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- Dundurn 1997; US$ 12.99
This is the story of a "no military risk" campaign that slowly turned into a nightmare. The book provides new answers to a number of difficult questions beginning with a discussion of why Canadian troops were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British War Office. Were the British duplicitous in making this request? Was Canadian Chief of the General... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 37.46
Hauptbeschreibung Kurt F. Rosenberg hatte seit seiner Jugend Tagebuch geführt. Seine Aufzeichnungen von 1933 bis 1937 geben einen lebendigen Eindruck davon, wie er und seine Familie, seine Bekannten und Berufskollegen die ersten fünf Jahre nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft wahrnahmen. Eingeklebte Fotos und Zeitungsartikel ergänzen und illustrieren... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2009; US$ 37.50
Less than five hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. naval leaders reluctantly chose to pursue a form of warfare they despised?targeting not only Japanese military assets but also civilian-operated fishing trawlers, freighters, and tankers. The move to unrestricted submarine warfare represented a major change in the longstanding American... more...
- Free Press 2006; US$ 25.00
In 11 Days In December , master historian and biographer Stanley Weintraub tells the remarkable story of the Battle of the Bulge as it has never been told before, from frozen foxholes to barn shelters to boxcars packed with wretched prisoners of war. In late December 1944, as the Battle of the Bulge neared its climax, a German loudspeaker challenge... more...
- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 30.00
Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features?last summers in grand aristocratic residences?or its... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95
"Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." -- Evening Standard (London) A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that determined the fate of millions.... more...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 8.80
Hauptbeschreibung Das Jahr 1945 markiert - trotz aller Kontinuitäten - als Epochengrenze einen tiefen Einschnitt in der dramatischen und veränderungsreichen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Rückbesinnung aus der Distanz von mehr als 60 Jahren kann zu einer differenzierteren Bewertung und Einordnung der Ereignisse führen. Für ein besseres Verständnis... more...
- Hellgate Press 2011; US$ 14.95
Italy, July 1944. The unendurable insult to Italy's inherently genial way of life brought about by Hitler's storm-troopers and Mussolini's Fascist toadies was both taking its toll on the people of Italy and creating a fledgling underground Resistance movement whose heroic ranks would soon swell to nearly 200,000 brave men and women. Author... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95
In the 1930s, the Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire built less than two submarines a year, yet in 1944 it completed an astonishing 32 submarines, and over the course of the war produced 37 per cent of all U.S. submarines. This book analyzes the factors behind the small yard s record-setting production, including streamlined operations, innovative... more...