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  • Warfare Stateby David Edgerton

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 39.00

    Alternative account of the development of one of the greatest states of the twentieth century. more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than... more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart... more...

  • England and the Aeroplaneby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The story of the strange mixture of romanticism, militarism and technology that has made planes so important to England, from the brilliant author of Britain's War Machine The history of England and the aeroplane is one tangled with myths - of 'the Few' and the Blitz, of boffins, flying machines, amateur inventors and muddling through.... more...

  • The Shock of the Oldby David Edgerton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 12.99

    From the books of H.G. Wells to the press releases of NASA, we are awash in cliched claims about high technology's ability to change the course of history. Now, in The Shock of the Old, David Edgerton offers a startling new and fresh way of thinking about the history of technology, radically revising our ideas about the interaction of technology... more...

  • Shock Of The Oldby David Edgerton

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    This first ever history of technology casts aside the usual stories of inventions and focuses instead on what people actually use. It reassesses the relationship of technology and society, using unrecognised examples such as Spanish synthetic petrol, Japanese rickshaws, American gas chambers, Soviet tractors and Turkish battleships. We do not live... more...

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