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World War II

  • A Chill in the Airby Iris Origo; Lucy Hughes-Hallett; Katia Lysy

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    A gripping unpublished diary from the bestselling diarist and biographer, covering Italy's descent into war Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century’s great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she... more...

  • Codename Suzetteby Anne Nelson

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    Codename Suzette is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust, an account of extraordinary courage in the face of evil. 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...

  • The Fear and the Freedomby Keith Lowe

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world. The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent . While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at... more...

  • Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literatureby Katherine Stone

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 69.99

    In recent years, historians have revealed the many ways German women supported National Socialism - in political organizations, as teachers, frontline auxiliaries, and nurses. In mainstream culture, however, the women of the period are still predominantly depicted as the victims of a violent twentieth century whose atrocities were committed by men.... more...

  • Marine Air Group 25 and SCATby William M. Armstrong

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Marine Air Group 25 was a pioneering combat air transport unit that entered overseas service during the Guadalcanal campaign in September 1942, helping to achieve the first American offensive victory of the war in the Pacific. It quickly gained fame for its rapid delivery of vital supplies and its lifesaving evacuation of casualties. During the fight... more...

  • American Radicalby Tamer Elnoury; Kevin Maurer

    Transworld 2017; US$ 18.32

    It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11.... more...

  • Ten Decisionsby Larry D. Rose

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 14.99

    In the chaos of the Second World War, Canada faced cruel choices, both on the battlefield and in the world of politics. Of all these life-and-death choices, ten stand above the others in their importance, their agonizing stakes, and the impact they have on the country to this day. more...

  • Patton's First Victoryby Leo Barron

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until their defeat at Kasserine Pass. After this disaster, Gen. George Patton took command, and at El Guettar, Patton’s men defeated the Germans. It was the first victory of Patton’s storied World War II career, and proved that the U.S. Army could win. more...

  • SAS Ghost Patrolby Damien Lewis

    Quercus 2017; US$ 24.99

    The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic... more...