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  • Killing the Bismarckby Iain Ballantyne

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 1.99

    ‘A HARROWING INSIGHT INTO THE UNREMITTING CRUELTY OF WAR AT SEA, AS WELL AS THE COURAGE AND COMPASSION OF FRAIL HUMANS PITTED AGAINST SAVAGE WEATHER AND PLUNGED INTO BRUTAL COMBAT…’In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy... more...

  • Adventures in My Youthby Armin Scheiderbauer

    Helion & Company 2006; US$ 16.99

    The author could be described as a 'veteran' in every sense of the word, even though he was only aged 21 when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German Army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times.This is an outstanding personal memoir,... more...

  • The Korsun Pocketby Niklas Zetterling; Anders Frankson

    Casemate 2008; US$ 19.95

    During the second half of 1943, after the failure at Kursk, Germany’s Army Group South fell back from Russia under repeated hammer blows from the Red Army. Under Erich von Manstein, however, the Germans were able to avoid serious defeats, while at the same time fending off Hitler’s insane orders to hold on to useless territory.Then, in January... 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...

  • 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...

  • The German Army on the Western Front 1917-1918by David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99

    This highly illustrated book covers the German retreat from the Somme, through the defensive battles of 1917, the Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle) of early 1918, to the final Allied offensive from August to the end of the War. The post-Armistice events are also covered as the implications of defeat sunk in on an exhausted nation and its shattered... more...

  • From the Gracchi to Neroby H.H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard?s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana... 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...