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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The United States at War, 1941 - 1945by Gary R. Hess

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This 3rd edition presents a concise overview of how the war was fought as well as a consideration of the ways in which Americans regarded allies and enemies, embraced heroes, and viewed the war's purpose. Making the important distinction between popular notions and military and political realities, Gary Hess helps today's readers to better understand... more...

  • Decoding Historyby W.J.R. Gardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    The German attack on merchant shipping in the Second World War, known as the Battle of the Atlantic, was countered partly by code-breaking intelligence known as Ultra. The dramatic revelation of this factor in the middle 1970s resulted in many works giving this as the most important cause of Allied success. more...

  • Intelligence Investigationsby Ralph Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma cipher. Ralph Bennett, who worked for four years at Bletchley Park as a senior producer of the intelligence (Ultra') derived from the... more...

  • Kamikaze Diariesby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    ?We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our lives.? So wrote Irokawa Daikichi, one of the many kamikaze pilots, or tokkotai , who faced almost certain... more...

  • Hello Darling!by Siobhan O'Brien

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.53

    The definitive biography of one of Australia's best loved stars of stage and screen, the fabulous and inimitable Jeanne Little. more...

  • Anne Frank TRGby Kent Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank was a teenager during World War II. Because Anne was from a Jewish family, she and her family were forced to escape the terror of the Holocaust that swept the continent. Beginning in 1942, Anne kept a diary of the difficult journey of her family. See how Anne’s family tried to escape the horror of war, and how... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Rising Sunby Mary Thomas

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.19

    When Mary Thomas left the shores of England for Singapore in December 1939 to live a leisurely life of an Englishwoman in a colonial outpost, she did not expect to soon find her circumstances greatly changed. After the Japanese bombs fell on 8 December 1941, Mary chose not to rush for the first boat out of Singapore and instead stayed on to serve in... more...

  • A Lucky Childby Thomas Buergenthal

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 6.65

    Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide. Aged ten Thomas Buergenthal... more...

  • Saint Praftuby Murray Anderson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 6.49

    Part 1 of 'Saint Praftu' describes the author's early childhood in India, his wartime service in the RAF, and twenty years of civil flying in Burma, India and Nepal. At one period during the War, he belonged to the select group of pilots who undertook the hazardous operation of flying Lysanders to France at night during the moon periods, to land and... more...

  • Prison Break - True Stories of the World's Greatest Escapesby Paul Buck

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged 'Great Escapes' from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless and... more...