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- Random House 2012; US$ 12.34
'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...
- 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...
- 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Based largely upon unpublished sources, Omer Bartov's study looks closely at the background of the German army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.73
In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99
An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2002; US$ 17.99
THEY WERE CONQUERERS. LIBERATORS. HEROES. MADMEN. ALL CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. This compelling study by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) lists the hundred most influential military leaders not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact that their lives had upon... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst. Now the... more...