• & the Band Played On: How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War
    & the Band Played On: How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War
    ISBN: 9781742705620
    Title: & the Band Played On: How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War
    Author: HOLDEN ROBERT

    Cast aside all thoughts of computer-age technology and its resources for entertainment and try to imagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century. At that time the country was still enjoying its infancy as the world's youngest nation. This was a society in which families provided much of their own amusement: anyone who could play an instrument, or who had a passable voice, or could recite, was valued, as well as expected to entertain. In those days, having a piano in the parlour became the mark of a cultured household. Playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry learned in school elocution classes were a staple of family as well as of community life. And so, when the men of this young Australia marched off to war a typical call was, Are you a singing man'o. Can you elocute? Can you spin a funny yarn? Can you play a mouth organ, concertina a or any other instrument'o Those who answered this second call to arms became the morale boosters of the First World War. Impromptu entertainments, sing-alongs, yarns and story-telling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire which accompanied these men to war. And The Band Played On seeks to re-create and pay homage to that camaraderie and to that innocent enjoyment and spontaneous entertainment which lifted the spirits of the ANZACs whether they were under the shadow of the pyramids, in the trenches of the Western Front, on board battleships, recuperating in hospitals or even in POW camps.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • & the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris
    & the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris
    ISBN: 9780307389053
    Title: & the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris
    Author: RIDING ALAN

    On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. While the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged, and soon a peculiar kind of normalcy returned as theaters, opera houses, movie theaters, and nightclubs reopened for business. Shedding light on this critical moment of twentieth-century European cultural history, And the Show Went On focuses anew on whether artists and writers have a special duty to show moral leadership in moments of national trauma.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 100 Days to Victory: How the First World War Was Won
    100 Days to Victory: How the First World War Was Won
    ISBN: 9781444763355
    Title: 100 Days to Victory: How the First World War Was Won
    Author: DAVID SAUL

    The history of any war is more than a list of key battles and Saul David shows vividly how the First World War reached beyond the battlefield, touching upon events and lives which shaped the conduct and outcome of the conflict. Ranging from the young Adolf Hitler's reaction to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, through a Zeppelin raid on Scarborough, the tragic dramas of Gallipoli and the battlefields of the Western Front to the individual bravery of the first Indian VC, Saul David brings people and events dramatically to life. 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a 360 degree portrait of a global conflict that stretched east from the shores of Britain to the marshes of Iraq, and south from the forests of Russia to the bush of German South East Africa. Throughout his gripping narrative we hear the voices of men and women both eminent and ordinary, some who were spectators on the Home Front, others - including Saul David's own family - who were deeply embroiled in epic battles that changed the world forever. 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is the work of a great historian and supreme story teller. Most importantly, it is also an enthralling tribute to a generation whose sacrifice should never be forgotten.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought & Won
    100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought & Won
    ISBN: 9781444763386
    Title: 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought & Won
    Author: DAVID SAUL

    The history of any war is more than a list of key battles and Saul David shows vividly how the First World War reached beyond the battlefield, touching upon events and lives which shaped the conduct and outcome of the conflict. Ranging from the young Adolf Hitler's reaction to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, through a Zeppelin raid on Scarborough, the tragic dramas of Gallipoli and the battlefields of the Western Front to the individual bravery of the first Indian VC, Saul David brings people and events dramatically to life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1001 Battles that Changed the Course of History
    1001 Battles that Changed the Course of History
    ISBN: 9781844036967
    Title: 1001 Battles that Changed the Course of History
    Author: GRANT R G

    1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History traces the history of warmongering, from the small-scale battles of the ancient world to the devastation of modern conflicts. It provides a comprehensive record of the armed combats that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world and is fully illustrated with images ranging from ancient triumphal stone carvings through to the very latest war photography. This is much more than a straightforward military history title; it reveals the fascinating, and sometimes surprising, ways in which key military events have shaped the world in which we live.

    From the earliest recorded conflicts, involving just a few thousand foot soldiers, to the horrors of modern, chemical warfare, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at the reasons why people go to war and both the short- and long-term consequences of battles of all sizes. To understand modern conflicts, people need to know what has gone before. This book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe, from the Battle of Troy, the Fall of Babylon, and the Siege of Antioch to the Battle of Gettysburg, the bombing of Guernica, the Siege of Leningrad, and the Battle of Fallujah.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 13 Hours
    13 Hours
    ISBN: 9781785030529
    Title: 13 Hours
    Author: ZUCKOFF MITCHELL


    13 HOURS is the true account of the events of 11 September 2012, when terrorists attacked a US State Compound and a nearby CIA station in Libya, one of the most dangerous corners of the globe. On that fateful day, a team of six American security operators stationed in Benghazi fought to repel mounting enemy forces and escalating firepower, to protect the Americans stationed there, including the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Going beyond the call of duty, the team ignored orders to stand down and instead choked back smoke, fought wave after wave of machine-gun fire and retook the Compound, averting tragedy on a much larger scale âe" although four Americans would not make it out alive.


    Recounting the 13 hours of the now infamous attack, this personal account is both blistering and compelling, and sets the story straight about what really happened on the ground, in the streets and on the rooftops.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 13 Hours: the Explosive Story of How Six Men Fought a Terror Attack & Repelled Enemy Forces
    13 Hours: the Explosive Story of How Six Men Fought a Terror Attack & Repelled Enemy Forces
    ISBN: 9781785030512
    Title: 13 Hours: the Explosive Story of How Six Men Fought a Terror Attack & Repelled Enemy Forces
    Author: ZUCKOFF MITCHELL

    '13 hours' presents the true account of the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. This is the story, told in incredible, spine-tingling detail, of what happened on the ground - in the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex, as told by the men who faced terrorism head-on - and lived to share the story.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • 14 - 18 Understanding the Great War
    14 - 18 Understanding the Great War
    ISBN: 9780809046430
    Title: 14 - 18 Understanding the Great War
    Author: AUDOIN-ROUZEAU S & BECKER A

    With this brilliantly innovative book, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. Three elements of the conflict, all too often neglected or denied, are identified as those that must be grasped if we are to understand the war: First, what inspired its unprecedented physical brutality, and what were the effects of tolerating such violence? Second, how did citizens of the belligerent states come to be driven by vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? Third, how did the tens of millions bereaved by the war come to terms with the agonizing pain? With its strikingly original interpretative strength and its wealth of compelling documentary evidence drawn from all sides in the conflict, 14-18: Understanding the Great Warhas quickly established itself as a classic in the history of modern warfare.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    ISBN: 9780007123742
    Title: 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    Author: ZAMOYSKI ADAM

    Adam Zamoyski's bestselling account of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and his catastrophic retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on European history.

    In 1812 the most powerful man in the world assembled the largest army in history and marched on Moscow with the intention of consolidating his dominion. But within months, Napoleon's invasion of Russia - history's first example of total war - had turned into an epic military disaster. Over 400,000 French and Allied troops perished and Napoleon was forced to retreat.

    Adam Zamoyski's masterful work draws on the harrowing first-hand accounts of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. The result takes the reader beyond the invasion of Russia to present both a poignant tale of the individual foot soldier and a sweeping history of a turbulent time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • 1861 the Civil War Awakening
    1861 the Civil War Awakening
    ISBN: 9781400040155
    Title: 1861 the Civil War Awakening
    Author: GOODHEART ADAM


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • 1913: the Last Year the World Before the Great War
    1913: the Last Year the World Before the Great War
    ISBN: 9781847922267
    Title: 1913: the Last Year the World Before the Great War
    Author: EMMERSON CHARLES


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • 1914: Fight the Good Fight
    1914: Fight the Good Fight
    ISBN: 9780857500595
    Title: 1914: Fight the Good Fight
    Author: MALLINSON ALLAN

    In the run up to the centenary of the First World War comes a fascinating and revelatory new history of the origins of the war, of those first few crucial weeks of fighting, and of how Britain and its army fared. "'No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening'', wrote Churchill. ''The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed... ...in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of fate.''" In this major new history, one of Britain's foremost military historians and defence experts tackles the origins -- and the opening first few weeks of fighting -- of what would become known as 'the war to end all wars'. Intensely researched and convincingly argued, Allan Mallinson explores and explains the grand strategic shift that occurred in the century before the war, the British Army''s regeneration after its drubbings in its fight against the Boer in South Africa, its almost calamitous experience of the first twenty days' fighting in Flanders to the point at which the British Expeditionary Force -- the 'Old Contemptibles' -- took up the pick and the spade in the middle of September 1914. For it was then that the war changed from one of rapid and brutal movement into the now familiar image of the trenches and the coming of the Territorials, Kitchener''s ''Pals'', and ultimately the conscripts and of course the poets. And with them, that terrible sense of the pity and of the futility. Mallinson brings his experience as a professional soldier to bear on the individuals, circumstances and events and the result is a vivid, compelling new history of the beginnings of the Great War that speculates -- tantalizingly -- on what might have been.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1914: the Year the World
    1914: the Year the World
    ISBN: 9781864711424
    Title: 1914: the Year the World
    Author: HAM PAUL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 1914-1918: the History of the First World War
    1914-1918: the History of the First World War
    ISBN: 9780718197957
    Title: 1914-1918: the History of the First World War
    Author: STEVENSON DAVID

    1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict.In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain within the conflict's shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history, drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly relevant for our own time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 1916 a Global History
    1916 a Global History
    ISBN: 9781408834329
    Title: 1916 a Global History
    Author: JEFFERY KEITH

    So much of the literature on the First World War centers on the trench warfare of the Western Front, and these were essential battlegrounds. But the war was in fact truly a global conflict, and by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents, historian Keith Jeffery's magisterial work casts new light on the Great War.
    Starting in January with the end of the catastrophic Gallipoli campaign, Jeffery recounts the massive struggle for Verdun over February and March; the Easter Rising in Ireland in April; dramatic events in Russia in June on the eastern front; the familiar story of the war in East Africa, where some 200,000 Africans may have died; and the November U.S. presidential race in which Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on a platform of keeping the United States out of the war--a position he reversed within five months.
    Incorporating the stories of civilians in all countries, both participants in and victims of the war, 1916: A Global History is a major addition to the literature and the Great War by a historian at the height of his powers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 1916: a Global History
    1916: a Global History
    ISBN: 9781408834305
    Title: 1916: a Global History
    Author: JEFFERY KEITH

    So much of the literature on the First World War centers on the trench warfare of the Western Front, and these were essential battlegrounds. But the war was in fact truly a global conflict, and by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents, historian Keith Jeffery's magisterial work casts new light on the Great War.


    Starting in January with the end of the catastrophic Gallipoli campaign, Jeffery recounts the massive struggle for Verdun over February and March; the Easter Rising in Ireland in April; dramatic events in Russia in June on the eastern front; the familiar story of the war in East Africa, where some 200,000 Africans may have died; and the November U.S. presidential race in which Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on a platform of keeping the United States out of the war--a position he reversed within five months.


    Incorporating the stories of civilians in all countries, both participants in and victims of the war, 1916: A Global History is a major addition to the literature and the Great War by a historian at the height of his powers.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 1918 Year of Victory the End of the Great War
    1918 Year of Victory the End of the Great War
    ISBN: 9781921497421
    Title: 1918 Year of Victory the End of the Great War
    Author: EKINS ASHLEY ED

    'The Great War¿ involved the mobilisation of 70 million soldiers worldwide. It produced images of such pervasive horror on the Western Front that it defined warfare in human memory long into the twentieth century. The war also left a grim legacy. Thirteen million people died, nine million of them combatants. Over one-third of those who died were 'missing¿, having no known graves. The war changed the world irrevocably. It marked the birth of the modern era, in attitudes, social relations, art and culture. Old empires disintegrated and new nations emerged in the maelstrom of the war and its aftermath. The peace settlements reshaped national boundaries, leaving tensions and rivalries between nation states and people that resonate to the present day. In just over a decade, the victory of 1918 was eroded by the apparent failure of the Versailles peace settlement, the rise of Nazism and the approach of the Second World War. Scholars continue to explore and challenge many of the assumptions and common perceptions surrounding the conflict, from its origins and causes, to the responsibility for its conduct, the reasons for Allied victory over the Central Powers, and the consequences and long-term outcomes of that victory. The chapters in this book had their origins in an international conference, 1918 Year of Victory, convened by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War. First World War scholars from a number of nations, many of them renowned specialists in their field, gathered to present their research findings and to share their insights into issues surrounding the ending of the Great War, its memory and continuing impact. The presentations were lively, authoritative and wide-ranging, spanning the themes of war strategy and planning; the problems of raising, training and maintaining armies in the field; developments in technology and weapons systems; the role of command; the evolution of tactics and the use of combined arms; the development of war economies through control of industrial and agricultural production; and the exploitation of human and material resources in war on the home front, on land, at sea and in the air. This highly readable book is a collection of these presentations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 1941 Fighting Shadow War: How Britain & America Came Together for Victory
    1941 Fighting Shadow War: How Britain & America Came Together for Victory
    ISBN: 9781786491152
    Title: 1941 Fighting Shadow War: How Britain & America Came Together for Victory
    Author: WORTMAN MARC


    In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor.


    Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows.


    President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941.


    Combining military and political history, Wortman tells the eye-opening story of America's journey to war.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 1941: Politics, Espionage & the Secret Pact Between Churchill & Roosevelt
    1941: Politics, Espionage & the Secret Pact Between Churchill & Roosevelt
    ISBN: 9781786491190
    Title: 1941: Politics, Espionage & the Secret Pact Between Churchill & Roosevelt
    Author: WORTMAN MARC

    In 1941, Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathisers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows. President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
    21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
    ISBN: 9781509829576
    Title: 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
    Author: GUSS DAVID

    A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, which began a long odyssey through ten different POW camps and three Gestapo prisons. He became a serial escapee - fleeing his captors no fewer than twenty-one times, including his final, and finally successful, escape from a POW column in April 1945. Perhaps the most dramatic of his attempts was from Gavi, the 'Italian Colditz'. Gavi was a maximum-security prison near Genoa for the pericolosi, the 'most dangerous' inmates because of their perpetual hunger to escape. It was here that Alastair met David Stirling, the legendary founder of the SAS, and cooked up the plan for what would become the 'Cistern Tunnel' escape, one of the most audacious but hitherto little-known mass escape attempts of the entire war. A story of courage in the face of extraordinary odds, it is a testament to one man's dogged determination never to give up.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 21st Century Sniper: a Complete Practical Guide
    21st Century Sniper: a Complete Practical Guide
    ISBN: 9781616080013
    Title: 21st Century Sniper: a Complete Practical Guide
    Author: WEBB BRANDON

    The twenty-first-century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill. A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world. Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The Sniper Manual also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • 24 Hours at the Somme
    24 Hours at the Somme
    ISBN: 9780753555477
    Title: 24 Hours at the Somme
    Author: KERSHAW ROBERT

    The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived through that awful day.
    In the early hours of 1 July 1916, the British General staff placed its faith in patriotism and guts, believing that one ‘Big Push' would bring on the end of the Great War. By sunset, there were 57,470 men – more than have the size of the present-day British Army – who lay dead, missing or wounded. On that day hope died.
    Juxtaposing the British trench view against that from the German parapet, Kershaw draws on eyewitness accounts, memories and letters to expose the true horror of that day. Amongst the mud, gore and stench of death, there are also stories of humanity and resilience, of all-embracing comradeship and gritty patriotic British spirit. However it was this very emotion which ultimately caused thousands of young men to sacrifice themselves on the Somme.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 24 Hours at the Somme
    24 Hours at the Somme
    ISBN: 9780753555484
    Title: 24 Hours at the Somme
    Author: KERSHAW ROBERT


    The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived through that awful day.
    In the early hours of 1 July 1916, the British General staff placed its faith in patriotism and guts, believing that one 'Big Push' would bring on the end of the Great War. By sunset, there were 57,470 men - more than half the size of the present-day British Army - who lay dead, missing or wounded. On that day hope died.
    Juxtaposing the British trench view against that from the German parapet, Kershaw draws on eyewitness accounts, memories and letters to expose the true horror of that day. Amongst the mud, gore and stench of death, there are also stories of humanity and resilience, of all-embracing comradeship and gritty patriotic British spirit. However it was this very emotion which ultimately caused thousands of young men to sacrifice themselves on the Somme.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 24 Hours at Waterloo
    24 Hours at Waterloo
    ISBN: 9780753541449
    Title: 24 Hours at Waterloo
    Author: KERSHAW ROBERT

    'One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, "Sacr nom de Dieu!" ' The truly epic and brutal battle of Waterloo was a pivotal moment in history - a single day, one 24-hour period, defined the course of Europe's future. In March 1815, the Allies declared war on Napoleon in response to his escape from exile and the renewed threat to imperial European rule. Three months later, on 18 June 1815, having suffered considerable losses at Quatre-Bras, Wellington's army fell back on Waterloo, some ten miles south of Brussels. Halting on the ridge, they awaited Napoleon's army, blocking their entry to the capital. This would become the Allies' final stand, the infamous battle of Waterloo. In this intimate, hour-by-hour account, acclaimed military historian Robert Kershaw resurrects the human stories at the centre of the fighting, creating an authoritative single-volume biography of this landmark battle. Drawing on his profound insight and a field knowledge of military strategy, Kershaw takes the reader to where the impact of the orders was felt, straight into the heart of the battle, shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers on the mud-splattered ground. Masterfully weaving together painstakingly researched eyewitness accounts, diaries and letters - many never before seen or published - this gripping portrayal of Waterloo offers unparalleled authenticity. Extraordinary images of the men and women emerge in full colour; the voices of the sergeants, the exhausted foot-soldiers, the boy ensigns, the captains and the cavalry troopers, from both sides, rise from the page in vivid and telling detail, as the fate of Europe hangs by a thread.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 24 Hours at Waterloo 18 June 1815
    24 Hours at Waterloo 18 June 1815
    ISBN: 9780753541425
    Title: 24 Hours at Waterloo 18 June 1815
    Author: KERSHAW ROBERT

    'One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, "Sacr nom de Dieu!" ' 'Charge! Charge the guns!' shouted Colonel Hamilton, who was last seen galloping through the Grand Battery 'going at full speed, with the bridle-reins between his teeth', according to one witness, 'after he had lost his hands'. 'There was nothing to be heard but the clashing of swords and bayonets, and the cries of the dying and wounded.' The battle of Waterloo had all the drama and brutality of a nineteenth-century bare-knuckle prize fight. It was a vicious fight to the finish between two evenly matched opponents. In 24 Hours at Waterloo, using a plethora of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, Robert Kershaw reveals the soldier's view of this iconic battle: how they felt, what they saw, what they smelt and what they heard enduring this epic confrontation on Sunday 18 June 1815. Visceral and raw, this is Waterloo as you've never experienced it before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815
    24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815
    ISBN: 9780753541432
    Title: 24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815
    Author: KERSHAW ROBERT

    'One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, "Sacr nom de Dieu!" ' 'Charge! Charge the guns!' shouted Colonel Hamilton, who was last seen galloping through the Grand Battery 'going at full speed, with the bridle-reins between his teeth', according to one witness, 'after he had lost his hands'. 'There was nothing to be heard but the clashing of swords and bayonets, and the cries of the dying and wounded.' The battle of Waterloo had all the drama and brutality of a nineteenth-century bare-knuckle prize fight. It was a vicious fight to the finish between two evenly matched opponents. In 24 Hours at Waterloo, using a plethora of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, Robert Kershaw reveals the soldier's view of this iconic battle: how they felt, what they saw, what they smelt and what they heard enduring this epic confrontation on Sunday 18 June 1815. Visceral and raw, this is Waterloo as you've never experienced it before.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
    44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
    ISBN: 9780733633638
    Title: 44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
    Author: VEITCH MICHAEL


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 617: Going to War With Today's Dambusters
    617: Going to War With Today's Dambusters
    ISBN: 9781409144168
    Title: 617: Going to War With Today's Dambusters
    Author: BOUQUET TIM

    During WWII 617 Squadron earned legendary status. The dambusters raid, the sinking of the battleship Tirpitz, leaders like Guy Gibson and Leonard Cheshire all sealed the squadron's place in history.In January 2011 the squadron, now flying supersonic swing-wing Tornado GR4 bombers deploy to Afghanistan for the first time. They'll be flying in support of 16 Air Assault Brigade.Granted unique access to the both the squadron personnel as well as the troops they'll be supporting on the ground, 617 tells the story of the Dambusters landmark deployment to Kandahar. Our author will be embedded from pre-deployment training this year until the squadron returns to RAF Lossiemouth in May 2011, allowing him to produce the richest, most gripping account of the modern RAF at war ever written.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Abducting a General
    Abducting a General
    ISBN: 9781444799880
    Title: Abducting a General
    Author: FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH

    One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Accidental Admiral a Sailor Takes Command at Nato
    Accidental Admiral a Sailor Takes Command at Nato
    ISBN: 9781612517049
    Title: Accidental Admiral a Sailor Takes Command at Nato
    Author: JAMES A. D. M. STAVRIDIS G USN (RET.)

    After he was selected to be NATO's sixteenth Supreme Allied Commander, "The New York Times" described Jim Stavridis as a "Renaissance admiral." A U. S. Naval Academy graduate with a master's degree and doctorate from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, conversant in both French and Spanish, this author of numerous books and articles impressed the Navy's leaders and senior Pentagon civilians with his wide range of interests, educational background, keen understanding of strategic doctrine, mastery of long-range planning, and command of international affairs.
    Since NATO had previously been led by generals, Stavridis saw his assignment as the first admiral to take command as somewhat "accidental." As the American and NATO commander in Europe responsible for 120,000 coalition troops serving in fifty-one nations, on three continents and at sea he had come a long way since almost leaving the Navy for law school five years after receiving his commission.
    "The Accidental Admiral" offers an intimate look at the challenges of directing NATO operations in Afghanistan, military intervention in Libya, and preparation for possible war in Syria--as well as worrying about the Balkans, cyber threats, and piracy, all while cutting NATO by a third due to budget reductions by the twenty-eight nations of the alliance. More than just describing the history of the times, Stavridis also shares his insights into the personalities of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, and Chuck Hagel, Afghan President Hamid Karzai; Generals David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, John Allen, and many more.
    Known as an innovator and an early adopter of technology and social media, Stavridis' ability to think "outside the box" and sail in uncharted waters is unmatched. He shares his insights on leadership, strategic communications, planning, and the convergence of threats that will confront the United States and its allies in the near future. Stavridis is an advocate of the use of "Smart Power," which he defines as the balance of hard and soft power. He explains that in creating security in the twenty-first century it is critical to build bridges, not walls, and stresses the need to connect international, interagency, and public-private actors to achieve security.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Admiral Arleigh (31-knot) Burke: Story of a Fighting Sailor
    Admiral Arleigh (31-knot) Burke: Story of a Fighting Sailor
    ISBN: 9781557500182
    Title: Admiral Arleigh (31-knot) Burke: Story of a Fighting Sailor
    Author: JONES KEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    ISBN: 9780316097833
    Title: Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    Author: BORNEMAN WALTER R

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.

    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet.

    In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979 to 1989
    Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979 to 1989
    ISBN: 9781846680625
    Title: Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979 to 1989
    Author: BRAITHWAITE RODRIC

    As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game. It moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isolated mountain outposts. The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves.‘A superb achievement of narrative history, sensitive writing and exciting fresh research’: so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore about Rodric Braithwaite’s bestseller Moscow 1941. But those words, and many others of praise that were given it, could equally apply to his new book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • African Kaiser: General Paul Von Lettow-vorbeck & the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
    African Kaiser: General Paul Von Lettow-vorbeck & the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
    ISBN: 9780425283714
    Title: African Kaiser: General Paul Von Lettow-vorbeck & the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
    Author: GAUDI RICHARD


    -Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi's African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio-graphy... Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay. He sets his scenes carefully and describes naval and military action like a novelist. - --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
    The incredible true account of World War I in Africa and General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the last undefeated German commander.


    As World War I ravaged the European continent, a completely different theater of war was being contested in Africa. And from this very different kind of war, there emerged a very different kind of military leader....

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the continent of Africa was a hotbed of international trade, colonialism, and political gamesmanship. So when World War I broke out, the European powers were forced to contend with one another not just in the bloody trenches, but in the treacherous jungle. And it was in that unforgiving land that General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck would make history.
    With the now-legendary Schutztruppe (Defensive Force), von Lettow-Vorbeck and a small cadre of hardened German officers fought alongside their fanatically devoted native African allies as equals, creating the first truly integrated army of the modern age.
    African Kaiser is the fascinating story of a forgotten guerrilla campaign in a remote corner of Equatorial Africa in World War I; of a small army of ultraloyal African troops led by a smaller cadre of rugged German officers--of white men and black who fought side by side.
    It is the story of epic marches through harsh, beautiful landscapes; of German officers riding bicycles to battle through the bush; of rhino charges and artillery duels with scavenged naval guns; of hunted German battleships hidden up unmapped river deltas teeming with crocodiles and snakes; of a desperate army in the wilderness cut off from the world, living off hippo lard and saw grass flowers--enduring starvation, malaria, and dysentery. And of the singular intercontinental voyage of Zeppelin L59, whose improbable four-thousand-mile journey to the equator and back made aviation history.
    But mostly it is the story of von Lettow-Vorbeck--the only undefeated German commmander in the field during World War I and the last to surrender his arms.
    INCLUDES PHOTOS



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • After Hitler: the Last Days of the Second World War Europe
    After Hitler: the Last Days of the Second World War Europe
    ISBN: 9781848544963
    Title: After Hitler: the Last Days of the Second World War Europe
    Author: JONES MICHAEL

    From the acclaimed author of "The King's Mother "and" Bosworth 1485"--a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history...
    On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this messy, complicated conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame?
    "After Hitler "shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the Fuhrer's frantic last stand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl Donitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany's surrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the ceasefire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War, and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance.
    In this gripping, eloquent, and even-handed narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive--a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered...
    INCLUDES PHOTOS

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • After the Blast : an Officer's War in Iraq & Afghanistan
    After the Blast : an Officer's War in Iraq & Afghanistan
    ISBN: 9781863957380
    Title: After the Blast : an Officer's War in Iraq & Afghanistan
    Author: CALLENDAR GARTH

    'I urge you to read this important, engaging book. There are so few firsthand accounts from our frontline soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.' - Leigh Sales 'Garth Callender, a wounded veteran, tells his story of multiple combat tours with acid intensity. Stark, brutal and honest, After the Blast exposes the ghastly business of modern warfare. It is an uncompromising account that will shock some readers. Callender pulls no punches; his raw emotions, fears, loves, frustrations and anger are unflinchingly recalled. This book provides a rare insight to the harsh realities of Australia's contemporary conflicts.' - Major General John Cantwell, AO, DSC, author of Exit Wounds 'Garth Callender shows you what soldiers really think - and, more importantly, feel.' - James Brown, author of Anzac's Long Shadow A very Australian story of heroism and healing. In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond. But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack. Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad. He found a city in the grip of a rising insurgency. His unit had to contend with missile attacks, suicide bombers and the death by misadventure of one of their own, Private Jake Kovco. Determined to prevent the kinds of bomb attacks that left him scarred, Garth volunteered once more in 2009 - to lead a weapons intelligence team in Afghanistan. He was helicoptered to blast zones in the aftermath of attacks, and worked to identify the insurgent bomb-makers responsible. Revealing, moving, funny and full of drama, Garth Callender's story is one of a kind.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next
    After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next
    ISBN: 9780008100841
    Title: After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next
    Author: NICHOL JOHN

    Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years. On the 17th May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. 56 of them did not return. Despite these catastrophic losses, the raid became an enormous propaganda triumph. The survivors were feted as heroes and became celebrities of their time. They had been brought together for one specific task - so what happened next? Of the 77 men who made it home from that raid, 32 would lose their lives later in the war and only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought. Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron's operations after the Dams Raid. They became the 'go to' squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, both Hitler and Mussolini, created a 'false fleet' on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London. In 'After The Flood', John Nichol retraces the path of 617 Squadron's most dangerous sorties as their reputation called them into action again and again. Gold title - Nichol flew Tornados in the late 1980s alongside the current members of 617 Squadron. As a POW, having been shot down in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, he became one of the most famous faces in the world. - Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron's operations after the Dams Raid. They became the 'go to' squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • After the Smoke Clears the Just War Tradition & Post War Justice
    After the Smoke Clears the Just War Tradition & Post War Justice
    ISBN: 9781570758591
    Title: After the Smoke Clears the Just War Tradition & Post War Justice
    Author: ALLMAN & WINRIGHT

    While most studies of just war focus on the rationale for going to war and the conduct of the war, this important book examines the period after the conflict, What must be done to restore justice? In the words of the authors, ô'Victory' is declared by presidents and other leaders, yet all too often no just peace is to be found in the wake of today's conflicts.... After the smoke clears, the powers that be may declare 'mission accomplished' when, as Ezekiel long ago said, there really is no peace.ö Book jacket.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak
    After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak
    ISBN: 9781925162356
    Title: After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak
    Author: NELSON ALICE

    On 27 January 2015, the world commemorated the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. As the last living witnesses of that terrible time pass away, award-winning writer Alice Nelson presents a powerful collection of fourteen narratives by Australian Holocaust survivors told in their voices. Each individual's account of the war years - and of the life that followed - tells a deeply personal story that affirms the resilience of the human spirit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Aftershock: the Untold Story of Surviving Peace
    Aftershock: the Untold Story of Surviving Peace
    ISBN: 9781846273292
    Title: Aftershock: the Untold Story of Surviving Peace
    Author: GREEN MATTHEW

    Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf and called it heroism. But what happens when the heroes come back home, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life? In Aftershock, Matthew Green will tell the story of our veterans' journey from the frontline of combat to the reality of return. Through first person accounts and wide-ranging interviews with former combatants and their families, serving personnel and military experts, as well as physicians and psychologists, Aftershock will look beyond the labels of shell shock and PTSD to get to the heart of today's post-conflict experience. It will pursue the question that the military are so reluctant to ask: why do people who are trained to thrive within the theatre of war so often find themselves ill-prepared for peace? As today's battle-scarred troops begin to lay their weapons down, Aftershock will be a hard-hitting, nuanced and powerfully compelling account of the hidden cost of conflict.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
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