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  • Kursk 1943by Robert Forczyk; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Kursk 1943 focuses on the northern front and the battle of Kursk, and period of July 5th to August 18th, 1943, covering both the German offensive and the Soviet counteroffensive - Model's AOK 9 pitted against General Konstantin Rokossovsky's Central Front. After recovering from the Stalingrad debacle, Hitler intended to conduct a limited objective... more...

  • Where the Iron Crosses Growby Robert Forczyk

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Nazi and Soviet armies fought over the Crimean Peninsula for three long years using sieges, dozens of amphibious landings, and large scale maneuvers. This definitive English-language work on the savage battle for the Crimea, Where the Iron Crosses Grow sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front. The Crimea was one of the crucibles... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Armyby Bill Yenne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that campaign. One... more...

  • Fire and Iceby Vincent Hunt

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building and forced fifty thousand people from their homes in an Arctic winter. Some Norwegians escpaed the excavation, with whole communities sheltering... more...

  • A Schoolboy's Wartime Lettersby Geoffrey Iley

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour. more...

  • Another Man's Warby Barnaby Phillips

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99

    At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a local family... more...

  • Odyssey of a Bombardierby John J. Hurt; Steven E. Sidebotham

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 89.99

    Odyssey of a Bombardier is the illustrated Prisoner of War ?log? that depicts the experiences of bombardier Richard M. Mason in German prison camps after his B-17 was shot down by the Germans in France in 1944. The log follows Mason from the day his plane crashed until his liberation in April, 1945, and his return home to the United States. more...

  • World War II: A Very Short Introductionby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • The Routledge History of Foodby Carol Helstosky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women?s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the period from 1500 to the present day. Arranged chronologically,... more...

  • Adolf Hitlerby John Toland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland?s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland?s research provided one of the final opportunities for a... more...