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  • The Longest Nightby Gavin Mortimer

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.99

    The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse - using extensive survivors' testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just how close the Luftwaffe came to total victory. This vivid, dramatically told account depicts how fate shifted based on Hitler's mistaken... more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby Jeremy Black

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    The name Waterloo has become synonymous with final, crushing defeat. Now this legendary battle is re-created in a groundbreaking book by an eminent British military historian making his major American debut. Revealing how and why Napoleon fell in Belgium in June 1815, The Battle of Waterloo definitively clears away the fog that has, over time, obscured... more...

  • The Book of Warby John Keegan

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 17.99

    Acclaimed military historian John Keegan?s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle   In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western warfare through the voice of the most eloquent participants?from Thucydides? classic account of ancient Greek phalanx warfare to a blow-by-blow... more...

  • Troubled Waterby Gregory A. Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    Combining gripping military history with tense racial politics, the account of the first mutiny in U.S. Navy history. more...

  • The Deceiversby Thaddeus Holt

    Scribner 2010; US$ 19.99

    In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into erroneous action. Thaddeus Holt's elegantly written and comprehensive book is the first to tell the full story behind these operations. Exactly... more...

  • Battle History of the United States Marine Corps, 1775-1945by George B. Clark

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    Designed as a reference for those interested in the combat history of the U.S. Marine Corps, this book describes the engagements from the formation of the Continental Marines to the corps' greatest exercise at the Battle of Okinawa. Organized chronologically, the individual skirmishes illustrate how each of the Marine Corps's engagements contributed... more...

  • Between the Lines of World War IIby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This is a collection of 21 stories that illuminate the strange adventures, mysterious circumstances, extreme behaviors and forgotten tragedies that took place during World War II. Ranging from a look at Adolf Hitler's "children factory," to the smuggling of gold bullion from the besieged island of Corregidor, to those who flew with the... more...

  • The Korean Warby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 33.05

    The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms,... more...

  • The Myth of the Great Warby John Mosier; Ltd. Literary Agency East

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.99

    Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with one-half to one-third fewer casualties than the Allies, and how American troops in 1918 saved the Allies from defeat and a negotiated peace... more...

  • War and Our Worldby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War , a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why?s and how?s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition... more...