriot, Phrygian, Lydian, Harappan, and many more. Description of many specific battles is included.

Stinemetz, Steven D.

A Society at War: Muscovite Military Command

Manuscript, 1981, 39 pgs, manuscript, bibliography

Russian Military History

The development of Muscovite military organization for command and control in the 17th century.

Stone, George Cameron

A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and use of Arms and Armor

Jack Brussel Pub., N.Y., 1961, 694 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Reference

A massive alphabetical listing of weapons, many of them exotic.

Stone, Norman

The Eastern Front 1914-1917

Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1975, 347 pgs., index, maps, end notes

Russian Military History - World War One

Still the best book on the generally neglected Eastern Front in World War One

Stoye, John

The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial between Cross and Crescent

Pegasus Books, N.Y., 2000, 226 pgs., index, notes and references, maps, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The Siege of 1683. Includes military, political and economic aspects

Strachan, Hew

European Armies and the Conduct of War

George Allen & Unwin, London, 1983, 226 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare and its aftermath

The title is a bit too broad. The author sets the background with discussion of war 'in the age of Marlborough and Frederick'. He proceeds to the tactical revolution during the 18th century and then Napoleonic warfare. The main theme of the book, then,. is discussion of the concepts Jomini and Clausewitz derived from their study of war with the example of Napoleon in mind. From this he moves on to World Wars One and Two and the impact of modern technology on further changes in tactics and strategy.

Strachan, Hew - ed.

War in History, Vol.1, Number 1,

Edward Arnold, London, 1994, 123 pgs., 5 major essays plus book reviews

Military History

A new journal of military history with an outstanding list of editors and authors. Among the essays in this issue are J. Lazenby's "Logistics in Classical Greek Warfare"; and James Sadkovich's "German Military Incompetence Throught Italian Eyes", which is a real eye opener itself. . Several book reviews are excellent.

Stuart, James, Jr.

The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River

Time-Life Books, 1985, 176 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, maps

American Military History

Part of a set

Sude, Gertmann, Lt. Col.

Clausewitz in US and German Doctrine

Military Review, June 1986, pgs., 39 -47, notes, illustration, paper

Military Theory

The author believes that Clausewitz has strongly influenced both American and German military thought and practice. And to gain a fuller understanding of this one should study both American and German military doctrine.

Sugar, Peter F.

Southeastern Europe under Ottoman Rule, 1354-1804

Univ of Washington Press, Seattle, 1977, 365 pgs., index, appendices, chronology, foot notes, bibliographical essay

Early Modern Warfare

The book is about the totality of Ottoman rule, political, cultural, economic, social; but the military campaigns and warfare are included

Summers, Harry G. Jr.

On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context

Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks Penn., 1981, 137 pgs., index, bibliography, notes,

Modern Military History

The author comments on US strategy in the Vietnam War with reference to Clauswitz

Sumnida, Jon, Tetsuro

Decoding Clauswitz

Univ. of Kansas Press, 2008, 234 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes

Clauswitz - Military Theory

A very innovative analysis of the meanings Clauswitz had in writing On War. Well worth study while reading On War.

Sumption, Jonathan

The Hundred Years War; Trial by Battle

Univ. of Penn., 659 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, paperback

Medieval Warfare

 

Sun Tzu - trans Thomas Cleary

The Art of War

Sharpedon Books, 1988, 172 pgs.

Ancient Chinese theory of war and strategy

 

Sun Tzu - The Art of War - trans Samuel Griffith

The Art of War

Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1963, 197 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, appendices,

Ancient Chinese theory of war and strategy

 

Sweetman, Jack

American Naval History

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1984, 331 pgs., index to naval vessels, maps, bibliography, illustrations, chronology,

American Military history

 

Sweetman, John

Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade

Osprey, Oxford, 1990, 96 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, paper back

Modern Military History

Of course the battle was more than the charge and the text includes it all, but the British public tunes in to the Charge. The maps and diagram of the charge are excellent. The text includes a section on wargaming of the battle. I visited the field 3 times and have posted photographs on my website.

Swift, Louis J.

The Early Fathers on War and Military Service

Michael Glaizer, Inc., Wilmington DE., 1983, 164 pgs., readings, paperback

Military theory, history and Religion

Direct extracts from the writing of early Catholic Church Fathers on war, with commentary.

Swinton, Maj.Gen. Sir Ernest

The Defense of Duffer's Drift

USA CGSC 1970 reprint 72 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Modern Warfare

This is a classic - the fiction, imaginary story of a defense in the Boer War designed to teach about proper use of terrain.

Symonds, Craig, L.

Gettysburg; A Battlefield Atlas

Nautical and Aviation Publishers, Baltimore, MD., 1992, 103 pgs, illustrations, maps, order of battle

American Military History

Excellent maps, good to use while reading a narrative text

Tacitus - trans. H. Mattingly

Tacitus On Britain and Germany - translation of Agricola and Germania

Penguin Books,N. Y., 1960, 175 pgs., maps, glossary, bibliography, notes, paperback

Ancient Military History

Our major source on Rome and the Germans

Tacitus - trans Michael Grant

The Annals of Imperial Rome

Penguin Books, Baltimore MD., 1961, index, maps, place names, notes, introduction, paperback

Ancient Military History

Our major source on Rome and the Germans

Tacitus - trans. Alfred Church

The Complete Works of Tacitus -Annals, History, Life of Cnaeus Agricola, Germany and its Tribes, A Dialogue on Oratory

Modern Library, N. Y., 1942, 773 pgs., glossary

Ancient Military History

Our major source on Rome and the Germans

Tanner, Robert G.

Stonewall in the Valley: Thomas J. "Stonewall' Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Spring 1862

Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y. 1976, 436 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, appendices

American Military History

The famous campaign was limited in length of time and space. The author was able to accomplish detailed research and write a very detailed account including Jackson's plans and his army's table of organization.

Tarassuk, Leonid, and Claude Blair, eds.

Arms and Weapons: A Complete Encyclopedia

Bonanza Books, N.Y., 1979, 544 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Reference, Military Weapons

very comprehensive

Tarn, W. W.

Alexander the Great

Beacon Press, Boston, index, paper back , foot notes

Ancient Military History

Brief biography by a noted scholar -Some of the author's opinions are now controversial.

Tashjean, John E.

The Cannon in the Swimming Pool: Clausewitzian Studies and Strategic Ethnocentrism

RUSI - Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studiess, June 1983, London, pgs. 54 -57. end notes, paperback

Modern Military history - Military Theory

The author, an expert on Clausewitz's thinking, here discusses the thinking with that of recent authors, Alexander Atkinson and Harry Summers Jr. and all three with Chinese ideas on war.

Tashjean, John E.

The Transatlantic Clausewitz 1952-1982

Naval War College Review3w, Nov, 1982, pgs. 69-86, end notes,

Modern Military History - Military Theory

An excellent critique of recent commentators on Clausewitz including Werener Hahlweg Dr. Tasshgean's conclusion is that there has been great progress in recent years in understanding Clausewitz. .

Tashjean, John E.

Review of Peter Paret's Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age.

Comparative Strategy, Spring 1987

Military Theory

An excellent review of one of the most important books on the history of modern strategy.

Taylor, A. J.

The King's Works in Wales 1277-1330

Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1974, A reprint from sections of The History of the King's Works , 1963 - illustrations, appendices, notes, figures, diagrams

Castles - fortifications

This book is about the Castles for the war of 1277 and war of 1282-83 It has detailed information on costs for construction - tables of wages, notes on foreign craftsmen employed. and much more

Taylor, B. ed.

Castles and Fortifications

Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1973, 33 pgs., color illustrations

Castles - Fortifications

The booklet is entirely illustrations of various fortification systems, ancient and medieval.

Taylor, F. L.

The Art of War in Italy 1494-1529

Cambridge Univ. Press, U.K. 1921, 228 pgs., index, appendices

Early Modern Warfare

Organized topically by arm and includes section on Military writers of the period

Taylor, Michael J. & John W. Taqlor

Helicopters of the World

Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1978, 112 pgs., index, illustrations

Reference - technology

There have bveen many helicopters designed and built since 1978, but this reference is still useful with its excellent illustrations and complete data about the helicopters avaialble then.

Taylor, Philip A.

The Origins of the English Civil War: Conspiracy, Crusade, or Class Conflict?

D. C. Heath Co., Boston, 1960, 107 pgs, added reading

Early Modern Military History

Essays by contemporaries and historians selected for study on controversial aspects of the Civil War. Designed to generate student discussion.

Taylor, Robert - ed.

Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly Vol XXX #1, Spring 2000

U. S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, 168 pgs.

Military History and current topics

Excellent articles by Ralph Peters, Timothy Thomas, John Tokar and others on issues still relevant in 2014. Book Reviews and current lists of new publications.

Taylor, Robert - ed.

Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly Vol XXXII # 3, Autumn 2002

U. S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, 164 pgs.

Military History andcurrent topics

Excellent articles by Ralph Peters, Krishna Kumar, Richard Russell, Ali Jalali and others on issues still relevant in 2014. Book Reviews and current lists of new publications.

Terraine, John

To Win a War: 1918, The Year of Victory

Doubleday Co., N. Y., 1981, 268 pgs., index, bibliography, appendix, illustrations

Modern Miliary History

Contains many direct quotations from participants

Thiel, J. H.

Studies on the History of Roman Sea-power in Republican Times

North-Holland Pub., Amsterdam, 1946, 456 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes

Ancient Military History

The classic study of Roman naval power in the three Punic Wars and then the eastern Med. 2 Macedonian Wars, Syrian War; then Spain and Sicily. But the author considered it a preliminary effort prepared during the trying times of World War II. But it is actually in most detail a study of the central period of the Second Punic War.

Thiel, J. H.

A history of Roman Sea-power Before the Second Punic War

North-Holland Pub. Amsterdam, 1954, 367 pgs., index, bibliography

Ancient Military History

In his preface the author declares that his original intention expressed in the above 'study' was to write the whole history in one book. But times change, so this book will constitute Vol 1 - the history of Roman sea-power Before the Punic wars - the above will constitute Vol 2 - the Punic Wars and we can hope the author will complete a volume 3 with a more detailed analysis of Roman sea-power after those wars.

Thomas, Hugh

Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico

Touchstone, N.Y., 1995, 812 pgs, index, end notes, sources,

Early Modern Warfare

The author describes in detail the extensive war that Cortes waged to conquer Mexico

Thomas, Robert

The Russian Army of the Crimean War 1854-56

Osprey, London, 1991, 48 pgs., illustrations

Russian Military History

The color illustrations are by Richard Scollins. There are tables listing the colors of the uniforms of each regiment. The text describes the formations for battle in the field.

Thompson, M. W.

Tattershall Castle

The National Trust, London, 1974, 20 pgs., fuirther reading, illustrations, diagrams, photograph, paperback

Castle - fortification

The text well describes the present castle. The history section notes that a Norman named Eudo held the Tattershall area from 1086, but a stone fortification was not licenced until 1251. Over then next two centuries marriages of heresses to heirs of other families resulted in expansion of the total domain and wealth. Then in 1435-45 the great castle was built by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England and participant at Agincourt. The castle fell to ruin in the 18th century but was partially restored after 1911. Now it consists of a magnificant keep standing alone in an open space that was the former inner, middle, and outer wards and two moats. A view of the keep indicates clearly that it was built for show and wealthy living not for serious defense.

Thorburn, W. A.

Uniform of the Scottish Infantry

HMSO, Edinburgh, 1973, 26 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Reference - Uniforms

Illustrations of the uniforms of the Scottish Regiments with text.

Thucydides - trans. Richard Crowley, ed. Robert Strassler

The Landmark Thuydides (Peloponnesian War)

Free Press, N.Y., 711 pgs., index, maps, foot notes, illustrations, appendices

Ancient Military History

The four Landmark Series editions of ancient Greek historians are more than outstanding examples of scholarship and publishing skill. I have many editions of Thucydides, but none compare and none provide either context or maps and lucid explanations. Read with Kagan's book on the war.

Thucydides, trans. Rex Warner

The Peloponnesian War

Penguin Classic, London, 1954, 552 pgs., maps, paperback

Ancient Military History

handy paperback edition - a classic, but one must study the Landmark edition and read Kagan's books

Thucydides, trans Rex Warner

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Penguin, London, 1954, 648 pgs., index, maps, bibliography, appendices, paperback

Ancient Military History

Another edition - this one with introduction by M. I. Finley, an expert on Classical Greece.

Tilberg, Frederick

Gettysburg

National Park Service, Wash. D. C. 1962, 64 pgs., illustrations, map

American Military History

Official guide book to the battlefield with map and pictures of the field and some leaders. A useful item to have during a visit

Tilberg, Frederick

Antietam

National Park Service, Wash. D. C. 1960, 60 pgs., illustrations, maps

American Military History

Official guide book to the battlefield with map and pictures of the field and some leaders. A useful item to have during a visit

Tincey, John

The Armada Campaign 1588

Osprey, London, 1988, 64 pgs., further reading, lists of ships in both navies, illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Military History

Color illustrations of the men on both sides by Richard Hook, not of the ships. Text summary of the campaign.

Toppe, Alfred, General major - ed

Desert Warfare: German Experience in World War II

Historical Division European Command, 1945, 95 pgs., paperback

Modern Warfare

General Toppe was during World War II. HJe had quite a few other senior German generals contribute to this report including Friz Bayerlein, who was Chief of Staff of German Africa Corps, Gerhard Mueller, who was Commander of 5th Panzer Regiment and Siegfried Westpahl who commanded at several levels in Africa Corps.

Toy, Sidney

A History of Fortification from 3000 B.C. to A. D. 1700

The MacMillan Co., N.Y., 1955, index, illustrations, diagrams

Fortification - Military History

A classic study of the construction and use of fortresses. Excellent illustrations and diagrams.

Trask, David F.

The War with Spain in 1898

Macmillian, N. Y., 1981, 654 pgs., index, end notes

American Military History

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Trench, Charles Chenevix

The Road to Khartoum: A Life of General Charles Gordon

W. W. Norton, N. Y.,. 1978, 320 pgs., index, illustrations, sources and references,

Modern Warfare

Includes brief mention of Gordon's service as Engineer officer in Siege of Sevastopol and his command in China during the Taiping Rebellion. Majority of the text is about his service in the Sudan.

Troiani, Don - and Robert Krick et al.

Don Troiani's American Battles The Art of the Nation at War 1754 - 1865

Stackpol Books, Mechanicsburg PA., 2006, 248 pgs., magnificent color illustrations

American Military History

As the title indicates, this is a book featuring Don Troiani's marvelous paintings of American military in action and at rest. The text is built around the paintings and is by many authors.

Trubnikov, B. G.

Orushiye i Voorushyeniye

Izdatel'skii dom "Neva, St Petersburg, 2002, 399 pgs., bibliography, tables, illustrations

Reference - weapons - arms and armor

A highly illustrated reference work on 'cold weapons' that is non-gunpowder weapons, and personal armor. Many unusual items shown.

Tsouras, Peter G.

Alexander: Invincible king of Macedonia

Brassey's, Brassey's, Washington D.C., 2004 , 121 pgs., index, end notes, bibliography, illustrations, diagrams

Ancient Military History

Biography with description of military campaign.

Tsouras, Peter G. - ed.

Scouting for Grant and Meade: The Reminiscences of Judson Knight, Chief of Scouts, Army of the Potomac

Skyhorse Pub., N. Y., 2014, 276 pgs., notes, bibliography, appendix, illustrations

American Military History

The author has very well merged various direct memoirs of important Union Civil War scouts with his commentary. The action takes place mostly during the later stages of the Union Army siege of Richmond and Petersburg

Tsouras, Peter G.

'The Great Patriotic War'

Greenhill Books, London, 1992, 255 pgs, index, bibliography, tables, illustrations, maps, appendices, large format

Russia - Modern Military History

This is a large scale illustrated history of the Eastern Front in World war II. The coverage is extensive and the text descriptive. There is an introduction by David Chandler

Tsouras, Peter G.

Warlords of Ancient Mexico: How the Mayans and Aztecs Ruled for More than a Thousand Years.

Skyhorse Publishing, N. HY., 2014,289 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps. paperback

Early Modern Warfare

This is a fine and much needed book in that it discusses the wars and leaders of MesoAmerica from their own point of view rather than that of the Spanish. The best part of the book is the section on Aztecs (for which sources are more available) in which Tsouras first describes in detail their conquest of central Mexico and then their struggle to defend agaisnt the Spanish, all from their point of view. As the title indicates the book is focused on the individual rulers. One can easily read Prescot and Thomas to learn about the Spanish conquest from their side. TRhe full color illustrations are terrific and the small maps essential. Thje book would have been much enhanced by inclusion of a glossary with names of places and individuals mentioned.

Tsouras, Peter G.

Disaster at Stalingrad: An Alternate History

Frontline Books, London, 2013, 242 pgs., end notes, bibliography, appendices, maps, illustrations

Alternate Modern History

This is a very imaginative narration by a master of 'alternate history' stories. In this one the Germans achieve a victory of sorts in the battle of Stalingrad in World War II. Excellent illustrations. Nice forward by Ralph Peters. Elaborate and detailed scenario.

Tsouras, Peter G. - ed.

Third Reich Victorious: Alternate DecisionsWar II of World

Greenhill Books, London, 2002, 256 pgs., notes, bibliographies, maps, illustrations

Alternate Modern History

For this one the master, Pete Tsouras, has called together a great crew of imaginative story tellers who do know their history. There are 10 chapters, each telling a wild story about what MIGHT have happened. They include naval and air campaigns as well as North Africa, and East and West Fronts in Europe. But Pete leaves the Pacific for another great book - Rising Sun Victorious. Read this one and learn all about things you didn't know.

Tsouras, Peter G. & Spencer Jones- ed.

Over the Top: Alternate Histories of the First World War

Frontier Books, London, 2014, 210 pgss., notes and further reading, maps, illustrations

Modern Military History

This time Peter Tsouras has enlisted more clever alternate thinkers to write chapters of 'what might have been' stories. There are 10 of these of which the editor-authors wrote 7. Rather than an 'alternate history' of the war, each ofthese is focused on a specific campaign or decision that one could plausably consider might have gone the other way. All are well written and enjoyable to contemplate.

Tsypkin, Mikhail

"Will the Military Rule Russia?"

Security Studies, Vol 2, no.1, Autumn 1992, pgs., 38-75, end notes

Russian History

The author discusses the role of the military in the events around the 1991 collapse of the USSR and what the interests of the professional military might be in the future.

Tucker, John & Lewis Winstock, - eds.

The English Civil War: A Military Handbook

Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA., 1972, 80 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, chronology, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

Essays on various topics, including by David Chandler and Christopher Duffy

Tucker, Louise -=ed.

The Visual Dictionary of Military Uniforms

Dorling Kindersley, N. Y., 1992, 64 pgs., illustrations, index, large format

Uniforms, military history

A very interesting method. There are large size colore illustrations and with each are names beside them pointing to specific parts -for instance on a German Cuirassier of 17th century we see the Poleyn, Tasset, Gauntlet, Couter, Pauldron, Helmet and Brest plate, The examples range from Roman legionary to Jet aircrews.

Turnbull, Stephen P.

The Samurai: A Military History

MacMillan, N.Y., 1977, 304 pgs., illustrations, index, bibliography, appendices

Medieval Warfare - Japanese military history

Generally considered the expert on the Samurai

Turnbull, Stephen P.

The Book of the Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan

Arco Pub., N. Y., 1983, 192 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations

Medieval Warfare - Japanese military history

Generally considered the expert on the Samurai

Turnbull, Stephen P.

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (1): The red-brick castles of Prussia 1230-1466

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, glossary, paper back

Castles - fortification

Excellent full color illustrations by Peter Dennis. Photos of remaining castles, b/w illustrations. The text has to be brief, but is informative about development, design features and operational history. The castle as living site is described.

Turnbull, Stephen P.

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (2): The stone castles of Latvia and Estonia 1185-1560

Osprey, Oxford, 2004, 64 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, glossary, paper back

Castles,- fortification

Excellent full color illustrations by Peter Dennis. Photos of remaining castles, b/w illustrations. The text has to be brief, but is informative about who built these castles, development, design features and operational history, siege warfare. Some examples in Livonia are studied. The castle as living site is described.

Turnbull, Stephen P.

The Great Wall of China 221 BC- AD 1644

Osprey, London, 2007, 64 pgs., index, illustrations, chronology, bibliography, map, paperback

Fortification

Including the various frontier walls built in China from 221 BC to 1644 AD in one booklet is misleading, since there is no relationship between the Early Han walls in the far west and the great Ming wall to the north. However, there are sections on design and development, the wall as defensive system, description and illustration of walls from 'end to end', and the Great Wall today. The illustration of the famous Gate fortress at Shanhaiguan shows a modern reconstruction for the benefit of tourists. Color illustrations are by Steve Noon.

Turnbull, Stephen P.

Genghis Khan & the Mongol Conquests 1190- 1400

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 95 pgs., index, illustrations, chronology, bibliography, map, paperback

Medieval Military History

Excellent maps, b/w and color illustrations. The text must be general to include the full time frame of Mongol conquests.A chapter is about Subadai Ba'adur and another is about Chanchun. The conclusion is about the Mongol legacy..

Turnbull, Stephen P.

Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 95 pgs., index, illustrations, chronology, bibliography, map, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The author of the books on Teutonic castles here describes their worst defeat. He first focuses on the opposing commanders, armies and plans. Then he narrates the entire campaign and its results. He describes the battlefield today. The super illustrations are by Richard Hook

Turnbull, Stephen P.

Samurai Armies 1550-1615

Osprey, London, 1979, 40 pgs., illustrations, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

The color illustrations are by Richard Hook. There are photos as well., They are a good supplement to Turnbull's larger books listed.

Turnbull, Stephen P.

The Mongols

Osprey, London, 1980, 40 pgs., illustrations, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by Angus McBride. The are a good supplement to Turbull's book on Genghis Khan.

Turney-High, Harry Holbert

Primitive War: Its Practice and Concepts

Univ. of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 1949, 277 pgs., index, bibliography

Ancient (Prehistoric) Warfare

This is the classic study of primitive war and has been very controversial with anthropologists ever since.

Ulanoff, Stanley M. - ed

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American Wars and Heroes: Revolutionary War through VietNam

Arco Pub. N. Y., 1985, 376 pgs., maps, illustrations, 15 essays

American Military History

 

Ullrich, von Hans-Joachim

Soldaten im Bunten Rock - The Prussian Army under Frederick William II and Frederick William IV, 1786-1807

Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart 1968, 36 pgs., + 16 full color uniform plates in bound box set

Reference - Napoleonic Warfare

Extraordinary set of full color large size paintings of the uniforms of Prussian army.

Dre. Paul Martin, with Ullrich, von Hans-Joachim

Soldaten im Bunten Rock - Die Franzosische Armee 1789-1807

Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart 1969, 40 pgs., + 16 full color uniform plates in bound box set

Reference - Napoleonic Warfare

Extraordinary set of full color large size paintings of the uniforms of French army.

Ullrich, von Hans-Joachim

Soldaten im Bunten Rock - Die preussische Armee 1808-1839

Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart 1972, 16 pgs., + 24 full color uniform plates in bound box set

Reference - Napoleonic Warfare

Extraordinary set of full color large size paintings of the uniforms of Prussian army.

Ullrich, von Hans-Joachim

Soldaten im Bunten Rock - Die preussische Armee 1840-1871

Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart 1979, 36 pgs., + 16 full color uniform plates in bound box set

Reference - Modern Warfare

Extraordinary set of full color large size paintings of the uniforms of Prussian army.

Unstead, R. J. - ed.

A Castle

Barnes and Noble, N.Y. 1986, 31 pgs, index, glossary, illustrations, large format, paper back

Castle - fortification

A fine book for students - full illustrations with cut aways showing how a castle was built and occupied. -motte and baliey to crusader castles.

Urban, William

Medieval Mercenaries: The Business of War

Greenhill Books, London, 2006, 304 pgs., index, sources, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

Traces the recruitment and role of mercenaries in medieval armies

Urban, William

The Teutonic Knights

Greenhill Books, London, 2003, 296 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Medieval Warfare

 The Northern Crusades of the Teutonic Knights generally receive less attention than the crusades in the Levant - this is valuable addition.

Utley, Robert M.

Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian 1866- 1891

Macmillan Pub., N. Y., 1973, 466 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes, illustrations, maps

American Military History

This another in the series on the history of the U.S. Army

Vagts, Alfred

A History of Militarism

Meridan Books, N.Y., 1959, revised edition, 5342 pgs., index, bibliography, end notes,

Military - political theory

The author distinguishes between what he terms 'the military way' and militarism. The 'military way' he considers legitimate, it is the preparation for and conduct of war at the behest of and under the control by the civil authorities. Militarism is the host of self-serving actions by both civilian and or military entities to enhance their own power or prestige. He warns against what he believes is the increasing militarization of society in modern times. His historical analysis begins with the breakdown of the feudal army and society and development of the mass army. For instance, he writes, "The beginnings of such militarism of sentiment and conviction as a mass phenomenon may be placed in the romantic age, opening in the later part of the eighteenth century."

Vallejo, Yli Remo

The Crusades

Aero Art International, Great Falls, VA., 2002, 116 pgs., spectacular illustrations, bibliography, maps

Medieval Warfare

The glory of this book is the illustrations by noted Russian military artist and researcher, Igor Dzis.

Vandergriff, Donald E.

Raising the Bar: Creating and Nurturing Adaptability to Deal with the Changing Face of War

Center for Defense Information, Wash. D. C., 2006, 132 pgs. , end notes, paperback

Military theory- leadership

Development of military leadership

Vandervort, Bruce - ed.

The Journal of Military History

George C. Marshall Foundation for Society for Military History - quarterly

Military history

The primier journal for the study of military history. Each quarterly issue contains excellent scholarly articles and numerous excellent book reviews.

Vauban, Sebastien LePrestre de - Trans., George Rolthrock

A manual of Siegcraft and Fortification

Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1968,

Fortification - Early Modern Military History

The classic work by the master of early modern art of fortification and siegecraft

Vegetius, Flavius Renatus

The Military Institutions of the Romans - trans of De Ri Militari by John Clark

Military service Division, Stackpole Co, Harrisburg, Penn., 1944, 113 pgs., diagrams, illustrations

Ancient Military History - Military Theory

Published during World war Two in a series to educate the public. A late Roman handbook that was very popular during the Middle Ages - the author mixes information about various periods of Roman military development into one text.

Verbruggen, J.F.- trans Col. Sumner Willard

The Art of Warfare in Western Europe during the Middle Ages - 8th cent. to 1340

Boydell Press, N.Y.., 1997, 387 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes

Medieval Warfare

Classic study - this translation is much needed

Vinkler, P. von

Oruzhiye (Weapons - arms and armor)

I. A. Yefron, S. Peterburg, 1894 (reprint Moscow 1992), 330 pgs., references, 422 illustrations,

Military History - weapons

The contents ( in Russian) includes from stone age to late Medieval era - including ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, medieval Germany, Japan, Asia, and Russia.

Vinogradov, V.

Gyerbi Dryevnikh Prigorodov Pskova

Upravleniye kul'turi, Pskov, 1989, 16 pgs., index, illustrations, paperback.

Russian History

This small book hasillustrations and descriptions of the heraldry symbols for Pskov and the small medieval towns in its government.

Vinokurova, Ye.

Borodinskoye Srazheniye v Otyechestvennoi Voinye 1812 goda

Ministerstva pechate, Mozhaisk,

Russian Military History

A set of large cards with color illustrations of events related to the Borodino battle - all in Russian

Viskovatov, A. V. - trans Mark Conrad

Historical Descripton of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army, Vol 19, 1861

Manuscript

Russian Military History

TheViscovatov study of the history of the Russian army from time of Peter was published in many volumes. Subsequent editions brought it up to date to the1900's. The lithograph pictures of the soldiers in uniforms are exceptional. The work was repeated by the General staff. Mark Conrad as been translating this massive work for years.

Volkoff, Vladimir

Vladimir The Russian Viking

The Overlook Press, Woodstock, N.Y., 1985, 384 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

Russian Military History

Vladimir was one of the more successful conquerors who created a new society.

Volz, Arthur

Artillery Weapons - Germany 1861-1918

Manuscript, 1983, 67 pgs. , bibliography, tables

Germany artillery

A detailed study of the development of artillery in Germany from 1861 through World War One..

Volz, Arthur

Artillery Weapons - Germany 1861-1918

Manuscript, 1983, 83 pgs. , bibliography, tables

Germany artillery

A detailed study of the development of artillery in Germany from 1928 to 1945.

Volz, Arthur

Artillery Weapons - Russia 1867-1917

Manuscript, 1983, 73 pgs. , bibliography, tables

Russian artillery

A detailed study of the development of artillery in Russia from 1867 to 1917..

Volz, Arthur

Artillery Weapons - Russia 1917-1945

Manuscript, 1983, 73 pgs. , bibliography, tables

Russian artillery

A detailed study of the development of artillery in Russia from 1917 to 1945.

Volz, Arthur

Artillery Weapons - Soviet Union 1945-1983

Manuscript, 1983, 35 pgs. , bibliography, tables

Russian artillery

A detailed study of the development of artillery in Soviet Union from 1945 to 1983.

Vox, Maximilian

 Napoleon

Grove Press, N. Y., 1960, 192 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

Biography including his thoughts on war and power

Wagner, Eduard

European Weapons and Warfare 1618-1648

Octopus Books, London, 1979, 296 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, chronology, large format

Early Modern Warfare

This is about the weapons used during the Thirty Years' War - as such it should accompany reading of the many text books on that war. This one has simply fantastic color illustrations of every type of weapon and supply, and fortifications and clothing and so much more.

Walder, David

The Short Victorious War: Russia- Japanese Conflict 1904-1905

Hutchinson, London, 1973, 321 pgs., appendices, index, illustrations, sources, bibliography, notes

Russian Military History

Brief popular account

Wales Tourist Board

Castles and historic Places in Wales

Wales Tourist Board, Cardiff, 1974, 104 pgs., index, illustrations, maps, paperback

Castles, fortification

An excellent guide - the castles are organized by area and each area has a detailed map with the castles well marked.

Walton, Jakob - Mac Raeff ed.

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

Penguin Books, N.Y., 1991, 169 pgs., notes, place names, chronology, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

Primary source

Walzer, Michael

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

Basic Books, N.Y., 1977, 361 pgs., index, end notes, paperback

Military History and Theory

Organized topically

Ward, Christopher

The War of the Revolution

Macmillan Co. N. Y., 1952, 2 vol., 986 pgs., end notes, bibliography

American Military History

 

Wardek, Ghulam Dastagir

The Voroshilov Lectures: Materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy - 3 vol,

National Defense Univ. Wash. D. C. 1989-1990 vol. 1 411 pgs., vol. 2 227 pgs., index, glossary

Modern Military History and Soviet Military Theory

Colonel Wardek attended both Soviet Frunze and Voroshilov Academies while serving as senior officer in the Afghan Army. he later lead the resistance to the Soviet invasion and then, after being severely wounded, came to the U.S. and provided his extensive, detailed lecture materials that he transcribed while attending the Soviet military academies. They revealed a vast amount of information on Soviet military doctrine and theory in an unclassified format.

Wardek, Ghulam Dastagir & Ali Jalali, Albert McJoynt, John Sloan

Soviet Command and Staff Handbook, Chapter Three

John Sloan Associates, Springfield VA., - Prepared for trhe U. S. Army BCTP, 84 pgs., paper

Soviet Military Planning

This handbook was created out of material from the Soviet General Staff Academy and the Frunze Military Academy It describes the Soviet Army structure and organization of field troop control organs and the responsibilities and duties of command personnel.

Wardek, Ghulam Dastagir & Ali Jalali, John Sloan

Soviet Views on the Unexpected in Combat

John Sloan Associates, Springfield VA. 29 pgs., paper

Soviet Military Planning

This manuscript is based on lecture materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy

Warner, Philip

Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire

Taplinger Pub.,. N. Y., 1975, 235 pgs., index, appendix, illustrations

Modern Warfare

Includes all the engagements, not only Kitchner's campaign, but not in as great detail as Ziegler's book.

Warnes, David

Chronicle of the Russian Tsars

Thames & Hudson, London, 1999, 224 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations

Russian History

Includes rulers from 1462 (Ivan III) to 1917 (Nicholas II).

Warry, John

Warfare in Classical World: An Illustrated encyclopedia of weapons, warriors and warfare in the ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome

St. Martin's Press, N. Y., 1980, 224 pgs., index, many illustrations, glossary, maps, battle plans, large format

Ancient Military History

For an 'encyclopedia'; it is not organized in alphabetical entries, but chronologically from Homeric war to the late Roman Empire and 'barbarians'.. The color illustrations are outstanding, especially the large paintings of typical warriors for each era. The extensive text is much more than a commentary on the illustrations.

Wartenburg, Count Yorck von, - Walter James, ed.

Napoleon as a General

Wolsey Series, 2 vols. 1950, 371 and 478 pgs., index

Napoleonic Warfare

This was our text book at West Point in 1950's

Wartenburg, Count Yorck von, - Walter James, ed.

Atlas to accompany Napoleon as a General

Dept. Military Art, U.S. M. A. West Point N.Y., 1950, 125 full color maps

Napoleonic Warfare

This was our text book at West Point in 1950's. New maps have been published in another atlas

Watson, Francis

Wallenstein: Soldier Under Saturn

Cedric Chivers Ltd., Bath, U.K., 1969, 439 pgss., index, bibliography, illustrations

Early Modern Warfare

Albrech von Wallenstein, Duke of Friedland, was the great Imperial general in the 30 years' War.

Watson, G. R.

The Roman Soldier

Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, 1969, 250 pgs., index, appendices, notes, illustrations, abbreviations

Ancient Military History

A classic study of the Roman soldier

Webster, Graham

The Roman Imperial Army

Funk & Wagnalls, N.Y., 1969, 330 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, diagrams, maps

Ancient Military History

The content is on the 1st and 2nd century A.D. Imperial Army. Very comprehensive. The Frontier system; army composition, camps and forts, field army, peaceful activities of army.

Wedgwood, C. V.

The King's Peace 1637-1641

The Macmillan Co., N. Y., 1956, 520 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

English Military History - Early Modern Warfare

This is the classic narrative of the events leading up to the English Civil War including actions (warfare) in Scotland and Ireland. These wars were mostly religious but with political impact. And they decisively strained the kings' budget.

Wedgwood, C. V.

The King's War 1641-1647

The Macmillan Co., N. Y., 1959,703 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, maps

English Military History - Early Modern Warfare

This is the classic account of the first phase of the English Civil War, at the end of which we find that King Charles I has been handed over by the Scots to the Parliamentarians.. This book is a follow on to Wedgwood's The King's Peace.,

Wedgwood, C. V.

The Thirty Years War

Penguin Books, London, 1957, 480 pgs., index, bibliography, foot notes, paperback

Early Modern Warfare

A classic study of the war that destroyed the Habsburg power in Germany and Spanish and Habsburg power in the Netherlands. It solidified the development of the concept of 'state' being in practice sovereign polities within a 'society of states'. See Bobbitt "Shield of Achilles."

Weigley, Russell F.

The American Way of War: A History of the United States Military Strategy and Policy

Macmillian Publishing, N. Y., 1973, 584 pgs., index, notes, bibliography

American Military History

In my opinion somewhat controversial in that I wonder if the author's concept really was 'The American Way of War'.

Weigley, Russell F.

Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-45

Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, `981, 800 pgs., index, notes, map,

American Military History, World War II

This is a history of the campaign in Europe from the perspective of the Allied leadership

Weiner, Tim

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Doubleday Broadway Publishing, N. Y., 2007, 702 pgs., index, end notes, illustrations

American Military History

Bound to be controversial

Wengert, James Warren

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The Military Ambulance

Manuscript, 1981., 60 pgs. bibliography, illustrations

Military History

A very interesting historical study of the develop;ment of ambulance in military field operatgions.

Wheal, Elizabeth-Anne, Stephen Pope and James Taylor

A Dictionary of the Second World War

Peter Bedrick Books, N.Y., 1990, 550 pgs., maps, illustrations, chronology

Reference - Modern Military History

As a dictionary obviously it is organized in alphabetical order. Some entries are a short paragraph and others fill several pages.

Whitby, Michael

Rome at War AD 293-696

Osprey, Oxford, 2002, 95 pgs., index, reading. chronology, illustrations, maps

Ancient - Medieval Military History

The text discusses the period of the 'barbarian' invasions from all sides. But in addition to the various Germanic tribes the empire was assailed by Islamic Arabs and various Slavic groups. There are chapters on societies, on war, on selected leaders as individuals, and on the background and on resulting reorganization of society. This booklet discusses all of this at a broad, 'macro' level. The author's view is that all of this was contingency and not pre determined in any way.

White, Jon Manchip

Mareshal of France: The Life and Times of Maurice, Comte de Saxe 1690-1750

Rand McNally Co., N.Y., 1962, 300 pgs., index, notes and references, bibliography, illustrations, maps, tables

Early Modern Warfare

The biography includes descriptions of many battles and campaigns and concludes with an appraisal of de Saxe's famous theoretical treatise - Mes Reveries.

White, Lynn A. Jr.

Medieval technology and social change

Oxford Univ. Press, 1962, 194 pgs., index, illustrations, notes

Medieval Military History

This book begins with the controversial, and for me discredited, contention that a horseman was unable to be effective in battle with lance or sword prior to the introduction of the stirrup. Many experiments in recent times and descriptions from primary sources show the effectiveness of lance wielding cataphracts and Sarmatians, not to mention that cavalry was the main striking power of both Alexander the Great and Hannibal. But from his false contention the author built a whole concept of society based on this newly effective horseman - knight. The second chapter discusses the agricultural revolution based on the introduction of better, horse drawn ploughs. In this the author is on better terrain. The last chapter describes the introduction of mechanical power. The author notes that the Greeks and especially the Romans knew about and used mechanical power, for instance, the water wheel. But the middle ages saw a much more rapid and extensive spread of use of mechanical power.

Whittaker, C. R.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: A Social and Economic Study

The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 1994, 341 pgs., index, references, end notes, illustrations

Ancient Military History

Inter relationship of defense strategy to create frontier lines with the social and economic aspects.

Wilkinson, David

Deadly Quarrels

Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1980, 206 pgs., index, bibliography, tables, appendices, foot notes

Reference - warfare

A remarkable study compiling statistics on warfare. it builds on work of Richardson and Wright. The author describes the problems inherent in establishing a statistical study of past wars based on 3rd hand accounts. Nevertheless he has used computers to compile extensive tables.

Wilkinson, Frederick

The Castles of England

George Philip, London, 1973, 191 pgs., illustrations

Castles - fortification

An alphabetical listing of many castles in England - part of the series with Castles in Wales and Castles in Scotland

Wilkinson, Frederick

Arms & Armour

Macdonald Educational, London, 1976, 48 pgs., index, illustrations, large format reference and glossary

Reference - Military History

From stone age to Gattling guns.
The text is designed to describe the illustrations, which are the main point of the book

Wilkinson-Latham, Robert & Christopher

Infantry Uniforms

Blandford Press, London, 1970, 227 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, appendices

Reference - Uniforms, British Army

The book contains 96 full color illustrations of representative infantry units in the British Army with extensive text descriptions.

Williams, John - ed.

The American War of Independence 1775-1783

Invasion Publishing, London, 1974, 65 pgs., illustrations, maps, paperback

American Military History

Excellent full color paintings of military uniforms from all sides. Summary articles by well-known expert authors. Published as a 200th year Anniversary contribution

Williams, Kenneth P.

Lincoln Finds a General: A Military Study of the Civil War

MacMillan Co., N.Y., 1949 to 1959, 5 vols. indexes, end notes, illustrations, maps

American Military History

One of the first military histories in my library. In 5 volumes the author can provide much detail. The theme is clear from the title, it is about Lincoln's relationships with the commanders of the armies especially in the Virginia theater and how they all failed him until he found Grant.

Wilson, Derek

Charlemagne

Doubleday, N.Y., 2006, 226 pgss., index, bibliography, end notes, maps, color illustrations

Medieval Military History

Biography that includes discussion of warfare

Wilson, G,. M.

Crossbows

Dept of Environment, H .M. Stationary Office, London, 1976, 33 pgs., many illustrations,

Medieval Warfare

Illustrations of items in the Tower with descriptive text.

Windrow, Martin & Angus McBride

Imperial Rome At War

Concord Pub., Hong Kong, 1997, 47 pgs., illustrations

Ancient Warfare

Primarily a book of excellent color illustrations with text descriptions.

Wise, Terence

The Wars of the Crusades 1096-1291

Osprey, London, 1978, 224 pgs., index, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Warfare

Includes the armies on both sides, armor, weapons, tactics, fortifications - A popular style account for the general reader

Wise, Terrence

Medieval Warfare

Osprey, London, 1976, 258 pgs., index, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, sources, appendices paperback

Medieval Warfare

The author focuses on general functional topics from the feudal system itself and organization of armies to armour, weapons, tactics, castles, siege warfare and even heraldry. An appendix discusses how one might create and play a 'wargame' for this era..

Wise, Terence & Mark Healy

Hannibal's War With Rome: The Armies and Campaigns 216 B.C.

Osprey, London, 1999, 144 pgs., sources, chronology, further reading, illustrations, battle maps, paperback

Ancient Military History

Excellent illustrations. The deployment shown on map is questionable.

Wise, Terrence

Ancient Armies of the Middle East

Osprey, London, 1981, 40 pgs., chronology, illustrations, map, paperback

Ancient Military History

Full color illustrations by Angus McBride, b/w illustrations include actual artifacts. The text and illustrations include Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians,, Elamites, Egyptians, Libyans, Ethiopians, Hyksos, Hittites, Sea Peoples, Arabs, Aramaeans, Israelites, Judaeans, and Assyrians. That is a lot to include in a small text. The illustrations are the thing.

Wise, Terrence

Forts and Castles: The Story of Defence works from ancient times until the present

Almark Pub., London, 1972, 152 pgs., gazetteer, illustrations, diagrams, paperback

Castles - fortification

The title seems to be huge for a small book. But the content is strictly about the British Isles. The gazetteer is a huge list of sites organized alphabetically by shire in England (Bedfordshire, Berkshire etc. to Yorkshire), then Scotland (Aberdeenshire to Wigtownshire) - then Wales (Anglesy to Radnorshire) then Ireland (County Antrim to County Tyrone) then Channel Islands) then World War II fortifications again in geographical order. This alone is a great check list for anyone wanting to visit or even learn about these places. The text has excellent description of iron age forts, then Roman forts and dark age forts. When the subject gets to castles, there is description of methods and parts of a castle. Interestingly there is a section on Adulterine Castles (a topic generally ignored).

Wise, Terence

Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (2) Colours, standards and guidons of Austria, Britain, Prussia and Russia

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The color illustrations are by Guido Rosignoli. There are tables giving the color and design of the regimental standards or flags of the individual regiments of each army.

Wise, Terence

The War of the Roses

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by G. Embleton. There are photos of artifacts, genealogy tables of houses of York and Landcaster, battle diagrams for several key battles.

Wise, Terence

Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, maps, paperback

Ancient Military History

The color illustrations are by Richard Hook. Also many photos.

Wise, Terence

Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1) Colors, standards, and guidons of France and her Allies

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., sources, illustrations, drawings, paperback

Napoleonic Military History

The color illustrations are by Guido Rosignoli. There are tables giving the color and design of the regimental standards or flags of the individual regiments of each army.

Wise, Terence

Saxon, Viking and Norman

Osprey, London, 1979, 40 pgs., illustrations, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

The color illustrations are by G. A. Embleton. There are drawings and photographs.

Wise, Terence

Armies of the Crusades

Osprey, London, 1978, 40 pgs., chronology, illustrations, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

The illustrations are by G. A. Embleton. There also are photos and drawings. The illustrations supplement those in many other books on Crusades listed here.

Wise, Terence

Medieval European Armies

Osprey, London, 1975, 40 pgs., illustrations, maps, paperback

Medieval Military History

The illustrations are by G. A. Embleton. There also are photos and drawings. The illustrations supplement those in many other books on more specific medieval armies listed here.

Wolrab, Johann Jacob

Military Exercises- 1730

Museum Restoration service, West Hill, Ontario, 1962,

Early Modern Warfare

Introduction by S. J. Gooding. This is reprint of the 1730 illustrated drill manual. Such manuals were very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Wood, Neal

Introduction - in The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli

Bobbs- Merrill, N.Y., 1965, 75 pgs., notes. paperback

Military- Political theory

Professor Wood was my mentor and thesis advicer at Columbia Univ. I was fortunte to attend the year he offered an excellent seminar on Machiavelli. He was visiting from UCLA that year. His introduction to the new edition of Art of War is very valuable for an understanding of Machiavelli's thought expressed in Art of War.

Wood, Neal

The Response in Seventeenth and Eighteenth- Century England to Machiavelli's Theory of Social Conflict

Paper to be read at the Session of the Conference on British Studies, Meeting of the American Historical Association, N.Y., Dec. 1966, 34 pgs., end notes, - manuscript

Military- Political Theory

Dr. Wood was kind to provide me with this manuscript that should be published. The essay reflects Dr. Wood's abiding interest in the influence of Machiaveslli on English politicial thought and politicians. This essay focuses on that influence on Edmund Burke.

Wood, Neal

Xenophon - political theories and influence

Manuscript - 48 pgs., paper

Military - Political Theory

The author was very kind to give me this excellent study in manuscript. In this he discusses Xenophon and his influence on Machiavelli. The main topic is leadership.

Woodham-Smith, Cecil

The Reason Why; The Charge of the Light Brigade

Konecky and Konecky, N.Y., 1953, 287 pgs., index, sources

Russian Military History - British Military History

 As title indicates, this is a narrow focus on one incident in the Crimean War

Wooten, Geoffrey

Waterloo 1815

Osprey, London, 1992, 94 pgs., maps, chronology, bibliography, illustrations, paperback

Napoleonic Warfare

Excellent battle maps, lots of illustrations, details on commanders and the armies. Campaign day by day, battles at Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre as well as Waterloo - section on wargaming the battle.

 Wright, Quincy

A Study of War, 2nd Ed. abridged by Louise Leonard Wright

 Univ. of Chicago Press, 1964, 451 pgs.

Theory of War

I read the massive, two-volume study published in 1942 while in college. This abridged version is much more accessible but even so comprises 25 chapters on the Phenomenon of War, The Conditions for making War - Legal Toleration of War - Cultural Diversity of Nations - The People and War and Control of War.

Wright, Robert K.

The Continental Army

U. S. Gov. Printing Office, Wash. D. C., 1996, 451 pgs., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations

American Military History

 

Wylie, Rear Admiral J. C.

Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, reprint 1967, 169 pgs., index, paperback

Strategy - military theory

A small classic - discusses strategy in general and includes specific aspects of naval strategy

Wynar, Lubomyr - ed. Subtelny, Oresat -trans.

Habsburgs and Zaporozhian Cossacks: The Diary of Erich Lassota von Steblau, 1594

Ukrainian Historical Association, Littelton ,Colorado, 1975, 144 pgss., index, glossary, bibliography, illustrations

Early Modern Military HIstory

The translation of the memoir taht describes Ukrainian Cossack life, the Habsburg political interests in the region and Habsburg- Ottoman warfare in Hungary.

Xenophon - trans. John Macincola, ed. Robert Strassler

Hellenika - Landmark Xenophon

Pantheon Books, N.Y., 2009, 579 pgs., maps, index, illustrations, bibliography, sources, notes, appendices

Ancient Military History

This is Xenophon's continuation from Thucydides' history of Greece during the Peloponnesian war. The Landmark edition is a masterpiece of historiography

Xenophon - trans Rex Warner

The Persian Expedition

Penguin Press, Baltimore Md., 1949, 309 pgs., index, maps, glossary, paperback - also 1952 printing

Ancient Military History

This is a version of Xenophon's Anabasis - his personal account of the trek of the Greek survivors from Mesopotamia to the Black Sea.

Xenophon - trans. Wayne Ambler

The Anabasis of Cyrus

Cornell Univ;. Press, Ithica, 2008, 281 pgs., index, end notes, paperback

Ancient Military History

A modern rendition of the Cyropaedia See Larry Hendrick for another version

Xenophon - trans. Walter Miller

Cyropaedia

Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Loeb Classical Library, 1914,1960, 2 vol. 399 and 478 pgs., index, introduction

Ancient Military History

The Loeb edition with original Greek, of the classic account of the Education of Cyrus of Persia. Not a real bibliography, but Xenophon's concept of ideal education and leadership

Yadin, Yigael

The Art of War in Biblical Lands

McGraw Hill, N.Y.., 1963, 484 pgs, illustrations, index, 2 vol.

Ancient Military History

The author is a professional archeologist as well as military man. The book includes discussion of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as well as Palestine.

Yadin, Yigdal

Masada: Herod's Fortress and the Zealot's Last Stand

Cardinal, Sphere Books, London, 1973, 256 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography

Ancient Military History

 

Yakovlyev, V. V.

Istoriya Krepostyei (History of fortresses - or fortifications)

Izdatyel'stvo ASt, Moscow, 2000397 pgs., bibliography, illustrations

Fortifications

This book is not limited to Russia. The chapters describe with illustrations the general history of fortification development from ancient times to the 20th century.

Yezhyerekaya, Irna

Panorama "Borodinskiaya Bitva"

Muzyei panorama, Izdatyelistvo gumanitarnoi ilteraturi, Moskva, 1997, 20 pgs. ,illustrations

Russian Military History

This in Russian is a description with great illustrations of the Panorama Museum in Moscow. The Museum is a 360 degree cyclorama depicting the battlefield at the moment Prince Bagration was wounded.

Young, Brigadier Peter and Lt-Col J. P. Lawford

History of the British Army

G. P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1970, 304 pgss., index, illustrations, maps, appendix with lists of regiments including garrisons from 1661

British Military History

Chapters by many distinguished historians including David Chandler. The history begins in 1660 and concludes in 1968.

Young, Peter, general editor

The War Game

Cassell, London, 1972, 128 pgs., illustrations, appendices, large format

Reference - Military History

10 chapters, each by different author on different battle from Thermopylae to El Alamein. The concept is to describe the battle in terms of how it might be 'played' out in a table-top war game.

Zagorul'ko, V. I.

Sbornik issledovanii i materialov voyenno-istoricheskogo ordena krasnoi zvezdi muzyeya artillerii, inzhenyernikh voisk i voisk svyazi

St. Petersburg, 1990, 219 pgs., illustrations, end notes,

Russian Military History

The book has sections on - publications of museum curators, - research essays - theory and practice of museum affairs and on the history of the museum including one on the museum library from 1876 to 1990.

Zaloga, Steven J.

Modern Soviet Armor

Arms and Armour Press, London, 1979, 88 pgs., illustrations, large format

Modern Military History - Soviet Army

Steve Zaloga is a well known expert on armored forces. This is a highly illustrated book with technical specifications for the equipment shown.

Zaloga, Steven J.

US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 1944-45

Osprey, London, 2004, 96 pgs., index, illustrations, bibliography, tables, maps

Modern Military History

Provides tables of organization, tactics, unit status, excellent photos.

Zamoyski, Adam

Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March

Harper Collins, N.Y., 2004, 644 pgs., index, end notes, sources, illustrations

Russian Military History

Extensive use of original Russian sources as well as French - includes the entire campaign, thus is broader in scope but less detailed on the battle than Mikaberidze's book. But does not include 1814 as does Lieven's book.

Ziegler, Philip

Omdurman

Book Club Associates, London, 1973, index, bibliography, maps, illustrations

Modern Military History

Excellent account of Kitchner's campaign to revenge "Chinese" Gordon.

Ziemke, Earl F. and Magna Bauer

Moskow to Stalingrad; Decision in the East

Center of Military History, Wash. D.C. 1987, 598 pgs, index, notes on sources, glossary, maps, footnotes, illustrations

Modern Military History World War II - Russian Military History - German Military History

An excellent study depending on German archives but only Russian memoirs and secondary sources published at the time. Dave Glantz now has had access to Russian archives and more documents.

Ziemke, Earl F.

Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East

Center of Military History, U.S. Army, Wash. D.C., 1984, 549 pgs., index, maps, end notes, sources, appendix, foot notes, illustrations

Modern Military History World War II - Russian Military History - German Military History

An excellent study depending on German archives but only Russian memoirs and secondary sources published at the time. Dave Glantz now has had access to Russian archives and more documents.

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