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World War II

  • Secrets of a German POWby Brian Brinkworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    This is the riveting and extraordinary story of Kapitan Herbert Cleff, presented here for the first time by Brian Brinkworth. Cleff, an Officer on the staff of General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, attached to the 21st Panzer division operating in the Western desert, was captured near El Dab'a in Libya on the 6th November, 1942. He was interrogated both... more...

  • Yanks in the RAFby David Alan Johnson

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II?more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became embroiled in the global conflict. Based on interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and German archives, the... more...

  • 81 Days Below Zeroby Brian Murphy

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle more...

  • The Longest Killby Craig Harrison

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 19.99

    It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades... more...

  • Lost Relationsby Graeme Davison

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 27.26

    Through the lives of two generations of his forebears, one of Australia's most respected historians tells the story of English free settlers arriving in the mid-19th century: the miners, millers, storekeepers, free selectors and railwaymen who built the Australia we know today. more...

  • Joh for PMby Paul Davey

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 19.99

    Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for PM reveals for the first time the details of the campaign that rocked Australian politics. In 1987 the Queensland Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to break the federal Opposition Coalition, replace Ian Sinclair as National Party leader, and become Prime Minister himself. Trench warfare... more...

  • Australia's Boldest Experimentby Stuart MacIntyre

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 19.99

    In this landmark book, Stuart Macintyre explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. An extraordinary group of individuals, notably John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the... more...

  • The Martin Presenceby Peter Beilharz; Trevor Hogan; Sheila Shaver

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923-79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia... more...

  • The Past is a Foreign Country ? Revisitedby David Lowenthal

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Completely updated new edition of David Lowenthal's classic account of how we reshape the past to serve present needs. more...

  • The Fall of the Philippinesby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    World War II began for the United States with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, followed by the invasion of the Philippines Islands the next day. Unlike the rapid capture of Hong Kong, Wake Island and Singapore, the war in the Philippines lasted for seven months before the unprepared American and Filipino forces--cut off from supplies... more...