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World War II

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  • Marine From Mandalayby James Leasor

    Pen and Sword 1988; US$ 13.99

    This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees. He also has... more...

  • Nella Last's Peaceby Robert Malcolmson; Patricia Malcolmson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Outwardly Nella's life was probably seen as ordinary; but behind this mask were a lively mind and a persistent pen - a pen that never gave up over almost three decades, reporting, describing, pondering, and disclosing. Nella, 55 when the war ends, writes of what ordinary people felt during those years of privation, hope and the re-building of Britain,... more...

  • Archaic Times to the End of the Peloponnesian Warby Charles W. Fornara

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 32.00

    Covers the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C. more...

  • The Nuremberg Interviewsby Leon Goldensohn

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.02

    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...

  • Tiny Beautiful Thingsby Cheryl Strayed

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times -bestselling memoir, Wild Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you, you lose a family member, you can't pay the bills. But it can be pretty great, too:... more...

  • Don't Tell My Motherby Peter Duggan-Smith; Raymond Eagle

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 14.99

    A devil-may-care account of hair-raising flying, hard drinking, fast ladies, and an unbelievable insouciance in the face of danger. 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...

  • Thomas Cromwellby Tracy Borman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Historian Tracy Borman tells the story of the real Wolf Hall in this definitive biography of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's most trusted servant. more...

  • German S-Boats in Action in the Second World Warby Hans Frank

    Seaforth Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    A detailed narrative of S-boat, or schnellboot, actions during World War II in all the theatres where they were deployed. The author, describes, with the help of a multitude of maps and photographs, all the incidents that these 45-knot fast attack craft were involved in. The German motor torpedo boat (German: S-boot, English: E-boat) was a controversial... more...