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  • Some Survivedby Manny Lawton; John Toland

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately... more...

  • The Road to Warby Andrew Wheatcroft; Richard Overy

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    Hailed on publication as a thought-provoking, authoritative analysis of the true beginnings of the Second World War, this revised edition of The Road to War is essential reading for anyone interested in this momentous period of history. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war; recapturing the concerns, anxieties... more...

  • Europe at War 1939-1945by Norman Davies

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 20.61

    The conventional narrative of the Second World War is well known: after six years of brutal fighting on land, sea and in the air, the Allied Powers prevailed and the Nazi regime was defeated. But as in so many things, the truth is somewhat different. Bringing a fresh eye to bear on a story we think we know, Norman Davies.Davies forces us to look again... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead; Theodore Rabb

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 12.36

    'What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed—and why?' This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to twenty of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid... more...

  • The Great Divideby Peter Watson

    Orion 2012; US$ 21.99

    How the division of the Americas from the rest of the world affected human history. In 15,000 B.C. early humankind, who had evolved in Africa tens of thousands of years before and spread out to populate the Earth, arrived in Siberia, during the Ice Age. Because so much water was locked up at that time in the great ice sheets, several miles thick,... more...

  • Bomber Boysby Kevin Wilson

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    A gripping account of the everyday heroism of British bomber crews in 1943 - the year when Bomber Command believed it could win WWII by bombing alone. In 1943 the RAF began a bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which had never before been seen. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop... more...

  • Operation Snowby John Koster

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    In Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor , author and World War II magazine columnist John Koster provides incontestable proof that Russia was a driving force behind Pearl Harbor. Koster reveals how Stalin and the KGB used a network of double agents and communist sympathizers at the highest levels in Washington... more...

  • The Real Enigma Heroesby Phil Shanahan

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99

    Now recognised as a pivotal moment in world history, three British servicemen made it possible to finally beat the U-boats, but at the time not even their families could be told of the importance of their deeds. Shrouded in secrecy for decades, then recast as fictional Americans by the Hollywood film U-571, this book sets the record straight. more...

  • In Harm's Wayby Doug Stanton

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    On 30 July 1945 the USS Indianapolis was steaming through the South Pacific, on her way home having delivered the bomb that was to decimate Hiroshima seven days later, when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Of a crew of 1196 men an estimated 300 were killed upon impact; the remaining 900 sailors went into the sea. Undetected for five days,... more...

  • The Lonely Leaderby Alistair Horne; David Montgomery

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 17.86

    General Montgomery lead the 8th Army to victory at El Alamein in 1942, and as Chief of Land Forces in the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 he received Germany's surrender in 1945. Concentrating on the momentous events of Operation Overlord from June 1944, The Lonely Leader follws Monty's leadership of the Allied offensive to Luneburg Heath the... more...