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  • From the Outside Inby Bartholomew H. Sparrow

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.50

    From the Outside In examines the profound impact of World War II on American government. The book argues that the wartime and immediate postwar experiences of the 1940s transformed and redirected the policies and government institutions of the New Deal. In a work that makes significant contributions to the study of U.S. politics and history, Bartholomew... more...

  • Junkers Ju 87 Stukaby Mike Guardia

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In the opening days of Nazi Germany's Blitzkrieg campaigns, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the "Stuka" (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug - the German term for "dive-bomber"), the Ju 87 was perhaps the most feared tactical bomber of the ETO. With its fixed landing gear and inverted gull wings, the Stuka... more...

  • P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43by John Stanaway

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after... more...

  • American Tanks and AFVs of World War IIby Mike Green

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Stuart, Sherman, Lee, and Grant tanks dominated the US Army and Marine Corps armored warfare effort versus Nazi Germany and Tojo's Japan. This book details the full range of these vehicles, giving technical specifications and development features as well as describing how they were manned and fought in battle. The equipping of the United States military... more...

  • On the Hoofby Ruth Low

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Since the European settlement of New Zealand, drovers have moved stock 'on the hoof' from ships and stations to new homes scattered throughout the country. In this book ? the first of its kind ? Ruth Entwistle Low interviews almost 60 old-time drovers, revealing and reliving the practice of droving and the people who have underpinned it. Through original... more...

  • How To Read Hitlerby Neil Gregor

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 10.65

    A lucid introduction to the chilling but clear system of thought of the most notorious anti-Semite in history more...

  • Bible and Treatyby Keith Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the M?ori is a complex and colourful adventure of faith, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to recover lost connections in the story of modern New Zealand. It brings a fresh perspective to the missionary story, from the lead-up to Samuel Marsden's first sermon on New Zealand soil, and the intervening struggle... more...

  • Elephant Companyby Vicki Croke

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The remarkable story of James Howard ?Billy? Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world?s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill   Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a ?forest man?... more...

  • The French at War, 1934-1944by Nicholas Atkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    The years 1934 to 1944 remain the most contentious and dramatic decade in modern French history. Covering the Occupation, the Vichy regime, the Resistance and collaboration, Nick Atkin provides an important introduction to this key period. Accessible and concise, the book offers a wide-ranging synthesis of key themes and events. Looking ahead to the... more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    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...