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  • The Roman Historiansby Ronald Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius... more...

  • The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz del Castillo

    Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 3.49

    You don't have to be a history lover to enjoy Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-person narrative "The Conquest of New Spain." His personal tale about being a conquistador during the fall of the Aztec empire is filled with beautiful imagery, frightful battles, and unspoken orders that occurred during the 1500's. The account also... more...

  • Beyond The Callby Lee Trimble; Jeremy Dronfield

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men. The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison camps of the Third Reich were discovered and liberated.... more...

  • T-26 Light Tankby Steven J. Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    This book surveys the development of the T-26 as well as its combat record in the Spanish Civil War, the war in China, the border wars with Poland and Finland in 1939-40, and the disastrous battles of 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. The T-26 was the first major Soviet program of the 1930s, beginning as a license-built version of the British Vickers... more...

  • Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman: 1943-44by Jon Diamond

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This gripping study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance and subsequent reputations of six representative Chindit and Japanese infantry units involved in three pivotal actions that hastened Japan's defeat in Burma during World War II. In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies knew they... more...

  • Storming Monte La Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943by Bret Werner

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.95

    Featuring full-color artwork, archive photographs, and first-hand accounts from participants , Storming Monte la Difensa examines the origins, execution, and aftermath of the FSSF's spectacular success at Monte La Difensa amid the savage winter conditions of December 1943. In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defenses... more...

  • War Bondsby Cindy Hval

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    America?s World War II is most often told through the stories of its great battles, when an entire generation of our young men was suddenly thrust across the oceans to represent the New World in deadly combat against the great powers of the Old. On sea, in the air, and on land our boys fought against totalitarian powers that threatened to overturn... more...

  • Disaster in the Far East 1940- 1942by John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.50

    Despatches in this volume include that on the Far East between October 1940 and December 1941, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham; the despatch on operations in Hong Kong between 8 and 25 December 1941, by Major-General C.M. Maltby, General Officer Commanding British Troops in China; the report on the air operations during the campaigns... more...

  • Fall Gelb 1940 (2)by Doug Dildy

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This highly illustrated title deals with the great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 as German forces poured through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The campaign was audacious, relying on speed and feinting and maneuvers as much as superior force. In the end those qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Peter... more...

  • British Paratrooper 1940-45by Rebecca Skinner

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjäger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings the Parachute... more...