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Historiography

  • Improbable War? Anby Holger Afflerbach; David Stevenson

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 37.95

    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... more...

  • How Hitler Could Have Won World War IIby Bevin Alexander

    Crown Publishing Group 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

    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...

  • Inside the Nazi War Machineby Bevin Alexander

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent. But three low-ranking generals-Eric von Manstein, Heinz Guderian, and Erwin Rommel-were about to change the face of modern warfare.... 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...

  • The Dominion of Warby Fred Anderson; Andrew Cayton

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 20.00

    Americans often think of their nation?s history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions to the rule of peaceful progress. In The Dominion of War , historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of... more...

  • Lost Colonyby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • The Greatest War - Volume Iby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European... more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume IIby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris. more...