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  • The Kamikaze Huntersby Will Iredale

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 16.77

    In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal... more...

  • A Dictionary of World Historyby Anne Kerr; Edmund Wright

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Germans launched their Luftwaffe campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command. They were not successful, and this defeat marked a turning point in the Allies' favour. This is the story of eight Australian fighter pilots engaged in the Battle of Britain, the first major battle of... more...

  • Aces of the Republic of China Air Forceby Raymond Cheung; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The ace pilots of the Republic of China Air Force have long been shrouded in mystery and obscurity, as their retreat to Taiwan in 1949 and a blanket martial law made records of the RoCAF all but impossible to access. Now, for the first time, the colorful story of these aces can finally be told. Using the latest research based on released archival... more...

  • The Caucasus 1942-43by Robert Forczyk; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Much has been written of the titanic clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army at Stalingrad, but this volume tells the other, equally important half of the story of Fall Blau ( Case Blue ). Learning from their experiences during the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a year before, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's lack... more...

  • Spitfireby Tony Holmes

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire is an icon of World War II. It was a beautiful and effective fighter plane that became the darling of the British public, defending the skies during the Battle of Britain in deadly, swirling dogfights with the fighters of Nazi Germany. The Spitfire's fighting ability and superb handling meant it was loved by British, Canadian and American... more...

  • What the RAF Airman Took to Warby Bill Howard

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. Many lost their lives in this hard-fought episode and in the four years of air campaigns that followed. As Prime Minister Winston Churchill put it, "Never... more...

  • Lost Destinyby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A fresh look at the oldest son of the Kennedy clan, who lost his life in one of the most daring and desperate missions of WWII more...

  • Hunger and Warby Wendy Z. Goldman; Donald A. Filtzer

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Drawing on recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food; feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad;... more...

  • On the Natural History of Destructionby W.G. Sebald

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    W.G. Sebald completed this extraordinary and important -- and already controversial -- book before his untimely death in December 2001. On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald?s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined ?silences? of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities... more...