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Vietnam War

  • The American War in Vietnamby John Marciano

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 15.30

    On May 25, 2012, President Obama announced that the United States would spend the next thirteen years ? through November 11, 2025 ? commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and the American soldiers, ?more than 58,000 patriots,? who died in Vietnam. The fact that at least 2.1 million Vietnamese ? soldiers, parents, grandparents, children... more...

  • The Second World War Through Soldiers' Eyesby James Goulty

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    'What was it really like to serve in the British Army during the Second World War? Discover a soldier's view of life in the British Army – from recruitment and training to the brutal realities of combat. Using first-hand sources, James Goulty reconstructs the experiences of the men and women who made up the 'citizen's army'. Find out about... more...

  • Fighting the Invasionby David C Isby

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 11.70

    In June 1944 Allied troops were massing along the shores of southern England in readiness for the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Facing them, from the Pas de Calais to Brittany, were German troops, dug in, waiting and preparing for the inevitable confrontation. rnrnThis compilation of in-depth accounts by German commanders presents D-Day, and... more...

  • The Battle of Neuve Chapelleby Paul Kendall

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 23.97

    After the reverses of 1914, the French and British commanders were determined to turn the tables on the Germans and take the war to the enemy. A major combined offensive was planned in the Artois region of France but the French had to cancel their part in the operation. This did not deter the commander of the British Expeditionary Force, Sir John... more...

  • Liking Ikeby David Haven Blake

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Liking Ike offers a behind-the-scenes look at how advertising agencies parternered with political strategists to involve celebrities in Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaigns, setting the stage for future presidential contests. more...

  • Heilige Allianz?by Tassilo Wanner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Tassilo Wanner entschlüsselt die Hintergründe der Aufnahme diplomatischer Beziehungen zwischen den USA und dem Heiligen Stuhl. An konkreten Beispielen aus dem Innern des Weißen Hauses und des Vatikans belegt er, wie eng das bilaterale Verhältnis in der entscheidenden Phase des Kalten Kriegs war. Der Autor ermöglicht außerdem einen einzigartigen Blick... more...

  • A Calculating Peopleby Patricia Cline Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Now back in print, A Calculating People reveals how numeracy profoundly shaped the character of society in the early republic and provides a wholly original perspective on the development of modern America. more...

  • The California Gold Rushby Mark A. Eifler

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives in California financed their journey West on the... more...

  • ?The Bloody Fifth??The 5th Texas Infantry, Hood?s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginiaby John Schmutz

    Savas Beatie 2016; US$ 23.97

    The 5th Texas Infantry—“The Bloody Fifth”—was one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Much like the army in which it served, the 5th Texas established a stellar combat record. The regiment took part in 38 engagements, including nearly every significant battle in the Eastern... more...

  • University, Court, and Slaveby Alfred L. Brophy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    University, Court, and Slave reveals long-forgotten connections between universities and pro-slavery thought. Proslavery faculty wrote about the economic and historical importance of slavery and helped shape a proslavery jurisprudence that made it harder to free slaves and pushed the South towards Civil War. more...