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World War II

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  • Hitler's Vikingsby Jonathan Trigg

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    The Nazis’ dream of a world dominated by legions of Aryan ‘supermen’, forged in battle and absolutely loyal to Adolf Hitler, was epitomised by the Waffen-SS. Created as a supreme military elite, it grew to become Nazi Germany’s ‘second army’, an immense force totalling almost one million men by the end of the War.An astonishing fact about the SS is... more...

  • Pegasus Bridgeby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.00

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring... more...

  • Aztecsby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Recreates the culture of the city of Tenochtitlan in its last unthreatened years before it fell to the Spaniards. more...

  • Churchill and the Admiralsby Stephen Roskill

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 7.99

    Winston Churchill enjoyed two stints as First Lord of the Admiralty, at the start of the First World War and at the start of the Second. He retained close interest in naval matters, especially as the defeat of the U-boat menace was so vital in both wars to maintain the vital supplies so necessary for Britain's war efforts. Indeed, Churchill later... more...

  • The War in the West - A New Historyby James Holland

    Transworld 2015; US$ 14.09

    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. James Holland has spent over twelve years conducting... more...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game , starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering.... more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better... more...

  • Brotherhood of Heroesby Bill Sloan

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    A Band of Brothers for the Pacific, this is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious -- yet largely forgotten -- battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu... more...

  • MacArthur's Victoryby Harry Gailey

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.98

    A GREAT WARRIOR AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for... more...

  • Sixty Days in Combatby Dean Joy

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    “The infantryman’s war is . . . without the slightest doubt the dirtiest, roughest job of them all.” He went in as a military history buff, a virgin, and a teetotaler. He came out with a war bride, a taste for German beer, and intimate knowledge of one of the darkest parts of history. His name is Dean Joy, and this was his war. For two months... more...