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  • The United States at War, 1941 - 1945by Gary R. Hess

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    This 3rd edition presents a concise overview of how the war was fought as well as a consideration of the ways in which Americans regarded allies and enemies, embraced heroes, and viewed the war's purpose. Making the important distinction between popular notions and military and political realities, Gary Hess helps today's readers to better understand... more...

  • Capital Cities at Warby Jay Winter; Jean-Louis Robert

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00

    One of the few interdisciplinary studies of wartime available and a model for research in social history. more...

  • A Short History of World War Iby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland... more...

  • Life as a Battle of Britain Pilotby Jonathan Falconer

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • Through the Eyes of the World’s Fighter Acesby Robert Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    This is the story of the fighter aces who flew throughout the war in many different operational theatres. The book opens with the first Polish Aces during the German invasion and continues with Finland’s pilots in the Winter War against the Soviets. There follows the battle for France with the experiences of RAF, Luftwaffe and French Aces and... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • Education and the Second World Warby Roy Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw... more...

  • Frieden oder Pazifismus?by Carl Schmitt; Günter Maschke

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Carl Schmitt war ein Denker konkreter Situationen. Angesichts der Literatur zu seiner Bedeutung als Kulturkritiker, Geschichtsphilosoph oder homme de lettres wird oft vergessen, daß er in erster Linie der Betrachter der höchst handgreiflichen Politik seiner Zeit und ihrer ideologischen Verschleierungen war. Doch erst in Bonn, wo... more...

  • History and the Social Webby August C. Krey

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of... more...