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  • Outlaw Platoonby Sean Parnell; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell?s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army?s 10th Mountain Division?s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh,... more...

  • Dunkirkby Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    * * * S pecial 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded... 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...

  • Making of the Atomic Bombby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political... more...

  • Mosquitoby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    During the history of aviation there have been very few aircraft that have achieved immediate success when entering front-line service. The de Havilland Mosquito was one such aircraft. It was not designed to an RAF requirement, but was the result of an initiative of the designers and builders to utilize the skills of woodworkers and the relative abundance... more...

  • Real Stories of World War Twoby Various

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 2.58

    A special ebook of real stories of World War Two, inspired by Ken Follett's Winter of the World more...

  • The Cartographic Stateby Jordan Branch

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book describes the emergence of the territorial state and examines the role that cartography has played in shaping its linear boundaries. more...

  • On Laughter-Silvered Wingsby Gail Strever-Morkel

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    This well written and thoroughly researched biographical account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot (the author's father) is sure to appeal widely. The story is by necessity highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of challenging experiences, flying... more...

  • Diggers, Hatters & Whoresby Stevan Eldred-Grigg

    Random House New Zealand 2014; US$ 25.97

    The social history of New Zealand's gold rushes, as used by Eleanor Catton in her research for The Luminaries . A thorough and carefully researched history of the gold rushes in New Zealand. Based on sound scholarship and aimed at the general reader it's accessibly written in a clear, clean and lively style. The scope is the social history of the... more...

  • Rude Mechanicalsby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 9.99

    In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One... more...