By Terence Wise
A lot fable and delusion surrounds the occasions of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485): a bloody and lengthy dynastic fight among the homes of York and Lancaster. Terence Wise's attention-grabbing textual content lays naked the genuine tale, and examines the armies, liveries and badges of the clash. The author's readable account offers a complete advisor as to who fought whom, the place, whilst, why and for what, from the origins of the Wars to such recognized battles as Tewkesbury and Bosworth. The accompanying photos, illustrations and color plates via Gerry Embleton in actual fact element the fingers, armor and criteria of the time.
By Otto von Pivka
In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon in the course of the 1809 crusade opposed to Austria, and took part within the Russian crusade of 1812, sooner than finally forsaking the Emperor's reason in 1813 ahead of the conflict of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in strive against on the conflict of Hanua in an unsuccessful try and bring to an end their retreat to France. This booklet by way of Otto von Pivka offers a close exam of the agency, apparatus, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The interesting textual content is followed through various illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates.
The chilly struggle can be over, yet nuclear submarines nonetheless lurk underneath the ocean.
Taller in size than the Washington Monument, wider at its heart than a three-lane road, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine, with 24 strategic missiles and greater than a hundred and twenty nuclear warheads, is the main advanced conflict laptop the U.S. army has ever produced. This $1.8 billion wonder can sail deep underneath the sea, undetected by way of enemies, for months.
Douglas C. Waller -- bestselling writer of The Commandos and veteran Time journal correspondent -- penetrates the silent, mystery global of nuclear subs, taking you on a tension-packed three-month patrol below the Atlantic Ocean contained in the USS Nebraska, fondly nicknamed enormous pink. In chilling aspect, witnessed in the course of the eyes of the boys on board and instructed of their personal phrases, large purple unearths the top-secret techniques for beginning international conflict III, together with mystery codes, tricky fail-safe mechanisms, and hugely categorized conflict strategies for nuclear combat.
By Larry Bond, Patrick Larkin
America's biggest towns are in flames. Its majestic landmarks are in ruins. Oceans and limits provide no defense. it's the first subtle, intelligently deliberate, and completely ruthless terrorist crusade waged on U.S. soil. As nationwide leaders, armies, and synthetic intelligence try to win the radical battle, men--once acquaintances, now adversaries to the death--race to a decisive disagreement.
By Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy
A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea within the Western Pacific, atmosphere off alarms midway worldwide in Washington, D.C. lines of radiation are came across at the guy, inflicting Australian officers to name in Op-Center for a top-secret research of nuclear disposal sites. while an empty drum from a up to date drop-off is came upon close to the place the pirate's send was once destroyed, the Op-Center crew involves a terrifying end: A multinational company employed to cast off nuclear waste is promoting it instead-to a very unlikely terrorist...
By Eric Schlosser
A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weapons
Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to discover secrets and techniques concerning the administration of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of injuries, close to misses, outstanding heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the obstacle that has existed because the sunrise of the nuclear age: How do you installation guns of mass destruction with no being destroyed through them? that query hasn't ever been resolved—and Schlosser unearths how the mix of human fallibility and technological complexity nonetheless poses a grave chance to mankind. whereas the harms of world warming more and more dominate the scoop, the both harmful but extra instant risk of nuclear guns has been mostly forgotten.
Written with the vibrancy of a primary mystery, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute tale of an twist of fate at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historic narrative that spans greater than fifty years. It depicts the pressing attempt through American scientists, coverage makers, and armed forces officials to make sure that nuclear guns can’t be stolen, sabotaged, used with no permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser additionally appears on the chilly battle from a brand new viewpoint, supplying historical past from the floor up, telling the tales of bomber pilots, missile commanders, upkeep crews, and different usual servicemen who risked their lives to avoid a nuclear holocaust. on the middle of the booklet lies the fight, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to avoid the explosion of a ballistic missile wearing the main robust nuclear warhead ever equipped through the United States.
Drawing on lately declassified records and interviews with those that designed and normally dealt with nuclear guns, Command and keep an eye on takes readers right into a terrifying yet attention-grabbing international that, formerly, has been principally hidden from view. during the information of a unmarried twist of fate, Schlosser illustrates how an not going occasion can develop into unavoidable, how small dangers may have negative results, and the way the main awesome minds within the kingdom can in basic terms supply us with an phantasm of keep watch over. Audacious, gripping, and unforgettable, Command and Control is a journey de strength of investigative journalism, an eye-opening examine the hazards of America’s nuclear age.
**The upcoming documentary Command and Control, directed by means of Robert Kenner, unearths its origins in Eric Schlosser's booklet and may proceed to discover the little-known heritage of the administration and security issues of America's nuclear aresenal.**
By Mark Lardas
Through 1805 the 44-gun frigate used to be most likely seen as a failed test while the 38-gun frigate used to be considered because the vessel of the longer term. Ten years later each army was once development 44-gun frigates and at the present time it truly is considered because the image of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This striking transformation resulted from the functionality of 3 ships – the structure, usa, and President – 44-gun frigates equipped for the USA military among 1794 and 1799. Their victories within the naval struggle of 1812, in addition to their functionality opposed to the Barbary Pirates, stuck the mind's eye of the realm – and spurred all navies into re-examining the category.