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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Modernity and the Holocaustby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust. The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which the Holocaust has for sociology. Bauman's work demonstrates that... more...

  • Women Heroes of World War IIby Kathryn Atwood

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Organized by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to perform extremely dangerous acts against the Nazis during World War II. The 26 profiles bring to life courageous women such as Noor Inayat Khan, a radio operator who parachuted into occupied France... more...

  • Five Chimneysby Olga Lengyel

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was... more...

  • At the Mind’s Limitsby Jean Amery

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    "These are pages that one reads with almost physical pain...all the way to its stoic conclusion." —Primo Levi "The testimony of a profoundly serious man.... In its every turn and crease, it bears the marks of the true." —Irving Howe, New Republic "This remarkable memoir...is the autobiography of an extraordinarily acute conscience. With the ear... more...

  • Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killersby Christopher R. Browning

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 20.00

    This volume uses new evidence to shed light on controversial issues in current Holocaust scholarship. more...

  • The Battle of Midwayby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Battle of Midway in the central Pacific, on the morning of June 4, 1942, marked a dramatic turning point in the Second World War, when Allied forces seized the upper hand from the Axis powers. Lincoln Prize winner Craig Symonds offers an account of the Battle from a global perspective, as well as of the first six months of the war. more...

  • Cushing’s Coupby Dirk Jan Barreveld

    Casemate 2015; US$ 4.58

    This work reveals one of the most important intelligence triumphs of World War II. It was no less than the capture of Japan’s “Plan Z”—the Empire’s fully detailed strategy for prosecuting the last stages of the Pacific War. It’s a story of happenstance, mayhem, and intrigue, and resulted directly in the spectacular... more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 12.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better... more...

  • Hitler's Last Witnessby Rochus Misch

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler's SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war's end as Hitler's bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications. On the Berghof terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored... 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...