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  • Calamities and Catastrophesby Derek Wilson

    Short Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Masters of Battleby Terry Brighton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.40

    In the Second World War, Great Britain, the United States and Germany each produced one land force commander who stood out from the rest: Bernard Montgomery, George Patton and Erwin Rommel. These three armour-plated egos were the greatest generals of the war, and theirs was a very personal contest: the clash of mighty armies perceived as a bout between... more...

  • Infernoby Keith Lowe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.68

    In July of 1943, British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. For ten days they drenched the city with over 9,000 tons of bombs, with the intention of erasing it entirely from the map. The fires they created were so huge they burned for a month, and were visible for... more...

  • My Happy Days In Hellby György Faludy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.65

    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...

  • Home Runby John Nichol; Tony Rennell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Throughout the Second World War, thousands found themselves cut off behind the lines in Nazi-occupied Europe ? soldiers were left stranded on beaches after the chaotic evacuation of Dunkirk, airmen flying operations against the Germans were blasted out of the sky by flak and fighters. They were alone and on the run in enemy territory with just one... more...

  • History Year by Yearby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    From the origins of our earliest African ancestors right up until the present day, History Year by Year covers the history of cultures and nations around the world in amazing visual detail. Discover the events, individuals, cultures, inventions and ideas that have shaped the world in this innovative and visually arresting book that presents the... more...

  • The American Axisby Max Wallace

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh have long been exalted as two of the greatest American icons of the twentieth century. From award-winning journalist Max Wallace comes groundbreaking and astonishing revelations about the poisonous effect these two so-called American heroes had on Western democracy. In his wide ranging investigation, Wallace goes... more...

  • Some Survivedby Manny Lawton; John Toland

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately... more...

  • The Road to Warby Andrew Wheatcroft; Richard Overy

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.91

    Hailed on publication as a thought-provoking, authoritative analysis of the true beginnings of the Second World War, this revised edition of The Road to War is essential reading for anyone interested in this momentous period of history. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war; recapturing the concerns, anxieties... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead; Theodore Rabb

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.84

    'What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed?and why?' This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to twenty of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid... more...