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  • World War Twoby Sue Graves

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    World War II is a fascinating but complicated subject - this book breaks it into manageable bit-size chunks with interesting facts and illustrations.The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman... more...

  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • Dreadnoughtby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 11.65

    From colonial disputes, secret treaties with former foes, high-wire diplomacy, and tit-for-tat building of the terrifyingly powerful dreadnought battleships. DREADNOUGHT is a dramatic re-creation of the diplomatic and military brinkmanship that preceded, and made inevitable, the outbreak of the first world war. Massie brings to vivid life such historical... more...

  • Castles of Steelby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 11.65

    On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen: two fleets of dreadnoughts - gigantic 'castles of steel' able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away - were ready to test their terrible power against each other. They skirmished across the globe before Germany, suffocated... more...

  • Marine From Mandalayby James Leasor

    Pen and Sword 1988; US$ 13.99

    This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees. He also has... more...

  • The Annalsby Cornelius Tacitus; J. C. Yardley; Anthony A. Barrett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate translation is complemented by a thorough introduction and notes. - ;'He was atrocious in his brutality,... more...

  • We Band of Angelsby Elizabeth Norman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

      But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here,... more...

  • Don't Tell My Motherby Peter Duggan-Smith; Raymond Eagle

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 14.99

    A devil-may-care account of hair-raising flying, hard drinking, fast ladies, and an unbelievable insouciance in the face of danger. more...

  • In Action With the Sasby Roy Close

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 5.99

    Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent to North Africa, he joined the Paras and, from there, to the SAS. In 1944 he operated behind enemy lines with the Maquis in France, who were... more...

  • Ten Great Events in Historyby James Johonnot

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    Patriotism, or love of country, is one of the tests of nobility of character. No great man ever lived that was not a patriot in the highest and truest sense. From the earliest times, the sentiment of patriotism has been aroused in the hearts of men by the narrative of heroic deeds inspired by love of country and love of liberty. This truth furnishes... more...