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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Can Do!by William Bradford Huie

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction Battalions--the Seabees. With the publication of Can Do! the following year, Americans soon came to appreciate the significance of... more...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 11.87

    A true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris Andrée Griotteray was only nineteen years old when the Germans invaded France. During the four years of Occupation she transformed from a teenager in search of fun and frivolity into a capable, fearless young woman, risking her life in service to her country and the Resistance. Always modest about... more...

  • The Origins of World War IIby Keith Eubank

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    More than 60 years have passed since the outbreak of the most catastrophic conflict the world has known: 30 million people dead and unbelievable devastation. In the 3rd edition of this popular volume, Keith Eubank seeks answers to the questions that have plagued us: Why, after the ghastly ordeal of World War I did Western powers undervalue the threat... 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...

  • 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...

  • Saint Praftuby Murray Anderson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Part 1 of 'Saint Praftu' describes the author's early childhood in India, his wartime service in the RAF, and twenty years of civil flying in Burma, India and Nepal. At one period during the War, he belonged to the select group of pilots who undertook the hazardous operation of flying Lysanders to France at night during the moon periods, to land and... more...

  • Prison Break - True Stories of the World's Greatest Escapesby Paul Buck

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged ‘Great Escapes? from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless... more...

  • Crazy for the Stormby Norman Ollestad

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 13.99

    Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the father he idolized. Often paralyzed by fear, young Norman resented losing his childhood to his father?s reckless and demanding adventures, even as he began to reap the rewards of his training. Then, in February 1979, a chartered Cessna... more...

  • Tea, Love and Warby David Mitchell

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya ? Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England. more...