Potomac Books, Inc.

Potomac Books, Inc.
Potomac Books has strong roots in military and general history, world and national affairs, foreign policy, defense and national security, terrorism, intelligence, memoirs, and biographies. Founded in 1983 as a part of Brassey's, Inc., a distinguished British publishing house dating back to the nineteenth century, Potomac Books is now an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.

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  • Assignment: Pentagon

    Eminently readable, "Assignment: Pentagon” is the essential guide for the newly assigned military person, fresh civilian, and interested outsider to the Pentagon's informal set of arrangements, networks, and functions that operate in the service and joint service world. Learn More
  • Military Strategy

    John M. Collins has distilled the wisdom of history's great military minds to tutor readers on the necessary intellectual skills to win not only battles but also wars. He illuminates practices that worked well or poorly in the past, together with reasons why. Learn More
  • Baseball's Most Wanted™

    Edd Roush was once ejected from a game for falling asleep in the outfield. Dan Friend played left field while dressed in a bathrobe. Outfielder Len Koenecke was killed attempting history's first skyjacking. Pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich swapped not only their wives but also their children, station wagons, and pets. Learn More
  • Command Legacy

    The burden of fighting wars, large or small, often rests on the soldiers and junior leaders of small infantry units. Command Legacy presents a combat officer's conclusions about how to approach tactical problems and missions and about the links among tactical theory, doctrine, and practice. Learn More
  • Cuba

    In Jaime Suchlicki's engaging style, Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond provides a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the Cuba of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In addition to its concise narrative history, CUBA details the current political climate, economy, and the regime's future. Learn More
  • Ploesti

    On August 1, 1943, an enormous armada of America B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level over the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. This mission was Operation Tidal Wave. Its target—"the taproot of German might,” Hitler's giant oil refineries at Ploesti. Hundreds of U.S. Learn More
  • Silent Warfare

    A thoroughly updated revision of the first comprehensive overview of intelligence designed for both the student and the general reader, Silent Warfare is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Leading intelligence scholars Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Learn More
  • Santa Anna

    Most Americans regarded Antonio López de Santa Anna as a villain for his brutal assault on the Alamo in 1836. What many don't realize is that few individuals have caused their own nation greater pain. Learn More
  • Inside Hitler's Germany

    There have been many histories of World War II and many analyses of the Third Reich, but few show what it was actually like to live under the Nazi regime. Inside Hitler's Germany attempts just that. Learn More
  • Nontraditional Warfare

    The new defense challenge confronting the United States involves a range of nontraditional warfare threats that are far different from the large-scale conventional or nuclear threats posed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Learn More

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