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Ancient history

  • "C" Force to Hong Kongby Brereton Greenhous

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 26.99

    The book recounts the formation of the ?C? Force and its departure to Hong Kong where it arrived just three weeks before the Japanese attack. It outlines the course of the battle from December 8, 1941, until the inevitable surrender of the garrison on Christmas Day. more...

  • Recasting Bourgeois Europeby Charles S. Maier; Charles S. Maier

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Charles Maier, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published Recasting Bourgeois Europe as his first book in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the book examines how European societies progressed from a moment of social vulnerability to one of political and economic stabilization. Arguing that a common... more...

  • Wings of Goldby Wesley Phillips Newton; Robert R. Rea

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Wings of Gold  makes a unique contribution to the history of naval aviation. The book sets out the day-to-day experiences and reactions of a cadet who went through the aviation training program at its peak during World War II. An emphasis on training is missing in almost all books dealing with that conflict; in this book, it is the focus. In... more...

  • Fritz and Tommyby Peter Doyle; Robin Schäfer; Al Murray

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Fritz and Tommy takes a unique look at the experiences of the German soldier - in direct comparison with those of his British counterpart. While other books plot out the battles and examine the participation of the German divisions on the Westfront, there are no books that discuss the shared experience of both sides. Uniquely, Fritz and Tommy examines... more...

  • Military Economics, Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945by Graham Dunlop

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that the campaign's development was driven more by what was logistictically possible than by pure strategic intent. more...

  • Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peaceby Jens Hölscher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Published just months after the Versailles Treaty was signed, The Economic Consequences of the Peace is a devastating critique of allied leaders and the reparations imposed on Germany and Austria in the aftermath of WWI. These essays assess the importance of Keynes?s book, both historically and in its relevance for the challenges we face today. more...

  • Recollections of the Great Warby Francis Buckley

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    This rare primary source account is the story of the hard fighting battalion of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, which saw action on the Somme, Passchendaele and in the Battle of Arras. This wonderfully detailed account provides a rare insight into the experiences of the common soldier on the front line during some of the bitterest conflicts of the... more...

  • Setting France Ablazeby Peter Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    During the summer of 1940, as Britain was fighting alone for its survival, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, instructed the newly formed and clandestine Special Operations Executive to "set Europe ablaze." From that moment on the S.O.E. took its own war to Nazi-occupied Europe by conducting a mix of espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance... more...

  • Operation Long Jumpby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    In the middle of World War II, Nazi military intelligence discovered a seemingly easy way to win the war for Adolf Hitler. The three heads of the Allied forcesFranklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalinwere planning to meet in Tehran in October, 1943. Under Hitler's personal direction, the Nazis launched Operation Long Jump,? an intricate... more...

  • Mighty by Sacrificeby James L. Noles

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The high cost of the Allied air offensive during World War II. On August 29, 1944, the 15th U.S. Army Air Force unleashed 500 bombers against oil and rail targets throughout central Europe. It dispatched the 20th Squadron of the 2nd Bombardment Group on what they regarded as an easy assignment: attack the Privoser Oil Refinery and associated railroad... more...