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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau

by Nikolaus Ritter edited and translated by Katharine R. Wallace foreword by Mary Kathryn Barbier

Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau is a gripping diary-like personal account of espionage during the Second World War and is one of very few historic memoirs written by an ex-Abwehr officer.

The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

edited by Gerhard P. Gross translated by Janice W. Ancker with contributions by Gerhard P. Gross, Hew Strachan, Stig Förster, Gerhard P. Gross, Boris Khavkin, Günther Kronenbitter, Jörg Baberowski, Piotr Szlanta, Hubertus F. Jahn, Peter Hoeres, Eva Horn, Birgit Menzel, Igor Narskij, Hans-Erich Volkmann, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ranier Rother, Christine Beil, Kristiane Janeke, Ranier Rother, Gundula Bavendamm, and Rüdiger Bergien

Although much has been written about the Western Front in World War I, little attention has been given to developments in the east, especially during the crucial period of 1914–1915. Not only did these events have a significant impact on the fighting and outcome of the battles in the west, but all the major combatants in the east ultimately suffered collapses of their political systems with enormous consequences for the future events.

Lossberg's War: The World War I Memoirs of a German Chief of Staff

by Fritz von Lossberg edited by David T. Zabecki and Dieter J. Biedekarken foreword by Holger H. Herwig

General Fritz von Lossberg (1868–1942) directed virtually all the major German defensive battles on the Western Front during the First World War.

At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

by Jacob Even, IDF (Ret.) and Simcha B. Maoz, IDF (Ret.)

The Yom Kippur War pitted Israel against Syria in the north and Egypt in the south in October 1973.

Rückzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944

by Joachim Ludewig edited by David T. Zabecki

The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France’s coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces.

Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck

by Hermann Balck Edited and Translated by Major General David T. Zabecki, USA (Ret.) and Lieutenant Colonel Dieter J. Biedekarken, USA (Ret.) foreword by Carlo D'Este

German general Hermann Balck (1897–1982) was considered to be one of World War II’s greatest battlefield commanders.

Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

by Colonel Pesach Malovany, IDF (Ret.) introductions by Amatzia Baram and Kevin M. Woods forewords by Lt. General Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF (Ret.) and Major General Ya’akov Amidror, IDF (Ret.)

As long as there have been wars, victors have written the prevailing histories of the world’s conflicts.

The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

by Gerhard P. Gross edited by David T. Zabecki foreword by Robert M. Citino

Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition.

Hitler’s Wehrmacht, 1935–1945

by Rolf-Dieter Müller translated by Janice W. Ancker

Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht—the unified armed forces mobilized by Adolf Hitler in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in perpetuity.

Inside Israel's Northern Command: The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border

edited by Brigadier General Dani Asher, IDF (Ret.) with contributions by Yitzhak Hofi, Uri Simchoni, Avraham Bar David, and Hagai Mann

On October 6, 1973, Israel’s Northern Command was surprised by the thunder of cannon fire and the sight of dense, black smoke.

A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945–1954

by Charles R. Shrader

Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949.

Jutland: World War I's Greatest Naval Battle

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During the first two years of World War I, Germany struggled to overcome a crippling British blockade of its mercantile shipping lanes.

The Schlieffen Plan: International Perspectives on the German Strategy for World War I

edited by Hans Ehlert, Michael Epkenhans, and Gerhard P. Gross edited by David T. Zabecki

With the creation of the Franco-Russian Alliance and the failure of the Reinsurance Treaty in the late nineteenth century, Germany needed a strategy for fighting a two-front war.

Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

by Major General Emanuel Sakal, IDF (Ret.)

In surprise attacks on Israel in October 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Israeli-held Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, igniting what became known as the Yom Kippur War.

Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy

by Ram Oren and Moti Kfir foreword by Major General Shlomo Gazit, IDF (Ret.)

“There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.