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    • Publication date:21 Jun 2012
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Voices from the Holocaust

By Jon E. Lewis

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First-hand accounts of the Holocaust from the rise to power of Hilter to the Nuremberg trials.

The testament to a tragedy.

Voices from The Holocaust follows the whole history of the 'Shoah' from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremburg trials, but of course the exterminations and death camps of 'The Final Solution' take centre stage. It tells the story from the perspective of the people who were there, and were witnesses - on both sides - of the horror.

While some of the eye-witnesses are well-known, such as Anne Frank, Primo Levi and Heinrich Himmler, the book includes recollections of camp inmates, SS Totenkopf guards and the British soldiers who liberated Belsen. Shocking, powerful and personal, Voices from the Holocaust retells history, written by those who were there.

Biographical Notes

Jon E Lewis used to live in Clapham. He studied at Oxford and has written for Time Out, The Independent, New Statesman and the Guardian. He is the author of numerous books including England the Autobiography and The British Soldier: The Autobiography

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  • ISBN: 9781849017237
  • Publication date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Robinson
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The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War

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By 1969, following the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, over 500,000 US troops were 'in country' in Vietnam. Before America's longest war had ended with the fall of Saigon in 1975, 450,000 Vietnamese had died, along with 36,000 Americans. The Vietnam War was the first rock 'n' roll war, the first helicopter war with its doctrine of 'airmobility', and the first television war; it made napalm and the defoliant Agent Orange infamous, and gave us the New Journalism of Michael Herr and others. It also saw the establishment of the Navy SEALs and Delta Force. At home, America fractured, with the peace movement protesting against the war; at Kent State University, Ohio National Guardsmen fired on unarmed students, killing four and injuring nine. Lewis's compelling selection of the best writing to come out of a war covered by some truly outstanding writers, both journalists and combatants, includes an eyewitness account of the first major battle between the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam at Ia Drang; a selection of letters home; Nicholas Tomalin's famous 'The General Goes Zapping Charlie Cong'; Robert Mason's 'R&R', Studs Terkel's account of the police breaking up an anti-war protest; John Kifner on the shootings at Kent State; Ron Kovic's 'Born on the Fourth of July'; John T. Wheeler's 'Khe Sanh: Live in the V Ring'; Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh on the massacre at My Lai; Michael Herr's 'It Made You Feel Omni'; Viet Cong Truong Nhu Tang's memoir; naval nurse Maureen Walsh's memoir, 'Burning Flesh'; John Pilger on the fall of Saigon; and Tim O'Brien's 'If I Die in a Combat Zone'.

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The Mammoth Book of Combat

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Alien AbductionSome 2,740 US citizens claim to have been abducted by aliens each day. That's an incredible 2% of a population of 300 million. Surely statistically some of these cases must bear truths?Area 51It is rumoured that Area 51 houses the UFO disc found at Roswell, as well as other crashed alien spaceships. What is the truth?The Babylonian BrotherhoodTwelve-foot lizards from the planet Draco have colonized Earth and seek world domination.Crop CirclesMade by intelligent beings from elsewhere, or earth-bound pranksters?Face on MarsWas the image of a humanoid face 1.5 miles long by 1 mile wide purposefully constructed or is it simply an accidental resemblance?Hollow EarthThe Earth is hollow and houses a surreptitious advanced civilisation.Majestic 12Evidence found about a group of military officials, scientists and intelligence officials set up in 1962 to study alien technology. Legitimate or bogus?Men in BlackMysterious figures who seek to conceal UFO identity. They appear at a witness's house after a sighting and remove all physical evidence before threatening the witness to remain silent. Are they really government agents?Nazi Moon BaseDuring the Second World War the Germans sent a successful mission to the moon, made a lunar station and built an underground base in Antarctica for space exploration research.Project BluebookSince December 1969 there has been no official US government body actively investigating UFO sightings. But what about unofficially?Rendlesham ForestDid an alien spacecraft land at Rendlesham Forest in 1980?RoswellIn 1947 an extra-terrestrial spacecraft with alien occupants landed in New Mexico. Allegedly, this event was covered up by the US military, but why?Shag HarbourIn October 1967 an unidentified flying object was seen floating on the waters of Shag Harbour. Even following thorough investigation, no explanation has ever been given for this.

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Mammoth Books presents Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

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London: the Autobiography

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