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  • A Study of Historyby Arnold J. Toynbee; D.C. Somervell

    Oxford University Press 1947; US$ 16.99

    Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History consists of a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very... more...

  • Final Hours in the Pacificby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their... more...

  • City of Coventryby Adrian Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Shattered by bombing in the Second World War, Coventry was to rise as a model of urban regeneration and imaginative urban planning. Adrian Smith mixes memoir and meticulous scholarship to describe how his native city has inspired film-makers like Humphrey Jennings, poets and painters such as Philip Larkin and Terry Jones, and musicians as varied as... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rimsby Donna R. Gabaccía; Dirk Hoerder

    BRILL 2011; US$ 183.00

    With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world. more...

  • The Dodgerby Tim Carroll

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    The Dodger is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape . Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge... more...

  • Stolen Childhoodsby Nicola Tyrer

    Orion 2011; US$ 6.99

    The extraordinary stories of the children interned by the Japanese during the Second World War. When the Japanese entered the war in 1941, some 20,000 British civilians in the European colonies in Asia were rounded up and marched off to concentration camps where they were to remain for three long years. Over 3,000 of them were children. This is... more...

  • A Disastrous History Of The Worldby John Withington

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99

    Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, bird flu, international terrorism - the world seems to get more dangerous by the day. Or does it? John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on Earth from the dawn of man to the present day. Part One chronicles all the major natural calamities - floods and earthquakes,... more...

  • Calamities and Catastrophesby Derek Wilson

    Short Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson. In this fascinating, revelatory book, Derek tells the story from the point of view of the losers – collating a catalogue of calamities and catastrophes which have shaped our world more than historians tend to let on. In ten lucid and entertaining chapters, Wilson identifies... more...

  • My Happy Days In Hellby György Faludy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 18.32

    My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa,... more...