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- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 9.99
This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 47.00
This 2003 volume analyzes the markets, societies, technology and colonial cultures involved in the coffee economy. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95
Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 39.95
Drawing together common features of society from a range of different contexts throughout Europe, from Italy and Spain to Poland and Russia, Early Modern European Society surveys the sweeping changes affecting Europe from the end of the fifteenth century to the early decades of the eighteenth century. Henry Kamen includes discussion on: European... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00
Bitter Ocean is a masterful, authoritative account of perhaps the least-known major battle of World War II, the Battle of the Atlantic. British, Canadian, and American air and sea forces fought the German U-boats in this desperate battle, and prevailed -- at a terrible cost. Between 1939 and 1945, over 36,000 Allied sailors and navy airmen and... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00
Were World Wars I and II?which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction?inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men?s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 20.99
Halloween 1636: sightings of the ghost of an old woman begin to be reported in the small English coastal town of Minehead, and a royal commission is sent to investigate. December 1640: a disgraced Protestant bishop is hanged in the Irish capital, Dublin, after being convicted of an 'unspeakable' crime. In this remarkable piece of historical... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 27.99
Hew Strachan's monumental account has been heralded as the definitive work on the First World War. His narrative, always readable and incisive, brings together an unparalleled range of material. Military and strategic perspectives are combined with those of cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. The viewpoints of Germany, England,... more...