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- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99
Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III ( The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War , Robert E. Lee on Leadership , etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America?s involvement in the First World War with his new book The Yanks Are Coming: A Military History of the United States in World War I . 2014 marks the centenary of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
The impact of Napoleon on France and on Europe was immediate and enduring. He dominated his age as his armies dominated the continent; and no European country was untouched, or unchanged, by the events of these turbulent years. Keeping one's bearings geographically, militarily, politically and chronologically in the prevailing turmoil is no easy matter,... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and Prohibition in America is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: 5 December. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15
From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital, yet largely unreported role played by these brave soldiers was crucial to achieving victory in 1918. For this book John Starling and Ivor Lee... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17
Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands of miles from the Baltic to the Black and Caspian seas, before spreading north to the Arctic and east to the Pacific, embroiling several thousand... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement emerged with the squad as the key tactical unit, marking a fundamental shift in methods of warfare. As late as March 1918, assault detachments... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95
In America and the Great War, 1914-1920, the accomplished writing team of D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells provides a succinct account of the principal military, political, and social developments in United States History as the nation responded to, and was changed by, a world in crisis. A forthright examination of America's unprecedented military... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95
This is a compelling account of the First World War. It offers clear analysis of the war on land, sea, and air, and considers the impact of the war on Europe's civilian population. Issues addressed include the relationship between war and industrialisation, trench warfare, the long term effects of the war on changing social structures, and economic... more...