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World War II

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  • When Lenin Lost his Brainby Giles Milton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 2.14

    In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve... more...

  • When Lenin Lost his Brainby Giles Milton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve... 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...

  • Brotherhood of Heroesby Bill Sloan

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 16.00

    A Band of Brothers for the Pacific, this is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious -- yet largely forgotten -- battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu... more...

  • Battle Order 204by Christobel Mattingley

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 16.31

    The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books. more...

  • Sixty Days in Combatby Dean Joy

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    ?The infantryman?s war is . . . without the slightest doubt the dirtiest, roughest job of them all.? He went in as a military history buff, a virgin, and a teetotaler. He came out with a war bride, a taste for German beer, and intimate knowledge of one of the darkest parts of history. His name is Dean Joy, and this was his war. For two months... more...

  • MacArthur's Victoryby Harry Gailey

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    A GREAT WARRIOR AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for... more...

  • Darby's Rangersby William O. Darby

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.99

    The exciting true story of a legendary leader and the men who fought by his side in World War II, told in his own words. . . more...

  • 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...