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  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • Eagle Against the Sunby Ronald H. Spector

    Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy... more...

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Editionby Andy McNab

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.24

    In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.... more...

  • Marine From Mandalayby James Leasor

    Pen and Sword 1988; US$ 13.99

    This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees. He also has... more...

  • Lone Survivorby Marcus Luttrell; Patrick Robinson

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous 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 then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy... more...

  • Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Societyby John Walter; Roger Schofield

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00

    Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience of widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine; in this volume a team of distinguished economic, social and demographic historians analyses why. Focusing on England... more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World   In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.61

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...

  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99

    Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945 . Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second... more...

  • Mutinyby Boris Gindin; David Hagberg

    Tom Doherty Associates 2008; US$ 8.99

    In 1984, Tom Clancy released his blockbuster novel, The Hunt for Red October , an edge-of-your seat thriller that skyrocketed him into international notoriety.  The inspiration for that novel came from an obscure report by a US naval officer of a mutiny aboard a Soviet warship in the Baltic Sea.  The Hunt for Red October actually happened, and... more...