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  • The Encyclopedia of World War Iby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 485.00

    World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars." Instead, it opened the floodgate to a century of ethnic, religious, and ideological conflicts throughout the globe, all of it traceable to some extent to the entangled animosities and unprecedented carnage the war and the shortsighted, easily shattered peace that followed it. more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume Iby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European... more...

  • The Architecture of Imperialismby Ellen Fowles Morris

    BRILL 2004; US$ 316.00

    This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • The Abyssby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of World War IIby Spencer C. Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 485.00

    An unprecedented achievement in publishing?a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist?on the central conflict of the 20th century, The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. more...

  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 20.00

    A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall Of Berlin 1945 To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material... more...

  • Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II [2 volumes]by Karl DeRouen; Uk Heo

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 215.00

    This unique two-volume reference is the most authoritative, up-to-date resource available for information and data on the most volatile civil wars around the globe since World War II. more...

  • Revolutionary War Almanacby John C. Fredriksen

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 85.00

    Offering a day-by-day chronology of the people and events important to the American Revolution, this title provides a look at this historic time. It covers people, battles, and other details, and includes more than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with an index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology. more...

  • The Ghost Mountain Boysby James Campbell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world?s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of... more...