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World War II

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  • 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...

  • Hunger and Warby Wendy Z. Goldman; Donald A. Filtzer

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Drawing on recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food; feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad;... more...

  • How to Become a Spyby British Special Operations Executive

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    During World War II, training in the black arts of covert operation was vital preparation for the “ungentlemanly warfare? waged by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) against Hitler?s Germany and Tojo?s Japan. In the early years of the war, the SOE set up top secret training schools to instruct prospective agents in the art of being a spy. Soon... more...

  • Hidden Childrenby Jane Marks

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 19.00

    They hid wherever they could for as long as it took the Allies to win the war -- Jewish children, frightened, alone, often separated from their families. For months, even years, they faced the constant danger of discovery, fabricating new identities at a young age, sacrificing their childhoods to save their lives. These secret survivors have suppressed... more...

  • In Enemy Handsby Karen Horn

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.67

    ‘To all intents and purposes I am as sexless as a block of wood. To eat is the extreme fundamental of living.? – South African POW, 1942 Books on World War II abound, yet there are remarkably few publications on South Africa?s role in this war, which had such an influence on how we live today. There is even less written about those who participated... more...

  • What the Citizen Should Know About Our Arms and Weaponsby James E. Hicks

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Originally published in 1941, this book of military ordnance was written in order to bring information to the non-military public during the time of uncertainty that marked the beginnings of the United States? involvement in World War II. This volume was originally meant to bring comfort and understanding to the average citizen. Thorough in its scope,... more...

  • The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Storiesby Jim Haynes

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 27.26

    A unique collection of poignant, horrorific, sad, and sometimes dryly humorous, stories and yarns from bloody battlefield of Gallipoli. more...

  • 1940by Mitch Peeke

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 12.99

    The epic story of 1940 is not confined to the great air battle over England that summer; The Battle of Britain. Whilst that battle was indeed a major turning point in the course of the Second World War, it was only fought because of the ultimate outcome of the battle that preceded it. When Hitler's forces swiftly overran the Low Countries and then... more...

  • Lucie Aubracby Siān Rees

    Michael O'Mara 2015; Not Available

    The full story of a remarkable woman who has become legendary in the history of the French Resistance. In May 1943, a young Frenchwoman called Lucie Aubrac engineered the escape of her husband Raymond from the clutches of Klaus Barbie, the feared Gestapo chief later known as the ?Butcher of Lyon?. When Raymond was arrested again that June, Lucie... more...

  • On the Natural History of Destructionby W.G. Sebald

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    W.G. Sebald completed this extraordinary and important -- and already controversial -- book before his untimely death in December 2001. On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald?s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined ?silences? of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities... more...