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  • The Fall of the Philippinesby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    World War II began for the United States with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, followed by the invasion of the Philippines Islands the next day. Unlike the rapid capture of Hong Kong, Wake Island and Singapore, the war in the Philippines lasted for seven months before the unprepared American and Filipino forces--cut off from supplies... more...

  • The History of the Baltic Statesby Kevin O'Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Baltic States?Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including... more...

  • The Boston Marine Barracksby John R. Yates Jr.; Thomas Yates

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Boston Marine Barracks is one of the oldest in the U.S.: it stands within eyeshot of the USS Constitution. Lt. Col. John R. Yates, Jr., the last commanding officer of the Barracks when it closed in 1974, researched the hundreds of letters left behind by previous Barracks commanders, their superiors and many others. They reveal the life and times... more...

  • The Progressive Eraby Francis Sicius

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with... more...

  • Germany's Defeat in the First World Warby Mark Karau

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Much has been written about the causes for the outbreak of World War I and the ways in which the war was fought, but few historians have tackled the reasons why the Germans, who appeared on the surface to be winning for most of the war, ultimately lost. This book, in contrast, presents an in-depth examination of the complex interplay of factors?social,... more...

  • The Vicksburg Campaignby Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Union victory at Gettysburg is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War but many scholars consider the capture of Vicksburg the decisive action. Building on a well-established body of literature--including the author's previous work--this book provides a comprehensive narrative and single-volume reference work on the Vicksburg Campaign.... more...

  • New York Cafe Societyby Anthony Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the midst of the Great Depression, an elite group of New Yorkers lived seemingly unaffected by the economic calamity. They were writers, playwrights, journalists, artists, composers, singers, actors, adventurers and socialites. Newspaperman Maury Paul dubbed them the Cafe Society. It was the time of Prohibition, speakeasies and exclusive nightclubs... more...

  • Star Shell Reflections 1916by Barbara McClune

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    As the centenary of the Great War approaches, this book offers a unique perspective told in the words and illustrations of someone who was there , on the front line.

Although an American citizen, Jim Maultsaid's parents were Irish and he lived in Donegal. He joined the Young Citizen Volunteers, a group drawn from the ranks of clerical... more...

  • Wellington's Engineersby Mark S. Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson's history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivalled collection of the engineers' letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the... more...

  • The Fall of Malaya and Singaporeby Jon Diamond

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    In just 10 weeks from 8 December 1941 to mid February 1942, British and Imperial forces were utterly defeated by the numerically inferior Japanese under General Yamashita.British units fought hard on the Malayan mainland but the Japanese showed greater mobility, cunning and tactical superiority. Morale was badly affected by the loss of HMS Prince of... more...