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  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gary Sheffield

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    The First World War was a watershed in world history. Tragic but far from futile, its origins, events and legacy have roused impassioned debate, creating multiple interpretations and confusion for those encountering the period for the first time. Synthesising the latest scholarship, acclaimed historian Gary Sheffield cuts to the heart of the conflict.... more...

  • Landscape Turned Redby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam... more...

  • Anzac Battlefieldby Antonio Sagona; Mithat Atabay; Christopher Mackie; Ian McGibbon; Richard Reid

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 48.00

    Anzac Battlefield is an important contribution to our understanding of Gallipoli and its landscape of war and memory. more...

  • The Villageby Bing West

    Pocket Books 2003; US$ 8.99

    In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days?half of them died. Few American battles have been so extended, savage and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers... more...

  • Ripples of Battleby Victor Hanson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle , the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war... more...

  • The Proud Bastardsby E. Michael Helms

    Pocket Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    A riveting memoir of one marine rifleman's journey from Parris Island through the hell of Vietnam and the Tet Offensive with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines. In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines?and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the... more...

  • Combat Officerby Charles Walker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    "Brutally candid and keen observations of fighting a determined foe in dense, malaria-ridden jungles dominate this book. This action-packed memoir details the challenges of small unit leadership in combat and the horror, savagery, and chaos of war." --WWII History From the Paperback edition. more...

  • Recon Scoutby Fred H. Salter

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    HE LIVED ON THE ABYSS OF DEATH AS A RECON SCOUT IN WORLD WAR II. From Africa?s Sahara Desert, where he met Churchill, to the plains of Tunisia, where he served under Patton, Fred Salter executed daring nightly solo missions, risking his life to gather the vital intelligence the U.S. Army desperately needed. After the battlefields of Sicily came the... more...

  • Visions From a Foxholeby William Foley

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division?s bold campaign to break through Hitler?s ?impregnable? Siegfried line at the end of World War II Eighteen-year-old William Foley was afraid the war would be over before he got there, but the rifleman was sent straight to the front lines, arriving January 25, 1945?just in... more...

  • Fighting for Americaby Christopher Paul Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    The African-American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in Fighting for America . In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents,... more...