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  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 20.00

    With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...

  • Bloody Pacificby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 22.00

    Based on countless diaries and letters, Schrijvers recounts American GIs' experiences in Asia and the Pacific. From the daunting spaces of the China-India theatre to the fortress islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, he brings to life their struggle with suffocating wilderness, devastating diseases, and Japanese soldiers who preferred death over life. more...

  • The Decline, Revival and Fall of the British Empireby John Gallagher; Anil Seal

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 36.00

    His pupil and colleague Anil Seal has edited for this volume a group of Professor Gallagher's major essays. more...

  • Hiroshima Nagasakiby Paul Ham

    Transworld 2012; US$ 17.58

    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Hiroshima Nagasaki tells the story... more...

  • History Buff's Guide to World War IIby Thomas R. Flagel

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 16.99

    Did you know that neither Hitler nor Stalin graduated from high school? Or that the Allies often employed teenage girls as spies? In The History Buff's Guide to World War II, Thomas R. Flagel leaves no stone unturned as he presents dozens of top ten lists that examine the politics, leaders, and battles of the Second World War. From Hitler to Stalin,... more...

  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The bestselling author of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL on the Spanish Civil War, drawing on masses of newly discovered material from the Spanish, Russian and German archives. The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one... more...

  • Thirteenth Century England Xby Michael Prestwich; Richard Britnell; Robin Frame

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 99.00

    Aspects of the political, social, cultural, economic and ecclesiastical history of medieval England re-examined. more...

  • Military Innovation in the Interwar Periodby Williamson R. Murray; Allan R. Millett

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00

    A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s, first published in 1996. more...

  • Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific Warby James B. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...