Category: Other Wars
A discussion of the formation and nature of deserts and an absorbing account of desert conflicts from the 1st century BC to the Iran/Iraq War. This book is the first in a series examining different spheres of warfare and the special demands they make on the world's fighting forces.
Operations Vigilant Resolve and Phantom Fury - the operations to take and hold the city of Fallujah in the face of determined insurgent resistance - were amongst the most dangerous and controversial carried out by the Coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. These two battles of Fallujah saw som ...Show more
Category: Other Wars | Reading Level: very good
Decorated British foreign correspondent Robert Fisk has been based in the Middle East for the last twenty-five years, reporting from the world's worst trouble-spots. This is his first-person account of fifty years of bloodshed and tragedy in the area, from the Palestinian-Israeli bloodbath to the shock ...Show more
Category: Other Wars | Reading Level: Very Good
An insider account of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy and the unravelling of the ANZUS alliance. In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s anti-nuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After three years of ship visits denied, angry meeti ...Show more
Since the events of September 11 2001, the uses of the word terrorism seem to have multiplied, and it has never been clearer that one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. This No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism looks at debates about September 11 and the responses to it, but also analyses the ca ...Show more
'Wars have often determined the character of society. Society in exchange has determined the character of wars. This is the theme of Michael Howard's stimulating book. It is written with all his usual skill and in its small compass is perhaps the most original book he has written. Though he surveys a th ...Show more
Category: Other Wars
Stalker recounts the four-week period in late 1982, when six unarmed civilians were shot dead by officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland. Assigned to investigate the cases, Stalker was suspended just before he was able to reveal the shocking facts.