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  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • Shot at Dawnby Robert King

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged with, they could suffer the ultimate penalty, to be Shot at Dawn. A handful of men serving in Welsh regiments absconded and despite mitigating... more...

  • The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals)by Donald Hankey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1963, discusses the events of the Paris Peace Conference- the meeting of Allied victors following the end of World War I to set peace terms. Lord Hankey discusses the political and military terms and issues, as well as those of individual countries. This book is ideal for students of modern history. more...

  • Christmas 1914by John Hudson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded three North East coastal towns; meanwhile, the recently invented aeroplane was being put to deadly use in raids over the South East. In... more...

  • Fire and Iceby Vincent Hunt

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building and forced fifty thousand people from their homes in an Arctic winter. Some Norwegians escpaed the excavation, with whole communities sheltering... more...

  • Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychicby Phil Mason

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler?s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you?ll unearth... more...

  • Gender, Home & Identityby Katarzyna Grabska

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    How and where did returning Nuer refugees make their 'homes' in southern Sudan? How were gender relations and identity redefined as a result of war, displacement and return to post-war communities? And how were those displaced able to recreate a sense of home, community and nation? During the civil wars in Southern Sudan (1983-2005) many of the... more...

  • Plymouth in the Great Warby Derek Tait

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one... more...

  • Kensington in the Great Warby G. I. S. Inglis

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.50

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Kensington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...

  • Artillery Scoutby James Bilder

    Casemate 2014; US$ 20.99

    The American Doughboys of World War I are often referred to as the "Lost Generation"; however, in this book we are able to gain an intimate look at their experiences after being thrust into the center of Europe’s "Great War" and enduring some of the most grueling battles in U.S. history. Len Fairfield (the author’s grandfather)... more...