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  • Britain's Two World Wars against Germanyby Brian Bond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This title challenges popular views of the First World War as catastrophic and futile and the Second World War as a well-conducted and victorious moral crusade. more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gary Sheffield

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Synthesizing the latest scholarship, acclaimed military historian Gary Sheffield cuts to the heart of the conflict that involved every major economic power in the world. With an emphasis on the Western Front, Sheffield explores such key issues as the causes of war; the search for peace and the peace settlements; the political, social, and economic... more...

  • World War II: A Very Short Introductionby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 31.94

    On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Peter tells this iconic tale in GALLIPOLI. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons. Turkey regards the victory... 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...

  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Brian K. Burton

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac... 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$ 15.95

    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...