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World War II

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  • No Simple Victoryby Norman Davies

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect.... more...

  • Fighter Boysby Patrick Bishop

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    For 123 days in the summer of 1940, 3,000 youthful airmen in the Royal Air Force fought back against Hitler?s advancing forces with a  heroism that astonished the world. Drawing on interviews with scores of surviving pilots as well as diaries and letters never before seen, military historian and journalist Patrick Bishop re-creates with astonishing... more...

  • Fire and Furyby Randall Hansen

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    National Bestseller An enlightening and utterly convincing re-examination of the allied aerial bombing campaign and of civilian German suffering during World War II?an essential addition to our understanding of world history. During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities,... more...

  • Challenge for the Pacificby Robert Leckie

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow , whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific , comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal.   From the Japanese soldiers? carefully calculated?and ultimately foiled?attempt... more...

  • Operation Cobra and the Great Offensiveby Bill Yenne

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 24.95

    THE BEGINNINGS OF VICTORY Shortly after the D-Day invasion, the Allied forces in Europe had stalled. A limited operation was set in motion to punch a small hole in the enemy defenses, starting on July 25, 1944. It was called Operation Cobra, and it would become one of the greatest offensives in all of military history. In the sixty days following... more...

  • Messengers of the Lost Battalionby Gregory Orfalea

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 28.95

    The author of Before the Flames and the son of a member of the ill-fated infantry battalion discusses America's 551st Battalion and their heroic, little-known role during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. more...

  • The Great Escape from Stalag Luft IIIby Tim Carroll

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 21.99

    The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison camps, specially built by Hermann Göring to hold Allied troops. But on March 24, 1944, in a courageous attempt by two hundred prisoners to... more...

  • Down to the Seaby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull"... more...

  • How to Lose WWIIby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and... more...

  • Not Your Ordinary Doctorby Jim Leavesley

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.44

    A fascinating collection of historical curiosities - doctors who achieved fame or notoriety for reasons other than their medical prowess. more...