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  • The Burning of the Worldby Bela Zombory-Moldovan; Peter Zombory-Moldovan

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War   An NYRB Classics Original   The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.           Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by... more...

  • The Comebackby Geoffrey C. Ward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work. Noted historian Geoffrey C. Ward, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Parkman Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, who is himself a polio survivor, investigates... more...

  • Malcolmby John Malcolm

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 18.94

    Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India Company from a largely commercial enterprise into an agent of imperial government, during a crucial period of... more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.23

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice.... more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.23

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice.... more...

  • Die Ungewissheit vergällt einem das Lebenby August Pichler

    Edition Raetia 2014; Not Available

    Als die Südtiroler 1939 vor die Option gestellt wurden, die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft anzunehmen und ins Reich abzuwandern oder im faschistischen Italien zu verbleiben, entschloss sich der streng katholische August Pichler für die Heimat und gegen das unchristliche Reich, dem er nebenbei keine lange Lebensdauer vorhersagte. Der Zwiespalt des Jahres... more...

  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summerby Alastair Panton; Victoria Panton Bacon

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks, as well as the bravery, camaraderie and humanity that made those unpredictable... more...

  • Pericles of Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Janet Lloyd; Paul Cartledge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. ?Periclean? Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of... more...

  • A Very Personal Warby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 20.40

    A Very Personal War , first published in 1971, was James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction book, and though out of print for many years it retains its force and relevance today. 'In 1969 my agent called me into his office to meet a mysterious man who wanted his story told. He was Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary during the... more...