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  • Arp and Civil Defence in the Second World War by Peter Doyle
    Arp and Civil Defence in the Second World War (English, Paperback) Peter Doyle

    In the late 1930s, when war seemed inevitable and it was realised that aerial attack would be the greatest threat posed by any coming conflict, the government established a volunteer organisation - Air Raid Precautions or ARP - that would stand at the centre of the wartime civil defence. This book presents the history of members of the ARP.

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  • The Home Guard in Hertfordshire 1940-1945 by John Sainsbury
    The Home Guard in Hertfordshire 1940-1945 (Paperback) John Sainsbury

    In this very detailed account of the Hertfordshire Home Guard, the local picture is set against the background of national developments. Over 130 illustrations also provide a fascinating pictorial history of the force in Hertfordshire. This book shows that there was much more to the Home Guard than the BBC's Dad's Army would have us believe.

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  • Liddell Hart and the Weight of History by John J. Mearsheimer
    Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (English, Paperback) John J. Mearsheimer

    This troubling book offers a striking illustration of how history can be used and abused-how a gifted individual can create their own self-serving version of the past.

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  • Civil Defense Booklets by U.S. Department of Defense
    Civil Defense Booklets (English, Paperback) U.S. Department of Defense

    "Civil Defense Booklets" is the 2nd volume in The Red Dog Nuclear Survival Series. The book contains four official U.S. government civil defense booklets spanning the course of the cold war. Clearly written and richly illustrated, it serves as an essential information resource for those learning to survive the effects of nuclear weapons. Topics covered include tips on surviving the blastwave; the...

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  • Defenseless Under the Night by Matthew Dallek
    Defenseless Under the Night (English, Hardback) Matthew Dallek

    Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans feared an invasion or attack would occur on US soil. In this timely and authoritative book, Matthew Dallek narrates the creation of a federal agency, the Office of Civilian Defense, founded to protect the homeland.

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  • Pillboxes and Tank Traps by Bernard Lowry
    Pillboxes and Tank Traps (English, Paperback) Bernard Lowry

    With invasion a very real threat, in 1940 Great Britain began a huge military construction programme designed to stop an invading army in its tracks. This book guides the inquiring reader in identifying these remaining defensive structures and explains their seemingly 'random' placement across the British landscape.

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  • The Home Guard in Hertfordshire 1952-1957 by John Sainsbury
    The Home Guard in Hertfordshire 1952-1957 (Paperback) John Sainsbury

    This is the first properly researched account of the post-war Home Guard in any county and it also incorporates very full details of the national picture. An appendix details the weapons used by the force, and all commissioned officers in the Hertfordshire battalions are also listed.

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  • Defensive Architecture of Prehistoric Crete by Tomas Alusik
    Defensive Architecture of Prehistoric Crete (English, Paperback) Tomas Alusik

    Defensive Architecture of Prehistory Crete

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  • The National Guard and National Defense by Robert Bruce Sligh
    The National Guard and National Defense (English, Hardback) Robert Bruce Sligh

    The battle for control over the National Guard began with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1933. This study demonstrates the importance of the political situation with regard to the National Guard and the consequences for later defense policy and legislation.

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  • Strategic Failure by Mark Moyar
    Strategic Failure (English, CD-Audio) Mark Moyar

    Distinguished historian Mark Moyar shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation's defense and puts us at risk.

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  • Natural Resources and Violent Conflict by Paul Collier
    Natural Resources and Violent Conflict (English, Paperback) Paul Collier

    Research into the causes of conflict and civil war finds that developing countries' economic dependence on natural resources and commodities is associated with the risk of conflict. This book presents reports and case studies that explore what the international community can do to reduce this risk.

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  • Contesting Security by Thierry Balzacq
    Contesting Security (English, Hardback) Thierry Balzacq

    Contesting Security investigates to what extent the ?logic of security', which underpins securitization, can be contained, rolled back or dismantled....

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  • Bracing for Armageddon by Dee Garrison
    Bracing for Armageddon (English, Hardback) Dee Garrison

    Presents a survey of the US government's civil defense plans from World War II. This book argues that the purpose of federal civil defense was to legitimize deterrence policy and the arms race through false assurances to the masses that they could survive nuclear war and to hide the astronomical expenses of programs to protect the political elite.

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  • America's Armed Forces by Robert E. Connor
    America's Armed Forces (English, Hardback) Robert E. Connor, Sam C. Sarkesian

    This handbook by 14 experts provides an analysis of US military strengths and weaknesses in the 1990s, along with the country's military needs at the turn of the century. The first part of the book covers the US armed forces under the Department of Defense and the military chain of command.

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  • The National Guard and Reserve by Michael D. Doubler
    The National Guard and Reserve (English, Hardback) Michael D. Doubler

    This reference handbook takes a close look at the important roles citizen-soldiers have played in America from colonial times through the war in Iraq. Doubler provides ample information and first-hand accounts to better understand how significant the National Guard and Reserve are to America's defense system.

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  • Port Security Management, Second Edition by Kenneth Christopher
    Port Security Management, Second Edition (English, Hardback) Kenneth Christopher

    "Sea and freshwater ports are a key component of U.S. critical infrastructure and are vital to maintaining the global and domestic economy. The September 11th attacks in the U.S. marked a paradigm shift in the security of transportation systems includingthe port and shipping industries. This has led to an increased emphasis on port security. This fully updated second edition covers the latest on...

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  • The Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy by William B. Breuer
    The Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy (English, Hardback) William B. Breuer

    Critically acclaimed author and historian William B. Breuer presents more than fifty little-known tales from the homefront during World War II, focusing on military actions, espionage, and skullduggery. Like Breuer's previous works, this book features fascinating stories that are vivid, fast-paced, and dramatic.

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  • Fallout Shelter by David Monteyne
    Fallout Shelter (English, Paperback) David Monteyne

    Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War.

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  • One Nation Underground by Kenneth D. Rose
    One Nation Underground (English, Paperback) Kenneth D. Rose

    A look at the fall-out shelters and how they reflected American anxieties and hopes during the 1950's and 60's.

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  • A Growing Force by Rizal Sukma
    A Growing Force (English, Paperback) Rizal Sukma

    In recent years, civil society organisations in East Asia have quietly been playing a greater role in responding to security threats. In A Growing Force the authors explore how these organisations are contributing in five areas - piracy, disaster relief, human trafficking, health, and climate change - in order to diagnose how they are helping and what can be done to make them more effective.

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