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World War II

  • Divergent Memoriesby Gi-Wook Shin; Daniel Sneider

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events?it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time. Debate over the history of World War II in Asia remains surprisingly intense, and Divergent Memories examines the opinions of powerful individuals to pinpoint... more...

  • Blitzkriegby Lloyd Clark

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2016; US$ 27.00

    In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World War. It was a stunning victory, altering the balance of power... more...

  • The Gloster Meteor F.I & F.IIIby Phil H Listemann

    Philedition 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire XVI is one of the Spitfire mark to have been so far little covered in depth. It was actually a Mk. IX engined with an American built Packard engine but otherwise it was very familar to a IX. Used in the fighter-bomber role, from the UK with the Fighter Command or from the Continent with the 2 TAF, one of the main task given to the XVI... more...

  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Raceby Margot Lee Shetterly

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; Not Available

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA?s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America?s space program. more...

  • Internationalismsby Glenda Sluga; Patricia Clavin

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book offers a new view of the twentieth century, placing international ideas and institutions at its heart. more...

  • The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfareby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfare: Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World introduces students to the causes and effects of the 20th century's most significant conflicts. Covering conflicts that occurred in all regions of the world, readers will gain knowledge on the causes and consequences of each conflict and become familiar with... more...

  • The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944by Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect in many ways the ruthless character of the struggle across the... more...

  • French Tanks of the Great Warby Tim Gale

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The French tank corps was an essential part of the French army from 1917 onwards, yet its history has been strangely neglected in English accounts of the Western Front – and that is why Tim Gale’s meticulously researched history is such a timely addition to the literature on the First World War. Using information derived from the... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • Surviving the Death Railwayby Hilary Custance Green

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic courage in the face of inhuman brutality, appalling hardship and ever-present death. While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his... more...