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

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • The Spanish Civil Warby Helen Graham

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers... more...

  • The Last Gentleman of the SASby John Randall; M J Trow

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 28.78

    In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen ? the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout... 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...

  • Knife Fightsby John A. Nagl

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that America?s military superiority meant that the age of conventional... more...

  • The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensiveby 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...

  • 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...

  • Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Frontby Jeff Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

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

  • July Crisisby Thomas Otte

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Definitive new account of the catalytic events of July 1914 that led to the outbreak of the First World War. more...