• White War: Life & Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
    White War: Life & Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
    ISBN: 9780465020379
    Title: White War: Life & Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
    Author: THOMPSON MARK

    In May 1915, Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire. Nearly 750,000 Italian troops were killed in savage, hopeless fighting on the stony hills north of Trieste and in the snows of the Dolomites. To maintain discipline, General Luigi Cadorna restored the Roman practice of decimation, executing random members of units that retreated or rebelled.
    With elegance and pathos, historian Mark Thompson relates the saga of the Italian front, the nationalist frenzy and political intrigues that preceded the conflict, and the towering personalities of the statesmen, generals, and writers drawn into the heart of the chaos. A work of epic scale, The White War does full justice to the brutal and heart-wrenching war that inspired Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
    Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
    ISBN: 9780141039688
    Title: Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
    Author: KASSOW SAMUEL D

    In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as they suffered starvation, disease, and deportation by the Nazis. Shortly before the Warsaw ghetto was emptied and razed in 1943, the Oyneg Shabes buried thousands of documents from this massive archive in milk cans and tin boxes, ensuring that the voice and culture of a doomed people would outlast the efforts of their enemies to silence them. Impeccably researched and thoroughly compelling, Samuel D. Kassow's Who Will Write Our History? tells the tragic story of Ringelblum and his heroic determination to use historical scholarship to preserve the memory of a threatened people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Why England Slept
    Why England Slept
    ISBN: 9781440849909
    Title: Why England Slept
    Author: KENNEDY JOHN F


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
  • William De Goat
    William De Goat
    ISBN: 9781847482839
    Title: William De Goat
    Author: SQUADRON LEADER BRIAN WAITE RAF

    'Then we were up in the air; I tried to move around but was restrained. I really was special - they even took me flying!' William certainly was a special goat and here he tells his story of the time he spent looking after his boys of 609 (West Riding) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force from 1941-1945. With a little help from Brian Waite, who interjects here and there to fill us in on some of the details, we get an amazing picture of what this special, morale-boosting creature experienced as the official mascot and the highest ranking officer to serve with 609 (West Riding) Squadron. Brian Waite was born in Grantham and was educated at the local King's School and at Loughborough College of Physical Education. Following a decade teaching in Kent, he was commissioned into the Royal Air Force. He commanded 609 (WR) Squadron as a Reservist, where he 'found' William. He is married to Louise and lives in North Yorkshire.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Wings One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare
    Wings One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare
    ISBN: 9781848878921
    Title: Wings One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK

    From one of Britain's bestselling historians comes a compelling narrative history of the Royal Air Force. Studded with eye-witness accounts of the epic actions of 20th century aerial warfare, 'Wings' marks the centenary of this great British institution.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Wings the Raf at War, 1912-2012
    Wings the Raf at War, 1912-2012
    ISBN: 9781848878938
    Title: Wings the Raf at War, 1912-2012
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK

    The Royal Air Force is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summer of 1940, when Winston Churchill's 'famous few' held Goering's Luftwaffe at bay in the Battle of Britain, thereby changing the course of the war. For much of the twentieth century, warplanes were fixed in the world's imagination, a symbol of the perils and excitements of the modern era. Aviators have always seemed different to soldiers and sailors - more adventurous and imaginative. Their stories gripped the public and in both wars and air aces dominated each side's propaganda, capturing hearts and dreams. Writing with the verve, passion and the sheer narrative aplomb familiar to many thousands of readers from his bestselling Second World War aerial histories, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Patrick Bishop's Wings is a rich and compelling account of military flying from its heroic early days to the present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Winners & Losers : Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, & Ruins from the Vietnam War
    Winners & Losers : Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, & Ruins from the Vietnam War
    ISBN: 9780393349337
    Title: Winners & Losers : Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, & Ruins from the Vietnam War
    Author: EMERSON GLORIA

    The National Book Award-winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war's fiftieth anniversary. Based on interviews with both Americans and Vietnamese, Winners and Losers is Gloria Emerson's powerful portrait of the Vietnam War. From soldiers on the battlefield to protesters on the home front, Emerson chronicles the war's impact on ordinary lives with characteristic insight and brilliance. Today, as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, much of the physical and emotional damage from that conflict--the empty political rhetoric, the mounting casualties, and the troubled homecomings of shell-shocked soldiers--is once again part of the American experience. Winners and Losers remains a potent reminder of the danger of blindly applied American power, and its poignant truths are the legacy of a remarkable journalist.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Winter Fortress the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    Winter Fortress the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781784977054
    Title: Winter Fortress the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    Author: BASCOMB NEAL

    "Riveting and poignant . . . The Winter Fortress metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller . . . Mr. Bascomb's research and, especially, his storytelling skills are first-rate."--The Wall Street Journal

    "Weaving together his typically intense research and a riveting narrative, Neal Bascomb's The Winter Fortress is a spellbinding piece of historical writing." -- Martin Dugard, author of Into Africa and co-author of the Killing series

    In 1942, the Nazis were racing to complete the first atomic bomb. All they needed was a single, incredibly rare ingredient: heavy water, which was produced solely at Norway's Vemork plant. Under threat of death, Vemork's engineers pushed production into overdrive. If the Allies could not destroy the plant, they feared the Nazis would soon be in possession of the most dangerous weapon the world had ever seen. But how would the Allied forces reach the castle fortress, set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth?

    Based on a trove of top-secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, Gestapo manhunts, and a last-minute operation that would alter the course of the war.

    "A taut and peerlessly told adventure story full of thrills, derring-do and heart-stopping tension." -- Seattle Times

    "Told with both historical and scientific accuracy . . . this book has rocketed into my pantheon of the top suspense-filled stories about World War II], along with The 900 Days and The Colditz Story." -- Ethan Siegel, Forbes


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Winter Fortress: the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    Winter Fortress: the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781784977047
    Title: Winter Fortress: the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
    Author: BASCOMB NEAL

    From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of "Hunting Eichmann "and "The Perfect Mile, "a World War II spy adventure set in Norway that draws on firsthand interviews and memoirs of the saboteurs

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory & Defeat in 1918
    With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory & Defeat in 1918
    ISBN: 9780141020792
    Title: With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory & Defeat in 1918
    Author: STEVENSON DAVID

    Winston Churchill told the House of Commons in 1940, 'During the first four years of the last war the Allies experienced nothing but disaster and disappointment. That was our constant fear: one blow after another, terrible losses, frightful dangers . . . we repeatedly asked ourselves the question: How are we going to win?'.At the end of 1917 Britain and France faced a strategic nightmare. Their great offensives against Germany had been calamitous, leaving hundreds of thousands of young men dead and wounded for negligible territorial gains. Despite America's entry into the war the US army remained tiny, the Italian army had been routed, and Russia had dropped out of the conflict. The Central Powers now dominated Central and Eastern Europe, and Germany could move& more than& forty divisions to the Western Front. Yet only one year later, on 11 November 1918, the fighting ended in a decisive Allied victory.In his new book David Stevenson retells the story of the final year of the First World War. Drawing on original research in the archives of seven countries, he goes to the roots of this dramatic reversal of fortune, analysing the reasons for Allied success and the collapse of Germany and its partners. Everything from food supply to finance, strategy to technology, logistics to morale, is explored in an assessment that lays bare the nerve-racking decisions taken on both sides and the sheer uncertainty faced by their leaders. Ironically Stevenson traces Germany's 1918 disaster to 'Operation Michael', the great spring offensive that tested the British army to the uttermost and led to Field Marshal Haig's famous 'With our backs to the wall' order to his troops to fight to the last man.Global in its canvas and examining every fighting theatre, this is a compelling study of one of the most significant turning points in modern history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • With the Old Breed
    With the Old Breed
    ISBN: 9780091937522
    Title: With the Old Breed
    Author: SLEDGE E B

    Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, this book tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men Eugene Sledge fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Wk275: The Restoration & Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4
    Wk275: The Restoration & Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4
    ISBN: 9781910690505
    Title: Wk275: The Restoration & Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4
    Author: GUY ELLIS

    WK275 is a unique historic airframe and the only Supermarine Swift F4 left in the world. The aircraft spent 46 years outside an army surplus store before being purchased off eBay in 2012 and restored by Jet Art Aviation to static display condition. It now resides with Vulcan to the Sky which draws 1,500 paying visitors a month who will see WK275 and the other famous artifacts on site. Guy Ellis sets the scene of the importance of Britain's early jets, covers the development of the Swift, which puts WK275 in context, then traces the heritage of that aircraft, its operational life, how it was acquired and finally the full story of its restoration with a plethora of detailed photographs, drawings and publicity images. The Swift pioneered the second generation of jet fighters and by recording the full story of one special aircraft, Guy Ellis has delivered a fitting tribute to British ingenuity. Ideal for exhibit visitors, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, restorers and Supermarine aficionados.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Woman in Berlin
    Woman in Berlin
    ISBN: 9781844087976
    Title: Woman in Berlin
    Author: ANONYMOUS & BEEVOR ANTHONY INTRODUCED BY

    In 'A Woman in Berlin', accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death during Berlin's fall to the Red Army are rendered in the dispassionate, yet determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war.
    Published: July 2014

    Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. This diary has been unavailable since the 1960s and is now newly translated into English. A Woman in Berlin is an astonishing and deeply affecting account.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII
    Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII
    ISBN: 9780349010175
    Title: Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII
    Author: PURNELL SONIA


    'Riveting ... one of the most breath-taking stories yet told of female courage behind enemy lines' Sarah Helm, author of A Life in Secrets

    'A gripping, relevant and timely read about a remarkable woman from a talented writer' Deborah Frances-White, author of The Guilty Feminist


    In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.'


    The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war.


    This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance.


    Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Woman Who Shot Mussolini
    Woman Who Shot Mussolini
    ISBN: 9780571239795
    Title: Woman Who Shot Mussolini
    Author: SAUNDERS FRANCES STONOR


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, & the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
    Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, & the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
    ISBN: 9780062430519
    Title: Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, & the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
    Author: FAGONE JASON

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER


    NPR Best Book of 2017


    "Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie." -- The New York Times


    Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.


    In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.


    In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who played an integral role in our nation's history for forty years. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizebeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an Army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma--and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life.


    Fagone unveils America's code-breaking history through the prism of Smith's life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson's bestsellers with the atmosphere and intensity of The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes is page-turning popular history at its finest.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Women Warriors: An Unexpected History
    Women Warriors: An Unexpected History
    ISBN: 9780807064320
    Title: Women Warriors: An Unexpected History
    Author: TOLER PAMELA D.

    Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.

    The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war. In this fascinating and lively world history, Pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities.

    These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could. Among the warriors you'll meet are
    & & *& & Tomyris, ruler of the Massagetae, who killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands
    & & *& & The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years
    & & *& & Boudica, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters
    & & *& & The Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led an untrained army of 80,000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam
    & & *& & The Joshigun, a group of 30 combat-trained Japanese women who fought against the forces of the Meiji emperor in the late 19th century
    & & *& & Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi, who was regarded as the "bravest and best" military leader in the 1857 Indian Mutiny against British rule
    & & *& & Maria Bochkareva, who commanded Russia's first all-female battalion--the First Women's Battalion of Death--during WWII
    & & *& & Buffalo Calf Road Woman, the Cheyenne warrior who knocked General Custer off his horse at the Battle of Little Bighorn
    & & *& & Juana Azurduy de Padilla, a mestiza warrior who fought in at least 16 major battles against colonizers of Latin America and who is a national hero in Bolivia and Argentina today
    & & *& & And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century.

    By considering the ways in which their presence has been erased from history, Toler reveals that women have always fought--not in spite of being women but because they are women.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Women Who Flew for Hitler
    Women Who Flew for Hitler
    ISBN: 9781447274230
    Title: Women Who Flew for Hitler
    Author: MULLEY CLARE

    Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and both were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other.Hanna was middle-class, vivacious and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta, came from an aristocratic Prussian family. Both were driven by deeply held convictions about honour and patriotism but ultimately while Hanna tried to save Hitler's life, begging him to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Melitta covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate the F#65533;hrer. Their interwoven lives provide a vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes to women, class and race.Acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, giving a full - and as yet largely unknown - account of their contrasting yet strangely parallel lives, against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler's bunker. Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement and colour of the best fiction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • World at War
    World at War
    ISBN: 9780091917531
    Title: World at War
    Author: HOLMES RICHARD

    A unique oral history is now available to us in the never-before-published interviews of the landmark TV series. The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was a unique and irreplaceable record, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live. The programme's producers committed hundreds of interview hours to tape in its creation, but only a fraction of that material made it to the final cut. For more than thirty years, the interviews have never been allowed to be published until now. Respected historian and bestselling author, Richard Holmes, has skillfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • World Remade: America in World War I
    World Remade: America in World War I
    ISBN: 9780553393323
    Title: World Remade: America in World War I
    Author: MEYER G. J.

    A bracing, indispensable account of America's epoch-defining involvement in the Great War, rich with fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period
    After years of bitter debate, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917, plunging the country into the savage European conflict that would redraw the map of the continent--and the globe. The World Remade is an engrossing chronicle of America's pivotal, still controversial intervention into World War I, encompassing the tumultuous politics and towering historical figures that defined the era and forged the future. When it declared war, the United States was the youngest of the major powers and militarily the weakest by far. On November 11, 1918, when the fighting stopped, it was not only the richest country on earth but the mightiest.
    With the mercurial, autocratic President Woodrow Wilson as a primary focus, G. J. Meyer takes readers from the heated deliberations over U.S. involvement, through the provocations and manipulations that drew us into the fight, to the battlefield itself and the shattering aftermath of the struggle. America's entry into the Great War helped make possible the defeat of Germany that had eluded Britain, France, Russia, and Italy in three and a half years of horrendous carnage. Victory, in turn, led to a peace treaty so ill-conceived, so vindictive, that the world was put on the road to an even bloodier confrontation a mere twenty years later.
    On the home front, Meyer recounts the break-up of traditional class structures, the rise of the progressive and labor movements, the wave of anti-German hysteria, and the explosive expansion of both the economy and federal power, including shocking suspensions of constitutional protections that planted the seeds of today's national security state. Here also are revealing portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, Robert La Follette, Eugene Debs, and John J. -Black Jack- Pershing, among others, as well as European leaders such as -Welsh Wizard- David Lloyd George of Britain, -Tiger- Georges Clemenceau of France, and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
    Meyer interweaves the many strands of his story into a gripping narrative that casts new light on one of the darkest, most forgotten corners of U.S. history. In the grand tradition of his earlier work A World Undone--which centered on the European perspective--The World Remade adds a new, uniquely American dimension to our understanding of the seminal conflict of the twentieth century.
    Praise for The World Remade
    - G. J.] Meyer offers wonderful insights into many of the key players in this arresting saga . . . one that should be read to understand our emergence as a global power.---Booklist (starred review)
    -Meyer gives a good sense of America's future at that negotiating table and Wilson's celebrated role at Versailles as the leader of the free world. . . . A refreshing look at this still-much-debated world debacle.---Kirkus Reviews
    -Characters come alive and the past seems near. . . . Meyer succeeds brilliantly with his basic narrative approach, and any reader who wants to learn about American participation in the war will benefit from this book.---Publishers Weekly
    -This book is well written, sharp, and has bearing on our present and future involvement in wars. A+---Seattle Book Review
    -This lengthy revisionist history will fit well with American history and governmental studies departments in both public and academic libraries.---Library Journal

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • World Undone
    World Undone
    ISBN: 9780553382402
    Title: World Undone
    Author: MEYER G J


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • World War 1
    World War 1
    ISBN: 9781409376521
    Title: World War 1
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    A dynamic portrait of the world's greatest human conflict, now in paperbackWorld War I is a dramatic account of the Great War combining emotive photography with personal accounts to evoke both the futility and spirit of the conflict. Every aspect of World War I - sea, land and the home front - is explored. Re-live major campaigns through timelines, examine the decisions and military actions that decided each outcome and read compelling eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians that paint a vivid picture both of crucial battles and day-to-day routines. Plus, letters home and haunting war poetry highlight the most important aspect of "the war to end all wars", its appalling human cost.Also featuring a guide to the battlefield sites, memorials, cemeteries and visitor centres at Verdun, the Somme, Ypres and other locations commemorating the fallen, World War I is an exceptional guide to this important historical event.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World War 2
    World War 2
    ISBN: 9781409376491
    Title: World War 2
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    A compelling and powerful global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity, now in paperbackEvoking the epic scale of combat and its appalling impact across the globe, World War II is a unique telling of the Second World War.Digital maps and timelines cover every major campaign and phase of the war highlighting the strategic problems, critical moments, decisions and military actions that decided its outcome. Eyewitness accounts from civilians and soldiers paint a vivid picture of wartime life, covering both crucial battles and daily life under siege or aerial bombardment. Plus a visitor's guide to the hundreds of battlefields, war cemeteries, museums and memorials to the fallen in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Ideal for all the family, World War II is an essential chronicle of the war that defined the modern world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World War I: the Bloodiest Battle Ever Fought
    World War I: the Bloodiest Battle Ever Fought
    ISBN: 9781848986954
    Title: World War I: the Bloodiest Battle Ever Fought
    Author: SAUNDERS NICHOLAS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
    World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241317655
    Title: World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY TRAVEL STAFF

    Learn everything you need to know about the first war to shake the world and change the course of history.

    World War I- The Definitive Visual Guide takes you from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles, through beautifully illustrated and easy to understand timelines. Recreate the experience of some of the most prominent battles, such as the Somme and Verdun, through compelling direct accounts from soldiers who fought as well as civilians who lived through the First World War. Marvel at the impressive weaponry and equipment used throughout the war, and learn more about the key figures, such as David Lloyd George and Joseph Joffre.

    Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, World War I- The Definitive Visual Guideis an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.

    Previous ISBN- 9781409347613

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • World War II The Unseen Visual History
    World War II The Unseen Visual History
    ISBN: 9781595586810
    Title: World War II The Unseen Visual History
    Author: CAEN MEMORIAL STAFF

    World War II: The Unseen Visual History draws on a unique and rich trove of historical images and artifacts of World War II, collected in Caen, France, one of the cities devastated by that pivotal conflict. In the form of a concise historical atlas--replete with full-color maps; rare color photographs; period artwork; timelines; and reproductions of fascinating letters, documents, and historical objects--this beautiful, cutting-edge history offers a completely new overview of the modern era's most destructive war, with visual material previously unavailable to a U.S. audience.

    Each brief section of World War II guides readers through a specific aspect of the war--such as the Nazi invasion of the USSR, the Holocaust, and the Japanese assault on Nanking--through timelines, short image captions, explanatory sidebars, annotated maps, and a carefully assembled selection of archival graphics. This compact narrative takes in the full scope of the wartime experience from the rise of Nazism, the invasion of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the Normandy landings and the Allied defeat of Germany and Japan. A true global history, the book also covers broader themes and experiences, including life under occupation, aerial bombing and nuclear weapons, war crimes and postwar trials, and the role of the war in anticolonial movements in Africa and Asia.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00

    $73.00
  • World War Ii: a Battle Against Tyranny
    World War Ii: a Battle Against Tyranny
    ISBN: 9781848986961
    Title: World War Ii: a Battle Against Tyranny
    Author: HYNSON COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • World War Ii: the Definitive Visual Guide
    World War Ii: the Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241184189
    Title: World War Ii: the Definitive Visual Guide
    Author: HOLMES RICHARD ED

    The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of the epic conflict that shaped the modern world, World War IIFrom the build-up of hostility in the years leading up to the war, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible and immediate history of perhaps the most complex, frightening and destructive event in global history, World War II.& Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global 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 war. Cross-referencing appears throughout and timelines and global maps establish an overview of each year of the conflict, from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and the D-Day landings.Packed with images, including rarely seen colour photographs and unforgettable first person accounts, World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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 from Above: an Aerial View of a Global Conflict
    World War Two from Above: an Aerial View of a Global Conflict
    ISBN: 9781921966507
    Title: World War Two from Above: an Aerial View of a Global Conflict
    Author: HARWOOD JEREMY

    World War Two From Above tells the amazing story of the daring photo-reconnaissance flyers and backroom boffins whose role was key in helping the Allies to win the war. Copiously illustrated with aerial photographs drawn form the archives of the major Allied and Axis powers, this book examines all theatres of the war, from Europe to the Pacific. The book includes 'Before and After' comparisons, maps and information about the key aircraft used by all the belligerent nations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World War Two in Secret: the Hidden Conflict 1939 To1945
    World War Two in Secret: the Hidden Conflict 1939 To1945
    ISBN: 9781921966774
    Title: World War Two in Secret: the Hidden Conflict 1939 To1945
    Author: MORTIMER GAVIN

    World War Two was a conflict of tanks, ships and aircraft, fought across the globe, from the icy waters of the North Atlantic to the steaming jungles of South-east Asia. It was a war that called for that most basic of battlefield requirements - raw courage. But World War Two was also the war of top-secret technology. A conflict that began with Polish horsemen attacking German tanks ended with the dropping of two Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.World War Two in Secret is a fascinating exploration of the hidden stories behind the first truly technological war. From Bouncing Bombs to Atomic Bombs, from S.O.E to S.A.S and from radar to Enigma code-breakers, the book will lift the lid on all aspects of World War Two that were crafty, cunning, and covert, explaining the thinking behind their creation and the influence that top-secret weapons and strategies had on the outcomes of the war.Dozens of eye-catching photographs have been drawn from the archives compiled by all the major fighting powers, accompanied by illuminating text. Inspiring and informative chapters follow the arc of the Axis attack, the turning of the tide, and the war going global, while placing special focus on crucial World War Two operations-for example, the secret war at sea, the role of the Special Forces in North Africa, the Blitz and the radar race.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
    $23.00
  • 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 War Two: History in an Hour
    World War Two: History in an Hour
    ISBN: 9780007539123
    Title: World War Two: History in an Hour
    Author: COLLEY RUPERT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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

    $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
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