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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...

  • Pathfinderby Richard R. Burns

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    December 1967: Richard Burns had just arrived in Vietnam as part of the fourteen-man 101st Pathfinder Detachment. Within just one month, during a holiday called Tet, the Communists would launch the largest single attack of the war--and he would be right in the thick of it. . . . In Vietnam, Richard Burns operated in live-or-die situations, risking... more...

  • Quiet Heroesby Bernard Edwards

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 7.99

    The men of Britain's Merchant Navy, although unarmed civilians going about their lawful business were the first to be involved with the enemy in the Second World War. Less than nine hours after the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the Donaldson liner Athenia was sunk without warning by a German U-boat off the west coast of Ireland. From... more...

  • Target Corinth Canalby Platon Alexiades

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.

German airborne forces... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A truly global account of WWII - the war that encompassed six continents. 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...

  • NS-Raubgut, Reichstauschstelle und Preussische Staatsbibliothekby Hans Erich Bödeker; Gerd-J. Bötte

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 72.95

    The book describes the control exercised by the National Socialist state over academic libraries and analyses their collaboration, in particular in the theft of books and the identification of 'Enemies of the Reich'. In addition, it deals with aspects of the identification and restitution of books stolen and confiscated between 1933 and 1945.... 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...