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Historiography

  • The French Army and the First World Warby Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War. more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.99

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 37.02

    On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Peter tells this iconic tale in GALLIPOLI. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons. Turkey regards the victory... more...

  • Secret World, Theby Hugh Trevor-Roper; Edward Harrison

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 35.00

    During World War II, Britain enjoyed spectacular success in the secret war between hostile intelligence services, enabling a substantial and successful expansion of British counter-espionage which continued to grow in the Cold War era. Hugh Trevor-Roper?s experiences working in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during the war left a profound impression... more...

  • Air Commando Oneby Warren A. Trest

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95

    Air-dropping agents deep behind enemy lines in clandestine night missions during the Korean War, commanding secret flights into Tibet in 1960 to support the anticommunist guerilla uprising, participating in plans for the 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion?even before the escalation of the Vietnam War, Brigadier General Harry C. ?Heinie? Aderholt worked at the... more...

  • Britain's Two World Wars against Germanyby Brian Bond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This title challenges popular views of the First World War as catastrophic and futile and the Second World War as a well-conducted and victorious moral crusade. more...

  • Knife Fightsby John A Nagl

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that America?s military superiority meant that the age of conventional... more...

  • The Spearheadersby James J. Altieri; Mir Bahmanyar

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria. Only two American divisions had arrived in the European theatre. Stationed in Ireland, they were green, untested troops, their combat... more...

  • Greece Crete Stalag Dachauby Jack Elworthy

    Awa Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left New Zealand to fight in Europe, not to return for seven years. This is the story of his remarkable war, including the time he spent as an unofficial U.S. soldier. On mainland Greece, he got away just as the Nazis rolled in. On Crete he was captured and escaped, only to be recaptured when the Allies abandoned... more...

  • World War II: A Very Short Introductionby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...