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  • 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...

  • Fire Base Illingworth: An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Oddsby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly... more...

  • Redemptionby Nicholas Lemann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific... 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...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian W. Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 24.54

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that lasted... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of Burmaby Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.84

    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 Making Of The British Armyby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2009; US$ 15.80

    Edgehill, 1642: Surveying the disastrous scene in the aftermath of the first battle of the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell realizes that war can no longer be made in the old, feudal way: there has to be system and discipline, and therefore - eventually - a standing professional army. From the 'New Model Army' of Cromwell's distant... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.35

    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...

  • 20th Century Battlefieldsby Dan Snow; Peter Snow

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.17

    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...

  • The War on Landby Ronald Lewin

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.84

    '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...