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  • Armies South, Armies Northby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Civil War buffs are always arguing over which side had the better soldiers. Armies South/Armies North by Alan Axelrod helps readers reconsider their understanding of America?s most harrowing war. Axelrod is the author of more than 100 books with a passion for military history and leadership. Each chapter of his new book compares the military... more...

  • Swift Boats at War in Vietnamby Guy Gugliotta; John Yeoman; Neva Sullaway

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    Developed for the Vietnam War (and made famous by the 2004 presidential campaign), Swift Boats were versatile craft ?big enough to outrun anything they couldn?t outfight? but too small to handle a moderate ocean chop, too loud to be stealthy, and too flimsy to withstand rocket attack. This is an intimate, exciting history of Swift Boats in Vietnam.... more...

  • Ballad of the Green Beretby Marc Leepson

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    The rough-and-tumble life of Special Forces vet and Sixties pop star Barry Sadler The top Billboard Hot 100 single of 1966 wasn?t ?Paint It Black? or ?Yellow Submarine?--it was ?The Ballad of the Green Berets,? a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the Special Forces by Vietnam vet Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. But Sadler?s clean-cut, all-American... more...

  • How America Got Its Gunsby William Briggs

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned. more...

  • Slaughter on the Eastern Frontby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    In his major reassessment of the war on the Eastern Front, Anthony Tucker-Jones casts new light on the brutal fighting on the Eastern Front, in such astounding German defeats as at Stalingrad and Kursk. more...

  • Project Eagleby Robert S. Kim

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Robert S. Kim contributes to a fuller understanding of Asia in World War II by revealing the role of American Christian missionary families in the development of the Korean independence movement and the creation of Project Eagle, the forgotten alliance between that movement and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), called Project Eagle. Project... more...

  • From the Dugouts to the Trenchesby Jim Leeke

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 32.95

    Baseball, like the rest of the country, changed dramatically when the United States entered World War I, and Jim Leeke brings these changes to life in From the Dugouts to the Trenches . He deftly describes how the war obliterated big league clubs and largely dismantled the Minor Leagues, as many prominent players joined the military and went overseas.... more...

  • Rails of Warby Steven James Hantzis

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    In a theater of war long forgotten and barely even known at the time, James Harry Hantzis and his fellow soldiers labored at a thankless task under oppressive conditions. Nonetheless, as Rails of War demonstrates, without the men of the 721st Railway Operating Battalion, the Allied forces would have been defeated in the China-Burma-India conflict... more...

  • Darling Mother, Darling Sonby Edith M Ziegler

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 29.99

    ‘However far away from you I am, you are the real centre of my life ...’ - Leslie WalfordFor much of the twentieth century the names Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne were synonymous with style and glamour. Walford was the sophisticated, go-to interior designer for Sydney society. His mother, Dora Byrne, was a key figure in Sydney and Southern... more...

  • The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 4, AD 1804?AD 2016by David Eltis; Stanley L. Engerman; Seymour Drescher; David Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 120.00

    In this volume, leading scholars provide essay-length coverage of coerced labor, slave societies, and consequences of legal abolition around the globe. more...