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World War II

  • The Winter Fortressby Neal Bascomb

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 11.65

    The thrilling story of how SOE-trained commandos destroyed the Nazis' nuclear-weapons programme in one of the most daring - and successful - raids of World War II. more...

  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, marooned on a South Pacific island, and his one-man war against Japanese forces more...

  • The Winter Fortressby Neal Bascomb

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 28.00

    From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann  and The Perfect Mile,  a World War II spy adventure set in Norway that draws on firsthand interviews and memoirs of the saboteurs more...

  • Pumpkinflowersby Matti Friedman

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 14.57

    It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ?flowers? was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for... more...

  • Wartime Basketballby Douglas Stark

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 34.95

    Wartime Basketball  tells the story of basketball?s survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game?s growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball?professional and collegiate?was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front... more...

  • Dr Philip?s Empireby Tim Keegan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered. From the time he arrived in South Africa as superintendent of the London Missionary Society in 1819, Philip played a major role in the idealist... more...

  • General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bombby Frank Settle

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    The atomic bomb is not only the most powerful weapon ever used in the history of warfare: it is also the most significant in terms of its long-term impact on U.S. military power and policy, and as the reason behind the conflict that raged for four decades without actually happening?the Cold War. General George C. Marshall played an instrumental... more...

  • One Day in Franceby Jean-Marie Borzeix

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    6 April, 1944. A detachment of German soldiers arrive in a rural French town, hunting down resistance fighters, many of whom are hiding in the region. More than sixty years later, the townspeople clearly remember the day when four peasants from a nearby village were taken hostage and shot as an example to others. But do they remember the whole story?Jean-Marie... more...

  • British Aircraft of the Second World Warby John Frayn Turner

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    This unique book, now republished, was the first of its kind to be published on British aircraft of the Second World War. Aviation enthusiasts and aero-modellers can see British aircraft as they really were, through magnificently reproduced colour photographs. Each of the forty-nine types of aircraft is accompanied by a brief 'biography' together... more...

  • Decisions For War, 1914by F.H. Hinsley; Keith Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95

    Keith Wilson is Lecturer in International History at the University of Leeds.; This book is intended for undergraduate history courses: broad 20th century European history, First World War, military history, war studies, international and diplomatice history, school libraries. more...