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  • Victory at Villers-Bretonneuxby Peter FitzSimons

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 34.60

    It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the one hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace with Germany - means that no fewer than one million of the Kaiser's soldiers can now be transferred from there to the Western Front.... more...

  • Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacyby Todd S. Sechser; Matthew Fuhrmann

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Are nuclear weapons useful for coercive diplomacy? This book argues that they are useful for deterrence but not for offensive purposes. more...

  • Alnwick in the Great Warby Craig Armstrong

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.16

    As a market town and one of the seats of government of the county authority, Alnwick played a key role in the coordination of Northumberland’s war effort. With a wide rural hinterland, the town was considerably important in the production and dispersal of food, which was vital to the war effort. As the home of the Duke of Northumberland, the... more...

  • Gravesend in the Great Warby Stephen Wynn

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.16

    Gravesend was like most other towns in the UK during the course of the First World War. When the call came to serve King and Country, local men enlisted in their thousands, but sadly not all of them returned. This book gives an insight into the Tilbury to Gravesend Pontoon Bridge, which allowed the rapid deployment of troops in the event of a German... more...

  • Kidderminster in the Great Warby Julie Philips

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.16

    Wars affect everyone. Whether it is fought on the battlefields or on the Home Front, by the armed forces or civilians, sacrifices have to be made and everyone suffers one way or another. This book gives a flavour of what it was like living in Kidderminster through the Great War years. Kidderminster was proud to send many of its brothers, husbands,... more...

  • English Electric Lightningby Martin Derry; Neil Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.61

    Developed to intercept increasingly capable Soviet bombers such as the Tupolev Tu-16, Tu-22 and Tu-95, the English Electric/BAC Lightning had a phenomenal rate of climb, a high ceiling, and a top speed of over 1,300mph at 36,000ft, and is a favourite of both aviation enthusiasts and aircraft modellers alike. This homage to the only all-British Mach... more...

  • Lady Lucy Houston DBEby Miles Macnair

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The life-story of Lady Lucy Houston DBE must surely be one of the most romantic and dramatic epics of the last one hundred and fifty years, yet nowadays she is a woman unknown. She was a renowned beauty with a sharp intelligence, and over the years she would exploit her charismatic charm, first as a teenager to entice a wealthy lover, and subsequently... more...

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorialby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 30.00

    This is a comprehensive and highly emotive volume, borne of years of intensive research and many trips to the battlefields of the Great War. It seeks to humanise Tyne Cot cemetery, to offer the reader a chance to engage with the personal stories of the soldiers whose names have been chiseled there in stone. Poignant stories of camaraderie, tragic... more...

  • Crecy 1346by Richard Barber; Peter Hoskins

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    On 26 August 1346, near the village of Crécy in northern France, Edward III’s outnumbered English army confronted the French forces of Philip VI and won one of the most remarkable battles of the Hundred Years War. Edward’s victory had a major impact on th more...

  • The Care of the Witnessby Michal Givoni

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The Care of the Witness explores the historical shifts in the crises of witnessing to genocide, war, and disaster and their contribution to nongovernmental politics. more...