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  • Fall of the Roman Republicby Plutarch; Robin Seager; Rex Warner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78

    Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of... more...

  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • The Girls of Atomic Cityby Denise Kiernan

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 17.00

    THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians?many of them young women from small towns across the South?were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages... more...

  • HMS Trenchantby Arthur Hezlet

    Pen and Sword 2000; US$ 1.99

    This is both the war memoir of a distinguished naval officer and the history of HMS Trenchant, a T Class submarine. Admiral Hezlet was appointed to command Trenchant from her completion in early 1944 until mid-1945 during which time she and her crew worked up, voyaged to the Far East and carried out five highly dangerous and successful operational... more...

  • The Cartographic Stateby Jordan Branch

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book describes the emergence of the territorial state and examines the role that cartography has played in shaping its linear boundaries. more...

  • Rude Mechanicalsby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 9.99

    In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One... 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...

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos; Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber?s tail. The pilot... more...

  • Shadow Diversby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    In the tradition of Jon Krakauer?s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger?s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery?and make history themselves. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Bernard Lewis

    Scribner 2009; US$ 18.00

    In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Elegantly written, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume... more...