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  • The Making Of The British Armyby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2009; US$ 17.46

    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...

  • How to Lose the Civil Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.? ? Publishers Weekly An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America?s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield... 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...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 1by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    This text 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 to the surrender of Calais in 1347.... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 29.10

    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...

  • 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...

  • The War on Landby Ronald Lewin

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.08

    '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...

  • Eastern Front 1941-1945by Omer Bartov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 42.00

    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 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...

  • 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...