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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The Memory of Pain.by Camila Loew

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 50.00

    In this book, Camila Loew analyzes four women’s testimonial literary writings on the Holocaust to examine and question some of the tenets of the fields of Holocaust studies, gender studies, and testimony. Through a close reading of the works of Charlotte Delbo, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Ruth Klüger, and Marguerite Duras, Loew foregrounds these... more...

  • World War IIby Lisa Zamosky

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    In 1939, another war that would encompass the world began in Europe. World War II began as a conflict of beliefs concerning government among countries in Europe. The United States stayed on the sidelines, unwilling to become involved in the war until Japan attacked a Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. more...

  • Breakout from Junoby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 22.99

    The ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series, Breakout from Juno , is the first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day landings. On July 4, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division won the village of Carpiquet but not the adjacent airfield. Instead of a speedy victory, the men faced... more...

  • Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europeby Robert Citino; Steven Mercatante

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe challenges this conventional wisdom in highlighting how the re-establishment of the traditional German art of war?updated to accommodate new weapons systems?paved the way for Germany to forge a considerable military edge over its much larger potential rivals by playing to its... more...

  • Bad Ladsby Alf Townsend

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Between 1945 and 1963, over two and a half million eighteen-year-olds were called up for National Service. Alf Townsend was one of them, and here he tells his story - the highs and lows of life as a lowly Aircraftman Second Class in the early '50s. Before national service intervened, Alf was 'heading down the criminal road at top speed', having grown... more...

  • The Battle of Matapan 1941by Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    In March 1941, the Royal navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan. It brought to an end six months of remarkable success for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. When France fell and Italy declared war on Britain, Admiral Dudley Pound had wanted to evacuate the Mediterranean altogether... more...

  • Pogue's Warby Forrest C. Pogue

    The University Press of Kentucky 2001; US$ 19.95

    " With a foreword by Stephen Ambrose and a preface by Franklin D. Anderson Forrest Pogue (1912-1996) was undoubtedly one of the greatest World War II combat historians. Born and educated in Kentucky, he is perhaps best known for his definitive four-volume biography of General George C. Marshall. But, as Pogue's War makes clear, he was also a pioneer... more...

  • Escape from Hong Kongby Tim Luard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 38.00

    On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong’s surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak – the Chinese government’s chief agent in Hong Kong – and more than 60 Chinese, British and Danish intelligence, naval and marine personnel made a dramatic escape from the invading army. They travelled on five small motor torpedo boats –... more...

  • The Besiegedby Caroline Walton

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 7.29

    The Besieged is a beautifully observed account of one of the defining moments of twentieth-century history: the Siege of Leningrad. The Siege began in September 1941, when German forces severed the last connection to the city, and was to last for 872 days, during which the dying population suffered horrors almost beyond the powers of description. more...

  • Hitler's Last Armyby Robin Quinn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Adolf Hitler would have given anything to see such headlines in 1940. Five years later, half a million German soldiers, sailors and airmen did find themselves in the UK - but as prisoners of the British government. Using recently declassified documents, this book reveals how Britain - in defiance of the Geneva Convention - went on to detain these... more...