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- 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94
According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines? In 1941 the Army officially created the Army Catering Corps and opened the Army School of Cookery... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg?s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99
An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99
Born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in 1919, Thurman Miller was the sixteenth of eighteen children in a family so poor, the local coal miner's kids looked down on them. His father was a subsistence farmer and it was rare for the Miller family to have enough food for everyone. But for Thurman, Appalachia was not just a region: it was... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 22.50
Arranged in chronological order, this collection of some 100 letters from soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines offers a very personal view of World War II and a sense of immediacy that is remarkable. The correspondence ranges from a GI's final message, written from Bataan, to a private's advice to his unexpectedly drafted father; from a general's... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 16.91
?No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening? , wrote Churchill. ?The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed?in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
A Guide to Battles tells the stories of 300 of the world's most dramatic, memorable, and important clashes, from battles in ancient Egypt to the Second Gulf War. Organized chronologically and by region it provides tactical, technological, and historical context. It is highly accessible to the general reader and invaluable for the specialist. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
In the two-and-a-half decades after the battle of Gettysburg, the Union veterans who survived to tell the tale were nearly unanimous in the declaration that the key to the battle depended on holding one very important hill. The puzzle for most modern students of the battle is why, with one consent, those veterans seemed to choose the wrong hill. ... more...