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  • Capital Cities at Warby Jay Winter; Jean-Louis Robert

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00

    One of the few interdisciplinary studies of wartime available and a model for research in social history. more...

  • History of the British U Class Submarineby Derek Walters

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 10.99

    Originally designed in 1934 for anti-submarine training, by the end of the war 72 U-Class subs had been commissioned; 17 were lost to the enemy, and 3 in accidents. Manned by crews from seven nations' navies, they served worldwide, and never more successfully than in the Mediterranean. This book is the definitive study of this class of submarine... more...

  • Left for Deadby Peter Nelson

    Random House Children's Books 2002; US$ 8.95

    For fans of Unbroken , Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis .    Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than... more...

  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • 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...

  • Hanns and Rudolfby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.78

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE JQ WINGATE PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who... 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...

  • 1945by Gerd R. Ueberschär; Rolf-Dieter Müller

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 15.25

    Das Jahr 1945 markiert - trotz aller Kontinuitäten - als Epochengrenze einen tiefen Einschnitt in der dramatischen und veränderungsreichen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Rückbesinnung aus der Distanz von mehr als 60 Jahren kann zu einer differenzierteren Bewertung und Einordnung der Ereignisse führen. Für ein besseres Verständnis der politischen... more...