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- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 8.74
An unique civilian eye-view of the First World War, depicting, through letters, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray. What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass... …I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time war close by – not war about which one can read, as one reads it in the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer... more...
- Transworld 2014; US$ 29.52
In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 17.99
Rappaport, an expert in the field of Russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs. Her second book The Romanov Sisters , offering a never-before-seen glimpse at the lives of the Tsar?s beautiful daughters and a celebration of their... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.88
For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. In this bestselling book, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in his districtive gripping style. Conditions on the track were hellish: rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.77
Although 50 years have passed since the end of World War II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they answer: Did Roosevelt have foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbour? Could the Allies have invaded France before 1944? Might bombing the Auschwitz railway have impeded... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 19.18
Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. ... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 99.00
Early modern Central Europe was the continent?s most decentralized region politically and its most diverse ethnically and culturally. With the onset of the Reformation, it also became Europe?s most religiously divided territory and potentially its most explosive in terms of confessional conflict and war. Focusing on the Holy Roman Empire and the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Jeremy Paxman is to many the embodiment of Englishness yet even he is sometimes forced to ask: who or what exactly are the English? And in setting about addressing this most vexing of questions, Paxman discovers answers to a few others. Like: ? Why do the English actually enjoy feeling persecuted? ? What is behind the English obsession... more...