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Ancient history

  • Recasting Bourgeois Europeby Charles S. Maier; Charles S. Maier

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Charles Maier, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published Recasting Bourgeois Europe as his first book in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the book examines how European societies progressed from a moment of social vulnerability to one of political and economic stabilization. Arguing that a common... more...

  • Wings of Goldby Wesley Phillips Newton; Robert R. Rea

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Wings of Gold  makes a unique contribution to the history of naval aviation. The book sets out the day-to-day experiences and reactions of a cadet who went through the aviation training program at its peak during World War II. An emphasis on training is missing in almost all books dealing with that conflict; in this book, it is the focus. In... more...

  • Fritz and Tommyby Peter Doyle; Robin Schäfer

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    Fritz and Tommy takes a unique look at the experiences of the German soldier - in direct comparison with those of his British counterpart. While other books plot out the battles and examine the participation of the German divisions on the Westfront, there are no books that discuss the shared experience of both sides. Uniquely, Fritz and Tommy examines... more...

  • Memoirs of an Anzacby John Charles Barrie

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 23.99

    Against his mother?s wishes, John Charles Barrie joined the Australian army in 1909. Five years later, he was on his way to Egypt as an officer with the Australian Imperial Force. He survived the war to write his memoirs, which were kept by his family for 80 years. Made public for the first time, this book gives firsthand accounts of Barrie?s wounding... more...

  • Recollections of the Great Warby Francis Buckley

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    This rare primary source account is the story of the hard fighting battalion of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, which saw action on the Somme, Passchendaele and in the Battle of Arras. This wonderfully detailed account provides a rare insight into the experiences of the common soldier on the front line during some of the bitterest conflicts of the... more...

  • Setting France Ablazeby Peter Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    During the summer of 1940, as Britain was fighting alone for its survival, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, instructed the newly formed and clandestine Special Operations Executive to "set Europe ablaze." From that moment on the S.O.E. took its own war to Nazi-occupied Europe by conducting a mix of espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance... more...

  • China and the Developing Worldby Joshua Eisemann; Eric Heginbotham; Derek Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    China's relationship with the developing world is a fundamental part of its larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside of China and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the cold war have prompted Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives in regard to emerging nations.Featuring contributions by... more...

  • Operation Long Jumpby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    In the middle of World War II, Nazi military intelligence discovered a seemingly easy way to win the war for Adolf Hitler. The three heads of the Allied forcesFranklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalinwere planning to meet in Tehran in October, 1943. Under Hitler's personal direction, the Nazis launched Operation Long Jump,? an intricate... more...

  • Fremantle's Submarinesby Michael Sturma

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    From unpromising beginnings in March 1942, the submarine base at Fremantle became a vital part of the Allied offensive against Japan. Pushed back from the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, American submariners, accompanied by small numbers of Dutch, retreated to Fremantle on the remote west coast of Australia as a port of last resort. Far... more...

  • Mighty by Sacrificeby James L. Noles

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The high cost of the Allied air offensive during World War II. On August 29, 1944, the 15th U.S. Army Air Force unleashed 500 bombers against oil and rail targets throughout central Europe. It dispatched the 20th Squadron of the 2nd Bombardment Group on what they regarded as an easy assignment: attack the Privoser Oil Refinery and associated railroad... more...