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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The Wartime Broadcasts of Francis Stuart 1942-1944by Brendan Barrington

    The Lilliput Press 2000; US$ 12.99

    It has taken Brendan Barrington's superbly scholarly edition of Stuart's broadcasts to show us how such crucial moral and cultural debates ought to be conducted: calmly, rigorously and on the basis of real evidence. If Stuart comes badly out of this fascinating book, the polemicists on either side of the debate that raged around him don't emerge with... more...

  • E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchesterby Catherine Pearson

    The History Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    E.J. Rudsdale?s role as a museum curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during the Second World War gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the Home Front in his journals. Seventy years later, the selected extracts gathered here provide a remarkable insight into wartime life. Rudsdale?s writing is... more...

  • Got Any Gum Chum?by Helen D Milligate

    The History Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    When the first American servicemen arrived in England in March 1942, the indigenous population greeted their presence with mixed feelings. A certain level of resentment of these newcomers was harboured by the English and expressed by many in the in the well-worn phase of the time 'over-paid, over-sexed and over here'. But without the presence of American... more...

  • Churchill's Unexpected Guestsby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    During the Second World War over 400,000 Germans and Italians were held in prison camps in Britain. These men played a vital part in the life of war-torn Britain, from working in the fields to repairing bomb-damaged homes. Yet despite the role they played, today it is almost forgotten that Britain once held POWs at all. For those who worked, played... more...

  • To Live with Hope, to Die with Dignityby Joseph Rudavsky

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 87.99

    To Live with Hope, To Die with Dignity , based principally on materials created and activities conducted in the ghettos of Warsaw, Vilna, Lodz, Kovno, during the Holocaust, concerns itself with the stories of spiritual resistance during the Holocaust. Side by side with unspeakable persecution, suffering, and death were those who sought to rise above... more...

  • Code Name Paulineby Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Kathryn Atwood

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences?from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her... more...

  • Once They Were Eaglesby Frank Walton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    " Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep," went on under the leadership of the swashbuckling "Pappy" Boyington to become the most famous in Marine Corps history. Now comes the true story... more...

  • Voices From the Holocaustby Harry James Cargas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 20.00

    " Interviews with: Yitzhak Arad Leo Eitinger Emil Fackenheim Whitney Harris Jan Karski Arnost Lusting Mordecai Paldiel Marion Pritchard Dorothee Soelle Leon Wells Elie Wiesel Simon Wiesenthal The late Harry James Cargas was professor emeritus of literature and language at Webster University and author of thirty-two books, including Problems Unique... more...

  • US Carrier Warby Kev Darling

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 13.99

    This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WW1 saw the deployment of US Navy aircraft operating from coastal bases - mainly Curtiss flying boats. In the immediate postwar period the first aircraft carriers... more...

  • The GI's Warby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Based on oral testimony from field soldiers, both new recruits and veterans, The GI's War puts the reader on the frontlines and captures in unsparing detail the confusion, monotony, terror and glory of going to war. more...