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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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    Based largely upon unpublished sources, Omer Bartov's study looks closely at the background of the German army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...