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  • Neighborsby Jan T. Gross

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. This is a shocking, brutal story that has never before been told. It is the most important study of Polish-Jewish relations to be published in decades and should become... more...

  • Macarthur's Navyby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 18.95

    Yet another in-depth military account from the prolific Hoyt. Focusing on the US Seventh Fleet, the author offers a vivid, authoritative log of key operations launched by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied forces in WW II's Southwest Pacific theater. Starting in late 1943, to illustrate, MacArthur directed American and Australian troops on... more...

  • Rückzugby Joachim Ludewig; David T. Zabecki

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France's coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces. Many of the planners were surprised, however, by the length of time... more...

  • Culture and Imperialismby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    A landmark work from the intellectually auspicious author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it. "Said is a brilliant . . . scholar, aesthete and political activist."--Washington Post Book World. more...

  • Achtung Panzer!by Heinz Guderian

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler's most able generals. This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured... more...

  • The Righteousby Martin Gilbert

    Transworld 2015; US$ 18.32

    'He who saves one life, it is as if he saved an entire world' The Holocaust will be forever numbered amongst the darkest of days in human civilisation. Yet even in that darkness, there were sparks of light. Many will recognise the names of Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Miep Gies. But there were thousands of others throughout Europe who risked... more...

  • Corregidor, The Rock Force Assault, 1945by E.M. Flanagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    "The two-week battle for Corregidor was complicated by the American's gross underestimation of enemy strength: expecting a few hundred demoralized defenders, they encountered more than 6,000 Japanese soldiers and marines deployed in tunnels and caves, every man dedicated to the Bushido code that dictated a fight to the death. As the dust was settling,... more...

  • The Human Journeyby Kevin Reilly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 45.99

    The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities?nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution?but also the major transformations in human history:... more...

  • Fortress Maltaby James Holland

    Orion 2013; US$ 13.99

    The extraordinary drama of Malta's WWII victory against impossible odds told through the eyes of the people who were there. In March and April 1942, more explosives were dropped on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta - smaller than the Isle of Wight - than on the whole of Britain during the first year of the Blitz. Malta had become one of the... more...

  • World Historyby Steven Wallech; Touraj Daryaee; Craig Hendricks; Anne Lynne Negus; Peter P. Wan; Gordon Morris Bakken

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations... more...