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  • Achtung Panzer!by Heinz Guderian

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War. Published in 1937, the result of 15 years of careful study since his days... more...

  • The Human Journeyby Kevin Reilly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 46.00

    The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history:... more...

  • Corregidor, The Rock Force Assault, 1945by E.M. Flanagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.15

    "The two-week battle for Corregidor was complicated by the American's gross underestimation of enemy strength: expecting a few hundred demoralized defenders, they encountered more than 6,000 Japanese soldiers and marines deployed in tunnels and caves, every man dedicated to the Bushido code that dictated a fight to the death. As the dust was settling,... more...

  • Fortress Maltaby James Holland

    Orion 2013; US$ 13.99

    The extraordinary drama of Malta's WWII victory against impossible odds told through the eyes of the people who were there. In March and April 1942, more explosives were dropped on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta - smaller than the Isle of Wight - than on the whole of Britain during the first year of the Blitz. Malta had become one of the... more...

  • World Historyby Steven Wallech; Touraj Daryaee; Craig Hendricks; Anne Lynne Negus; Peter P. Wan; Gordon Morris Bakken

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations... more...

  • From Crusade to Hazardby Bianka J. Adams

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 49.00

    From Crusade to Hazard: The Denazification of Bremen Germany contributes to a better understanding of one of the most controversial and significant aspects of the U.S. occupation of Germany - the denazification program. It fills a significant scholarly void in an era when interest in military government and in methods of de-politicizing old classes... more...

  • A Very Short History Of The Worldby Geoffrey Blainey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.73

    Following the success of his A Short History of the World, eminent historian Geoffrey Blainey has abridged his account of the grand adventure of human history to create ad eve more accesible version of his absorbing work. A Very Short History of the World traces the story of the world's people during the last four million years, beginning before the... more...

  • A Short History Of The Worldby Geoffrey Blainey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 14.16

    This is the story of the world's people during the last four million years. It begins before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents, several of which were later marooned by the great rising of the seas. It is the story of the inhabited world being pulled apart, and of it coming together again in recent centuries. more...

  • The Penguin History of the Worldby J M Roberts; Odd Arne Westad

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 26.78

    This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World . For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama... more...

  • The Ariadne Objectiveby Wes Davis

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 26.00

    The incredible true story of the World War II spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East. In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground... more...