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  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... more...

  • Infernoby Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives?an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about... 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...

  • 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...

  • Auschwitzby Miklos Nyiszli; Tibere Kremer; Richard Seaver; Bruno Bettelheim

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform ?scientific research? on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous ?Angel of Death?: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele?s... more...

  • The Forgotten Highlanderby Alistair Urquhart

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 25.95

    Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious ?Death Railway? and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese ?hellship,? his ship was torpedoed, and... more...

  • A Hilltop on the Marneby Mildred Aldrich

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 8.74

    An unique civilian eye-view of the First World War, depicting, through letters, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray. What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass... I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time war close by not war about which one can read, as one reads it in the... more...

  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Oby Samuel P. Huntington

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about... more...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Myths and Legends of the Second World Warby James Hayward

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    The Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness today. Some are well known, such as the escape of an undead Hitler to South America, Allied aircraft buzzed by 'Foo Fighters' and UFOs, German parachutists dressed as nuns, and a failed German invasion of Suffolk in 1940. Others are more subtle,... more...