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  • Redemptionby Nicholas Lemann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 1by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    'Compulsively readable' ( History ) , this is the first volume in a series that details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, it follows the Hundred Years War up to... more...

  • Blackhorse Ridersby Philip Keith

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal in History from the Military Writer's Society of America Finalist, 2013 Colby Award Winner of the 2012 USA Best Book Award for Military History Philip Keith's Blackhorse Riders is the incredible true story of a brave military unit in Vietnam that risked everything to rescue an outnumbered troop under heavy fire?and... more...

  • War in the Pacificby Harry Gailey

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    Historian Harry Gailey offers a fresh one-volume treatment of the vast Pacific theater in World War II, examining in detail the performance of Japanese and Allied naval, air, and land forces in every major military operation. The War in the Pacific begins with an examination of events leading up to World War II and compares the Japanese and American... more...

  • Warrior Eliteby Nigel Cawthorne

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world?s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time. ? RAID AT SON TAY Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue... more...

  • The SS: A New Historyby Adrian Weale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 15.99

    The SS was one of the most important institutions of Third Reich Germany, yet it is also among the least well understood. From the end of 1935, the SS had control over all police and internal security duties in Germany and the militarised Waffen SS had more than eight hundred thousand men serving in the field, in direct rivalry with the traditional... 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...

  • Outlaw Platoonby Sean Parnell; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24

    A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell?s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army?s 10th Mountain Division?s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh,... more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of... more...

  • Our Darkest Dayby Patrick Lindsay

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    On 19 July 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever military defeat when a British of?cer ordered 15,000 of our best and bravest to go ‘over the top’ and attack the German lines. Eight hours later, more than 5500 Diggers lay dead or wounded: the equivalent of all Australian casualties from the Boer,... more...