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  • The Many-Headed Hydraby Peter Linebaugh; Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history... more...

  • Final Hours in the Pacificby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 27.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead; Theodore Rabb

    Pan Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 18.17

    'What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed?and why?' This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to twenty of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid... more...

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Churchill's German Armyby Helen Fry

    The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94

    Presents the story of the 10,000 Germans and Austrians who fled Nazi persecution and joined the British forces in their fight against Hitler during the Second World War. This title documents the stories of those who fought for King and adopted country. more...

  • Red Tailsby Gregory A. Freeman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 1.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rimsby Donna R. Gabaccía; Dirk Hoerder

    BRILL 2011; US$ 183.00

    With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world. more...

  • The Second World Warby Gordon Corrigan

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    A landmark reassessment of World War II that reconsiders the immense six-year conflict under the lens of the many separate campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean A definitive single-volume military history of World War II,  The Second World War reveals the vastly diverse ways in which each campaign was waged against very different... more...

  • Batavia's Graveyardby Mike Dash

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.80

    When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost... more...