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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Wages of Guiltby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.84

    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 is... more...

  • To Hell and Backby Charles Pellegrino

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, ?you are there? time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino?s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen... more...

  • The Monocled Mutinyby John Fairley; William Allison

    Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 14.58

    Percy Toplis was WW1?s most guarded secret, the ringleader of the Etaples mutiny. In 1917 British, New Zealand and Australian troops stationed at the Étaples Training Camp in northern France protested against the inhuman conditions. The mutineers commandeered the camp?s weapons and marched into Étaples, holding the town for three days, attacking... more...

  • The Changi Bookby Lachlan Grant

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99

    The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison camp. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Containing... more...

  • When Europe Was a Prison Campby Otto Schrag; Peter Schrag

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp weaves together two accounts of a family?s eventual escape from Occupied Europe. One, a memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and his mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal... more...

  • The Fighting 30th Divisionby Martin King; Michael Collins; David Hilborn

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    In World War I the 30th Infantry Division earned more Medals of Honor than any other American division. In World War II it spent more consecutive days in combat than almost any other outfit. Recruited mainly from the Carolinas and Georgia and Tennessee, they were one of the hardest-fighting units the U.S. ever fielded in Europe. What was it about these... more...

  • Check Six!by Jim Curran; Terrence Popravak Jr.

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James "Jug" Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered... more...

  • From Nighthawk to Spitfireby John K Shelton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    R J Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself. This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade - from 1916, contributing to the... more...

  • Last to Dieby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    From a New York Times bestselling author, the story of how a young American airman became the last to die in World War II more...

  • World War IIby Stuart A. P. Murray

    Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The Fact Atlas series offers an age-appropriate overview of the historic and world-changing events of World War II, covering everything from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the tragedy of the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Readers will be introduced to key players—political and military leaders like Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt... more...