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Fifty Years at the Front: The Life of War Correspondent Frederick Palmer
Nathan A. Haverstock

Brassey's Inc, 1996

In nearly half a century, Frederick Palmer reported on more different armies in action than any other journalist. Using Palmer's wartime notebooks and photographs, this book re-creates the journalist's journey into the dark heart of a century defined by war. It presents a portrait of a pioneer of combat journalism and perceptive viewer of the 20th century.


Napoleon's Road to Glory
J. David Markham

Brassey's UK, 2003

A stunning new biography that will put previous and current Napoleonic biographies in the shade. It is the single-volume account of Napoleon's whole career. Puts to rest some of the myths surrounding Napoleon. His research is sound, his scholarship outstanding and his historical analysis well thought out; his account is a fine blend of scholarship and story telling. Ben Weider, President, International Napoleonic Society; author, Assassination ...


Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party
William H. Schmaltz

Brassey's Inc, 2000

George Lincoln Rockwell flew U.S. Navy fighters against the Germans and Japanese during World War II yet after the war he founded the American Nazi Party. On 25th August 1967 he was assassinated. This is the first time the details of Rockwell's bizarre, hate-filled life have been told. Author William H. Schmaltz brings us in on Nazi planning and strategy sessions, and dangerous personnel conflicts among the stormtroopers. We learn of the strange ...


Baseball Prospectus, 1999
Chris Kahrl, Rany Jazayerli

Brassey's Inc, 1999

This prospectus contains complete analyses of every top player in each organisation all the way down to rookie ball and does so with objective, intelligent commentary and irreverent humour.'


Baseball Prospectus: 1998
Gary Huckabay, Steven Rubio, ...

Brassey's Inc, 1998

All the teams. All the players. All the important information. Only the Baseball Prospectus contains complete analyses of every top player in each organization all the way down to rookie ball and does so with objective, intelligent commentary and irreverent humor. The Prospectus gives you the final word on what the players did, why they did it, and what they're going to do in the future. It's the baseball annual that last year -- -- Predicted ...


Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps (Memories of War)
Wesley L. Fox

Brassey's Inc., 2002

Intrigued by the mystique and challenge of the Marine Corps, eighteen-year-old Wesley Fox enlisted in the summer of 1950, shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War. He saw action with the First Marine Division in Korea and was wounded in 1951. After Korea, Fox advanced steadily in the enlisted ranks, reaching the rank of first sergeant, and, early in the Vietnam War, he received an appointment as second lieutenant. While serving as a rifle ...


Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War
William L. Smallwood

Brassey's, 1993

Interviews with dozens of A-10 pilots reveal the story behind the controversial Warthog's extraordinary success in Desert Storm.


Three Men of Boston
John R. Galvin

Brassey's Inc, 1997

Governor Thomas Hutchinson, representing the Crown's policy, and his two radical opponents, James Otis and Samuel Adams, contributed most to the events that led up to the American Revolution, from the Writs of Assistance through the Stamp Act Riots to the Tea Party. In their clash of wills, they destroyed each other. This book pinpoints the extraordinary inter-relationships in the lives of these three men who shaped the Revolution.


The Spanish-American War: The Story and Photographs
Katherine V. Dillon, J. Michael Wenger, ...

Brassey's Inc, 1998

The Spanish-American War is a definitive pictorial record of the war that bought the United States into the twentieth century.


Water Is Never Cold: The Origins of the U.S. Navy's Combat Demolition Units, UDTs, and Seals
James Douglas O'Dell

Brassey's Inc, 2001

The Water Is Never Cold is a groundbreaking study of the birth of the U.S. Navy's combat demolition teams. Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), little-known predecessors of the Navy SEALs, played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. As the vanguard for amphibious assaults, they were tasked with beach reconnaissance, depth sounding, and clearing obstacles, mines, and ...


Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents
Alan E. Diehl

Brassey's Inc, 2002

Since 1980, more than 15,000 members of the US armed forces have died in on-duty mishaps - compared with fewer than 1000 killed by enemy action. But when such accidents occur, the military imposes a rigid code of silence. Commanders task subordinates, who are often unfamiliar with accident investigation procedures, to investigate these tragedies behind closed doors. This dysfunctional process almost guarantees that the mishap victims themselves ...


Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap (Association of the United States Army)
Cecil B. Currey

Brassey's Inc, 1996

Senior General Vo Nguyen Giap was the military leader of the Communist forces during the war against the Japanese, the French and later the Americans in the Viet Nam War. Cunning, determined, a master of logistics and willing to shed the blood of his countrymen, he defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu, one of the great battles of history. Twenty-one years later, the United States suffered an equally bitter loss with the fall of Saigon. Despite ...


China Pilot: Flying for Chiang and Chennault
Felix Smith

Brassey's Inc, 1995

At the end of World War II, young American pilot Felix Smith had to choose between returning home to a job with a commercial airline and remaining in Asia. Life in the Midwest, however, could not compete with the seductive mystique of China, so Smith chose to stay, becoming one of the first pilots to fly for General Clair Chennault's Civil Air Transport (CAT). Chennault, famous as the founder of the mercenary organization, dubbed as the "Flying ...


Couture Bridalwear: Pattern Layout and Design
Margot Arendse

Brassey's, 2000

A comprehensive guide to creating couture bridalwear, including dresses, trains, veils, head dresses, and the use of decorative techniques.


Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline
Herschel Gower

Brassey's Inc, 2002

-- Chronicles the life of an ambitious Pennsylvanian who fought for the Confederacy Biographer Herschel Gower eloquently traces the rise of Charles Dahlgren, brother of the famous Union admiral John A. Dahlgren, to social prominence in the pre-Civil War South. In search of glory, Dahlgren established himself in Natchez, Mississippi; married an heiress; started a family; and prospered. When Mississippi seceded from the Union, he defended his ...


A Connecticut Yankee in the 8th Gurkha Rifles: A Burma Memoir
Scott Gilmore, Patrick Davis

Brassey's Inc, 1995

America was still neutral when, in the fall of 1941, a 30-year-old advertising executive from Connecticut volunteered to serve as an American Field Service ambulance driver in the British Army. It was the start of an adventure that took Scott Gilmore to Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, India and finally, to the jungles of Burma. After a dangerous year in North Africa, where he witnessed the fall of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein, Gilmore was accepted ...



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