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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99
At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a local family... more...
- University of Delaware 2014; US$ 89.99
Odyssey of a Bombardier is the illustrated Prisoner of War ?log? that depicts the experiences of bombardier Richard M. Mason in German prison camps after his B-17 was shot down by the Germans in France in 1944. The log follows Mason from the day his plane crashed until his liberation in April, 1945, and his return home to the United States. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00
The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women?s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the period from 1500 to the present day. Arranged chronologically,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland?s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland?s research provided one of the final opportunities for a... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
In Captured Eagles , Frederick A. Johnsen lays bare the once secret history of the American effort to understand and counter the Luftwaffe before and during World War II, and afterward to seize and exploit German technological advances in everything from jet fighters and bombers to ballistic missiles. Even before World War II, U.S. Army Air Force... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
Italy's Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy. Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 was also the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
Death's Men is the classic bestselling story of the First World War as told by the soldiers themselves - reissued for the 2014 Centenary. Millions of British men were involved in the Great War of 1914-1918. But, both during and after the war, the individual voices of the soldiers were lost in the collective picture. Men drew arrows on maps... more...
- Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99
The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding the F.22 and F.24. This is a study of 28 pages, with 29 photos and 4 colour profiles, and details its carreer during and after the war. more...