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  • Frozen Assetsby Frigga Kruse

    Barkhuis 2014; US$ 23.50

    The focus of this book is the role of Great Britain in the industrial development of Spitsbergen. The primary aim of this study is to explain the British operations on Spitsbergen from a historical international comparative perspective. Hence, the central research question is: What were the driving forces behind the development of the British mining... more...

  • Australia 1901 - 2001by Andrew Tink

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Andrew Tink’s superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and... more...

  • Trial By Gasby George H. Cassar

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison... more...

  • Destructive and Formidableby David Blackmore

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 24.50

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry's particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original... more...

  • Chester in the Great Warby Susan Chambers

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...

  • Orde Wingateby Simon Anglim

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Winston Churchill described Wingate as a ‘man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny’. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian... more...

  • French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War IIby Raffael Scheck

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Discusses the experience of nearly 100,000 French colonial prisoners of war captured by Nazi Germany during World War II. more...

  • The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Agesby James Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book surveys the role of religious ideas and apocalyptic thought in shaping medieval society in Western Europe. more...

  • Nazi Germany and the Arab Worldby Francis R. Nicosia

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book investigates the intent and policy of Nazi Germany in the Arab world from 1933 to 1944. more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...