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- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99
"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." ? The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles... more...
- Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99
The fires on Bataan burned on the evening of April 9, 1942?illuminating the white flags of surrender against the nighttime sky. Woefully outnumbered, outgunned, and ill-equipped, battered remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet amongst the chaos and devastation of the American defeat, US Army Captain... more...
- Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99
A main selection of the Military Book Club and a selection of the History Book Club With his parting words, ?I shall return,? General Douglas MacArthur sealed the fate of the last American forces on Bataan. Yet one young Army Captain named Russell Volckmann refused to surrender. He disappeared into the jungles of north Luzon where he raised... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
Constance Markievicz (1868?1927), born to the privileged Protestant upper class in Ireland, embraced suffrage before scandalously leaving for a bohemian life in London and then Paris. She would become known for her roles as politician and Irish revolutionary nationalist. Her husband, Casimir Dunin Markievicz (1874?1932), a painter, playwright, and... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 42.95
In 1966, The Sand Pebbles captivated moviegoers across the United States, introducing many Americans to the little-known China Station of the 1920s. Based upon a novel by first-time novelist, Richard McKenna, the importance of The Sand Pebbles in contributing to popular history cannot be understated. Despite the importance of The Sand Pebbles... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
J P Cross had many unusual experiences in his long Gurkha career: in 1945, for example, he was attached to a Japanese battalion in Indochina which was fighting for the British against the Viet Minh, and the only photograph taken of this Japanese unit finally laying down its weapons appears in this book. Later, he just managed to resolve a potentially... more...
- National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 30.00
Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest victory: leading the allies to victory in World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War... more...
- Original Writing 2015; US$ 3.99
The true story of two Irish women named Catherine who brush with history on opposite sides in the American Civil War. One is the orphan at the centre of Kate Hewitt's heart-breaking love affair. The other is unjustly blamed for the death of the young son of Jefferson Davis. The two are long forgotten, but in restoring their voices we find not just... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 8.74
<p>The controversial autobiography of the man at the heart of Irish Republican politics. Gerry Adams offers his own unique, intimate account of the early years of his career, from his childhood in working-class Belfast to the more turbulent years of social activism that followed. An engaging and revealing self-portrait.</p> more...