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World War II

  • Ordinary Menby Christopher R. Browning

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 11.99

    Christopher R. Browning?s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews?now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as... more...

  • The Global Conditionby William Hardy McNeill; J. R. McNeill

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    William H. McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history. The Global Condition is a classic work for understanding the grand sweep of world history in brief compass. Now with a new foreword by J. R. McNeill, this book brings together two of William Hardy McNeill's popular short books and an essay. The Human Condition provides... more...

  • War in Val d'Orciaby Iris Origo

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    'A remarkably moving document that, like the best of the elemental war stories, eventually becomes a statement about the unplanned nature and folly of war'_ The New York Times At the height of the Second World War, Italy was being torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the eventual Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman - born... more...

  • New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldierby David Greentree; Adam Hook

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    In April 1941, as Churchill strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradsch├╝tzen ┬? motorcycle troops. Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs,... more...

  • Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of the Bulgeby Warlord Games

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    The Ardennes, 1944. Driven back by the Allies since D-Day, Germany launches a surprise offensive on the Western Front. This assault against the unprepared Allied lines is the opening move in one of the largest battles of World War II. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to take command of both armies in this desperate battle,... more...

  • Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109Fby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West Europe. As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire... more...

  • Built on Bonesby Brenna Hassett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Imagine you are a hunter-gatherer some 15,000 years ago. You've got a choice ┬? carry on foraging, or plant a few seeds and move to one of those new-fangled settlements down the valley. What you won't know is that urban life is short and riddled with dozens of new diseases; your children will be shorter and sicklier than you are, they'll be plagued... more...

  • Jagdgeschwader 53 ?Pik-As? Bf 109 Aces of 1940by Chris Goss; Chris Davey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous amongst its opponents for the quality and calibre of its aces ? men such as Werner M÷lders, Hans-Karl Mayer and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous... more...

  • Humanitarians at Warby Gerald Steinacher

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 22.99

    How the International Committee of the Red Cross emerged triumphant from the dark days of World War II, escaping its ambiguous wartime record to re-affirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs and help rewrite the rules of war in the Geneva Conventions more...

  • Darwin 1942by Bob Alford; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if'. On 19 February, just eleven weeks after the... more...