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  • 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...

  • The Great Escape from Stalag Luft IIIby Tim Carroll

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 21.99

    The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison camps, specially built by Hermann Göring to hold Allied troops. But on March 24, 1944, in a courageous attempt by two hundred prisoners to... more...

  • Messengers of the Lost Battalionby Gregory Orfalea

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 28.95

    The author of Before the Flames and the son of a member of the ill-fated infantry battalion discusses America's 551st Battalion and their heroic, little-known role during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. more...

  • Down to the Seaby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull"... more...

  • How to Lose WWIIby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and... more...

  • Not Your Ordinary Doctorby Jim Leavesley

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.44

    A fascinating collection of historical curiosities - doctors who achieved fame or notoriety for reasons other than their medical prowess. more...

  • The Routledge History of Slaveryby Gad Heuman; Trevor Burnard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering... more...

  • How to be a Spyby Denis Rigden

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 14.99

    In the early years of World War II, top secret training schools taught prospective agents the skills of a spy, from disguise to assassination. more...

  • 1942by Bob Wurth

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 16.35

    1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril ? as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia... more...

  • Outbreak: 1939by Terry Charman

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 31.98

    11:15 am, 3 September 1939. The nation gathers around their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement they have feared for months: Britain is at war with Germany. Seventy years on from that historic day, this is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of World War Two, from the events... more...