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  • Flags Of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    In this remarkably powerful book, James Bradley takes as his starting point one of the most famous photographs of all time. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima and into a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire from 22,000 Japanese. After climbing through a hellish landscape and on to the island's highest peak, six men... more...

  • Auschwitzby Sarah Nomberg-Przytyk

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    "From the moment I got to Auschwitz I was completely detached. I disconnected my heart and intellect in an act of self-defense, despair, and hopelessness." With these words Sara Nomberg-Przytyk begins this painful and compelling account of her experiences while imprisoned for two years in the infamous death camp. Writing twenty years after her... more...

  • War without Mercyby John Dower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD   AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST   Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as ?one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.? In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive... more...

  • The Sting of the Scorpionby Mike Morgan

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    The Long Range Desert Group was Britain's original Special Force in the Western Desert long before the SAS burst onto the scene. Sting of the Scorpion is the exclusive, authorised, inside story of the tough LRDG raiders of the Second World War, drawn from the unpublished records of the famous force. The unit won unrivalled mastery of the North African... more...

  • Behind Japanese Linesby Richard Dunlop

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill? Donovan, now known historically as the “Father of Central Intelligence,? with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations... more...

  • Business History around the Worldby Franco Amatori; Geoffrey Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Offers a comprehensive international survey of contemporary research and debates in business history. more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.00

    Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust. more...

  • Flyboysby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2003; US$ 9.99

    FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war,... more...

  • Parting the Desertby Zachary Karabell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world. The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps was the mastermind... more...

  • War and Genocideby Doris L. Bergen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 23.99

    In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, the revised, second edition of War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of... more...