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  • Stolen Wordsby Mark Glickman

    The Jewish Publication Society 2016; US$ 29.95

    Stolen Words is an epic story about the largest collection of Jewish books in the world?tens of millions of books that the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and institutions. Nazi soldiers and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from government collections, and stole from Jewish individuals, schools, and synagogues.... more...

  • Tumult in the Cloudsby James Goodson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38

    The classic memoir by one of America's greatest fighting aces: James Goodson Anglo-American James Goodson's war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted... more...

  • What Is Global History?by Sebastian Conrad

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as... more...

  • 100 Documents That Changed the Worldby Scott Christianson

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written... more...

  • 100 Great Military Leadersby Nigel Cawthorne

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2012; US$ 6.99

    Military history as told through the lives and deeds of warfare's most famous commanders, from ancient Greece through the World Wars, Vietnam, and the end of the twentieth century. Beginning with Leonides of Sparta, who died at Thermopylae in 480 b.c.e., and ending with General Giap, a Vietnamese leader; Moshe Dayan, commander of the Israeli ... more...

  • 1942by Bob Wurth

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 14.54

    1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril ? as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia... more...

  • 57th Fighter Group - First in the Blueby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North Africa. It went on to establish a number of other 'firsts' during its illustrious combat history in this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the... more...

  • Advertising and Propaganda in World War IIby David Clampin

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    The ?blitz? ? the period of Nazi bombing campaigns on civilian Britain during World War II - was a formative period for British national identity. In this groundbreaking book, David Clampin looks at the images, slogans and campaigns which helped to form the fabled ?blitz spirit? ? powerfully echoed in Winston Churchill?s speeches. Because advertisers... more...

  • African American Troops in World War IIby Alexander Bielakowski

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    About half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. This artificially limited their potential contribution, but their work - especially along the logistic lifelines of the fighting divisions - was vital. This book summarizes the service of these men and women; and it also focuses... more...

  • Agent Garboby Stephan Talty

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.99

    The little-known World War II espionage story of Spaniard Juan Pujol, who convinced Hitler?s Abwehr that he had a ring of spies in Britain, only to pull off one of the greatest feats of any double agent: he fooled Hitler and disguised D-Day. more...