Books by Publisher: Potomac Books

    In the Highest Degree Tragic

    By Donald M. Kehn

    Hardback Save £9.54 = £20.46

    Tells the heroic story of the US Asiatic Fleet's sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.'s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of...

    War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat

    By Christopher A. Lawrence

    Paperback £20.46

    Assesses the nature of conventional warfare through the analysis of historical combat. Christopher A. Lawrence establishes what we know about conventional combat and why we know it. By demonstrating the impact a variety of factors have on combat he moves such analysis beyond the work of Carl von Clausewitz and...

    Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey

    By Kevin McLean

    Hardback £16.26

    Baryalai Popal sees his Western-educated professors at Kabul University replaced by communists. He witnesses his classmates "disappearing". The communist takeover uproots Popal from his family and home. Thus begins Crossing the River Kabul, the true story of Popal's escape from Afghanistan and his eventual return.

    The Struggle for Iraq: A View from the Ground Up

    By Thomas M. Renahan

    Hardback Save £8.74 = £19.26

    Offers a vivid personal account of the Iraqi people's fight for democracy and justice by an American political scientist. With inside accounts of two USAID projects and of a Kurdish government ministry, this engrossing and cautionary story highlights efforts to turn Baathist Iraq into a democratic country.

    Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity

    By Louis A. Del Monte

    Hardback Save £6.74 = £16.26

    Nanoweapons just might render humanity extinct in the near future - a notion that is frightening and shocking but potentially true. In his insightful and prescient account of this risky and radical technology, Louis A. Del Monte predicts that nanoweapons will dominate the battlefield of the future and will help...

    There I Go Again

    By William Daniels

    Hardback £14.46

    A celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognise his name. William Daniels is an enigma-a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both in Hollywood and...

    Douglas Macarthur

    Hardback Save £4.34 = £12.66

    The new, definitive life of General Douglas MacArthur from Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman.


    By John W Golan

    Hardback Save £7.94 = £18.05

    Lavi: The United States, Israel, and a Controversial Fighter Jet traces the evolution of Israel's Lavi fighter program, the largest weapons development initiative ever undertaken by the State of Israel, and the wider societal and international political contexts in which it played so great a part.

    The Miracle of American Independence: Twenty Ways Things Could Have Turned Out Differently

    By Jonathan R. Dull

    Paperback £9.65

    Although American independence was no miracle, the timing of the country's independence and its huge scope, both political and territorial, do seem miraculous. Jonathan R. Dull reconstructs significant events before, during, and after the Revolutionary War that had dramatic consequences for the future as the colonies sought independence.

    Washington Merry-Go-Round: The Drew Pearson Diaries, 1960-1969

    By Drew Pearson

    Hardback Save £7.94 = £18.05

    For most of three decades, Drew Pearson was the most familiar journalist in the United States. In his daily newspaper column-the most widely syndicated in the nation-and on radio and television broadcasts, he chronicled the political and public policy news of the nation.

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