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  • Die konfessionelle Kriegskrankenpflege im 19. Jahrhundertby Annett Büttner

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 71.62

    <P>Das Problem der Versorgung verwundeter und erkrankter Soldaten beschäftigt die Menschheit seit der Existenz von Kriegen. Das unterentwickelte Militärsanitätswesen der europäischen Armeen war jedoch bis in das 19. Jahrhundert hinein nicht in der Lage, seinen Aufgaben gerecht zu werden ? die freiwillige Kriegskrankenpflege entstand.&nbsp;Dass... more...

  • Wiederaufbau europäischer Städte / Rebuilding European Citiesby Georg Wagner-Kyora

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 82.00

    <P>Einschneidend für die europäische Erfahrungsgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts war die Katastrophe der Zerstörung traditionsreicher Großstädte während des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Sie forderte lokale Eliten und Öffentlichkeiten heraus, den Wiederaufbau im Konsens zu beginnen und als ein Langzeitprojekt fortzuführen. Unter Einsatz aller verfügbaren... more...

  • Splinter Fleetby Theodore Treadwell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable? work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys... more...

  • Iwoby Richard Wheeler

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, resulting in the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, is documented with a personal touch; the author himself was a member of that company. It is a searing and unique account of that battle, told from the perspective of both the gallant U.S. Marines who invaded the island and the brave... more...

  • Welche Wege führen nach Washington?by Eva Scherwitz

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 60.41

    Gibt es eine Einflussnahme der EU auf die US-Politik? Mit dieser Fragestellung rückt die Autorin die transatlantischen Beziehungen in eine grundlegend neue Perspektive. Für die beiden Amtszeiten von George W. Bush zeichnet sie anhand einer präzisen Analyse nach, auf welchen Wegen Einflussnahme der EU auf die US-Politik in den drei brisanten Politikbereichen... 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...

  • Fu-goby Ross Coen

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 28.95

    Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland,... more...

  • America's U-Boatsby Chris Dubbs

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 24.95

    The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. During the war, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping vessels off the East Coast, the American press dubbed these weapons ?Hun Devil Boats,? ?Sea Thugs,? and ?Baby Killers.?... more...

  • Great War Britain Londonby Stuart Hallifax

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: London offers an in-depth portrait of the capital and its people during the 'war to end all wars'. It describes the reaction to the war's outbreak; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; shares many first-hand experirences,... more...