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World War II

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  • Hispaniaeby J. S. Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book traces the beginnings and the first 140 years of the Roman presence in Spain. more...

  • The Origins of the Second World Warby A.J.P. Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 15.50

    One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. Debunking what were accepted truths about the Second World War, he argued provocatively that Hitler did not set out to cause the war as part of an evil... more...

  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide. It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the... more...

  • A Wasp Among Eaglesby Ann Carl

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 2.99

    Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight... more...

  • Battle for Vimy Ridge 1917by Jack Sheldon

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    In a new departure in the Battleground Europe series, this book is a guide to both sides of a major battle - in this case to the Canadian Corps operations against 1st Bavarian Reserve Corps at Vimy from 9 - 12 April 1917, which formed part of the opening of the British offensive, known as the Battle of Arras. Historically, the capture of Vimy Ridge... more...

  • Anzac Tedby Belinda Landsberry

    Exisle Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Anzac Ted is the poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. Battered, torn, missing an eye and an ear, he might look scary but he’s got a great story to tell. For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with rhyming... more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • James Iby John Matusiak

    The History Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Few kings have been more savagely caricatured or grossly misunderstood than England?s first Stuart. Yet, as this new biography demonstrates, the modern tendency to downplay his defects and minimise the long-term consequences of his reign has gone too far. In spite of genuine idealism and flashes of considerable resourcefulness, James I remains a perplexing... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    **From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens ** **The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.... more...

  • Clipped Wingsby Molly Merryman

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    During World War II, all branches of the military had women's auxiliaries. Only the Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program, however, was comprised entirely of women who flew dangerous missions more commonly associated with and desired by men. Within military hierarchies, the World War II pilot was projected as the most dashing and desirable... more...