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Thsi is a new compact edition of this visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare. From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under and above the sea. You can visit every major naval conflict in time through detailed vital statistics of the combatants and outcomes. You can examine the changing face of life aboard... more...

This series sets out to explain why the major wars of the 20th century started, to describe what happened, and to analyse how the results changed our world. Each title includes 24 maps which show how the battles and campaigns were fought, how boundaries were redrawn, and nations reshaped.

This is a visual guide to the tactics, campaigns, and genius of the greatest military commanders in history. From Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world right up to the generals leading today's campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, "Commanders" casts new light on the leaders who have forged history on the battlefield. Packed with special illustrations and photography, battle maps and artefacts, explore the lives and conquests of over 240... more...

Including primary source material, such as speeches, writings, and photos, this is a guide to topics of modern history.

This is a soldier's life, on and off the battlefield, in a new compact format. From the Samurai of Japan to US riflemen, explore the dramatic experiences of soldiers who've fought battles and paid the price of warfare. This book lets you experience life on the front line through personal accounts of the training, living conditions and engagements from 2,500 years of military history. Learn about fighting techniques and tactics from each era, and see... more...


Focusing on the frontline soldiers who fought for their tribes, their cities, their overlords and their countries-from the Ancient Greeks who repelled the invading Persians in the 5th century to the US Marines in action in Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, this visual history paints a compelling portrait of the frontline soldier through 2,500 years of history. The third in a series of illustrated military history books, following the highly... more...

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. A spectacular, unprecedented visual reference to the design, function and... more...

A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare-now in paperback! From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under, and above the sea.