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Product Description: This study investigates a less-than-wholesome chapter in capitalism's early manifestation in the Dutch Republic and its seventeenth-century global economic entanglements in the arms trade and mercenary warfare, showing how the Dutch accumulation of great wealth was closely linked to their involvement in warfare at home and far abroad...read more

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9781138692886 | Routledge, December 15, 2017, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This study investigates a less-than-wholesome chapter in capitalism's early manifestation in the Dutch Republic and its seventeenth-century global economic entanglements in the arms trade and mercenary warfare, showing how the Dutch accumulation of great wealth was closely linked to their involvement in warfare at home and far abroad.

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Product Description: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability...read more
By Alan Gilliland (illustrator)

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9781472819642 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44.

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Product Description: Between the two world wars, the United States contributed significantly to the evolution of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the United States branched out with its own indigenous designs, including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and Grant tanks of World War II...read more

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9781472818072 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Between the two world wars, the United States contributed significantly to the evolution of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking to break through the lines of German trenches.

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Product Description: The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II. Starting as a counterinsurgency operation by the South African Defence Force (SADF) against the South West Africa People's Organization, South Africa became embroiled in the complex Angolan Civil War, where they came up against enemies well supplied with equipment and armored vehicles from the Soviet Union...read more

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9781472817433, titled "South African Armour of the Border War 1975–89" | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II.

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Product Description: In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a groundbreaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than forty-five countries around the world.The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable squad firepower...read more

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9781472816214 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a groundbreaking new light machine gun, the Minimi.

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Product Description: In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .44-caliber Colt Walker and the seminal .45-caliber Colt Single Action Army, which remains in production today...read more
By Alan Gilliland (illustrator)

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9781472810984 | Osprey Pub Co, January 24, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .

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Product Description: Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously...read more
By Paul Wright (illustrator)

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9781472817402 | Osprey Pub Co, January 24, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War.

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Product Description: The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment or alone on a hostile mountain top with equal effectiveness...read more

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9781620871966 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, March 6, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Navy SEAL Sniper is a revised, updated, and full-color edition of The 21st-Century Sniper.

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9781510714151, titled "Navy Seal Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century" | Reprint edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, January 3, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none.

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Product Description: A comprehensive history with descriptions of the world's most significant aircraft employed as "eyes in the sky."For as long as there has been sustained heavier-than-air human flight, airplanes have been used to gather information about our adversaries...read more

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9780760350317 | Voyageur Pr, December 20, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive history with descriptions of the world's most significant aircraft employed as "eyes in the sky.

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Product Description: This book covers all classes and types of small arms, from pistols to heavy machine guns, known to have been used by the Italian partisans during WWII. It provides a brief history of the origin and development of the partisan movement in Italy following the 8 September 1943 armistice between Italy and the Allies and subsequent occupation of the northern portion of the country by Germany...read more

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9780764352102 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, December 28, 2016, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: This book covers all classes and types of small arms, from pistols to heavy machine guns, known to have been used by the Italian partisans during WWII.

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Product Description: The stories behind more than 50 secret projects undertaken by the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on behalf of the US Armed Forces, DARPA, and the CIA - all illustrated with official Skunk Works photography and commissioned artworks...read more

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9780760350324 | Voyageur Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The stories behind more than 50 secret projects undertaken by the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on behalf of the US Armed Forces, DARPA, and the CIA - all illustrated with official Skunk Works photography and commissioned artworks.

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Product Description: This guide showcases knives used by America's clandestine military in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. It provides the collector and others interested in the period a way of identifying honest SOG (Studies and Observations Group) specimens and separating them from counterfeits...read more

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9780764351983 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, November 28, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: This guide showcases knives used by America's clandestine military in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

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Product Description: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art. Only in Japanese culture has the sword been developed to such a level of technological excellence and spiritual importance. As a cutting weapon, the fully developed curved katana, or samurai sword, of the samurai warrior was uniquely effective...read more

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9780804847346 | Tuttle Pub, November 22, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art.
9780804836807 | Tuttle Pub, March 15, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art.

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Product Description: One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect...read more
By Peter Dennis (illustrator)

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9781472815859 | Osprey Pub Co, November 22, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena.

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Product Description: Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield--an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War...read more
By Johnny Shumate (illustrator)

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9781472814739, titled "M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956–70: Us Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War" | Osprey Pub Co, November 22, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield--an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War.

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Product Description: Completely revised and expanded since its French publication, Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825-2016 is the first English-language edition of the authoritative work on the subject.Military forces around the world were quick to see the advantages of railways in warfare, whether for the rapid deployment of men or the movement of heavy equipment like artillery...read more

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9781591146070 | Ill edition (Naval Inst Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Completely revised and expanded since its French publication, Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825-2016 is the first English-language edition of the authoritative work on the subject.

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Product Description: From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology that will soon be employed by soldiers around the world...read more
By Army (corporate author)

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9781510713055 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.

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Product Description: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For instance, some weapons, like the tesson, or iron fan, were used in secret where samurai swords were not allowed...read more

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9784805309582 | Tuttle Pub, May 15, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Weapons, particularly bladed ones such as swords, are enjoying a renaissance of interest from every source, from collectors to laypeople.

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9780804847858 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 25, 2016), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known.
9784805312957 | Tuttle Pub, August 5, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai with is illustrated samurai guide!

By Peter Dennis (illustrator)

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9781472815460 | Osprey Pub Co, October 18, 2016, cover price $19.00

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Product Description: The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent, and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front...read more

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9781472814487 | Osprey Pub Co, October 18, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent, and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front.

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Product Description: Dive into the fascinating naval history of the submarine with this comprehensive and detailed guide!Submarines offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main classes of submarines to be used in naval warfare from the beginning of World War I to the present day...read more

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9780785834465 | Chartwell Books, October 15, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Dive into the fascinating naval history of the submarine with this comprehensive and detailed guide!

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Product Description: A century of the weapon that changed modern warfare. In 1916, for the very first time, the tank entered the military arsenals at a small engagement on the Somme. And despite its shortcomings, it altered the course of World War I. Tanks charts the weapon’s first century, from its early stumbling attempts to the lethal killing machines of today: the technical developments, the various types and models, the tacticians who used it best, and the famous battles where they played a role...read more
By Dan Snow (foreword by)

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9780233004952 | Carlton Books Ltd, October 4, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: A century of the weapon that changed modern warfare.

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Product Description: This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force's sleek SR-71, now available with photos and annotations by former Blackbird pilot Richard Graham.The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was a long-range, Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed's top-secret Skunk Works...read more

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9780760351741 | Voyageur Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force's sleek SR-71, now available with photos and annotations by former Blackbird pilot Richard Graham.

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Product Description: In the Scandinavian societies of the Viking Age the ship was omnipresent. Politically, ideologically and economically the ship played a central role, and in the military operations, which are the subject of this book, the ship and its armed crew were the fundamental means of achieving military goals...read more

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9788785180728 | Viking Ship Museum, September 30, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In the Scandinavian societies of the Viking Age the ship was omnipresent.

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Product Description: As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic--the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an "Amerika Bomber" tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers, and Focke-Wulf, this ultra-long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States...read more
By Gareth Hector (illustrator)

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9781472814678 | Osprey Pub Co, September 20, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic--the Messerschmitt Me 264.

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