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  • When Churchill Slaughtered Sheepby Giles Milton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 2.03

    In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the last secret of the Cold War, the man who broke into Auschwitz, the worst banker in history and the woman who gave birth for Hitler,... more...

  • Blood from a Stoneby Richard Hammer; Yaron Svoray

    Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 8.99

    The search for the Life Diamonds--the subject of the compelling documentary produced by the History Channel. They were known as Life Diamonds--rough uncut diamonds of high quality bought by Jews in Eastern Europe to use as passports to safety. After 1939 and the Nazi blitzkrieg, after the extermination camps began belching black smoke into the skies... more...

  • Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500by Glenda Sluga; Carolyn James

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500 explores the role of women as agents of diplomacy in the trans-Atlantic world since the early modern age. Despite increasing evidence of their involvement in political life across the centuries, the core historical narrative of international politics remains notably depleted of women. This collection... more...

  • The War Against Japan, 1941-1945by John J. Sbrega

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 270.00

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA?s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents reference works, including encyclopedias, pictorial accounts,... more...

  • In Love and Warby Liz Byrski

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments. For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in East Grinstead, the burnt faces of these airmen filled her nightmares. In her late 60s, Liz returned to make peace with her memories... more...

  • Yanks in the RAFby David Alan Johnson

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II?more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became embroiled in the global conflict. Based on interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and German archives, the... more...

  • The Cost of Courageby Charles Kaiser

    Other Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "The result is a mix of history, biography and memoir which reads like a nerve-racking thriller." ? The Guardian  (US) This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades    In the autumn... more...

  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World Warby Raghu Karnad

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The debut of a brilliant young writer, Farthest Field tells the lost history of India?s Second World War narrated through the joys and tragedies of a single family, the author?s own. If you loved The English Patient or Rohinton Mistry?s Fine Balance or Katherine Boo?s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, you will love this book. more...

  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World Warby Raghu Karnad

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The debut of a brilliant young writer, Farthest Field tells the lost history of India?s Second World War narrated through the joys and tragedies of a single family, the author?s own. If you loved The English Patient or Rohinton Mistry?s Fine Balance or Katherine Boo?s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, you will love this book. more...

  • The Longest Killby Craig Harrison

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 19.99

    It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades... more...