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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Pegasus Bridgeby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 10.99

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring... more...

  • Operation Barbarossaby Christian Hartmann

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 14.99

    The story of the struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union — the ultimate confrontation between the two great totalitarian ideologies of the twentieth century, and a conflict without precedent in human history in its destructive impact. more...

  • Hello Darling!by Siobhan O'Brien

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.53

    The definitive biography of one of Australia's best loved stars of stage and screen, the fabulous and inimitable Jeanne Little. more...

  • In the Shadow of the Rising Sunby Mary Thomas

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.19

    When Mary Thomas left the shores of England for Singapore in December 1939 to live a leisurely life of an Englishwoman in a colonial outpost, she did not expect to soon find her circumstances greatly changed. After the Japanese bombs fell on 8 December 1941, Mary chose not to rush for the first boat out of Singapore and instead stayed on to serve in... more...

  • A Lucky Childby Thomas Buergenthal

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 6.65

    Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide. Aged ten Thomas Buergenthal... more...

  • Saint Praftuby Murray Anderson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 6.59

    Part 1 of 'Saint Praftu' describes the author's early childhood in India, his wartime service in the RAF, and twenty years of civil flying in Burma, India and Nepal. At one period during the War, he belonged to the select group of pilots who undertook the hazardous operation of flying Lysanders to France at night during the moon periods, to land and... more...

  • Prison Break - True Stories of the World's Greatest Escapesby Paul Buck

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged 'Great Escapes' from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless and... more...

  • Die Achillesferse Englandsby Roger Casement; Theodor Schiemann

    De Gruyter 1914; US$ 154.00

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  • Die polnische Heimatarmeeby Bernhard Chiari; Jerzy Kochanowski

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 117.88

    Die Armia Krajowa war im Zweiten Weltkrieg die zentrale Trägerin des bewaffneten Widerstandes im polnischen Untergrundstaat. Sie wurde von der polnischen Exilregierung in London gelenkt und 1944 von der Roten Armee gewaltsam aufgelöst. Der Sammelband bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der polnischen Heimatarmee seit 1939 und des schwierigen Umganges... more...

  • Freedom Betrayedby George H. Nash

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Herbert Hoover's "magnum opus"—at last published nearly fifty years after its completion—offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. Hoover offers his frank evaluation of Roosevelt's foreign policies before Pearl Harbor and policies during... more...