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- Transworld 2014; US$ 12.78
In the autumn of 1993, American special forces were dispatched to the famine-stricken land of Somalia. Their intervention in this war-torn country was the most dramatic US military action since Vietnam. A routine mission went horribly wrong when Michael Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu and he was quickly surrounded by Somali... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 14.31
The forgotten story of the worst POW camp in Japan 'I think I was very near death that night.' HELL'S HEROES is the story of the prisoner-of-war camp that never was - so dubbed by one old soldier because the atrocities that occurred there went largely unreported at the time. But while the Burma-thailand railway, the Bataan death march and events at... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry?s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane?s allegiance to the volatile monarchy was sustained and rewarded.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 31.98
Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78
The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86
In the second volume of his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption examines the middle years of the fourteenth century and the succession of crises that threatened French affairs of state, including defeat at Poitiers and the capture of the king. more...
- Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available
The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story. Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.99
Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95
In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99
Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...