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  • 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...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself.... more...

  • The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895by S. C. M. Paine

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    This book examines the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–5, a seminal event in world history. more...

  • The Oxford History of Modern Warby Charles Townshend

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 16.99

    A History of Modern War offers a comprehensive overview of military conflict over several centuries, with thematic chapters covering air and sea warfare, combat experience, technology, and even opposition to war. more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Crossby Roderick Bailey; The Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.09

    'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded... more...

  • Kokoda Wallabyby Andrew James

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    The first full biography of the rugby legend and World War II hero. more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Brave Men, Dark Watersby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 11.99

    A definitive history of the US Navy’s renowned special operations fighting force—“the most complete in-depth study of this fabled elite unit” ( Library Journal ). The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict.  These Underwater... more...

  • Fields of Honorby Edwin C. Bearss

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh,... more...

  • War in European Historyby Michael Howard

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    An updated new edition of Michael Howard's classic history of war in European history, from medieval times to the 21st century, showing how the changing face of war has shaped the wider course of the continent's history over the last millennium. more...