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World War II

  • The Marines in World War IIby Michael E. Haskew

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II and sent thousands of US Marines to fight and die on tiny islands half a world away. Today, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Tarawa are household names that hold legendary status on the Marines? roll of honor. But in 1941, the Marine Corps was a... more...

  • The Prometheus Bombby Neil J. Sullivan

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom.   The Manhattan... more...

  • Franklin And Winstonby Jon Meacham

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 13.32

    The story of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill: leaders, victors and statesman, but also, privately, friends more...

  • Wonderlandby Steven Johnson

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 14.99

    'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve Jobs What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does the bag of crisps you hold in your hand help tell the story of humanity itself? In his brilliant new work on... more...

  • Battle for the Escaut 1940by Jerry Murland

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.65

    On 10 May 1940 the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), under the command of Lord Gort, moved forward from the Franco-Belgian border and took up positions along a 20-mile sector off the River Dyle, to await the arrival of the German Army Group B. Their expected stay was considerably shorter than planned as the German Army Group A pushed its way through... more...

  • Hitler's Arctic Warby Chris Mann; Christer Jrgensen

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 15.99

    ?In the past the German General Staff had taken no interest in the military history of wars in the north and east of Europe. Nobody had ever taken into account the possibility that some day German divisions would have to fight and to winter in northern Karelia and on the Murmansk coast.? (Lieutenant-General Waldemar Erfurth, German Army). Despite this... more...

  • Air Battle for Burmaby Bryn Evans

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 24.00

    After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the Allies? supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy.Using... more...

  • Auschwitz and Birkenauby Ian Baxter

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.32

    Auschwitz and Birkenau were separate from each other,by about a 45 minute walk. Auschwitz was adapted to hold political prisoners in 1940 and evolved into a killing machine in 1941. Later that year a new site called Birkenau was found to extend the Auschwitz complex. Here a vast complex of buildings were constructed to hold initially Russian POWs... more...

  • A Spitfire Girlby As Told To Melody Foreman Mary Ellis

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 26.70

    We visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy-six different types of aircraft ? and that person was Mary Wilkins.Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving... more...

  • Seven Days of Infamyby Nicholas Best

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    December 7, 1941: One of those rare days in world history that people remember exactly where they were, what they were doing, and how they felt when they heard the news. Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, and James Cagney were in Hollywood. Kurt Vonnegut was in the bath, and Dwight D. Eisenhower was napping. Kirk Douglas was a waiter in New York, getting... more...