Military Science/War Studies

Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Credentials: 

Author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and British Women and the Nigerian Civil War

In this intrepid study, noted Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus investigates the air war component of the Nigerian-Biafran War, a crucial postcolonial conflict in Africa. It focuses on the Biafra’s air operations against oil installations and facilities owned by multinational oil companies in Nigeria. In addition to exploring global airpower historiography, this study explores the tactical aspects of how the renewed air war changed the military equation of the conflict when both sides were at loggerheads in peace settlement and relief arrangements.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Biafra, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy, Military History, Air Power, War Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532203 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The United States Marines in the Civil War: Harpers Ferry and the Battle of First Manassas

Author: 

Norton, Major Bruce H., USMC (ret.); Master Sergeant Phillip Gibbons, USMC (ret.)

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972, The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes, and Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I

This book presents the most accurate picture of the United States Marine Corps at the onset of the American Civil War and describes the actions of the Marines at the Battle of First Manassas, or as the Union called it, Bull Run. To tell the story of the actions of the U.S. Marines in the Manassas Campaign, distinguished Marine Corps historians Bruce H. Norton and Phillip Gibbons begin with Marine actions in October 1859 at Harpers Ferry, where they were instrumental in suppressing John Brown’s raid on the town’s Federal Armory and attempted slave insurrection.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, American Military History, Military Science, Military History, Civil War, Combat, War Studies, U.S. Marine Corps, Harpers Ferry, First Manassas, Union Army
Release Date: 
February 3, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539578 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
175
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Demise of Arms Control: Non-Compliance and the New World Order (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Ofosu, Victor, MA, Kings College, London, journalist and political campaigner

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Arms Control, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nuclear Weapons, Civic Action, North Korea, Russia, United States, INF Treaty
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539165 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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New Perspectives on Intelligence Gathering in Eurasia (St. James’s Series in World Affairs)

Author: 

Kent, Neil, University of Cambridge; Irina du Quenoy, Georgetown University

New Perspectives on Intelligence Gathering brings together an unusually wide range of perspectives on intelligence gathering, including but not limited to cyber security, across the vast Eurasian expanse. The volume comprises essays by a group of distinguished international authors from academic, journalistic, and military backgrounds, with explorations of contemporary developments in the sphere of Chinese cyber intelligence and efforts at combatting cybercrime in Austria complemented by a historical retrospective on Soviet intelligence operations.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Eurasia, War Studies, Intelligence, Espionage, Technology Studies, Military Policy, Cyber Security, Terrorism, Cybercrime, China, Austria, Russia, Soviet Union, Internet Studies
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539097 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Last Ulysseans: Culture and Modernism in Montreal

Author: 

Ungar, Molly Pulver, Ph.D., York University, Associate Professor of History (ret.), University of the Fraser Valley

In the 1930s, the exciting urban environment of Montreal provided the perfect venue for a varied group of people who came together to form a kind of “salon” in the turmoil of the Great Depression. For ten years, these friends and acquaintances met each week at the home of the artist John Lyman. They saw themselves as “modern,” a part of the avant-garde that was then busily changing the world.

Market: 
North America, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Art, American Studies, Identity Politics, Modernism, Canada, Canadian Literature, John Lyman, Great Depression, Spanish Civil War, World War II
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539561
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Latvia's Ordeal: Nation Building in War and Revolution

Author: 

Zazerskaya, Tatiana Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

Market: 
Political Science, Nationalism, Imperialism, National Independence, Nation Building, Colonialism, Postcolonial Studies, Nation States, Latvia, Baltic Region, Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Russia, Russian Civil War, World War I
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539530 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Why Japan Lost World War II

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg, West Virginia Schools (retired)

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and other Western positions in the Asia-Pacific World in December 1941, it was unprepared to go to war with the United States and the Western Democracies generally and even realized it could not win. Its navy and air force were impressive, and its army could battle impressively against China, but Japanese small arms were terrible. Japan’s tanks could not compete with their opposite numbers. The Empire’s logistical base was undeveloped for modern warfare. While the Allies could produce large numbers of trained pilots, Japan produced very few.

Market: 
Political Science, Asia, Pacific, Japan, American Studies, Japanese Empire, 20th Century Studies, World War II, War Studies, Pacific War, Military Science
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539479 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Political Instability in Africa

Author: 

Amusan, Lere, Professor of Political Studies and International Relations, North West University, South Africa; Isiaka Alani Badmus, Associate Professor and UNESCO Chair in Peace and Citizenship, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria

This book offers broad-gauged analyses of the causes, nature, and changing patterns of armed conflict in Africa as well as the reasons for these patterns. It also situates conflicts that have been haunting the African continent since the time of decolonization within the various theoretical schools such as “new war,” “economic war,” “neo-patrimonial,” and “globalization.” It begins with the premise that conflict constitutes one of the major impediments to Africa’s socio-economic development and has made the continent’s future looks relatively bleak.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Politics, Africa, African Politics, Civil War, Globalization, Development, Economics, War Studies, Agriculture, Sovereignty
Release Date: 
May 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530902 Hardcover
Price: 
$189.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
287
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Contemporary Security Issues in Africa

Author: 

Amusan, Lere Professor of Political Studies and International Relations, North West University, South Africa; Isiaka Alani Badmus, Associate Professor of Political Science at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria (EDITORS)

In volume, an emerging generation of African scholars examines specific states in Africa where instability is the order of the day. Considerations of African instability are highly relevant in today’s world, where one examines the types of regimes that were put in place after the Cold War and their effects on Africa.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, Politics, Africa, African Politics, Civil War, Globalization, Development, Economics, War Studies, Agriculture, Sovereignty, Terrorism, Libya, Nigeria, Lesotho, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Boko Haram
Release Date: 
May 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530919 Hardcover
Price: 
$189.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Chronicles of The First and Second Chechen Wars

Author: 

Milyukov, Ilya: Attorney and Writer

Presented by Russian author and attorney Ilya Milyukov, Chronicles of the First and Second Chechen War presents the main events of the First (1994-1996) and Second (1999-2009) Wars in Chechnya, Russia’s deadliest conflicts since World War II.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, War Studies, Eurasian Studies, Russia, Identity Politics, Islam, Chechnya, Caucasus
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530933 Hardcover
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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