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  • The Kaiser's Piratesby Nick Hewitt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 23.95

    The Kaiser?s Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting its overseas colonies and ?showing the flag? of its new Imperial Navy. After war broke out on August 4 there was no hope that they could reach... more...

  • Best Little Stories from World War Iby C. Brian Kelly; Ingrid Smyer

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 18.99

    Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and deadly battles are the nearly 100 riveting true stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and survived the first Great War. Based on the writings of soldiers, politicians, kings, nurses, and military leaders, Best Little Stories from World War I humanizes their foibles, triumphs, and tragedies?and... more...

  • 1989by Mary Elise Sarotte; Mary Elise Sarotte

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia... more...

  • Greece Crete Stalag Dachauby Jack Elworthy

    Awa Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left New Zealand to fight in Europe, not to return for seven years. This is the story of his remarkable war, including the time he spent as an unofficial U.S. soldier. On mainland Greece, he got away just as the Nazis rolled in. On Crete he was captured and escaped, only to be recaptured when the Allies abandoned... more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    As the war is slipping beyond living memory, this concise history helps ensures that the conflict is never forgotten WWI, lasting just four years from 1914 to 1918, was without parallel, the first true global conflict in which all of the earth's great powers participated. This book tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It describes the background... more...

  • Escape from Colditzby Reinhold Eggers

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 5.82

    The other side of Colditz, from the point of view of the guards. This book describes the constant battle of wits between guards and prisoners - the tunnelling, bribery, impersonations, forgery and trickery of all kinds by which brave men sought to return to war. more...

  • Forty-two Months in Durance Vileby Keith R. Mitchell

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 5.82

    A first-hand account of life as a Japanese prisoner during the Second World War which reveals how Mitchell was taken to Japan as part of an overseas force and set to work levelling agricultural land for an airfield, before being moved to work at the furnaces of a foundry, and then to a coal mine. more...

  • Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945by Joseph P. Freitus

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Although World War II began as a war in Europe, many in the United States, foreseeing the inevitable, had begun preparing for war, paying only "lip service" to the Neutrality Act. Preparations for war, essentially ending the Great Depression, affected the entire country, with Virginia particularly playing a major role. More than one million... more...

  • Dog Stags & NAAFI Growlersby James Marc Ivimey

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 4.99

    James Marc Ivimey served for 10 years in the British Army, like thousands of others before and since. He enjoyed his time immensely, but there were tears of joy and pain, and of course tedious boredom. Dog Stags & NAAFI Growlers recalls real and vivid stories; the highs and the lows of the day-to-day teeth and bones of barrack-room life. more...

  • The Pacific Warby Christina Twomey; Ernest Koh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across the Asia-Pacific and shows how the wars, both individually... more...