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  • A Stranger to Myselfby Willy Peter Reese; Stefan Schmitz; Michael Hofmann; Max Hastings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79

    A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years old when he found himself marching through Russia with orders to take no prisoners. Three years later he was dead. Bearing witness to--and participating in--the... more...

  • Gallipoli Sniperby John Hamilton

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 1.81

    A powerful and very different account of war and its effect on those who fight The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked one another. The unwary or unlucky were prey to snipers on both sides, and the sudden crack of a gunshot and instant death... more...

  • Secret Germanyby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man... more...

  • The Last 100 Daysby John Toland

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 22.00

    A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred... more...

  • Pearl Harborby Craig Nelson

    Scribner 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 23.50

    Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America?Pearl Harbor?based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354... more...

  • Sea of Thunderby Evan Thomas

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 17.00

    Evan Thomas takes us inside the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best of military and cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows four men throughout: Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey, the macho, gallant, racist American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander charged... more...

  • The Trading World of Asia and the English East India Companyby K. N. Chaudhuri

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 58.00

    This book offers a comprehensive history of the English East India Company during the century 1660?1760. more...

  • In Our Timeby Melvyn Bragg

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time series regularly enlightens and entertains substantial audiences on BBC Radio 4. For this book he has selected episodes which reflect the diversity of the radio programmes, and takes us on an amazing tour through the history of ideas, from philosophy, physics and history to religion, literature and biology. We can discover... more...

  • Japan 1941by Eri Hotta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific. When Japan launched hostilities against the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war they were almost certain to lose.... more...

  • Going Freeby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    From Hampton Sides?s Ghost Soldiers, a gripping narrative of World War II POWs on the brink of freedom.   The men of Cabanatuan had been held by the Japanese since the Bataan Death March, in increasingly dire circumstances. With the war turning in the Americans? favor, the POWs worried that their captors would murder them all in the frenzy of an... more...