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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Brothers in Armsby Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Anthony Walton

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers , BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st ?Black Panthers,? the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard ?Smitty? Smith, a veteran of the battalion.... more...

  • The Secret War for the Middle Eastby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    It can be argued that the Middle East during the World War II has been regarded as that conflict?s most overlooked theater of operations. Though the threat of direct Axis invasion never materialized beyond the Egyptian Western Desert with Rommel?s Afrika Korps, this did not limit the Axis from probing the Middle East and cultivating potential collaborators... more...

  • The Arabs and the Holocaustby Gilbert Achcar

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    An unprecedented and judicious examination of what the Holocaust means?and doesn't mean?in the Arab world, one of the most explosive subjects of our time There is no more inflammatory topic than the Arabs and the Holocaust?the phrase alone can occasion outrage. The terrain is dense with ugly claims and counterclaims: one side is charged with Holocaust... more...

  • The Arabs and the Holocaustby Gilbert Achcar

    Saqi 2012; US$ 20.40

    The Arab-Israeli conflict goes far beyond the wars waged on Middle East battlefields. There is also a war of narratives revolving around the two defining traumas of the conflict: the Holocaust and the Nakba. One side is charged with Holocaust denial, the other with exploiting a tragedy while denying the tragedies of others. In this path-breaking book,... more...

  • Shylock nach dem Holocaustby Zeno Ackermann; Sabine Schülting

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    After the breakdown of civilization during the Holocaust, Shakespeare?s Merchant of Venice quickly regained its traditional position at the forefront of the West German theater scene. Despite or indeed due to the fact that the piece exhibits problematic constructions of Jewishness in the figure of the money-lender Shylock, it became an important reference... more...

  • The Battle for Western Europe, Fall 1944by John A. Adams

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.70

    This engrossing and meticulously researched volume reexamines the decisions made by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his staff in the crucial months leading up to the Battle of the Bulge. In late August 1944 defeat of the Wehrmacht seemed assured. On December 16, however, the Germans counterattacked. Received... more...

  • A Nation Collapsesby Elena Agarossi; Harvey Fergusson II

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    A Nation Collapses examines the Italian surrender of 1943 and its tragic consequences. more...

  • Despatch on War Operationsby Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 185.00

    This is the first time that Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris's own papers covering his three and a half years at Bomber Command have been published and made available to the general public. more...

  • United States and Allied Submarine Successes in the Pacific and Far East During World War IIby John D. Alden; Craig R. McDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 75.00

    Here is a comprehensive accounting of all United States and allied submarine attacks on the Japanese for which success was claimed or occurred. The expanded coverage focuses on successes by U.S. and British and Dutch submarines in the Pacific and Indian oceans, Soviet submarines, and losses caused by mines laid by submarines. The book also includes... more...

  • Inside the Nazi War Machineby Bevin Alexander

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent. But three low-ranking generals-Eric von Manstein, Heinz Guderian, and Erwin Rommel-were about to change the face of modern warfare.... more...