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  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.   When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Crossby Roderick Bailey; The Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.68

    'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded... more...

  • Kokoda Wallabyby Andrew James

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    The first full biography of the rugby legend and World War II hero. more...

  • On the Runby Graeme Kent

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 31.99

    There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who have departed from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled from the cannon's roar. In this fascinating and unique history of deserters and... more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Brave Men, Dark Watersby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    A definitive history of the US Navy?s renowned special operations fighting force??the most complete in-depth study of this fabled elite unit? ( Library Journal ). The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict.  These Underwater... more...

  • War in European Historyby Michael Howard

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium. more...

  • Fields of Honorby Edwin C. Bearss

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh,... more...

  • Firestormby Marshall De Bruhl

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.32

    On February 13 and 14, 1945, three successive waves of British and U.S. aircraft rained down thousands of tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs on the largely undefended German city of Dresden. Night and day, Dresden was engulfed in a vast sea of flame, a firestorm that generated 1,500-degree temperatures and hurricane-force winds. Thousands... more...

  • How to Lose the Civil Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.49

    ?Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.? ? Publishers Weekly An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America?s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield... more...