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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The 900 Daysby Harrison Salisbury

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    "A magnificent book...a nonfiction masterpiece." -- New York Times Book Review more...

  • Naval Battles of World War IIby Geoffrey Bennett

    Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 10.99

    Captain Bennett discusses the traumatic effects of the Washington and London Naval Treaties on the fleets of the principal powers between the wars, and their astonishing growth and technical progress between 1939 and 1945. He then deals with the war in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The Battle of the River Plate, the struggle for Narvik, the hunt... more...

  • Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941-1944by John Barber; Dr Andrei Dzeniskevich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews... more...

  • Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific Warby James B. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...

  • Code Name Caesarby Jerome Preisler; Kenneth Sewell

    Souvenir Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    As World War II was nearing its end Hitler desperately tried to land a decisive blow against the Allies. He ordered U-Boat U-864 to transport blueprints, parts and scientists to Japan, providing the Japanese with Germany’s most advanced rocket and aircraft technology. It was a decision that could have lengthened the war. With this technology... more...

  • Franklin and Winstonby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.95

    ?This is at once an important, insightful, and highly entertaining portrait of two men at the peak of their powers who, through their genius, common will, and uncommon friendship, saved the world. Jon Meacham?s Franklin and Winston takes its place in the front ranks of all that has been written about these two great men.? ?Tom Brokaw, author of The... more...

  • Memoirs of an Anzacby John Charles Barrie

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 23.99

    Against his mother?s wishes, John Charles Barrie joined the Australian army in 1909. Five years later, he was on his way to Egypt as an officer with the Australian Imperial Force. He survived the war to write his memoirs, which were kept by his family for 80 years. Made public for the first time, this book gives firsthand accounts of Barrie?s wounding... more...

  • Wages of Guiltby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past... 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...