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  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... 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...

  • On Laughter-Silvered Wingsby Gail Strever-Morkel

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    This well written and thoroughly researched biographical account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot (the author's father) is sure to appeal widely. The story is by necessity highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of challenging experiences, flying... 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...

  • NATO?s Post-Cold War Trajectoryby Mark Webber; James Sperling; Martin A. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Two decades since the watershed of the Cold War, this book investigates NATO's staying power. This book investigates how the Alliance has adapted and managed to attend to new roles and purposes through the lens of International Relations theory. The Alliance will continue, but will remain subject to ongoing crises and challenges of change. more...

  • Flying into the Flames of Hellby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers or Mosquitoes. It conveys the terror of being coned by German searchlights over the target, attacks by Luftwaffe night-fighters, catastrophic... more...

  • Business in Great Watersby John Terraine

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 11.99

    Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat. In this study of submarine warfare, the author explains why Winston Churchill wrote "the only thing that ever frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril". Until it had been overcome, the Anglo-American entry into Europe in 1944 would have been... more...

  • Naples '44by Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 11.65

    Norman Lewis arrived in war-torn Naples as an intelligence officer in 1944. The starving population has devoured all the tropical fish in the aquarium, respectable women had been driven to prostitution and the black market was king. Lewis found little to admire in his fellow soldiers, but gained sustenance from the extraordinary vivacity of the... more...

  • Nimitzby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever written about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities,... 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...