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  • The Lions of Iwo Jimaby Fred USMC-RET Haynes; James A. Warren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained for a full year, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat. Major General Fred Haynes USMC (Ret'd),... more...

  • In The Company Of Heroesby Michael J Durant

    Transworld 2014; US$ 12.78

    In the autumn of 1993, American special forces were dispatched to the famine-stricken land of Somalia. Their intervention in this war-torn country was the most dramatic US military action since Vietnam. A routine mission went horribly wrong when Michael Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu and he was quickly surrounded by Somali... more...

  • The Railway Manby Eric Lomax

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.78

    During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of... more...

  • Hell's Heroesby Roger Maynard

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.87

    The forgotten story of the worst POW camp in Japan 'I think I was very near death that night.' HELL'S HEROES is the story of the prisoner-of-war camp that never was - so dubbed by one old soldier because the atrocities that occurred there went largely unreported at the time. But while the Burma-thailand railway, the Bataan death march and events at... more...

  • The Good Warby Studs Terkel

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95

    The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel?s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called ďa splendid epic history of World... more...

  • Antisemitismby Albert S. Lindemann; Richard S. Levy

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 30.99

    Antisemitism: A History offers a readable overview of a daunting topic, describing and analyzing the hatred that Jews have faced from ancient times to the present. The essays contained in this volume provide an ideal introduction to the history and nature of antisemitism, stressing readability, balance, and thematic coherence, while trying to gain... more...

  • Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Editionby Peter Cochrane

    Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available

    The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story. Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the... more...

  • Unravelling Enigmaby Maurice Freedman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.99

    Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking... more...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Helmet for my Pillowby Robert Leckie

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38

    The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the... more...