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  • Fleeing Hitlerby Hanna Diamond

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    The first ever account of how the fall of France to the Germans in 1940 affected the lives of ordinary French people. Using eyewitness accounts, Hanna Diamond tells a story of mass exodus, defeat, humiliation, and occupation - opening the way for the triumph of the Vichy regime under Marshal Pétain. more...

  • For Comrade and Countryby Robert G. Thobaben

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Ray Hill was a cook and machine gunner who survived the sinking of a PT boat by a kamikaze. German forces in the middle of the Siegfried defensive line captured Robert Corbin, a forward artillery observer officer who later escaped after 140 days of captivity. Arthur Ensley, a B-25 pilot, was shot down on his 79th mission into the Brenner Pass. He was... more...

  • The Boys of ?67by Andrew Wiest

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Most American soldiers of the... more...

  • Vietnamby Andrew Wiest

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Based on rich collections housed at the National Archive, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, Voices from America's Failed Crusade will trace the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion. Being careful to demonstrate that the Vietnam War was actually... more...

  • Long Time, Olden Timeby Peter Read; Jay Read

    IAD Press 1991; US$ 10.45

    The year is 1977, and Dinny Japaljarri remembers a time when the Northern Territory was a very different place. Twenty five years on, many of the events in this book now survive only in the memories of a generation that has passed, or is passing, away. Their stories, however, live on told here in the vibrant tradition of Aboriginal oral history,... more...

  • Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914by Matthew Campbell; Jaqueline M. Labbe; Sally Shuttleworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This book offers a fresh theoretical understanding of the... more...

  • Archaeology and Language Iby Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Archaeology and Language I represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the first of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently,... more...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 220.00

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914. more...

  • On Living Through Soviet Russiaby Daniel Bertaux; Anna Rotkirch; Paul Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and western researchers.... 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...