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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The Second World Warby R. A. C. Parker

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 12.99

    This is a compact but comprehensive and absorbing history of the Second World War. It examines the causes of the war, how it was won and lost, and its far-reaching consequences for humanity. more...

  • Latin America During World War IIby Thomas M. Leonard; John F. Bratzel; George Lauderbaugh; Andrew Lefebvre; Daniel M. Masterson; Graeme Mount; Jorge Ortiz Sotelo; Orlando J. Perez; Monica A. Rankin; Eric Paul Roorda; David Sheinin; Joseph Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider... more...

  • One of Our Submarinesby Edward Young

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 6.99

    In the very highest rank of books about the last war. Submarines are thrilling beasts, and Edward Young tells of four years' adventures in them in a good stout book with excitement on every page. He writes beautifully, economically and with humour, and in the actions he commands he manages to put the reader at the voice-pipe and the periscope so... more...

  • Life as a Battle of Britain Pilotby Jonathan Falconer

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • Remembering the Road to World War Twoby Patrick Finney

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    ?This is comparative history on a grand scale, skilfully analysing complex national debates and drawing major conclusions without ever losing the necessary nuances of interpretation.? Stefan Berger, University of Manchester, UK Remembering the Road to World War Two is a broad and comparative international survey of the historiography of the origins... more...

  • Education and the Second World Warby Roy Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw... more...

  • Maltaby Denis Barnham

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Malta in the summer of 1942, a Malta wide open to air attack from the Germans and Italians and defended by a handful of Spitfires and a few anti-aircraft guns. Denis Barnham, a young and inexperienced flight lieutenant, spent ten hectic weeks on this indomitable island; he left a well-ordered English aerodrome for the chaos and disillusionment of Luqa.... more...

  • Widerstand oder Kollaboration?by Jozef Pavol

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    "Mein ganzes Leben lang habe ich dem Naturgesetzt gedient, und daher betrachte ich mich als Märtyrer dieses göttlichen Gesetzes". (Dr. Jozef Tiso, Priester und Staatsoberhaupt der Slowakei, gest. 1947). Mit seinem Buch reagiert der Autor auf eine heute existierende Kontroverse in der slowakischen Gesellschaft, im kirchlichen Milieu und in der Geschichtswissenschaft.... more...

  • Zwangsvereinigung oder freiwilliger Zusammenschluss?by Jörg Klitscher

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.95

    Seit ihrer Gründung 1946 war stets umstritten, ob die Bildung der SED ein freiwilliger Zusammenschluss von Sozialdemokraten und Kommunisten in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone war, oder eine "Zwangsvereinigung". Sollte die historische Konsequenz aus der Spaltung der Arbeiterbewegung in der Weimarer Republik gezogen werden oder war kommunistisches Machtkalkül... more...