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New Zealand's Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

by John Crawford & Ian McGibbon

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians...


A Dark Song of Blood

by Ben Pastor

Rome, 1944, the last days of Nazi occupation. A German officer investigates three murders in a city drenched in violence.


New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy

by Ian McGibbon

This landmark publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, and will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication...


Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far

by Ashley Ekins

For the first time showcasing a unique and large range of Australian War Memorial photographs, 'Gallipoli: a Ridge too far' describes the pivotal events as they affected all the countries involved. Combining...


The General Grant's Gold: Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean

by Madelene Fergusson Allen & Ken Scadden

The wreck in 1866 of the 'General Grant' in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The 'General Grant' was rumoured...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


Dogfight: The Battle of Britain

by Adam Claasen & Glyn Harper

Dogfight' tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of World War II's defining and most memorable campaigns. The ensuing conflict of Luftwaffe and RAF aircraft in the long summer of 1940 became...


Peace And War: Britain In 1914

by Nigel Jones

1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions...


Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre

by Thomas A. Bogar

April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter...


The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms

by Barry Parker

This fascinating blend of popular science and military history examines the science of war, demonstrating the close connection between the discovery of basic physical principles and the development of weaponry...


Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945

by Charles R. Calhoun

More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served...


Corsair: The F4U in World War II and Korea

by Barrett Tillman

This is the remarkable story of an airplane that became a legend--with a sleek silhouette and bent wings, it doubled as a day and night fighter, could fly off carriers or from land, and served both as a dive...


Lighthouses & Keepers: The U.S. Lighthouse Service and its Legacy

by Dennis L. Noble

From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures...


Swift, Silent, and Deadly: Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

by Bruce Meyers

An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with...


Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam

by George McTurnan Kahin

This book chronicles U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1966, paying particular attention to the chances the U.S. had to cut its losses and discontinue its involvement. This digital edition was derived...


Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427

by David Herlihy & Christiane Klapisch-Zuber

This work analyzes and considers the significance of the Catasto, the impressive and exhaustive census undertaken by Florence in 1427. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam

by Patricia Crone

This work is a well-researched refutation of the commonly held belief that, at the inception of Islam, Mecca was a trading center thriving on the export of spices to the Mediterranean. This digital edition was...


The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

by Walter A. Mcdougall

A look at the origins of the Space Age, and the rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States in the space race. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Era of Good Feelings

by George Dangerfield

Winner of the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes, this book examines the transitional period between Jeffersonian democracy and Jacksonian democracy in the United States. This digital edition was derived from ACLS...


Britain and the Balance of Power in North America, 1815-1908

by Kenneth Bourne

An analysis of British foreign policy as shaped by the prospect of war with the U.S. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same...