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  • Naval Battles of World War IIby Geoffrey Bennett

    Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 10.99

    Captain Bennett discusses the traumatic effects of the Washington and London Naval Treaties on the fleets of the principal powers between the wars, and their astonishing growth and technical progress between 1939 and 1945. He then deals with the war in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The Battle of the River Plate, the struggle for Narvik, the hunt... more...

  • A Doctor's Warby Aidan MacCarthy

    Grub Street Publishing 2006; US$ 10.25

    A jaw-dropping account of life as an RAF doctor during the Second World War.As an RAF medical officer, Aidan McCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was plunged into adventures in the Japanese-American arena comparable with those of famous war heroes.Interned by the Japanese in Java, he helped his fellow prisoners with amazing ingenuity in... more...

  • Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific Warby James B. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about The First World Warby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    What age was the youngest soldier to receive the Victoria Cross during WWI? What role did tanks play in the conflict? How much were Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war? All these questions are answered in this fascinating book containing over one hundred facts about the Great War. Whether you are looking for information to include in... more...

  • Code Name Caesarby Jerome Preisler; Kenneth Sewell

    Souvenir Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    As World War II was nearing its end Hitler desperately tried to land a decisive blow against the Allies. He ordered U-Boat U-864 to transport blueprints, parts and scientists to Japan, providing the Japanese with Germany’s most advanced rocket and aircraft technology. It was a decision that could have lengthened the war. With this technology... 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...

  • England, Canada and The Great Warby Louis-Georges Desjardins

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Penned by an officer who had a bird's-eye view of the action, this detailed narrative of Canada's role in World War I is a must-read for history buffs who are looking for a unique view of the conflict -- one that is all too often glossed over in traditional, European-centric accounts. more...

  • Frieden oder Pazifismus?by Carl Schmitt; Günter Maschke

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Carl Schmitt war ein Denker konkreter Situationen. Angesichts der Literatur zu seiner Bedeutung als Kulturkritiker, Geschichtsphilosoph oder homme de lettres wird oft vergessen, daß er in erster Linie der Betrachter der höchst handgreiflichen Politik seiner Zeit und ihrer ideologischen Verschleierungen war. Doch erst in Bonn, wo... more...

  • 1989 as a Political World Eventby Jacques Rupnik

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which the international agenda is set outside Europe, in... 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...