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Historiography

  • 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...

  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • America and the Great Warby D. Clayton James; Anne Sharp Wells

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    In America and the Great War, 1914-1920, the accomplished writing team of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells provides a succinct account of the principal military, political, and social developments in United States History as the nation responded to, and was changed by, a world in crisis. A forthright examination of America's unprecedented military... more...

  • Kidnap in Creteby Rick Stroud

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete. In 1941 the German army invaded the strategically important Mediterranean island with the largest airborne force in history. The years of Nazi occupation... more...

  • Clausewitzby Donald Stoker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Carl von Clausewitz's masterwork, On War, is generally considered the greatest text on military theory ever written. Clausewitz is a touchstone for the field today, and is read by scholars, students, and military personnel around the world. And yet to Clausewitz himself, far more important than achieving recognition for his scholarly and theoretical... more...

  • The Iran?Iraq Warby Williamson Murray; Kevin Woods

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders. more...