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  • Obedient Unto Deathby Werner Kindler

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharführer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich's highest decoration for a frontline soldier. He was also awarded the German Cross in Gold, the Iron Cross First and Second Class and the Wound Badge in Gold. Drafted... more...

  • Early Modern Europe 1500-1789by H G Koenigsberger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Since its publication in 1987 early Modern Europe (1500 - 1789) has become a bestselling, well-loved classic. Opening at the climax of the Renaissance - when an educated, city-based laity began to bring their special demands and sensibilities to bear on earlier traditions the book chronicles the dawning of a new age on the continent. Combining the... more...

  • The Greatest Generationby Tom Brokaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.00

    "In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans... more...

  • Fog of Warby Kevin M. Kruse; Stephen Tuck

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War and the Americas 1945-1981by Viv Sanders

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 22.38

    This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. more...

  • Eastern Question 1774-1923, Theby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in shaping the policies of all the major powers from the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74 down to the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. more...

  • Making History Countby Charles H. Feinstein; Mark Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 52.00

    Authoritative guide to using quantitative methods in history; clearly illustrated and accompanied by website material. more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • Heroby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles , comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence?the legendary British soldier, strategist, scholar, and adventurer whose exploits as ?Lawrence of Arabia? created a legacy... more...

  • Frontsoldatenby Stephen G. Fritz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.00

    Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers….I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides... more...