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  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...

  • Sniping in the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 5.99

    Military snipers are highly trained marksmen who target individual enemy soldiers. They are regarded as vital specialists in modern warfare, and their role evolved throughout the Great War. As Martin Pegler shows in this wide-ranging, authoritative study, the technique of sniping adapted rapidly to the conditions of static warfare that prevailed through... more...

  • The Last Great Warby Adrian Gregory

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A groundbreaking new history of the British home front during the First World War. more...

  • The Unbound Prometheusby David S. Landes

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Second edition of David Landes's classic history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. more...

  • Gallipoliby Nigel Steele

    Pen and Sword 1998; US$ 8.99

    Gallipoli tells of the disastrous campaign at Gallipoli in 1915 when the allies failed to knock Turkey out of the war. With then and now photographs the book provides detailed historical descriptions of the area and the events, all of which will appeal to the armchair historian and the intrepid visitor to the sites. It will prove an indispensable companion. more...

  • Battleshipsby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early Big Gun battleships that saw development and deployment during the First World War. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular. 

Vessels featured... more...

  • In the Garden of Beastsby Erik Larson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler?s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.     A mild-mannered professor... more...

  • Lucrezia Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance?incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither... more...

  • Mexico and the Foreign Policy of Napoleon IIIby Dr Michelle Cunningham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 149.00

    Napoleon III's motives for intervening in Mexico in the 1860s were consistent with his foreign policy, which was based on his belief that free trade was the best foundation for peace. He saw the establishment of a friendly government in Mexico as an opportunity to expand that policy to encompass the world by ensuring European access to American markets,... more...

  • The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianityby James C. Russell

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 59.99

    This study examines how Christianity changed in order to win the allegiance of the Germanic and Anglo-Saxon peoples. The author argues that these Northern peoples were far more resistant to conversion than the disaffected urban populace of the Roman Empire. more...