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Ancient history

  • The Pacific Warby Christina Twomey; Ernest Koh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across the Asia-Pacific and shows how the wars, both individually... more...

  • The Yanks Are Coming!by H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III ( The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War , Robert E. Lee on Leadership , etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America?s involvement in the First World War with his new book The Yanks Are Coming: A Military History of the United States in World War I . 2014 marks the centenary of... more...

  • Rena's Promiseby Rena Kornreich Gelissen; Heather Dune Macadam

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust... more...

  • Comics and Conflictby Cord A. Scott

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Illustration has been an integral part of human history. Particularly before the advent of media such as photography, film, television, and now the Internet, illustrations in all their variety had been the primary visual way to convey history. The comic book, which emerged in its modern form in the 1930s, was another form of visual entertainment that... more...

  • Great War Britain Birminghamby Sian Roberts

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...

  • No Labour, No Battleby John Starling; Ivor Lee; Professor Richard Holmes

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital, yet largely unreported role played by these brave soldiers was crucial to achieving victory in 1918. For this book John Starling and Ivor Lee... more...

  • The Other First World Warby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands of miles from the Baltic to the Black and Caspian seas, before spreading north to the Arctic and east to the Pacific, embroiling several thousand... more...

  • German Assault Troops of the First World Warby Stephen Bull

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement emerged with the squad as the key tactical unit, marking a fundamental shift in methods of warfare. As late as March 1918, assault detachments... more...

  • Can Do!by William Bradford Huie

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction Battalions--the Seabees. With the publication of Can Do! the following year, Americans soon came to appreciate the significance of... more...

  • Jewish Histories of the Holocaustby Norman J.W. Goda

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    For many years, histories of the Holocaust focused on its perpetrators, and only recently have more scholars begun to consider in detail the experiences of victims and survivors, as well as the documents they left behind. This volume contains new research from internationally established scholars. It provides an introduction to and overview of Jewish... more...