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  • The School of Hard Knocksby

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; Not Available

    This important new history of the development of a leadership corps of officers during World War I opens with a gripping narrative of the battlefield heroism of Cpl. Alvin York, juxtaposed with the death of Pvt. Charles Clement less than two kilometers away. Clement had been a captain and an example of what a good officer should be in the years... more...

  • The 54th Infantry Brigade: 1914-1918by 54th Infantry

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49

    This book has a subtitle: 'Some Records of Battle and Laughter in France' which sets the tone of this history, the history of one of the most remarkable brigades that fought on the Western Front, part of one of the most remarkable divisions. The 18th (Eastern) Division became an elite formation, one of Kitchener’s Second New Army divisions,... more...

  • 9th Heavy Battery R.G.A.by 9th Heavy Battery R.G.A.

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    The battery was formed on 26th August 1914 as a 4-gun 4.7in battery. It went to France in May 1915 with the 9th (Scottish) Division which it left within a few days to join H.A.Reserve and went into action near Armentieres. Subsequently it joined 16th H.A.Brigade and in January 1917 it was re-equipped with 60 pdrs.. This account is based on the Battery... more...

  • Muslim Spaces of Hopeby Tahir Abbas; M. A. Kevin Brice; Raj Brown; Ayona Datta; Kevin Dunn; Claire Dwyer; Fodil Fadli; Peter Hopkins; Reina Lewis; Hilary Lim; Sarah Mills; Jane Pollard; Ziauddin Sardar; Magda Sibley; Selcuk R. Sirin; Varun Uberoi; Selen Imamoglu; Richard Phillips

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 37.95

    This book challenges many of the assumptions and assertions that have been made about Muslims in the West. more...

  • Red Road From Stalingradby Mansur Abdulin; Artem Drabkin

    Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 9.99

    Mansur Abdulin fought in the front ranks of the Soviet infantry against the German invaders at Stalingrad, Kursk and on the banks of the Dnieper. This is his extraordinary story. His vivid inside view of a ruthless war on the Eastern Front gives a rare insight into the reality of the fighting and into the tactics and mentality of the Soviet army. In... more...

  • American Egyptologistby Jeffrey Abt

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    James Henry Breasted (1865?1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Tim e magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones?he... more...

  • The Arabs and the Holocaustby Gilbert Achcar

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 6.79

    An unprecedented and judicious examination of what the Holocaust means?and doesn't mean?in the Arab world, one of the most explosive subjects of our time There is no more inflammatory topic than the Arabs and the Holocaust?the phrase alone can occasion outrage. The terrain is dense with ugly claims and counterclaims: one side is charged with Holocaust... more...

  • The Arabs and the Holocaustby Gilbert Achcar

    Saqi 2012; US$ 19.99

    The Arab-Israeli conflict goes far beyond the wars waged on Middle East battlefields. There is also a war of narratives revolving around the two defining traumas of the conflict: the Holocaust and the Nakba. One side is charged with Holocaust denial, the other with exploiting a tragedy while denying the tragedies of others. In this path-breaking book,... more...

  • Shylock nach dem Holocaustby Zeno Ackermann; Sabine Schülting

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 108.56

    Die 1992 gegründete Buchreihe ist interdisziplinär ausgerichtet; sie umfasst wissenschaftliche Monographien, Aufsatzsammlungen und kommentierte Quelleneditionen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Der Begriff deutsch-jüdische Literatur bzw. Kultur verweist auf Werke jüdischer Autoren in deutscher Sprache, insoweit jüdische Aspekte... more...

  • Historiographie in der Antikeby Klaus-Peter Adam

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 141.14

    The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world. more...