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  • The Bomber Aircrew Experienceby Philip Kaplan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    Discover the wartime experiences of the bomber boys in World War II. Flying bombers during World War II was a harrowing ordeal. Unlike the fighter jocks, who pit their skill and wits against each other in agile aerial combat, the bomber boys had to endure the fear and savagery of the air war with grim acceptancetheir only option to sit and take... more...

  • Sub Rosaby Stewart Alsop; Thomas Braden

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A thrilling history of the Office of Strategic Services, America?s precursor to the CIA, and its secret operations behind enemy lines during World War II.   Born in the fires of the Second World War, the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, was the brainchild of legendary US Maj. Gen. William ?Wild Bill? Donovan, designed to provide covert aid... more...

  • The Civil War on the Mississippiby Barbara Brooks Tomblin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 50.00

    Flowing from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River borders or passes through ten different states and serves as one of the most important transportation systems in the United States. During the Civil War, both sides believed that whoever controlled the river would ultimately be victorious. Cotton exports generated... more...

  • Guilty but Insaneby James W. Taylor

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 14.50

    John Bowen-Colthurst, an Irishman in the British Army, became notorious for having six unarmed civilians shot during the 1916 Rising. Was the 'guilty but insane' verdict of his court martial a cover-up by the British Army? more...

  • Churchill's Navyby Brian Lavery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 26.99

    In this remarkable book, now reissued in paperback, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge with initiative and determination. Divided... more...

  • Slim, Master of Warby Robert Lyman

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    General W J Slim achieved something no one believed possible. Appointed to lead what was soon to become the famous 'forgotten' 14th Army in 1943, at a time when British units in the Far East were defeated and demoralised, within six months he had dealt the first death blow to the Japanese Army. This - the battle of Kohima and Imphal - was the largest... more...

  • Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoirby Cal Flyn

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 20.13

    Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her pride. McMillan had not only cut tracks through the bush, but played a dark role in Australia's bloody history. more...

  • The Tattie Ladsby Ian Dear

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 23.99

    Enduring great danger and often terrible conditions in heavy seas, the Rescue Tug Services worked tirelessly to bring to port damaged vessels and keep up the supply of food and essential items during two world wars.They were first deployed towards the end of the First World War to support and if necessary to salvage merchant shipping that had been... more...

  • The Ludicrous Laws of Old Londonby Nigel Cawthorne

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    London abounds with all manner of ludicrous laws, and not all of these curious statutes have been relegated to the past. Despite the efforts of the Law Commission there are medieval laws that are still in force, and the City of London and its livery companies have their own legal oddities. Laws are made in the capital because parliament is here; so... more...

  • The Long Weekendby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during... more...