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  • The Deceiversby Thaddeus Holt

    Scribner 2010; US$ 49.95

    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 Blitzkrieg Mythby John Mosier

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.79

    A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old?fashioned, on?the?ground warfare. The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Loose Cannonsby Graeme Donald

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    On Hitler: "[No one] ever produced 'proof' of Hitler having won the Iron Cross, Second Class without which the First Class could not be awarded. He was a liar, but his favorite WWI yarn, about his life being spared by a British soldier who had him dead in his sights, is unfortunately true. It seems we have Private Henry Tandy VC, then of the Green... more...

  • Bastions and Barbed Wireby Tony Pollard; Iain Banks

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    A collection of the latest work in Conflict Archaeology. General theme is confinement, with concentration camps and siege sites, and defensive structures covered. Also includes other papers on battlefield archaeology and conflict studies. more...

  • Destroyer Captainby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995... more...

  • Arms and the Manby Michael S. Neiberg

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history. Written by some of the most highly-respected scholars in the field, they cover a wide range of topics from the ancient world to the present day. more...

  • The Penguin History of the Second World Warby Guy Wint; John Pritchard; Peter Calvocoressi

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 38.38

    First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and... more...