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  • The GI War Against Japanby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 118.00

    Based on numerous diaries and letters, this book depicts the story of America's soldier sin Asia and the Pacific during World War II. Combining social and cultural history, the author examines the GIs' encounters with Asia's environmental, sociocultural and racial otherness and the impact that these encounters had on them. The Americans' experience... more...

  • Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Centuryby Matthew S. Muehlbauer; David J. Ulbrich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    From the first interactions between European and native peoples, to the recent peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military issues have always played an important role in American history. Ways of War comprehensively explains the place of the military within the wider context of the history of the United States, showing its centrality... more...

  • Catastrophe 1914by Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles?the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg?that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one... more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...

  • The Anzac Girlsby Peter Rees

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. more...

  • On the Front Lineby Jon E. Lewis

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    In 1930, the editor of Everyman Magazine requested entries for a new anthology of Great War accounts. The result was a revolutionary book unlike any other of the period; for as Malcolm Brown notes in his introduction 'I believe it might fairly be described as a rediscovered classic'. It was the very first collection to reveal the many dimensions... more...

  • Origins of the First World Warby Gordon Martel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Origins of the First World War summarizes and analyses the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Martel explains the position of each of the great powers, and their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics. He examines the strategic and political problems that confronted each power, and the... more...

  • My Men are My Heroesby Nathaniel R. Helms

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn?t... more...

  • Juno Beachby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military... more...

  • Descent into Hellby Peter Brune

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.54

    The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia's leading military writers. more...