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  • Forgotten Voices Desert Victoryby Imperial War Museum; Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.88

    ?Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyone?s face was one mass of sand ? The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone? Bombardier Ray Ellis Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel?s Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and... more...

  • Operation Typhoonby David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Fascinating new account of Hitler's Operation Typhoon, launched in October 1941, and its significance for the wider German war effort. more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby Jeremy Black

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Attackedby Loretta Schorr

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Boston Massacre, Pearl Harbor, Kent State, Sarajevo, Pentagon, Cyber Attacks, and more. more...

  • The Book of Warby John Keegan

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • The Korean Warby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 24.54

    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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Zwischen Normierung und Rüstungswettlaufby Verena Ritter-Döring

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 123.77

    Warum gibt es eine Haager Landkriegsordnung, aber keine Haager Seekriegsordnung? Motiviert durch diese Frage werden die seekriegsrechtlichen Abkommen und Kodifikationsbemühungen im Zeitraum zwischen 1856, dem Jahr der Pariser Erklärung, und 1914, dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs, betrachtet. Ein Schwerpunkt der Arbeit... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.24

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties,... more...

  • Spielregeln der Politik im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 83.07

    Das Mittelalter kannte ein ausgeprägtes System von "Spielregeln", die den Kampf um Rang, Macht und Ehre lenkten und oftmals ein Ausufern der Gewalt verhinderten. Anhand zeitgenössischer Quellen zeigt Gerd Althoff, wie eine Gesellschaft, die kein staatliches Waffen- und Gewaltmonopol kannte, mit Konflikten zwischen den 'Großen' des Reiches... more...