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Ancient history

  • Hell from the Heavensby John Wukovits

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    From acclaimed historian John Wukovits, the untold story of the USS Laffey and her crew, who heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa which the US Navy describes “as one of the great sea epics of the war? more...

  • Gallipoliby Robin Prior

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 24.99

    World-renowned military historian Robin Prior takes us step by step through the campaign that cost the Allies casualties of 390,000, including some 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops. Evaluating the strategy, the commanders, and the performance of individual soldiers on the ground, Robin Prior’s conclusions are hard-hitting and painful.... more...

  • How Was It Possible?by Peter Hayes

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 50.00

    Peter Hayes is a professor of history and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich and Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era . Harvey Schulweis is chairman of the Jewish Foundation for... more...

  • My Escape from Donington Hallby Gunther Pluschow

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    It was an escape from a PoW camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalised by Hollywood. Yet the story is less familiar than most - as it concerns the only German prisoner of war to escape from captivity in mainland Britain and make it home during either World War.

After being caught in Gibraltar during an earlier attempt to... more...

  • Grassroots Fascismby Yoshimi Yoshiaki; Ethan Mark

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Grassroots Fascism profiles the Asia Pacific War (1941–1945)—the most important though least understood experience of Japan?s modern history—through the lens of ordinary Japanese life. Moving deftly from the struggles of the home front to the occupied territories to the ravages of the front line, the book offers rare insight into popular experience... more...

  • Grasping Gallipoliby Peter Chasseaud; Peter Doyle

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    The failure of the Gallipoli campaign was instantly blamed on a great untruth - that the War Office was unprepared. This book, incorporating information unavailable elsewhere, shows that in fact the WO and the Admiralty had amassed a huge amount of data. Aerial reconnaissance had played a part - even Lawrence of Arabia had done his bit! The War Office... more...

  • The Baltimore Sabotage Cellby Dwight R. Messimer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 35.95

    Dwight Messimer is a U. S. Army veteran and a former Lecturer in History at the California State University at San Jose. His interests are U. S. Naval Aviation, 1911-42 and World War One with an emphasis on Allied POWs, escapes, and Anti-Submarine Warfare. He is fluent and literate in German. He and his wife live in Northern California. more...

  • Beihilfe zum Völkermordby Jürgen Gottschlich

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; US$ 13.72

    Deutschland strebte mit dem Ersten Weltkrieg die Vorherrschaft im Orient an und zog dazu seinen Bündnispartner Osmanisches Reich in den Krieg hinein. Dessen Armee wurde von deutschen Militärs geleitet, die alle Armenier im Land als Spione und Verräter ansahen, da diese angeblich mit dem russischen Feind kollaborierten. Aus der eingeleiteten Umsiedlung... more...

  • Kohimaby Arthur Swinson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Arthur Swinson was a British army officer, playwright, historian and BBC producer. He served in the 2nd British Division at Kohima. The author of some twenty works of non-fiction, Arthur Swinson died in 1970. more...

  • The BRICS and the Future of Global Orderby Oliver Stuenkel

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book offers a history of the BRICS as a term and as an institution?a chronological narrative and analytical account of the BRICS concept from its inception in 2001 to the political grouping it is today. In addition, it analyzes what the rise of powers like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa means for the future of global order. more...