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  • Überleben als Verpflichtungby Inge Deutchkron

    Butzon & Bercker 2012; US$ 7.41

    Hauptbeschreibung Die deutsch-israelische Autorin Inge Deutschkron beschäftigt sich in ihren zahlreichen Publikationen mit der Verfolgung von Juden in der Nazi-Zeit - und damit auch mit ihrer eigenen Situation als Jüdin in Deutschland. Ihr Schicksal als Überlebende des Holocaust ist für sie eine andauernde Verpflichtung, die dunklen wie auch die... more...

  • At the Dragon's Gateby Charles Fenn

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the early days of World War II, a young Marine named Charles Fenn was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for undercover operations in the China-Burma-India theatre. Fenn knew exactly what it took to get the job done. His wartime exploits are the stuff of legend, but not even his OSS compatriots knew the full extent of his espionage... more...

  • Great War Britain Derbyby Dr Mike Galer

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain Derby offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; charts... more...

  • The Wooden Horseby Eric Williams; Gregory A. Freeman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    An epic adventure—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written. Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and,... more...

  • The Story of the 6th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantryby Ralph Bignell Ainsworth

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Military history buffs will appreciate this detailed account of the Durham Light Infantry, a prominent regiment of the British Army that fought bravely in every major battle in World War I. Focusing specifically on the DLI's activities in France, it presents a detailed reckoning of the regiment's movements, tactics, defeats, and triumphs. more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    As the war is slipping beyond living memory, this concise history helps ensures that the conflict is never forgotten WWI, lasting just four years from 1914 to 1918, was without parallel, the first true global conflict in which all of the earth's great powers participated. This book tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It describes the background... more...

  • A Padre in Franceby George A. Birmingham

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    With the memoir A Padre in France, Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay (who used the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham") takes a break from the humorous political satires that were his typical stock in trade. Still, Hannay's characteristic wit and lighthearted take on life shine through in this firsthand account of his stint as a chaplain... more...

  • Stories of the Shipsby Lewis R. Freeman

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A journalist with insatiable wanderlust, Lewis R. Freeman spent decades traveling the globe as a war correspondent and as a special embed with the U.S. Navy Fleet. This collection of nautical tales includes some events that Freeman witnessed firsthand and some yarns recounted to him by sailors during his travels. more...

  • RMS Lusitaniaby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Within hours of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a submarine off the Cork coast in May 2015, a narrative was created and over time, emerged as the 'truth' of the incident. Throughout the world many people still today perceive the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this new book,... more...

  • The Pacific Warby Christina Twomey; Ernest Koh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across the Asia-Pacific and shows how the wars, both individually... more...