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  • Prisoner Of Warby Charles Rollings

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.07

    'For you, the war is over.' These famous words marked the end of the Second World War for nearly half a million allied servicemen, and the beginning of a very different battle in captivity. Waged against boredom, brutality, disease, hunger and despair, it was a battle for survival, fought without the aid of weapons against fully armed enemy captors.... more...

  • Lost Voices of the Royal Navyby Max Arthur

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    From the bestselling author of FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR, comes an unforgettable collection of vivid eyewitness accounts of life in the Royal Navy more...

  • Lost Voices of the Royal Navyby Max Arthur

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 23.48

    From the bestselling author of FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR, comes an unforgettable collection of vivid eyewitness accounts of life in the Royal Navy more...

  • Forgotten Voices Of The Great Warby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.62

    In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. The IWM aural archive has become the most important archive of its kind in the world. Authors have occasionally... more...

  • Rowing the Eternal Seaby Keibo Oiwa; Ogata Masato; Karen Colligan-Taylor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    In this compelling oral history, Ogata Masato, fisherman and Minamata disease sufferer, tells of the devastation of methyl mercury poisoning. Spanning fifty years, his story describes the impact of industrial pollution on his own life, on his extended family, and on the fishing culture of the Shiranui Sea. A one-time leader of Minamata disease patients... 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...

  • Early Voicesby Mary Alice Downie; Barbara Robertson; Elizabeth Jane Errington

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 28.99

    This selection of writings by 29 Canadian women presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, and a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general to a fishermans wife in Labrador. All of which demonstrate how womens experiences helped shape this country. more...

  • Survival Along the Continental Divideby Jack Loeffler

    University of New Mexico Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Loeffler has recorded interviews with representatives of the diverse cultures of New Mexico, revealing the cultural mosaic of the people along the Continental Divide. more...

  • Out of the Infernoby Richard C. Lukas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00

    " Richard Lukas's book, encompassing the wartime recollections of sixty "ordinary" Poles under Nazi occupation, constitutes a valuable contribution to a new perspective on World War II. Lukas presents gripping first-person accounts of the years 1939-1945 by Polish Christians from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Their narratives, from both... more...

  • Men of Steamby David Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 12.09

    Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...