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- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
The Knights Templar, a mysterious fraternity of warrior monks, pledged their swords to defend pilgrims to the Holy Land from the bandits and marauders of the roads. Patronised by the artistocracy, the Templars soon evolved into a formidable army and were the vanguard of the ongoing Crusades. They were widely acclaimed for their boldness and tenacity,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
Not coincidentally, the sport of football naturally employs terms usually associated with war, such as "aerial attack," "blitz," and "trench warfare." During World War II, the United States military and colleges joined forces and fielded competitive football teams. The book highlights the Department of the Navy's role... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. For four years the fighting now turned into a siege on a quite monstrous scale. Europe became the focus of fighting of a kind previously... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 7.99
From the cold and hunger of the Leningrad front to the clinging mud of the Korsun operation, from the gates of Moscow in 1941 to Vienna and Berlin in 1945, the recollections of these anti-tank gunners cover the vast expanses of the Eastern Front. The vivid personal narratives selected for this book give a fascinating insight into the firsthand experience... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99
A new edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses -the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first. The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation... more...
- House of Stratus 2014; US$ 4.99
H.M. Frigate Colony ? American built, British-manned ? alert, seaworthy and ready. This is the true story of Lieutenant-Commander Nicholas Monsarrat?s taking over the command of a Frigate in World War II. Written in his usual crisp and gripping way, it tells the story with full recognition of the men who served with him. more...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
In the bloodiest island combat of World War II, one group of men risked it all to fight from behind Japanese lines The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.60
"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." ? Washington Post Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell ( Agincourt, The Fort , the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" ( Agincourt, The Fort ), Cornwell... more...