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World War II

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  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 21.00

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

  • Bloody Ridge and Beyondby Marlin Groft; Larry Alexander

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell,... 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...

  • Churchill's Secret Warriorsby Damien Lewis

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    The thrilling untold story of Churchill's private army. more...

  • Centuries of Changeby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.91

    History? s greatest tour guide is back. And he? s ringing the changes. In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Imagine the Black Death took on the female vote in a pub brawl, or the Industrial Revolution faced the internet in a medieval joust ? whose side would you be on? ... more...

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    US Heavy Cruisers provides a detailed, illustrated look at the wartime and post-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II. Fast and heavily armed, the Baltimore class was an evolution of the heavy cruiser designs from before World War II, but without the limitations imposed by the Washington Naval Treaty. Versatile vessels, the... more...

  • History of the World in 1000 objectsby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A treasure trove of human creativity from around the world History of the World in 1000 Objects takes a fresh look at world history, viewing cultures and early civilizations through the objects that they created. Humanity is defined by our talent for making things from everyday objects to inventions that changed the world. From a Viking... more...