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World War II

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  • Stonewall Jacksonby Allen Tate

    J.S. Sanders books 1991; US$ 18.99

    In this vivid portrait of one of the South?s ablest (and most enigmatic) commanders, Allen Tate portrays the warrior whom Lee would mourn as "his right arm." Southern Classics Series. more...

  • The Dark Side of Democracyby Michael Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The Dark Side of Democracy is the most comprehensive study of ethnic cleansing. more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • Strange Victoryby Ernest R. May

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    A dramatic narrative-and reinterpretation-of Germany's six-week campaign that swept the Wehrmacht to Paris in spring 1940. Before the Nazis killed him for his work in the French Resistance, the great historian Marc Bloch wrote a famous short book, Strange Defeat, about the treatment of his nation at the hands of an enemy the French had believed they... more...

  • Panzer IV vs Shermanby Steven Zaloga; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting. This study concentrates on the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of... more...

  • Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two's Greatest Escapeby Mark Felton

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Non-fiction that reads like a novel! A thrilling, moment by moment account of an epic escape and the real-life adventures that followed. more...

  • JUGEND SUCHTby Christoph Möller

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 13.35

    Drogenabhängigkeit bei Jugendlichen ist ein Thema, das emotionale Reaktionen hervorruft wie Ablehnung, Angst, aber auch Unverständnis. Anliegen dieses Buches ist es, die betroffenen Jugendlichen selbst zu Wort kommen zu lassen, damit sich die Leser besser in ihre Welt hineindenken und -fühlen können. In elf Interviews blicken Jugendliche nach ihrer... more...

  • Guadalcanal 1942-43by Mark Stille; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The Guadalcanal campaign began with an amphibious assault in August 1942 - the US's first attempt to take the fight to the Japanese. It quickly escalated into a desperate attritional battle on land, air and sea, and by the time the Japanese had evacuated the last of their forces from the island in 1943, it was clear that the tide of the war had turned.... more...

  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italyby Pier Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a diverse resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans who rose up against German occupation. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters, who knew exactly what was at stake when operating against their German occupiers. Beginning... more...

  • The Flamethrowerby Chris McNab; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Fire is one of humanity's most rudimentary tools, but also one of its oldest killers. This focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower. From its very first use in World War I to its deployment in Vietnam, the weapon has proven to be devastatingly effective, not least because... more...