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  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 20.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since._x000D_ _x000D_ But beyond the statistics and over sixty... more...

  • 1913by Charles Emmerson

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.54

    Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones:... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 16.00

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian... more...

  • The Cold Warby Priscilla Roberts

    The History Press 2013; US$ 8.74

    The Cold War dominated international relations in the second half of the 20th century in an all-embracing ideological and military conflict between communism and democracy. This survey shows the Cold War as the consequence of the breakdown of the existing international system during the two world wars and a new great power alignment which emerged... more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...

  • The Social Life of Opium in Chinaby Zheng Yangwen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    Traces the transformation of opium from medicine to narcotic over a period of five hundred years. more...

  • The Tin Ticketby Deborah J. Swiss

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent into suffering and slavery in Australia and Tasmania-where they overcame their fates unlike any... more...

  • Traditional Enemiesby John D. Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    After the surrender of the French government in May 1940, the British were concerned that the resources of the French Empire, and particularly the powerful French fleet, would be put at the disposal of the Germans. The British, dependent upon their naval power and the resources of the Empire and Commonwealth to continue the war, sought to neutralize... more...

  • Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirkby Len Deighton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A compelling history of Blitzkrieg: the ?lightning war? by which Hitler and his generals overwhelmed the Allied armies in Western Europe. more...

  • Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britainby Len Deighton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Summer, 1940: western Europe has been conquered, and all that stands between Hitler and the invasion of England is the matter of air supremacy. And the RAF? more...