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  • Europe at War 1939-1945by Norman Davies

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 19.93

    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$ 11.95

    '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...

  • 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$ 17.27

    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...

  • We Die Aloneby David Howarth

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the most northerly part of Britain for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed, and only one man survived the ambush by the Nazis.Crippled by frostbite, snow-blind and hunted by the Nazis, Jan Baalstrud managed to... more...

  • Barbarossaby Alan Clark

    Orion 2012; US$ 15.99

    The classic account of the war on the Eastern Front between the Russians and the Germans - the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen. Carefully researched and beautifully written, this book is a classic of military history. Alan Clark vividly narrates the course of the dramatic and brutal war between the German and Russians on the Eastern... more...

  • D-Day 1944by Robin Neillands; Roderick De Normann

    Orion 2012; US$ 6.99

    The story of D-Day, told in the words of those who were actually there. 'The gigantic scale of the invasion is stunningly evoked' - MAIL ON SUNDAY At fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6 1944, Operation 'Overlord', the Allied invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe, became reality. In this penetrating account of D-Day and the period which followed,... more...