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  • So Near and Yet So Farby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    This is the second volume in a meticulously researched four-part series that provides a comprehensive insight into the aerial exploits at Operation 'Market Garden' in September 1944. In an interesting method of presenting the information, the author’s arrangement of British, American, Dutch and German personal narrative interspersed with... more...

  • From St Vith to Victoryby Stephen C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Compiled from a variety of sources and first-hand accounts, this book is an authoritative record of the part played by No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron during the bomber offensives of World War II. The squadron's activities are described in detail offering a unique insight into the lives of those involved and saluting the important role that No.3 Group... more...

  • A Cloistered Warby Maisie Duncan

    Marshall Cavendish 2010; US$ 12.99

    Set in Malaya before and after World War II, A Cloistered War is a moving coming-of-age memoir of Maisie Duncan, granddaughter of Captain Vaz, a well-known Penang identity. When Maisie’s mother passes away and her father remarries, the world that she knows—delightful times of curry tiffins, porcelain dolls, Cantonese amahs, and (not-so-delightful)... more...

  • World War II in Europeby David T. Zabecki

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 445.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Broadcasts from the Blitzby Phillip Seib

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    With the words ?This is London,? Edward R. Murrow?s groundbreaking radio broadcasts from 1939 to 1941 brought the blitz into America?s living rooms. Countering the tide of U.S. isolationism, Murrow told his huge audience that the United States could not avoid a confrontation with Hitler and that the bombs it heard falling during his reports would... more...

  • Hitler's Bandit Huntersby Phillip W Blood

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    In August 1942, Hitler directed all German state institutions to assist Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS and the German police, in eradicating armed resistance in the newly occupied territories of Eastern Europe and Russia. The directive for ?combating banditry? (Bandenbekämpfung), became the third component of the Nazi regime?s three-part... more...

  • Wages of Guiltby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 13.84

    In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past is strikingly... more...

  • Die Vertriebenenpolitik der SED 1949 bis 1990by Heike Amos

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 70.00

    1950 war jeder vierte, 1961 jeder fünfte DDR-Bürger ein Vertriebener, und Ende der 1980er Jahre lebten noch 3,7 Millionen sogenannte Umsiedler mit ihren nachgeborenen Kindern in der DDR, wo ihr Schicksal weitgehend tabuisiert wurde. Wie gelang es der SED, dieses Tabuisierungsgebot durchzusetzen, und wie reagierten die Vertriebenen selbst... more...

  • Die Alpen im Kalten Kriegby Dieter Krüger; Felix Schneider

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 70.00

    Der Alpenraum war im Kalten Krieg von scheinbar zweitrangiger geopolitischer Bedeutung, doch seine Aufteilung auf zwei neutrale, einen blockfreien und drei westliche Staaten verlieh ihm eine Sonderstellung. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes spannen den Bogen von der Betrachtung der einzelstaatlichen Sicherheitsinteressen zu den übergreifenden... more...

  • Mythische Moderneby Fernando Esposito

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00

    In Deutschland wie in Italien stellte sich der Faschismus als Aufbruch in eine neue Zeit und zugleich als Wiedergeburt einer zeitlosen Nation dar, welche durch die bürgerlich-liberale Ordnung verschüttet worden war. Die Aviatik wurde zum Sinnbild des Aufbruchs sowie des Aufstiegs einer vermeintlich ewigen Ordnung und der Flieger zu dem... more...