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  • The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider Worldby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new international order dominated by East-West rivalries. After surveying the decolonization process, the book looks successively at the different patterns of experience in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific,... more...

  • World War 1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    Images of WWI in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war - the battle for control of the sea. In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain?s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged... more...

  • Invasion!by Martin Marix Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This terrifying alternative reality is actually based on historical facts.  The book follows the real course of events up to1 September, including the planning in Britain and Germany, and the aerial war. The fictional story then supposes that the Germans halted their advance in France along the Seine and the Aisne after the fall of Paris and that... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. more...

  • The Story of the 6th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantryby Ralph Bignell Ainsworth

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Military history buffs will appreciate this detailed account of the Durham Light Infantry, a prominent regiment of the British Army that fought bravely in every major battle in World War I. Focusing specifically on the DLI's activities in France, it presents a detailed reckoning of the regiment's movements, tactics, defeats, and triumphs. more...

  • Crescent and Iron Crossby E. F. Benson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though primarily remembered today as a novelist and playwright, British author E.F. Benson was also an insightful historian and critic who published several volumes of analysis pertaining to the emergence of Europe and its cultural, political, and economic legacy. Crescent and Iron Cross is a fascinating history of Turkey and its role as the crossroads... more...

  • Fighting In Flandersby E. Alexander Powell

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Readers who appreciate top-notch chronicles of battlefield conflict won't be able to put Fighting in Flanders down. American journalist E. Alexander Powell had decades of front-line reporting experience before traveling to Belgium to get a closer look at the emerging conflict. He put his experience to good use reporting on the new military technologies... more...

  • MI5 in the Great Warby Nigel West

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    In 1921, MI5 commissioned a comprehensive, top-secret review of the organisation?s operations during the First World War. Never intended for circulation outside of the government, all seven volumes of this fascinating and unique document remained locked away in MI5?s registry … until now. Recently declassified and published here for the first time,... more...

  • The World's Warby David Olusoga

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57

    A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns... more...

  • Die andere Frontby Anton Holzer

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 35.80

    Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Fotobuchpreis 2008 Anhand von über 500 spektakulären und großteils unveröffentlichten Kriegsfotografien aus dem Bildarchiv der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek rückt dieser Band erstmals den Krieg im Osten und Südosten Europas ins Blickfeld. Der Fotohistoriker Anton Holzer zeichnet damit ein neues, bisher kaum... more...