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Africa

  • Manners Make a Nationby Allison K. Shutt

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 110.00

    Tells the story of how people struggled to define, refine, reform, and ultimately overturn racial etiquette as a social guide for Southern Rhodesian politics. more...

  • From Slavery to Aidby Benedetta Rossi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book explores transformations in the relationship between ecology, politics and labour in the Nigerien Sahel over two centuries. more...

  • The Battle for Burma 1943-1945by John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the despatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the despatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island... more...

  • King John and Magna Cartaby Sean McGlynn

    The History Press 2015; US$ 4.36

    John became king in 1199 and although all medieval kings had constantly to worry about financial issues, it is the inept way that John dealt with his that caused so much resentment. John lost his military campaigns; he was corrupt, indulged in blackmail, and manipulated the justice system more than any other king. He was a womaniser and rumours of... more...

  • Defiance!by G. H. F. Nichols

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50

    George Nichols was an artillery officer serving with the 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded in 1917, and returned to the guns in March 1918, just in time to experience the fury of the Kaiserschlacht, the great German offensive designed to knock the British army out of the war.Nichols wrote a powerful account of the Kaiser's last... more...

  • 24hr Trenchby Andrew Robertshaw

    The History Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    During the Great War millions of men lived in the trenches of the Western Front. It is almost impossible for us to really understand how they coped in such a confined space with the constant terror of enemy attack. Andrew Robertshaw and a group of soldiers, archaeologists and historians use official manuals and diaries to recreate their daily lives,... more...

  • Remembering Tommyby Peter Doyle; Chris Foster

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    The British soldier of the Great War has been depicted in many books. Invariably, a pen picture paints him as stoic, joining the army in a wave of patriotic fervour, and destined to serve four years on the Western Front in some of the most costly battles in history. Yet often the picture is difficult to resolve for the reader. How did the soldier live,... more...

  • 24hr Under Attackby Andrew Robertshaw

    The History Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    10 million military personnel died during the Great War. Many millions of them experienced horrendous enemy attacks on entrenched positions that stretched across France and Belgium, as well as the Eastern Front. This groundbreaking book relives 24 hours of an actual Platoon under attack, using their War Diary to follow the assault hour-by-hour. A team... more...

  • D-Day Storyby Martin Bowman

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    D-Day, 6 June 1944 is a day that is emblazoned in history, witnessed the first day of the Allied Operation Overlord - the mass invasion of Normandy. Planned for many months and executed swifty, these landings saw over 160,000 troops embark from specially designed craft onto a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. It was the largest amphibious operation... more...

  • Tommy's Handbookby Neil R Storey

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Tommy's Handbook is told through a compilation of fascimilies from original military guides and booklets produced during the First World War for officers and men with chapters exploring all stages of the soldier's experiences from recruitment and through training, covering topics from drill and marching songs to badges of rank, soldier's equipment,... more...