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- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 14.95
On the morning of April 9, 1917, troops of the Canadian Corps under General Julian Byng attacked the formidable German defences of Vimy Ridge. Since then, generations of Canadians have shared a deep emotional attachment to the battle, inspired partly by the spectacular memorial on the battlefield. Although the event is considered central in Canadian... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 19.95
Winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, non-fiction category and shortlisted for the CBCA Children's Book Awards, 2011. The First World War was only meant to last six months. When the Australians and New Zealanders arrived at the Western Front in 1916, the fighting had been going for a year and a half and there was no end in sight. more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
The Anglosphere refers to a community of English-speaking states, nations, and societies centered on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which has profoundly influenced the direction of world history and fascinated countless observers. This book argues that the origins of the Anglosphere are racial. Drawing... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74
A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald 'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age 'Great stuff . . . the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail 'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail -- sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button 'The balance of analysis... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.95
Karen Petrone shatters the notion that World War I was a forgotten war in the Soviet Union. Although never officially commemorated, the Great War was the subject of a lively discourse about religion, heroism, violence, and patriotism during the interwar period. Using memoirs, literature, films, military... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
The author, a travel journalist, was born and lives in Germany. Frankfurt is a modern, bustling city with continental Europes busiest airport and tallest buildings. But it is a fascinating place to spend some time, the site of the amazing Frankfurt Book Fair. The author provides innumerable tips on special discounts available for travelers (some... more...
- Dundurn 2010; US$ 36.00
On April 22, 1915, Canadians fought almost continuously for five days, clinging stubbornly against overwhelming odds to a vital part of the Allied line and saved 50,000 troops. In this new, deeply researched account, George H. Cassar skillfully blends the history of the battle with the graphic and moving words of the men on the front line. more...