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World War II

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  • Pearl Harbor Betrayedby Michael Gannon

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A naval historian draws on newly revealed primary documents to shed light on the tragic errors that led to the devastating attack, Washington's role, and the man who took the fall for the Japanese tactical victory Michael Gannon begins his authoritative account of the "impossible to forget" attack with the essential background story of Japan's imperialist... more...

  • World War II Glider Assault Tacticsby Gordon Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    From Eben Emael to Crete, Sicily, Market Garden, the Rhine, and Burma, glider-borne paratroopers brought extra firepower to bear using techniques that helicopter troops adapted for modern air cavalry techniques. This book explains the development and organization of World War II glider troops, their mounts, and the air squadrons formed to tow them;... more...

  • The Lewis Gunby Neil Grant; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    As a lightweight machine gun, the American designed Lewis Gun made a place for itself in World War I & World War II. Although machine guns were widely issued and used during the bloody opening months of World War I, these deadly weapons proved to be too heavy to be tactically mobile. Casting around for existing designs to supplement inadequate stocks... more...

  • Hitler's Fortressesby Chris Mcnab

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the Siegfried Line to the Atlantic Wall to central Italy, this detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich won't disappoint. It takes you inside Channel Islands' pillboxes, Normandy coastal gun positions, and emplaced tank turrets on the Gothic Line in Italy. The secretive world of Hitler's command bunkers is revealed... more...

  • The World Systemby Barry Gills; Andre Gunder Frank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The historic long term economic interconnections of the world are now universally accepted. The idea of the economic 'world system' advanced by Immanuel Wallerstein has set the period of linkage in the early modern period but Andre Gunder Frank and Barry K. Gills think that this date is much too late. They argue an interconnection going back as much... more...

  • Peace in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the narrative gives students a clear view of the ways... more...

  • Altered Pastsby Richard J. Evans

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 31.00

    The question 'what if?' has always fascinated historians. Richard J. Evans imagines what could have been, and how alternate pasts could have shaped alternate futures. more...

  • Altered Pastsby Richard J. Evans

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    The question 'what if?' has always fascinated historians. Richard J. Evans imagines what could have been, and how alternate pasts could have shaped alternate futures. more...

  • Gender History In A Transnational Perspectiveby Oliver Janz; Daniel SchA¶npflug

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Recent debates have used the concept of ?transnational history? to broaden research on historical subjects that transcend national boundaries and encourage a shift away from official inter-state interactions to institutions, groups, and actors that have been obscured. This approach proves particularly fruitful for the dynamic field of global gender... more...

  • The Bridge at Andauby James A. Michener; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future?until, at four o?clock in the morning... more...