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  • Across the Dark Islandsby Floyd W. Radike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.99

    ACROSS THE DARK ISLANDS The War in the Pacific Floyd W. Radike Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.) ?I remember sitting in a foxhole on Guadalcanal in the rain. The sergeant I shared the hole with shook his head and asked me: ?What in the hell are we doing on this godforsaken island? Why don?t we let the Japs keep this stinking rock?? I didn?t have... more...

  • Recon Scoutby Fred H. Salter

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    HE LIVED ON THE ABYSS OF DEATH AS A RECON SCOUT IN WORLD WAR II. From Africa?s Sahara Desert, where he met Churchill, to the plains of Tunisia, where he served under Patton, Fred Salter executed daring nightly solo missions, risking his life to gather the vital intelligence the U.S. Army desperately needed. After the battlefields of Sicily came the... more...

  • Dark Continentby Mark Mazower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take. Mark Mazower strips... more...

  • Bloodlandsby Timothy Snyder

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 18.99

    A prize-winning historian recasts the history of modern Europe around its central catastrophe: the fourteen million people killed by totalitarian regimes in the lands between Hitler and Stalin more...

  • Coming Out Under Fireby Allan Berube

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire , Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontations?not... more...

  • The Secret Holocaust Diariesby Nonna Bannister; Denise George; Carolyn Tomlin

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.99

    Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the... more...

  • Six Armies In Normandyby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...

  • Lone Survivorby Marcus Luttrell; Patrick Robinson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team... more...

  • 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...

  • The Spy Who Lovedby Clare Mulley

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 12.72

    The extraordinary untold story of one of WW2's most daring female spies Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, George Medal, OBE and Croix de Guerre, was the first woman to work for the British as a secret agent during the Second World War, a prototype for the women agents of the SOE, which had yet to be formed. Aristocratic and Polish-born,... more...