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  • Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000by Paul Weindling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations,  The History of Healthcare in Public and Private  examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety of changing social arrangements in both public and private spheres. This book considers a comprehensive range of topics ranging from children's... more...

  • On the Natural History of Destructionby W.G. Sebald

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    W.G. Sebald completed this extraordinary and important -- and already controversial -- book before his untimely death in December 2001. On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald?s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined ?silences? of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities... more...

  • Battle Order 204by Christobel Mattingley

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 16.31

    The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books. more...

  • MacArthur's Victoryby Harry Gailey

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    A GREAT WARRIOR AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for... more...

  • Darby's Rangersby William O. Darby

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.99

    The exciting true story of a legendary leader and the men who fought by his side in World War II, told in his own words. . . more...

  • Sixty Days in Combatby Dean Joy

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    ?The infantryman?s war is . . . without the slightest doubt the dirtiest, roughest job of them all.? He went in as a military history buff, a virgin, and a teetotaler. He came out with a war bride, a taste for German beer, and intimate knowledge of one of the darkest parts of history. His name is Dean Joy, and this was his war. For two months... more...

  • No Simple Victoryby Norman Davies

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00

    One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect.... more...

  • Fire and Furyby Randall Hansen

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    National Bestseller An enlightening and utterly convincing re-examination of the allied aerial bombing campaign and of civilian German suffering during World War II?an essential addition to our understanding of world history. During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities,... more...

  • Challenge for the Pacificby Robert Leckie

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow , whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific , comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal.   From the Japanese soldiers? carefully calculated?and ultimately foiled?attempt... more...

  • Operation Cobra and the Great Offensiveby Bill Yenne

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 24.95

    THE BEGINNINGS OF VICTORY Shortly after the D-Day invasion, the Allied forces in Europe had stalled. A limited operation was set in motion to punch a small hole in the enemy defenses, starting on July 25, 1944. It was called Operation Cobra, and it would become one of the greatest offensives in all of military history. In the sixty days following... more...