Historical Non-Fiction and Fiction Books of the Month Selections

Military History Monthly Routinely publishes a “Book Guide” of recently released or soon-to-be released Historical Non-Fiction and Fiction Titles; here is their latest for all you hopeless book worms like me….

 

 


KITCHENER’S MOB: THE NEW ARMY TO THE SOMME

Peter Doyle and Chris Foster

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Kitchener’s Mob tells the story of the raising of Kitchener’s Army, from the earliest days of recruitment, through to the creation of whole ‘Pals’ battalions across the country and beyond. This book follows the journey of these men, born to fight together, through an amalgam of words and images.

PUBLISHER: The History Press

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AIR POWER: A GLOBAL HISTORY

Jeremy Black

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One of the world’s finest scholars of military history, Jeremy Black provides a lucid analysis of the use of air power over land and sea over the last 100 years, with particular emphasis on the RAF during World War II and the two Gulf Wars. An essential and compelling book.

PUBLISHER: Rowman & Littlefield

 


LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’S WAR: THE ARABS, THE BRITISH AND THE REMAKING OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN WWI

Neil Faulkner

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A wealth of new research supports this groundbreaking account of the Arab Revolt and the Palestine Campaign during WWI. Author Neil Faulkner provides insights into Lawrence’s peculiar genius, the collision of tradition with modernity, and the beginnings of the insurgencies that today inflame the Middle East.

PUBLISHER: Yale University Press


FIFTY GREAT WAR FILMS

Tim Newark

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From the 1916 classic The Battle of the Somme to the 2014 blockbuster American Sniper, this stunning new book examines 50 of the greatest war films from the last century. Highly illustrated throughout, it offers rare insight into some of history’s most compelling cinematic productions.

PUBLISHER: Osprey Publishing


THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

Matthias Strohn (ed.)

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Featuring articles by leading military historians and an introduction by renowned World War I scholar Sir Hew Strachan, this new study looks beyond the horrendous conditions and staggering casualty rate to examine the strategic and tactical impact of the campaign for German, French, British, and Dominion forces on the Somme.

PUBLISHER: Osprey Publishing

 


SOL LIMITIS

James Collins

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AD 367: a battlehardened soldier is sent to the frozen north of Britannia on a mission from the Emperor. Conducting his investigation from a hostile garrison on the crumbling frontier of Hadrian’s Wall, Atellus must struggle to survive in a lawless land torn apart by the death-throes of an over-stretched empire.

PUBLISHER: Ramora


TAIL GUNNER

R C Rivaz

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‘Rivaz was, without doubt, one of the best gunners with whom I ever flew,’ said Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC Written only months after the events described, R C Rivaz provides a uniquely fresh and immediate perspective on some of the most harrowing episodes of World War Two.

PUBLISHER: Albion Press

 


HITLER’S SOLDIERS

Ben H Shepherd

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Drawing on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship, this penetrating history is the first to examine the full extent of the German army’s complicity in the Nazi crimes of World War Two and the range of reasons for its early victories and eventual defeat.

PUBLISHER: Yale University Press


THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND

John Brooks

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In this major new account of the Battle of Jutland, the key naval battle of the First World War, John Brooks reveals the key technologies employed, from ammunition to battle orders. He offers important new interpretations of the battle, drawing on contemporary sources, along with official records, letters, and memoirs.

PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press

 


ESCAPE TO PAGAN

Brian Devereux

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A gripping true story of survival as one family struggles against overwhelming odds in WWII occupied Asia. Whilst his wife and son are in Burma evading the Japanese and surviving in the jungle, Jack Devereux survives the sinking of a PoW ship and the atom bomb at Nagasaki.

PUBLISHER: Casemate


PARIS ’44: THE CITY OF LIGHT REDEEMED

William Mortimer Moore

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A compelling account of the occupation and liberation of Paris, this book draws on a wealth of diverse accounts and memoirs weaving together the intricate parallel chains of events – military and diplomatic, Allied and German – that led General Leclerc’s French 2nd Armoured Division to the boulevards of Paris in 1944.

PUBLISHER: Casemate

 


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