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  • Eastern Front 1941-1945by Omer Bartov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00

    Based largely upon unpublished sources, Omer Bartov's study looks closely at the background of the German army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. He describes the physical hardship, the discipline and morale at the front, and analyses the social, educational and political background of the junior officers who formed the backbone of the... more...

  • The War on Landby Ronald Lewin

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    'This anthology is... a distillation of what the fighters put down at the time or in retrospect to tell others (or perhaps convince themselves) what it was all about. Here are the words of the wise, the witty, the nonchalant, the devil-may-care: the poets and the prodigals.' From the Editor's Foreword On land, the Second World War provided an... more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart... more...

  • No True Gloryby Bing West

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."?Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq?s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came... more...

  • Kiev 1941by David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    A 2011 account of one of the largest battles of World War II and its place in Germany's Eastern campaign. more...

  • British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard IIIby Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    From the time the Romans first set foot on England's shore in 55 BC, the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic "hillforts," Roman castra and Hadrian's Wall,... more...

  • The War of 1812by J. C. A. Stagg

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812, which places the war in transatlantic perspective. more...

  • Forgotten Voices of Burmaby Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.38

    From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944, following... more...

  • The Wars for Asia, 1911?1949by S. C. M. Paine

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    This book shows that the Western treatment of World War II, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War misrepresents their connections and causes. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical Worldby Brian Campbell; Lawrence A. Tritle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 184.99

    War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters--violent and bloody for the participants--and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare and its conduct often had significant economic, social, or political... more...