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  • The Great Polar Fraudby Anthony Galvin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans?Frederick Cook and Robert Peary?each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed... more...

  • Hitler's Europe Ablazeby Philip Cooke; Ben H. Shepherd

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Local resistance to German-led Axis occupation occurred throughout the European continent during World War II, taking a wide range of forms?noncooperation and disinformation, sabotage and espionage, and armed opposition and full-scale partisan warfare. It is a key element in the experience and the national memory of those who found themselves under... more...

  • The Strategy of Freedom (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    In this tract, Laski discusses the British case for the destruction of Hitler from the angle of the university student, especially from America, who had doubts about the complexities of the situation. He illustrates why all parties in Britain felt that future freedom of intelligence depended on victory. more...

  • State Power in Ancient China and Romeby Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 73.99

    Two thousand years ago, the Qin/Han and Roman empires were the largest political entities of the ancient world, developing simultaneously yet independently at opposite ends of Eurasia. Although their territories constituted only a small percentage of the global land mass, these two Eurasian polities controlled up to half of the world population and... more...

  • Rotherham in the Great Warby Margaret Drinkall

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.50

    Many Rotherham men had never fired a shot in their lives before they enlisted, to fight in what quickly became known as the Great War. Some of them had never travelled further than Sheffield or Doncaster and had only used lathes and ploughshares, prior to conscription. Now those same men were suddenly thrust into the mayhem of battlefields, trenches,... more...

  • Europe by Eurail 2015by Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski; Darren Price

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler?s one-stop source for visiting Europe?s cities and countries by rail for more than thirty years. Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions.... more...

  • From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikkaby Janet Macdonald

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 22.99

    Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson's Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an over-used cliche. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what... more...

  • Washington in the Great Warby Peter Welsh

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    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 Washington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...

  • Der Kalte Kriegby Alexander Emmerich

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 16.37

    Erstmals aus deutscher Perspektive Der nukleare Erstschlag war jahrzehntelang der Alptraum der Menschheit ? und beängstigend real. Vor allem in den kritischen Wochen des Jahres 1962 stand die Zukunft der Welt auf Messers Schneide. Die USA und Russland lagerten bald genug Atomwaffen für die Ausrottung der Menschheit. In dem bebilderten Überblick schildert... more...

  • Überleben als Verpflichtungby Inge Deutchkron

    Butzon & Bercker 2012; US$ 7.32

    Hauptbeschreibung Die deutsch-israelische Autorin Inge Deutschkron beschäftigt sich in ihren zahlreichen Publikationen mit der Verfolgung von Juden in der Nazi-Zeit - und damit auch mit ihrer eigenen Situation als Jüdin in Deutschland. Ihr Schicksal als Überlebende des Holocaust ist für sie eine andauernde Verpflichtung, die dunklen wie auch die... more...