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Historiography

  • An Improbable War?by Holger Afflerbach; David Stevenson

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day.... more...

  • How Hitler Could Have Won World War IIby Bevin Alexander

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.99

    Most of us rally around the glory of the Allies' victory over the Nazis in World War II. The story is often told of how the good fight was won by an astonishing array of manpower and stunning tactics. However, what is often overlooked is how the intersection between Adolf Hitler's influential personality and his military strategy was critical in causing... more...

  • How the South Could Have Won the Civil Warby Bevin Alexander

    The Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Could the South have won the Civil War? To many, the very question seems absurd. After all, the Confederacy had only a third of the population and one-eleventh of the industry of the North. Wasn?t the South?s defeat inevitable? Not at all, as acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander reveals in this provocative and counterintuitive new look at... more...

  • The Supreme Commanderby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander?s leadership during World War II.   Ambrose brings Eisenhower?s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general?s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied... more...

  • When War Becomes Personalby Donald Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Donald Anderson, a former U.S. Air Force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord White Clements?himself a veteran of the Second World War?introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements?s Civil War memoir; the novelist Paul West writes of his father, a British veteran... more...

  • Lost Colonyby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory... more...

  • Elsie and Mairi Go to Warby Diane Atkinson

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty year-old motorcycling divorcee dressed in bottle-green Dunhill leathers, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic, living at home and borrowing tools from her brother. Little did they know, theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the First... more...

  • The Long Gray Lineby Rick Atkinson; Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    The first trade paperback edition of the New York Times best-seller about West Point's Class of 1966, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Atkinson. This is the story of the twenty-five-year adventure of the generation of officers who fought in Vietnam. With novelistic detail, Atkinson tells the story of West Point's Class of 1966 primarily... more...

  • Political History of America's Warsby Alan Axlerod

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 195.50

    Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This new volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events,... more...

  • A Military Miscellanyby Thomas Ayres

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America?s rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians,... more...