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  • German S-Boats in Action in the Second World Warby Hans Frank

    Seaforth Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    A detailed narrative of S-boat, or schnellboot, actions during World War II in all the theatres where they were deployed. The author, describes, with the help of a multitude of maps and photographs, all the incidents that these 45-knot fast attack craft were involved in. The German motor torpedo boat (German: S-boot, English: E-boat) was a controversial... more...

  • Freedom from Fearby David M. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 18.99

    Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This text tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. more...

  • Indian Business and Nationalist Politics 1931?39by Claude Markovits

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 44.00

    A study of the response of indigenous businessmen to the growth of political nationalism in India. more...

  • Codby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky... more...

  • The International Human Rights Movement: A Historyby Aryeh Neier

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. In The International Human Rights Movement , Aryeh Neier--a leading... more...

  • The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750by David Nicolle

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Few, if any, centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David Nicolle, a former member of the BBC's Arabic service, examines the extensive Islamic conquests between 632 and 750 AD. These years saw the religion and culture of Islam, as well as the Arabic language,... more...

  • Chickenhawkby Robert Mason

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38

    A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. more...

  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...

  • Military Innovation in the Interwar Periodby Williamson R. Murray; Allan R. Millett

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00

    A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s, first published in 1996. more...