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Historiography

  • Landscape Turned Redby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    "The best account of the Battle of Antietam." The New York Times Book Review "A modern classic." The Chicago Tribune "No other book so vividly depicts that battle, the campaign that preceded it, and the dramatic political events that followed." -- Washington Post Book World The Washington Post "Authoritative and graceful . . . a first-rate work... more...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Transworld 2015; US$ 47.05

    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... To this day, Turkey regards the victory as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

  • New Perceptions of the Vietnam Warby Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The effects of the Vietnam War outside the borders of the Vietnamese state are ongoing. The presence of substantial Vietnamese communities in countries that participated in the conflict is contributing to changing interpretations of the war. This international collection of essays examines the war from new perspectives--including those of the Vietnamese... more...

  • 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...

  • Gallipoliby Peter FitzSimons

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 35.37

    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...

  • 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 Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    The Washington Post :  ?Nagl?s implicit warning is clear: If the U.S. military cannot find a way to become more self-reflective and adaptive, it will continue to draw only the most superficial and misleading lessons from the conflicts in which it finds itself... Knife Fights is a cri de coeur: In an uncertain, dangerous and ever-changing world,... 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...