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Sun Tzu's The Art of War is an ancient treatise on military strategy dating back to late-­sixth century B.­C. China. It is now considered one of the most inspirational and informative texts for business management throughout the world. Its 13 chapters provide enumerated reflections and lessons on practical tactics to give readers an edge over their adversaries.

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Bushido, often translated as Way of the Warrior, came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten, the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy (ronri) that spread through the warrior class from the Muromachi (chusei) period.­" Nitobe Inazo, in his book Bushido: The Soul of Japan, described it in this way. "...­Bushido, then, is the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe... More frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten... It was an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career.­"

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The secrets of top-­class terrain modelling are revealed and demonstrated by Richard Windrow, one of the world's leading diorama modellers, in this new addition to the successful Masterclass series. Everything from medieval castles to the destruction wrought upon modern cities by war is covered in this wide-­ranging and accessible approach. Explore the difficulties of creating an effective desert environment from the sandstone of Arizona to the wastelands of North Africa. Discover the delicate handiwork needed to create the barbed wire death traps of No-­Man's Land and the frozen wilderness of Russia in winter.
This variety of seasons, environments and historical periods are detailed in over 200 full color step-­by-­step photographs so that a range of modeller's "how to" questions are easily answered. Accompanying the photographs is an invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top quality terrain, providing the essential reference volume for the military and . . .

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The Vietnam War remains deep in the nation’s consciousness. It is vital that we know exactly what happened there–and who made it happen. This book provides a complete account of American Army ground combat forces–who they were, how they got to the battlefield, and what they did there. Year by year, battlefield by battlefield, the narrative follows the war in extraordinary, gripping detail. Over the course of the decade, the changes in fighting and in the combat troops themselves are described and documented. represents the first total battlefield history of Army ground forces in the Vietnam War, containing much previously unreleased archival material. It re-­creates the feel of battle with dramatic precision.

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NEW, UPDATED EDITION OF ONE OF THE LAST GREAT SECOND WORLD WAR MEMOIRS. In 1942, with a black-­market chicken under his arm, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went to war. He was twenty-­two and a cryptographer of genius. In Between Silk and Cyanide, his critically acclaimed account of his time in SOE, Mark tells how he revolutionised the code-­making techniques of the Allies, trained some of the most famous agents dropped into France including Violette Szabo and 'the White Rabbit', and why he wrote haunting verse including his 'The Life that I have' poem. He reveals for the first time the disastrous dimensions of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland; how the Germans were fooled into thinking a Secret Army was operating in the Fatherland itself; and how and why he broke General de Gaulle's secret code. Both thrilling and poignant, Mark's book is truly one of the last great Second World War memoirs.

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Conventional histories of the Battles of Mons and Le Cateau describe how, although the British were massively outnumbered, precise and rapid rifle fire mowed down rows of German troops: the staggering casualties inflicted made both British victories, and set the stage for the Battle of the Marne. But neither encounter has ever been described in English from the German point of view. Using German tactics manuals and regimental histories, Terence Zuber re-­examines the battles at Mons and Le Cateau, subjecting British tactics to a critique that goes beyond admiration for rapid rifle fire and presenting new and startling perspectives, showing how the Germans employed a high degree of tactical sophistication in conducting combined-­arms operations. The odds were, in fact, even, and German casualties never reached the levels described in the standard histories. 'The Mons Myth' is the first history of these battles to take this approach in ninety years, and completely changes our . . .

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In his new book, The Intuitive Warrior, author and former Navy SEAL Michael Jaco describes the intuition he developed from the rigorous mental and physical demands of the military and how others can acquire and use it in everyday life. From the most elite unit within the SEAL Teams, SEAL Team Six, as the leading instructor in the most demanding phase of SEAL training to creating the SEAL Teams first combat hand-­to-­hand fighting course, Jaco pushed to the limits and beyond to become a premier Navy SEAL warrior. Jaco shares the wisdom that he developed which can be learned and applied by anyone. Michael Jaco served as a Navy SEAL for 24 years prior to his retirement in December 2002. Following his departure from the military, Jaco founded a training organization that teaches participants tactical awareness skills. Jaco also performs contract security work, often protecting government officials overseas in combat zones.

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This study investigates the Cypriot parties' views of peacemaking, to shed light on the problem, and on the theoretical debates surrounding mediation.

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A Splendid Little War

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