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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Making Of The British Armyby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2009; US$ 16.35

    Edgehill, 1642: Surveying the disastrous scene in the aftermath of the first battle of the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell realizes that war can no longer be made in the old, feudal way: there has to be system and discipline, and therefore - eventually - a standing professional army. From the 'New Model Army' of Cromwell's distant... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 27.26

    Fifty years after the end of World War II Clive Ponting provides a major reassessment of the most destructive conflict in human history - one in which 85 million people died. Armageddon avoids conventional chronological accounts in order to concentrate on the deeper forces shaping the origins, course and outcome of the war across the... more...

  • Redemptionby Nicholas Lemann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific... more...

  • The War on Landby Ronald Lewin

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.25

    '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... more...

  • The SS: A New Historyby Adrian Weale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    The SS is the most historically important institution of Third Reich Germany yet it remains amongst the least well understood. The SS was at the forefront of implementing the most radical and terrible policies of Nazi Germany: the Jewish Holocaust and mass resettlement of Russia and eastern Europe; the enslavement of the working population of the whole... more...