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- Penguin Books Ltd 1999; Not Available
First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 24.95
On 19 July 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever military defeat when a British of?cer ordered 15,000 of our best and bravest to go over the top and attack the German lines. Eight hours later, more than 5500 Diggers lay dead or wounded: the equivalent of all Australian casualties from the Boer,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
I am Soldier brings together the profiles of sixty soldiers who have fought over the past 2,500. These vivid accounts graphically depict the role of the soldier in battle often using the soldiers’ own words to reveal what they felt during the chaos of war and its aftermath. From the Spartans at Thermopylae to the war in the Persian Gulf,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 22.95
Leo Litwak was a university student when he joined the Army to fight in World War II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son prepared to join other soldier boys being hauled off to war." In 1944 he found himself in Belgium, in the middle of the waning European war, a medic trained to save lives but often powerless to do much more than watch life slip... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 15.95
HIGHLY TRAINED MARKSMEN WITH ONE GOAL ? A PERFECT SHOT, A CONFIRMED KILL Elite snipers ? with their deadly aim, iron nerves, killer instincts and unwavering courage ? play a more critical role in modern military missions than ever before. Confirmed Kill accurately recounts the heroic actions of the world?s deadliest snipers, from the one-on-one... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
In the tradition of Michael Herr?s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team?his brothers?would... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that... more...
- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 19.99
How has war shaped modern society and vice versa? How has it changed between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How is war waged today?The Oxford History of Modern War examines the techniques, technology, and theory of war from the 'military revolution' of the seventeenth century to the present day, with fascinating... more...
- 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...