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  • The Gestapoby Frank McDonough

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 12.99

    Name as a 2016 Book of the Year by the Spectator A Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Week' (August 2015) Longlisted for 2016 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Ranked in 100 Best Books of 2015 in the Daily Telegraph Professor Frank McDonough is one of the leading scholars and most popular writers on the history of Nazi Germany. Frank McDonough's... more...

  • Sea of Thunderby Evan Thomas

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 17.00

    Evan Thomas takes us inside the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best of military and cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows four men throughout: Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey, the macho, gallant, racist American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander charged... more...

  • Japan 1941by Eri Hotta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific. When Japan launched hostilities against the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war they were almost certain to lose.... more...

  • Going Freeby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    From Hampton Sides?s Ghost Soldiers, a gripping narrative of World War II POWs on the brink of freedom.   The men of Cabanatuan had been held by the Japanese since the Bataan Death March, in increasingly dire circumstances. With the war turning in the Americans? favor, the POWs worried that their captors would murder them all in the frenzy of an... more...

  • Ivan's Warby Catherine Merridale

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'Essential reading, not just for those interested in the Eastern Front, but for anyone who wants to understand Russia.' Antony Beevor, Sunday Times They died in their millions, shattered by German shells and tanks, freezing behind the wire of prison camps, driven forward in suicidal charges by the secret police. Yet in all the books about the... more...

  • Auschwitzby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Concise Companion to Aboriginal Historyby Malcolm Prentis

    Rosenberg Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    This book provides an overview of Australian Aboriginal history from creation stories involving the Dreaming through to Aboriginal cultural and political activity in the 21st century. Its alphabetically arranged entries include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists, historical controversies, literature and sport, and a... more...

  • Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worldsby Hyunhee Park

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived. more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...