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- 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...
- 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...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 17.95
Leo Litwak was a university student when he joined the Army to fight in World War II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son prepared to join other soldier boys being hauled off to war." In 1944 he found himself in Belgium, in the middle of the waning European war, a medic trained to save lives but often powerless to do much more than watch life slip... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 15.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
In the tradition of Michael Herr?s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming. Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team?his brothers?would... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99
According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too ? yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines? In 1941 the Army officially created the Army Catering Corps and opened the Army School of Cookery... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg?s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to... more...