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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und more...

  • Juno Beachby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of ?Seabiscuit?. more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

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

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze... more...

  • The Wooden Horseby Eric Williams; Gregory A. Freeman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    An epic adventure—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written. Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and,... more...

  • Britannia Waves the Rules (NHB Modern Plays)by Gareth Farr

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An arresting and angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning home – to a world they no longer know how to cope with, and a society that doesn?t know how to cope with them. Carl doesn?t fit in at home. He doesn?t fit in anywhere. When he signs up for the Army, he sees it as a way out of his life in Blackpool. But the Army takes him... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Comics and Conflictby Cord A. Scott

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Illustration has been an integral part of human history. Particularly before the advent of media such as photography, film, television, and now the Internet, illustrations in all their variety had been the primary visual way to convey history. The comic book, which emerged in its modern form in the 1930s, was another form of visual entertainment that... more...