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World War II

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  • HM Frigateby Nicholas Monsarrat

    House of Stratus 2014; US$ 4.99

    H.M. Frigate Colony ? American built, British-manned ? alert, seaworthy and ready. This is the true story of Lieutenant-Commander Nicholas Monsarrat?s taking over the command of a Frigate in World War II. Written in his usual crisp and gripping way, it tells the story with full recognition of the men who served with him. more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of ?Seabiscuit?. more...

  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...

  • All the Way to Berlinby James Megellas

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as ?Maggie? to his fellow paratroopers, joined the 82d Airborne Division, his new ?home? for the duration. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples. In October 1943, when most of the 82d departed Italy to prepare for the D-Day invasion of France, Lt. Gen. Mark Clark, the Fifth Army commander,... more...

  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.41

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.49

    ?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author... more...

  • Infernoby Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives?an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about... more...

  • Lone Survivorby Marcus Luttrell; Patrick Robinson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 21.39

    It was a top-secret US military mission. Now, the SEAL team leader finally tells the stunning true story. Now a major Hollywood film starring Mark Wahlberg and Eric Bana. more...

  • Rome and the Greek East to the Death of Augustusby Robert K. Sherk

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 41.00

    A collection in English translation of sources for the study of Greek and Roman history. more...