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  • The Many-Headed Hydraby Peter Linebaugh; Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history... more...

  • Final Hours in the Pacificby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • City of Coventryby Adrian Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Shattered by bombing in the Second World War, Coventry was to rise as a model of urban regeneration and imaginative urban planning. Adrian Smith mixes memoir and meticulous scholarship to describe how his native city has inspired film-makers like Humphrey Jennings, poets and painters such as Philip Larkin and Terry Jones, and musicians as varied as... more...

  • Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rimsby Donna R. Gabaccía; Dirk Hoerder

    BRILL 2011; US$ 183.00

    With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world. more...

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Pack of Thievesby Richard Z. Chesnoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    It was the largest organized robbery in history: the systematic looting of Europe's Jews by the Nazis, in cooperation with most of the nations in Europe?Axis, Allied, and neutral. Award--winning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff, one of the first reporters to break the story that Swiss banks had hoarded the assets of Holocaust victims, traveled to fourteen... more...

  • The Dodgerby Tim Carroll

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    The Dodger is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape . Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge... more...

  • Twelve Desperate Milesby Tim Brady

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00

    The Dirty Dozen  meets  Band of Brothers  in this true story of how a rusty old New Orleans banana boat staffed with an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, a gang of inmates from a local jail, and a French harbor pilot spirited out of Morocco by O.S.S. agents in the trunk of a Chevy, were drafted into service in WWII -- and heroically... more...

  • Stolen Childhoodsby Nicola Tyrer

    Orion 2011; US$ 6.99

    The extraordinary stories of the children interned by the Japanese during the Second World War. When the Japanese entered the war in 1941, some 20,000 British civilians in the European colonies in Asia were rounded up and marched off to concentration camps where they were to remain for three long years. Over 3,000 of them were children. This is... more...