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World War II

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  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman: Guadalcanal 1942-43by Gordon Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The bitter six-month struggle for control of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during World War II matched the US Marine Corps against the Imperial Japanese Army in a campaign that would test both sides to the limit. In this book the realities of prolonged warfare in an unforgiving environment are documented in photographs, specially commissioned artwork,... more...

  • No Victory in Valhallaby Ian Gardner

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Based on extensive interviews with the survivng veterans, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed "Screaming Eagles" paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously profiled in Band of Brothers , the division as a whole was awarded Unit Citation for its heroic defense of Bastogne - a first in the... more...

  • World War II US Navy Special Warfare Unitsby Eugene Liptak; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    When the United States entered World War II, it was apparent that the war would only be won by taking the fight to the Axis, in the shape of large-scale amphibious landings. Accordingly, the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoiter potential landing areas, degrade the enemy's ability to resist, and assist the landing forces... more...

  • Behind Soviet Lines-Hitler's Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942by David Higgins; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    With his forces having conquered a huge swathe of formerly Soviet territory in the months following the launch of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, Hitler planned to continue the Germans? strategic offensive against the Soviet Union?s oil-production capacity in the southern Caucasus region during the summer of 1942. To help pave the way for regular... more...

  • Patton at the Battle of the Bulgeby Leo Barron

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out.... Hitler?s forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far the U.S. soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught. But as their ammunition... more...

  • Carlson's Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942by Gordon L. Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    After the Guadalcanal landings, Admiral Nimitz wanted to distract Japanese attention by launching an amphibious raid elswhere. Foreshadowing Bloody Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and countless other landings in the face of intense Japanese resistance, the Makin Raid taught the Marines a great deal. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork... more...

  • Panzer III vs Somua S 35by Steven Zaloga; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    This fully illustrated study pits Germany's PzKpfw III tank against France's Somua S 35 in the vast armored battles that opened the campaign. The armor clashes in May 1940 were the biggest the world had yet seen, as the German advances of that period came to epitomize Blitzkrieg. Nonetheless the Wehrmacht's Panzer III was well matched by the French... more...

  • Super-heavy Tanks of World War IIby Kenneth Estes; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    This title explores the conception and design of a range of enormous and powerful tanks that came to be designated as 'super-heavy'. The fascinating super-heavy tanks of World War II were heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept... more...

  • When Books Went to Warby Molly Guptill Manning

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 25.00

    While the Nazis were burning hundreds of millions of books across Europe, America printed and shipped 140 million books to its troops. The story of how the books were received, how they connected soldiers with authors, and how an army of librarians and publishers lifted spirits and built a new democratic audience of readers is as inspiring today as... more...