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  • In Harm's Wayby Doug Stanton

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The USS Indianapolis was the last ship sunk during the Second World War. Savaged by a salvo of torpedoes from a Japanese submarine, the warship, one of the fastest in the US Navy, sank in a matter of minutes. One thousand two hundred men went into the water, and only 321 were to survive. This is their story. On 30 July 1945 the Indianapolis was returning... more...

  • The Lonely Leaderby Alistair Horne; David Montgomery

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 15.64

    General Montgomery lead the 8th Army to victory at El Alamein in 1942, and as Chief of Land Forces in the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 he received Germany's surrender in 1945. Concentrating on the momentous events of Operation Overlord from June 1944, The Lonely Leader follws Monty's leadership of the Allied offensive to Luneburg Heath the... more...

  • We Die Aloneby David Howarth

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the most northerly part of Britain for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed, and only one man survived the ambush by the Nazis.Crippled by frostbite, snow-blind and hunted by the Nazis, Jan Baalstrud managed to... more...

  • Barbarossaby Alan Clark

    Orion 2012; US$ 15.99

    The classic account of the war on the Eastern Front between the Russians and the Germans - the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen. Carefully researched and beautifully written, this book is a classic of military history. Alan Clark vividly narrates the course of the dramatic and brutal war between the German and Russians on the Eastern... more...

  • D-Day 1944by Robin Neillands; Roderick De Normann

    Orion 2012; US$ 6.99

    The story of D-Day, told in the words of those who were actually there. 'The gigantic scale of the invasion is stunningly evoked' - MAIL ON SUNDAY At fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6 1944, Operation 'Overlord', the Allied invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe, became reality. In this penetrating account of D-Day and the period which followed,... more...

  • Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Filesby Ben Macintyre

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 23.99

    Ben Macintyre?s two bestselling accounts of World War II espionage are now available together exclusively as an ebook with an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller, Double Cross . A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Agent Zigzag is the story of Eddie Chapman, a charmer, a criminal, a con man, and one of the most remarkable double... more...

  • One Bloody Thing After Anotherby Jacob F. Field

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ever wondered why Tsar Ivan was the dubbed 'the Terrible' or how King Henri II of France perished in a jousting incident? A bloodstained tour through ages of torment, this book explores the blood and guts of yesteryear, from the Crusades and medieval dungeons to the Reign of Terror and witch trials. more...

  • Neighborsby Jan T. Gross

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. This is a shocking, brutal story that has never before been told. It is the most important study of Polish-Jewish relations to be published in decades and should become... more...

  • Rückzugby Joachim Ludewig; David T. Zabecki

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France's coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces. Many of the planners were surprised, however, by the length of time... more...

  • Macarthur's Navyby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 18.95

    Yet another in-depth military account from the prolific Hoyt. Focusing on the US Seventh Fleet, the author offers a vivid, authoritative log of key operations launched by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied forces in WW II's Southwest Pacific theater. Starting in late 1943, to illustrate, MacArthur directed American and Australian troops on... more...