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  • Catastrophe 1914by Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles?the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg?that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one... more...

  • A Century of Spiesby Jeffery T. Richelson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 22.99

    Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed... 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...

  • Confirmed Killby Nigel Cawthorne

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    HIGHLY TRAINED MARKSMEN WITH ONE GOAL A PERFECT SHOT, A CONFIRMED KILL Elite snipers with their deadly aim, iron nerves, killer instincts and unwavering courage play a more critical role in modern military missions than ever before. Confirmed Kill accurately recounts the heroic actions of the world?s deadliest snipers, from the one-on-one... more...

  • Counting the Daysby Craig B. Smith

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 27.95

    Counting the Days is the story of six prisoners of war imprisoned by both sides during the conflict the Japanese called the "Pacific War." As in all wars, the prisoners were civilians as well as military personnel. Two of the prisoners were captured on the second day of the war and spent the entire war in prison camps: Garth Dunn, a young Marine... more...

  • Cross of Ironby John Mosier

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    A riveting account of the origins and development of the German army that breaks through the distortions of conventional military history Acclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War I, John Mosier continues his pioneering work in Cross of Iron , offering an intimate portrait of the twentieth-century German army from its... more...

  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813. When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • Descent into Hellby Peter Brune

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.54

    The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia's leading military writers. more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...

  • Earned in Bloodby Thurman Miller; Richard Frank

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in 1919, Thurman Miller was the sixteenth of eighteen children in a family so poor, the local coal miner's kids looked down on them. His father was a subsistence farmer and it was rare for the Miller family to have enough food for everyone. But for Thurman, Appalachia was not just a region: it was... more...