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  • To Win the Battleby Robert Stevenson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    Tells the story of how the 1st Australian Division became one of the great fighting formations of WWI. more...

  • Raiderby Charles W. Sasser

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The true story of the legendary soldier who performed more POW raids than any other American in history. He went into battle as a boy. And on one of the most daring missions of World War II, he became a man-- and the perfect soldier for America's next wars... Galen Charles Kittleson was slight, modest, and born to wage war. The son of an Iowa farmer,... more...

  • Verdunby Paul Jankowski

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    At seven o'clock in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next ten hours, twelve hundred German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. As the barrage lifted, German... more...

  • And the band played onby Robert Holden

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ‘ At last we know how the Great War sounded. ’Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life.When the men of this young nation... more...

  • The Father of Us Allby Victor Davis Hanson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    Victor Davis Hanson has long been acclaimed as one of our leading scholars of ancient history. In recent years he has also become a trenchant voice on current affairs, bringing a historian's deep knowledge of past conflicts to bear on the crises of the present, from 9/11 to Iran. "War," he writes, "is an entirely human enterprise." Ideologies change,... more...

  • Messenger of Deathby David Buttery

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 10.99

    Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. Nolan's conduct and the Charge itself have been the subject of intense, sometimes bitter debate ever since. Yet there has been no recent biography of Nolan. He remains an ambiguous, controversial figure... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 28.33

    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...

  • 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...

  • 1914: Fight the Good Fightby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 15.57

    '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...

  • Fields of Honorby Edwin C. Bearss

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh,... more...