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World War II (1939-1945)

  • A Tour of the Bulge Battlefieldsby William C. C. Cavanagh; Karl Cavanagh

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    No other conflict has sparked the imagination or interest of so many people worldwide as World War Two. Most Americans are patriotic, their interest in World War Two having been stimulated by such movies as ''Saving Private Ryan''. Hundreds of thousands are the descendants of men who saw service in the Battle of the Bulge. This battle... more...

  • Armoured Campaign in Normandy June-August 1944by Stephen Napier

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Beginning with the D-day landings, this is a frank appraisal of the planned use and actual results of the deployment of armour by both German and Allied commanders in the major tank battles of the campaign including Epsom, Goodwood, Cobra and Totalize. 'Tiger!' is a critique of how Montgomery's plans to seize territory and break out failed in the face... more...

  • Five Days in Augustby Michael D. Gordin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb?s revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...

  • Fremantle's Submarinesby Michael Sturma

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    From unpromising beginnings in March 1942, the submarine base at Fremantle became a vital part of the Allied offensive against Japan. Pushed back from the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, American submariners, accompanied by small numbers of Dutch, retreated to Fremantle on the remote west coast of Australia as a port of last resort. Far... more...

  • The Enemy Within Never Did Withoutby Jeffrey L. Littlejohn; Charles H. Ford

    Texas Review Press 2015; Not Available

    Camp Huntsville was one of the first and largest POW camps constructed in America during World War II. Located roughly eight miles east of Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County, the camp was built in 1942 and opened for prisoners the following year. The camp served as a model site for POW installations across the country and set a high standard for... more...

  • Blitz Britainby Graham Phythian

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    In 1940, the Manchester and Salford Blitz saw the city and its surroundings targeted by the German Luftwaffe. The most destructive attack was launched in December 1940; it is remembered today as 'the Christmas Blitz'. Nearly 800 people lost their lives, and thousands more were injured, in two nights of raids ending with a devastating Christmas Eve... more...

  • For Valourby Gerald Gliddon

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Tells the stories of every Canadian winner of the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth?s highest award for gallantry, during the First World War. With a scope that covers the entire global conflict, For Valour follows soldiers from across Canada, all united by valour above and beyond the call of duty. more...

  • India At War: The Subcontinent and the Second World Warby Yasmin Khan

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    World War II was a global catastrophe. Far broader than just the critical struggle between Allies and Axis, its ramifications were felt throughout the world. It was a time of social relocation, reorienting ideas of patriotism and geographical attachment, and forcing the movement of people across oceans and continents. In India at War, Yasmin Khan offers... more...

  • Shot from the Skyby Cathryn J. Prince

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Shot from the Sky is about one of the great, dark secrets of World War II: Neutral Switzerland shot down U.S. aircraft entering Swiss airspace and imprisoned the survivors in internment camps, detaining more than a thousand American flyers between 1943 and the war?s end. While conditions at the camps were adequate and humane for internees who obeyed... more...

  • Wages of Guiltby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past... more...