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  • Unternehmen Barbarossaby Christian Hartmann

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.33

    Am frühen Morgen des 22. Juni 1941 überfielen deutsche Truppen die Sowjetunion. ?Unternehmen Barbarossa? hatte begonnen. Für die nächsten vier Jahre versank das Land in einer Orgie der Gewalt. Christian Hartmann schildert den Verlauf des deutschen Eroberungs- und Vernichtungskriegs im Osten auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung, bettet ihn ein in die... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • Money and the Early Greek Mindby Richard Seaford

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece. 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...

  • The Mafia and the Alliesby Ezio Costanzo; George Lawrence

    Enigma Books 2007; US$ 17.00

    Mafia returns to Sicily with the Allies in 1943. The story told by a Sicilian historian. more...

  • The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bombby Michael Kort

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides... more...

  • Pozieresby Scott Bennett

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 21.99

    In 1916, one million men fought in the first battle of the Somme. Victory hinged on their ability to capture a small village called Pozières. After five attempts to seize it, the British called in the Anzacs to complete this seemingly impossible task. At midnight on 23 July 1916, thousands of Australians stormed Pozières. Forty-five days later they... more...

  • Crucible of Combatby Rolf Hinze

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 25.00

    In his historical series Hinze provides the only comprehensive account of events on the central and southern portions of the German Eastern Front during the years of German retreat. This volume covers events on the southern portion of the Eastern Front from late 1943, in the aftermath of the Battle of Kursk, through the great Soviet summer offensives... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. more...

  • Gallipoliby Nigel Steele

    Pen and Sword 1998; US$ 8.99

    Gallipoli tells of the disastrous campaign at Gallipoli in 1915 when the allies failed to knock Turkey out of the war. With then and now photographs the book provides detailed historical descriptions of the area and the events, all of which will appeal to the armchair historian and the intrepid visitor to the sites. It will prove an indispensable companion. more...