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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Behind Enemy Linesby Richard Bath; Tommy Macpherson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.24

    With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of... more...

  • The Nuremberg Interviewsby Leon Goldensohn

    Random House 2010; US$ 27.24

    The Nuremberg Interviews reveals the chilling innermost thoughts of the former Nazi officials under indictment at the famous postwar trial. The architects of one of history's greatest atrocities speak out about their lives, their careers in the Nazi Party and their views on the Holocaust. Their reflections are recorded in a set of interviews... more...

  • We Band of Angelsby Elizabeth Norman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

      But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here,... more...

  • In Action With the Sasby Roy Close

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 5.99

    Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent to North Africa, he joined the Paras and, from there, to the SAS. In 1944 he operated behind enemy lines with the Maquis in France, who were... more...

  • Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the Eastby David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book is an important reassessment of the failure of Germany's 1941 campaign against the Soviet Union. more...

  • Historians in Troubleby Jon Wiener

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 15.95

    Historians in Trouble is investigative journalist and historian Jon Wiener?s "incisive and entertaining" ( New Statesman, UK) account of several of the most notorious history scandals of the last few years. Focusing on a dozen key controversies ranging across the political spectrum and representing a wide array of charges, Wiener seeks to understand... more...