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  • Night Fighterby William H. Hamilton; Charles W. Sasser

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    For the first time, the father of the US Navy SEALs? tells his story of founding the most effective and feared fighting force ever conceived. One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America?s urgent national needs,? he named expanding US special operations forces along with putting a man on... more...

  • Under Full Sailby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 23.99

    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey... more...

  • Iron Dawnby Richard Snow

    Scribner 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who ?writes with verve and a keen eye? ( The New York Times Book Review ), the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia,... more...

  • Countdown to Pearl Harborby Steve Twomey

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?the warnings, clues and missteps?by a Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter. In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are... more...

  • Stolen Legacyby Dina Gold; Stuart E. Eizenstat

    American Bar Association 2016; US$ 9.99

    This updated edition includes new evidence from archives in the US, Germany and Britain about the Victoria's wartime chairman who, post-war, received national and academic honors. more...

  • A Culture of Growthby Joel Mokyr

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why... more...

  • Victory at Villers-Bretonneuxby Peter FitzSimons

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 34.60

    It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the one hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace with Germany - means that no fewer than one million of the Kaiser's soldiers can now be transferred from there to the Western Front.... more...

  • Rails in the Roadby Oliver Green

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 29.97

    There have been passenger tramways in Britain for 150 years, but it is a rollercoaster story of rise, decline and a steady return. Trams have come and gone, been loved and hated, popular and derided, considered both wildly futuristic and hopelessly outdated by politicians, planners and the public alike. Horse trams, introduced from the USA in the... more...

  • Shadow Statesby Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores Sino-Indian tensions from the angle of state-building, showing how they stem from their competition for the Himalayan people's allegiance. more...

  • Singing, Soldiering, and Sheet Music in America during the First World Warby Christina Gier

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Singing was important to the American fight against Germany in 1917. Military culture and sheet music writers understood music to have the power to help create a strong military and community in the face of conflict. This study of sheet music and military singing practices critically situates them in the context of the war and in social discourses,... more...