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- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.83
'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.95
THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world?s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time. ? RAID AT SON TAY Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 21.86
Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind ? and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily rigours of army life but all the while James faces a battle of his own: he is gay, and finding the courage to tell not only his family and... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 26.24
There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who have departed from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled from the cannon?s roar. In this fascinating and unique history of deserters... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes?s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world. Looking beyond popular explanations... more...
- National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95
Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 19.99
An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium. - ;First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
Ben Macintyre?s Agent Zigzag was hailed as ?rollicking, spellbinding? ( New York Times ), ?wildly improbable but entirely true? ( Entertainment Weekly ), and, quite simply, ?the best book ever written? ( Boston Globe ). In his new book, Operation Mincemeat , he tells an extraordinary story that will delight his legions of fans. In 1943, from a... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95
On February 13 and 14, 1945, three successive waves of British and U.S. aircraft rained down thousands of tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs on the largely undefended German city of Dresden. Night and day, Dresden was engulfed in a vast sea of flame, a firestorm that generated 1,500-degree temperatures and hurricane-force winds. Thousands... more...