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World War II

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  • Not Iby Joachim C. Fest

    Other Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A portrait of an intellectually rigorous German household opposed to the Nazis and how its members suffered for their political stance Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached millions of readers around... more...

  • Adolf Hitlerby John Toland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland?s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland?s research provided one of the final opportunities for a... more...

  • A History of Egyptby Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    New and updated edition of the successful A Short History of Modern Egypt. more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...

  • Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theaterby Brayton Harris

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Chester Nimitz was an admiral's Admiral, considered by many to be the greatest naval leader of the last century. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz assembled the forces, selected the leaders, and - as commander of all U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces in the Pacific Ocean - led the charge one island at a time, one battle at a time, toward... more...

  • Auschwitzby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    In this compelling book, highly acclaimed author and broadcaster Laurence Rees tells the definitive history of the most notorious Nazi institution of them all. We discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where... more...

  • Waves of Warby Andreas Wimmer

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    A new perspective on how the nation-state emerged and subsequently proliferated across the globe, accompanied by a wave of wars. more...

  • The Story of Billy Youngby Anthony Hill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan ? hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep ? and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket. The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when Singapore fell to the Japanese. From Changi, 'Billy the Kid' went on to... more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Peter Caddick-Adams

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst. Now the... more...

  • Between 2 Oceansby Malcolm M. Murfett; John N. Miksic

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 27.99

    Many books have been written about Singapore’s much vaunted position as a crucial maritime centre along the East-West trading route, but one aspect of its history—the military perspective—has, for the most part, escaped serious scholarly attention. Between Two Oceans plugs this historical gap. Drawing on an impressive range of archaeological... more...