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  • Assault Landing Craftby Brian Lavery

    Seaforth Publishing 2009; US$ 23.99

    The landing craft assault or LCA was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. It took part in practically every amphibious operation from Norway to Normandy and landed around 400,000 men in action conditions, plus many more in training. It was the only serviceable British landing craft at the beginning of the War, and it remained in service... more...

  • Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500?2000by Andrew Fitzmaurice

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Adopting a global approach, Fitzmaurice analyses the laws that shaped modern European empires from medieval times to the twentieth century. more...

  • The Last Great Cavalrymanby Richard Mead

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    Dick McCreery was commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers in 1915 and served on The Western Front, winning the MC and surviving wounds.In 1938 he joined the staff of 1st Division under Alexander before being given command of 2 Armored Brigade. He won the DSO for his leadership during the retreat to Dunkirk Man/June 1940.In North Africa McCreery was... more...

  • Ill Met By Moonlightby W. Stanley Moss

    Orion 2014; US$ 16.25

    This is a classic account by one of the officers who took part in one of the great escapades of WWII. In 1943 W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh-Fermor, both serving with Special Forces in the Middle East, decided on a plan to kidnap General Kreipe, Commander of the Sevastopol Division in Crete, and bring him back to Allied occupied Cairo. This is... more...

  • Another Man's Warby Barnaby Phillips

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99

    At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a local family... more...

  • Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empireby Simon Baker

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 16.98

    This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning... more...

  • The Day of Battleby Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 9.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy   In An Army at Dawn ?winner of the Pulitzer Prize?Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the... more...

  • An Army at Dawnby Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 9.99

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph,... more...

  • Bombs Awayby John Steinbeck; James H. Meredith

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 12.99

    A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America?s great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath ?and at the height of the American war effort?John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote... more...

  • Why Nations Fightby Richard Ned Lebow

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    An explanation of the frequency of war and its specific causes and consequences, first published in 2010. more...