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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Tarawaby Robert Sherrod

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They were fighting to wrest control of the island to stage... more...

  • Britain and the Vatican during the Second World Warby Owen Chadwick

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    The book studies the use made by the British government of its envoy, immured inside the Vatican from 1940 to 1944, and what the envoy made of such opportunities during the Second World War to help the Allied cause. We see the Vatican, the Fascist Italy, from 'inside', and so gain a new and rare perspective into the predicament of the papacy. Owen... more...

  • Fire in the Skyby Michael Molkentin

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps - a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches from which only one in two emerged unscathed. more...

  • Infernoby Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Left for Deadby Peter Nelson

    Random House Children's Books 2002; US$ 8.95

    For fans of Unbroken , Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis .    Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than... more...

  • Burma Railway Manby Charles Steel

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 5.00

    Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing... more...

  • A Great Betrayalby Brian Ferrel; Sandy Hunter

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 19.99

    Across 15 chapters, professors of history and military history experts present their analyses and impressions about the Fall of Singapore in 1942, which was even described by Winston Churchill himself as “the greatest disaster in British military history”. Discussed at length is the Malayan Campaign and the “Singapore Strategy”,... more...

  • Agent Zigzagby Ben Macintyre

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of 2007 One of the Top 10 Best Books of 2007 ( Entertainment Weekly ) New York Times Best of the Year Round-Up New York Times Editors? Choice Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer.... more...

  • Battle Groupby James Lucas

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    The German army in the Second World War sought to fight and win swift, decisive victories in a succession of short campaigns - blitzkrieg, or lightning war. Flexibility was as essential as the will to win. Battle groups, or shock troops, were created from miscellaneous, and often disparate military units to undertake a specific local operation; it... more...

  • Unit 731by Hal Gold

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII. Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants... more...