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  • The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bombby Michael Kort

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides... more...

  • The Best and the Brightestby David Halberstam

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    David Halberstam?s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America?s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country?s recent history:... more...

  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.... 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...

  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400?1800by Charles H. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies. more...

  • Pozieresby Scott Bennett

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 21.99

    In 1916, one million men fought in the first battle of the Somme. Victory hinged on their ability to capture a small village called Pozières. After five attempts to seize it, the British called in the Anzacs to complete this seemingly impossible task. At midnight on 23 July 1916, thousands of Australians stormed Pozières. Forty-five days later they... more...

  • Crucible of Combatby Rolf Hinze

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 25.00

    In his historical series Hinze provides the only comprehensive account of events on the central and southern portions of the German Eastern Front during the years of German retreat. This volume covers events on the southern portion of the Eastern Front from late 1943, in the aftermath of the Battle of Kursk, through the great Soviet summer offensives... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 27.18

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...

  • Gallipoliby Nigel Steele

    Pen and Sword 1998; US$ 8.99

    Gallipoli tells of the disastrous campaign at Gallipoli in 1915 when the allies failed to knock Turkey out of the war. With then and now photographs the book provides detailed historical descriptions of the area and the events, all of which will appeal to the armchair historian and the intrepid visitor to the sites. It will prove an indispensable companion. more...