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- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available
Drawing on the author?s deep understanding of military life and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, this is a myth-puncturing analysis of the advent of the Second World War. more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 2.09
In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . . Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.44
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula under their control. Napoleon is advancing fast through northern Portugal, and no one knows whether the small contingent of British troops stationed in Lisbon will stay to fight or sail back to England.... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Now in paperback the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers ) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War. In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 downed airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78
The French Foreign Legion has a reputation as the most formidable of military institutions. Created as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the unit spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the Legion acquired an aura of mystery - and a less than enviable... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component: the experiences of the average man and woman?not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty. The twenty people from whose... more...