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  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.86

    '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... more...

  • When the Odds Were Evenby Keith Bonn

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    In three months of savage fighting, the U.S. Seventh Army did what no army in the history of modern warfare had ever done before?conquer an enemy defending the Vosges Mountains. With the toughest terrain on the Western Front, the Vosges mountain range was seemingly an impregnable fortress, manned by German troops determined to hold the last barrier... more...

  • Carnage and Cultureby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes?s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world. Looking beyond popular explanations... more...

  • Moltke on the Art of Warby Daniel Hughes

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war. more...

  • War in European Historyby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    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. - ;First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey... more...

  • Operation Mincemeatby Ben Macintyre

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS Ben Macintyre?s Agent Zigzag was hailed as ?rollicking, spellbinding? ( New York Times ), ?wildly improbable but entirely true? ( Entertainment Weekly ), and, quite simply, ?the best book ever written? ( Boston Globe ). In his new book, Operation Mincemeat , he tells an extraordinary... more...

  • Firestormby Marshall De Bruhl

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 1by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    'Compulsively readable' ( History ) , this is the first volume in a series that details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, it follows the Hundred Years War up... more...

  • An End of Warby Ken Tout

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    After D-Day in 1944 British troops in Normandy had been encouraged to believe that the war would be over by Christmas of that year. The German army in Normandy had indeed been destroyed but by Christmas the Allies were still fighting through Holland, whilst the Germans had reorganised and were ready to fight back. Ken Tout, using his own experiences... more...