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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Six Armies In Normandyby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.23

    The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...

  • The GI War Against Japanby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 118.00

    Based on numerous diaries and letters, this book depicts the story of America's soldier sin Asia and the Pacific during World War II. Combining social and cultural history, the author examines the GIs' encounters with Asia's environmental, sociocultural and racial otherness and the impact that these encounters had on them. The Americans' experience... more...

  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... 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...

  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • Auschwitzby Miklos Nyiszli; Tibere Kremer; Richard Seaver; Bruno Bettelheim

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform ?scientific research? on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous ?Angel of Death?: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele?s... more...

  • The Forgotten Highlanderby Alistair Urquhart

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 25.95

    Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious ?Death Railway? and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese ?hellship,? his ship was torpedoed, and... more...

  • Tank Driverby J. Ted Hartman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    "We followed the acting company commander as his tank started up the narrow road [into Noville]. There were destroyed buildings and disabled German tanks and vehicles everywhere we looked. I was the driver of the fourth tank in the column. It was getting dark and hard to see, so I was driving with my... more...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Operation Barbarossaby David M Glantz; David M Glantz

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    On 22 June 1941 Hilter unleashed his forces on the Soviet Union. Spearheaded by four powerful Panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the seemingly invincible Wehrmacht advanced from the Soviet Union's western borders to the immediate outskirts of Leningrad, Moscow and Rostov in the shockingly brief period of less than... more...