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  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the course of filming... more...

  • Visions of Englandby Roy Strong

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Why do we still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains our obsession with country houses - from the National Trust to Downton Abbey? Why do we still dream of a place in the country? In this delightul book Roy Strong explores the definition of Englishness. Celebrating our literature, music, art, gardening and drama,... more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 24.00

    Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province?s pioneers. The resulting collection — 2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences — is considered by historians to be one... more...

  • The Year of Disappearancesby Gerard Murphy

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    The Year of Disappearances is a ground-breaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths,and examines realities long hidden. more...

  • Auld Handsby Tom Thompson

    Blackstaff Press Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    The story of the men who worked in Belfast?s shipyards ? where the Titanic was built; the Auld Hands were the men who made the shipyards great more...

  • The Boys of '67by Andrew Wiest

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the U.S. military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military buildup. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California, city-slickers fr more...

  • China Witnessby Xinran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.  Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China , traveled across China seeking out the nation?s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men and women who experienced firsthand... more...

  • Contesting home defenceby Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Contesting home defence is a new history of the Home Guard, a novel national defence force of the Second World War composed of civilians who served as part-time soldiers: it questions accounts of the force and the war, which have seen them as symbols of national unity. It scrutinises the Home Guard’s reputation and explores whether this ‘people’s... more...

  • Cuban Exiles on the Trade Embargoby Edward J. González

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    First implemented in 1962, the American embargo against Cuba is one of the most enduring anti-trade measures in human history, having outlived most of the original government and military leaders responsible for its creation. But has it benefited the United States as intended, by weakening Fidel Castro's grip on his country? Or has it, instead,... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...