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World War II

  • ''For Their Own Good''by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • "A" Forceby Whitney Bendeck

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 45.95

    June 1940. The Italians declared war on the British. Completely unprepared for war, the British had only 35,000 troops to defend Egypt. Opposing them, the Italian army in Libya numbered at least 215,000; in East Africa, the Italians could muster another 200,000 men against a meager 19,000 British and commonwealth troops positioned in the Sudan and... more...

  • "A Magnificent Fight"by Robert J. Cressman

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used or available-- to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama. more...

  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by GŁnter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • "C" Force to Hong Kongby Brereton Greenhous

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 26.99

    This is the story of a "no military risk" campaign that slowly turned into a nightmare. The book provides new answers to a number of difficult questions beginning with a discussion of why Canadian troops were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British War Office. Were the British duplicitous in making this request? Was Canadian Chief of the General... more...

  • "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"by Johannes Fried

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 119.00

    The Donation of Constantine is the largest and most powerful forgery in world history. Disputed until modern times, this document was the fuel of religious war, used by both the reformation, as well as the counter-reformation. Johannes Fried not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. he ascribes it to the Franks? opposition of Emperor Louis... more...

  • "Execute against Japan"by Joel Ira Holwitt

    Texas A&M University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    Less than five hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. naval leaders reluctantly chose to pursue a form of warfare they despised?targeting not only Japanese military assets but also civilian-operated fishing trawlers, freighters, and tankers. The move to unrestricted submarine warfare represented a major change in the longstanding American... more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • "In a Single Garment of Destiny"by Martin Luther Jr. King; Lewis V. Baldwin; Charlayne Hunter-Gault

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King?in his own words † Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as ?a southern civil rights leader? or ?an American Gandhi,? thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. "In a Single Garment of Destiny" is the first book to treat... more...

  • "Our Gallant Doctor"by James Goodwin

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 35.00

    On September 13, 1942, HMCS Ottawa was sunk by a German U-boat. Dr. George Hendry, exhausted from hours of difficult surgery, was lost, along with many others. more...