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  • Alliance of Enemiesby Agostino von Hassell; Sigrid MacRae; Simone Ameskamp

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Alliance of Enemies tells the thrilling history of the secret World War II relationship between Nazi Germany's espionage service, the Abwehr, and the American OSS, predecessor of the CIA. The actors in this great as-yet-untold story were often at odds with their respective governments. Working in the face of competing ideologies and at great personal... more...

  • Origins of the First World Warby Gordon Martel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Origins of the First World War summarizes and analyses the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Martel explains the position of each of the great powers, and their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics. He examines the strategic and political problems that confronted each power, and the... more...

  • Boy Soldiers of the Great Warby Richard van Emden

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery... more...

  • Verdunby Paul Jankowski

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Paul Jankowski offers a fresh look at Verdun, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the First World War, in a book that will surely become the standard work on the topic. more...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that... more...

  • The New York Times Living History: World War II: The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945by Douglas Brinkley; David Rubel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day... We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes... more...

  • Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Frontby Jeff Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    The contradictory behaviour of the German Army in the east resulted from its adherence to the concept of military necessity. more...

  • The Iran?Iraq Warby Williamson Murray; Kevin M. Woods

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders. more...

  • Sunday in Hellby Bill McWilliams

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Using long-established historical records and contemporary journals, as well as recently released wartime documents, Bill McWilliams has created a brand-new minute-by-minute narrative of the Day That Will Live in Infamy. Told from the points of view of dozens of characters, from generals and admirals and politicians and diplomats down to deckhands... more...

  • The French Army and the First World Warby Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War. more...