• World War One: History in an Hour
    World War One: History in an Hour
    ISBN: 9780007539116
    Title: World War One: History in an Hour
    Author: COLLEY RUPERT

    The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations. It introduced killing on an unprecedented scale, costing an estimated nine million lives. It was the war that destroyed any notion of romance or chivalry in battle; it pulled in combatants from nations across the globe and shattered them, body and mind. The War involved all of the world’s great powers - the Central Powers, dominated by Germany and Austria-Hungary; the Triple Entente, lead by Britain, France and Russia; and America. World War One: History in an Hour explains the unprecedented battles on land, sea and in the air and describes the Home Front, espionage, and the politics behind them. This, for the first time in history, was ‘total war’. Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • World War Two a Short History
    World War Two a Short History
    ISBN: 9780141037141
    Title: World War Two a Short History
    Author: STONE NORMAN

    The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era; a refutation of any notion of human progress that haunts us seventy years on. Norman Stone's gripping book tells the narrative of the war in as brief a compass as possible, making sometimes familiar events fresh and arresting. Focusing both on the key moments in the war and on the wider reasons for it taking its course - the hopes and delusions of the leaders whose decisions destroyed the lives of millions, and the great military clashes that decided the conflict - he unfolds this story with scepticism, imagination and brilliance.'The best short primer on the war in twenty years . . . Norman Stone has achieved the impossible; written a comprehensive history of the Second World War in just under 200 pages . . . bringing his lifetime of study of the subject to bear in a witty, incisive and immensely readable way.' Andrew Roberts, Standpoint 'Do we really need yet another mini survey of the conflict? Of course not. Except if it written by Norman Stone. Pithy, opinionated, preposterously readable.' John Lewis-Stempel, Sunday Express 'A model of micro-history . . . illuminating as well as often amusing.' Ian Thomson, Spectator 'Analyses the conflict with clarity and brevity . . . The joy and strength of this compact history, besides its trenchancy, is its narrative clarity.' Allan Mallinson, The Times 'A masterful - and concise - account of the horrific sprawl of WW2 . . . written with customary verve . . . brief but never breathless.' Ashley Jackson, BBC History Magazine

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • World War Two: A Graphic Account of the Greatest & Most Terrible Event in Human History
    World War Two: A Graphic Account of the Greatest & Most Terrible Event in Human History
    ISBN: 9781911187820
    Title: World War Two: A Graphic Account of the Greatest & Most Terrible Event in Human History
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    Within Western culture, World War Two continues to exercise an extraordinary fascination for generations unborn when it took place. The obvious explanation is that it was the greatest and most terrible event in human history. Within the vast compass of the struggle, some individuals scaled summits of courage and nobility, while others plumbed depths of evil, in a fashion that compels the awe of posterity. Among citizens of modern democracies to whom serious hardship and collective peril are unknown, the tribulations which hundreds of millions endured between 1939 and 1945 are almost beyond comprehension. Hastings tells the story of the war in a clear and compelling narrative, ranging across a vast canvas from the agony of Poland in 1939 and the horrors of the Soviet front to the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan in August 1945. This is a book which shows vividly what war meant for individuals from allied soldiers, sailors and airmen, to SS killers, to civilians caught up in the war like British housewives who endured the Blitz and the citizens of Leningrad who suffered through a siege of almost unimaginable horror.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • World War Two: a Short History
    World War Two: a Short History
    ISBN: 9781846141393
    Title: World War Two: a Short History
    Author: STONE NORMAN

    After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace. The victors, however, valued vengeance even more than stability and demanded a massive indemnity from Germany in order to keep it from rearming. The results, as eminent historian Norman Stone describes in this authoritative history, were disastrous.In World War Two, Stone provides a remarkably concise account of the deadliest war of human history, showing how the conflict roared to life from the ashes of World War One. Adolf Hitler rode a tide of popular desperation and resentment to power in Germany, promptly making good on his promise to return the nation to its former economic and military strength. He bullied Europe into giving him his way, and in so doing backed the victors of the Great War into a corner. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany - a decision that, Stone argues, was utterly irrational. Yet Hitler had driven the world mad, and the rekindling of European hostilities soon grew to a conflagration that spread across the globe, fanned by political and racial ideologies more poisonous - and weaponry more destructive - than the world had ever seen. With commanding expertise, Stone leads readers through the escalation, climax, and mournful denouement of this sprawling conflict. World War Two is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the twentieth century and its defining struggle.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • World's Most Dangerous Place
    World's Most Dangerous Place
    ISBN: 9780593068366
    Title: World's Most Dangerous Place
    Author: FERGUSSON JAMES

    The Horn of Africa is the most alarming and least known of all the fronts in the seemingly endless war on terror. And in Somalia, where James Fergusson fearlessly dares to tread, the soldiers of Al-Shabaab fight a guerrilla war with the firm backing of Al Qaida, as well as shadowy links to the pirates who patrol the Somalian coast.Now for the first time, James gets to the heart of Somalia's issues. Who are Al Shabaab? What do they want? And how much of a threat do they pose to their home nation and to the wider world?Informative, compassionate and often deeply shocking, the answers to these questions will change the way you see the world around you.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • World's War
    World's War
    ISBN: 9781781858974
    Title: World's War
    Author: OLUSOGA DAVID

    A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World's War
    World's War
    ISBN: 9781781858981
    Title: World's War
    Author: OLUSOGA DAVID

    WORLD WAR ONE BOOK OF THE YEAR

    In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe.

    Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative.

    The World's War explores the experiences and sacrifices of 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • World's War
    World's War
    ISBN: 9781789544497
    Title: World's War
    Author: OLUSOGA DAVID


    In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe.


    Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative.


    The World's Warexplores the experiences and sacrifices of 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Writer at War Vasily Grossman With the Red Army 1941-1945
    Writer at War Vasily Grossman With the Red Army 1941-1945
    ISBN: 9781845950156
    Title: Writer at War Vasily Grossman With the Red Army 1941-1945
    Author: GROSSMAN VASILY SEMENOVICH

    Vasily Grossman's masterpiece LIFE AND FATE is rated by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. Among its admirers is Antony Beevor, the bestselling author of Stalingrad and Berlin. A WRITER AT WAR is based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered his raw material. It depicts as never before the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front and the lives and deaths of infantrymen, tank drivers, pilots, snipers and civilians alike. Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded in 1941, Grossman became a special correspondent for Red Star, the Red Army newspaper. Remarkably, he spent three of the following four years at the front observing with a writer's eye the most pitiless fighting ever known. Grossman witnessed almost all the major events on the Eastern Front: the appalling defeats and desperate retreats of 1941, the defence of Moscow and fighting in the Ukraine. In August 1942 he was posted to Stalingrad where he remained during four months of brutal street-fighting. He was present at the battle of Kursk, the largest tank engagement in history, and, as the Red Army advanced, he reached Berdichev where his worst fears for his mother and other relations were confirmed. A Jew himself, he undertook the faithful recording of Holocaust atrocities as their extent dawned. His supremely powerful report 'The Hell of Treblinka' was used in evidence at the Nuremberg tribunal. A WRITER AT WAR offers the one outstanding eye-witness account of the war on the Eastern Front and perhaps the best descriptions ever of what Grossman called 'the ruthless truth of war'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Ww1: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Ww1: the Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9781409347613
    Title: Ww1: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of World War IWorld War I: The Definitive Visual Guide& is a fascinating portrait of a world at war, vividly portraying the conflicts of the Great War on land, sea and in the skies.& This history book& will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. You will uncover the details of the Great War's titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme and Verdun that left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries and that claimed a generation of young men. Discover how local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the First World War. Timelines show you the war unfolding across countries, providing an overview of developments in all the theatres of war.Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, & World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide& is an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Wwii a Chronicle of Soldiering
    Wwii a Chronicle of Soldiering
    ISBN: 9780226180939
    Title: Wwii a Chronicle of Soldiering
    Author: JONES JAMES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Wwii in Photographs
    Wwii in Photographs
    ISBN: 9780233004129
    Title: Wwii in Photographs
    Author: BURUMA A

    As we approach the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the steady Allied push to victory, it is timely to reflect on the greatest military conflict of all time. Written by leading military historian Richard Holmes, this book presents a selection of images year by year, covering every theatre of operations. The images are largely drawn from the immense collection of the Imperial War Museum in London, and include many rare photographs. Dramatic, hard-hitting and intensely moving, this is a unique visual testament to the millions of men and women who lived through or lost their lives in the war, and a reminder to today's generations of both the heroism and horror of global conflict.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Year Zero: a History of 1945
    Year Zero: a History of 1945
    ISBN: 9781848879379
    Title: Year Zero: a History of 1945
    Author: BURUMA IAN

    Many books have been written, and continue to be written, about the Second World War: military histories, histories of the Holocaust, the war in Asia, or collaboration and resistance in Europe. Few books have taken a close look at the immediate aftermath of the worldwide catastrophe. Drawing on hundreds of eye-witness accounts and personal stories, this sweeping book examines the seven months (in Europe) and four months (in Asia) that followed the surrender of the Axis powers, from the fate of Holocaust survivors liberated from the concentration camps, and the formation of the state of Israel, to the incipient civil war in China, and the allied occupation of Japan. It was a time when terrible revenge was taken on collaborators and their former masters; of ubiquitous black markets, war crime tribunals; and the servicing of millions of occupation troops, former foes in some places, liberators in others. But Year Zero is not just a story of vengeance. It was also a new beginning, of democratic restorations in Japan and West Germany, of social democracy in Britain and of a new world order under the United Nations. If construction follows destruction, Year Zero describes that extraordinary moment in between, when people faced the wreckage, full of despair, as well as great hope. An old world had been destroyed; a new one was yet to be built.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Year Zero: the History of 1945
    Year Zero: the History of 1945
    ISBN: 9781848879393
    Title: Year Zero: the History of 1945
    Author: BURUMA IAN

    Ian Buruma's wonderful book is about a time, immediately after the end of the war, which has somehow fallen between the cracks of history, and which the author has now devastatingly brought to light... A compelling and astounding addition to the literature of the war' Daily Mail

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Young Victims of the Nazi Regime: Migration, the Holocaust & Postwar Displacement
    Young Victims of the Nazi Regime: Migration, the Holocaust & Postwar Displacement
    ISBN: 9781472527110
    Title: Young Victims of the Nazi Regime: Migration, the Holocaust & Postwar Displacement
    Author: GIGLIOTTI SIMONE & TEMPIAN MONICA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Ypres & Passchendaele: 1st Ypres; 2nd Ypres (Gas Attack); 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) 4th Ypres (The Lys)
    Ypres & Passchendaele: 1st Ypres; 2nd Ypres (Gas Attack); 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) 4th Ypres (The Lys)
    ISBN: 9781844153770
    Title: Ypres & Passchendaele: 1st Ypres; 2nd Ypres (Gas Attack); 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) 4th Ypres (The Lys)
    Author: TONIE HOLT; VALMAI HOLT

    Covering the important WW1 Battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area. This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus hand tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles. The book contains many full color maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
    Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
    ISBN: 9781847921659
    Title: Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War
    Author: WHITE JERRY

    11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins that continue to raid the city. Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment. Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prostitutes, Jerry White's magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $64.00
    $64.00
  • Zero Six Bravo
    Zero Six Bravo
    ISBN: 9781471257407
    Title: Zero Six Bravo
    Author: LEWIS DAMIEN & FENNER MICHAEL (NARRATED BY)

    In February 2003 60 elite operators from the SBS, with SAS and Delta Force embeds, were sent 1000km behind enemy lines to take the surrender of a 120,000-strong Iraqi army in a mission that seemed lunatic from the start. This is the untold true story of the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War Two.

    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Zero Six Bravo
    Zero Six Bravo
    ISBN: 9781782060833
    Title: Zero Six Bravo
    Author: LEWIS DAMIEN

    Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones around the world. Zero Six Bravo--a Sunday Times number one bestseller--tells the story of "sixty special forces against 100,000--a feat of arms to take the breath away." (Frederick Forsythe) They were branded as cowards and accused desertion. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told.

    In March 2003, M Squadron--an SBS unit with SAS embeds--was sent 1,000 kilometers behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps, an operation so risky it earned the nickname a Operation No Return' right out of the gate. Caught in a ferocious ambush by Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen, plus the awesome firepower of the 5th Corps' heavy armor, and with eight of their vehicles bogged in Iraqi swamps, M Squadron launched a desperate bid to escape, inflicting massive damage on their enemies. Running low on fuel and ammunition, outnumbered, and outgunned, the elite operators destroyed sensitive information and prepared for death or capture as the Iraqis closed their deadly trap.

    Zero Six Bravo contains previously unpublished information detailing the essential involvement of American troops in this astonishing military feat. Zero Six Bravo recounts in vivid and compelling detail the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War Two.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
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