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  • Descending from the Cloudsby Spencer F. Wurst; Gayle Wurst

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99

    Wearing the remnants of a WWI uniform and pulling a water-cooled 30-caliber machine-gun, Spencer Wurst marched through his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1940 as a member of the National Guard. He was 15 years old. Five years later he was a hardened platoon sergeant leading his troopers through the frozen killing fields of ?Death Valley? in Germany?s... more...

  • Going Soloby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl... more...

  • Killing Pattonby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Reilly Factor , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton . General George... more...

  • Fighter Pilotby Paul Richey

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The first and finest story of a fighter pilot in World War Two.' Thus Group Captain Peter Townsend described Paul Richey's classic account of his part in the desperate battles over France in May of 1940. Fighter Pilot grew out of a journal which the then 23-year-old Flying Officer Richey began the day he landed his Hawker Hurricane on a grass airfield... more...

  • World War II Desert Tacticsby Paddy Griffith; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    From 1940 to 1943 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanised armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical - of the desert environment, most significantly fighting in a terrain empty of resources and offering... more...

  • Heroes of Jadotvilleby Rose Doyle

    New Island Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    We did not come here to shoot Africans, we came to help them...I was not prepared to let my brave men die for nothing." - Comdt Patrick Quinlan, Jadotville, September 1961 Heroes of Jadotville: the Soldiers? Story tells, in the words and memories of those who fought there, what really happened in Africa that fateful September. more...

  • Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941 - 1942by Nik Cornish

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The third volume in Nik Cornish’s photographic history of the Second World War on the Eastern Front records in vivid visual detail the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of the Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up... more...

  • The Railway Manby Eric Lomax

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of... more...

  • Economic Development of Latin Americaby Celso Furtado; Suzette Macedo

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    This is an introductory survey of the history and recent development of Latin American economy and society from colonial times to the establishment of the military regime in Chile. In the second edition the historical perspective has been enlarged and important events since the Cuban Revolution, such as the agrarian reforms of Peru and Chile, the difficulties... more...

  • Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asiaby Sunil S. Amrith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Traces the history of modern migration against the background of empires, their dissolution and the onset of modernity. more...