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- Random House 2013; US$ 27.10
The astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures, and misadventures, in the dangerous world of Nazi-occupied France 'A most strange and compelling book driven by the writer's unsparing search for truth: now an optimistic hunt for a family heroine, now a study in female wiles of survival, now a portrait of one very ordinary person's... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.69
A new edition to celebrate Alan Turing's centenary, includes a new foreword by the author and a preface by Douglas Hofstadter. Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. But his vision went far beyond this crucial achievement.... more...
Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell? - He escaped over 200 times from a notorious German prison camp to see the girl he loved. This is the incredible true story of Horace GreasleyJohn Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Horace 'Jim' Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing... more...
- Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 5.99
No warship name in British naval history has more battle honours than Warspite. While this book looks at the lives of all eight vessels to bear the name (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates on the truly epic story of the seventh vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived as the ultimate answer to German naval power, during the arms... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 55.00
Between 1941 and 1945 as many as 70,000 inmates died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwestern Germany. The exact number will never be known. A large number of these deaths were caused by malnutrition and disease, mainly typhus, shortly before and after liberation. It was at this time, in April of 1945, that Michael Hargrave answered... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 47.00
This 2003 volume analyzes the markets, societies, technology and colonial cultures involved in the coffee economy. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95
Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00
Bitter Ocean is a masterful, authoritative account of perhaps the least-known major battle of World War II, the Battle of the Atlantic. British, Canadian, and American air and sea forces fought the German U-boats in this desperate battle, and prevailed -- at a terrible cost. Between 1939 and 1945, over 36,000 Allied sailors and navy airmen and... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00
Were World Wars I and II?which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction?inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men?s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history,... more...