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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years old when he found himself marching through Russia with orders to take no prisoners. Three years later he was dead. Bearing witness to--and participating in--the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.95
This is epic story of the last eight months of World War II in Europe by one of Britain?s most highly regarded military historians, whose accounts of past battles John Keegan has described as worthy ?to stand with that of the best journalists and writers? ( New York Times Book Review ). In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler?s army was... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory?Max Hastings, one of our foremost military historians, has seen combat up close and written about it for decades.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95
By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained unclear. The ensuing drama?that ended in Japan's utter devastation?was acted out across the vast theater of Asia in massive clashes between army, air, and naval forces. In recounting these extraordinary events, Max Hastings... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95
A vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime from acclaimed historian Max Hastings, Winston?s War captures the full range of Churchill?s endlessly fascinating character. At once brilliant and infuriating, self-important and courageous, Hastings?s Churchill comes brashly to life as never before. Beginning in 1940, when popular... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives?an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.93
Max Hastings grew up with romantic dreams of a life amongst warriors. But after his failure as a parachute soldier in Cyprus in 1963, he became a journalist instead. Before he was 30 he had reported conflicts in Northern Ireland, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Middle East, Cyprus, Rhodesia, India and a string of other trouble spots. His final effort... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.15
On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam. Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.93
Max Hastings is best known as an acclaimed journalist and military historian. But what is perhaps less well known is his love of the countryside and its pursuits, above all fishing and shooting, which he indulges as often as he can escape his urban working environment. In this classic selection of gentle, contemplative musings, Max Hastings shares... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 14.91
Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended... more...