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Ancient history

  • A Handful of Bulletsby Harlan K. Ullman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Great War or the “War to end all Wars? as promised by President Woodrow Wilson was neither great nor ultimately conclusive. Precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the streets of Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914, World War I demolished the order established by the Concert of Vienna, an order... more...

  • Battle Story Passchendaele 1917by Chris McNab

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Battle of Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic of the First World War, coming to symbolise the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over 3 months under some of the worst conditions of the war, fighting became bogged down in a quagmire that made it almost impossible for any gains to be made. In this Battle Story,... more...

  • Memorials in Berlin and Buenos Airesby Brigitte Sion

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the conflicting performances that take place at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and the Memorial to the Victims of State Terror in Buenos Aires. Sion offers an interdisciplinary model for analyzing sites of memory, their purpose, failure and success, and their part in a transnational circuit of remembrance practices. more...

  • Trial By Gasby George H. Cassar

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison... 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...

  • Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933-1945by Ian Baxter

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.99

    Using many rare and unpublished images this book identifies and delves into the characters of the notorious men who were instrumental in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in World history.

Through words and pictures the chilling truth emerges. In many respects these monsters were all too normal. Rudolf Hess, the Commandant of... more...

  • They Were There in 1914by William Langford

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.50

    In September 1938, as Chamberlain was having discussions with Herr Hitler, and managing to secure 'Peace in our Time', a weekly magazine called I WAS THERE hit the newsagents and booksellers. Twenty years had elapsed since the Great War ended and in that period hundreds of books on the subject had been written by those who took part. It was... more...

  • Coastal Command's Air War Against the German U-Boatsby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book summarises the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic. At the start of the war, RAF Coastal Command had virtually no real chance of either... more...

  • Last of the Lancastersby Martin W. Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 23.99

    The Lancasters looked like enormous deadly black birds going off into the night; somehow they looked different when they came back. The planes carried from this field 117,000 pounds of high explosives and the crews flew all night to drop the load as ordered. Now the trains would not run between France and Italy for a while, not on those bombed tracks... more...