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  • Atrocitologyby Matthew White

    The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 34.95

    From the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage to the cataclysmic events of World War II, Atrocitology spans centuries and civilisations to measure the hundred most violent episodes in history. This book sets the record of human atrocities straight, charting the events without fear or favour. more...

  • The American Axisby Max Wallace

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh have long been exalted as two of the greatest American icons of the twentieth century. From award-winning journalist Max Wallace comes groundbreaking and astonishing revelations about the poisonous effect these two so-called American heroes had on Western democracy. In his wide ranging investigation, Wallace goes... more...

  • The Cockleshell Raid - Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...

  • Defense of Japan 1945by Steven Zaloga; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Japanese home island fortifications that were constructed during 1941-45. Utilizing diagrams, specially... more...

  • US Coast Guard in World War IIby Alejandro De Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A... more...

  • Staghound Armored Car 1942-62by Steven Zaloga; Peter Bull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The Staghound was a unique World War II armored vehicle - designed and manufactured in the US, but intended solely for the British army. Since its combat debut in Italy in 1943 until the end of the war it had performed particularly valuable service in a reconnaissance role where its speed and armor ensured that it was able to extricate itself... more...

  • World War II US Cavalry Units: Pacific Theaterby Gordon Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's elite series title for all cavalry units that participated in World War II (1939-1945). At the time of Pearl Harbor, the United States Army still had ten cavalry regiments that were mounted on horses. One, the 26th (Filipino Scouts) fought on horseback in the Philippines, while the rest were dismounted and fought as infantry. Despite this,... more...

  • In Our Timeby Melvyn Bragg

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 15.02

    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...

  • They Dared Returnby Patrick K O' Donnell

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; Not Available

    It's July 1943. Frederick Mayer, a German-born Jew is recruited to secret operations unit, the OSS. Along with 4 other German-Jews, he volunteers for behind-enemy-lines operations. All have family members in concentration camps. All want revenge. Mayer and his comrades are dropped into the 'Alpine Redoubt' area of Austria, where Hitler plans to gather... more...

  • The Lampshadeby Mark Jacobson

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of one of these awful objects, and of his search... more...