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  • The War of 1812by J. C. A. Stagg

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812, which places the war in transatlantic perspective. more...

  • 20th Century Battlefieldsby Dan Snow; Peter Snow

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Forgotten Voices of Burmaby Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.38

    From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944,... more...

  • The History of the Victoria Crossby Philip A. Wilkins

    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...

  • Operation Barbarossa 1941 (2)by Robert Kirchubel; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's second title examining the events of Operation Barbarossa. Of the German Army Groups that attacked Soviet Russia, Von Leeb's Army Group North, tasked with seizing the Baltic States and Leningrad, was the smallest and weakest. General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front, however, was in an even weaker state. Despite brave counterattacks and defense... more...

  • 1914: Fight the Good Fightby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 17.58

    ?No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening? , wrote Churchill. ?The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed?in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical Worldby Brian Campbell; Lawrence A. Tritle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 174.99

    War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters--violent and bloody for the participants--and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare and its conduct often had significant economic, social, or political... more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Peter Caddick-Adams

    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...

  • Greek Warfareby Lee Brice

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    ? Reflects the most recent research ? Presents material in an easy-to-use, ready-reference format ? Highlights only the most useful information for readers who are completely unfamiliar with the topic ? Provides valuable information and encourages critical thinking through primary-source documents more...

  • Vanishedby Wil S. Hylton

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    Vanished   "A powerful story, masterfully told."? GQ "[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...Hylton has fashioned something far more enduring than a feel-good read...Beyond the technical strength of Hylton's achievement...there are passages so expressive that we're constantly reminded we're in the hands of a phenomenal writer."? TIME.com ... more...