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- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.07
Kein Land hatte sich so intensiv auf den Zweiten Weltkrieg vorbereitet wie das Dritte Reich. Trotzdem war seine Luftrüstung gekennzeichnet von unrealistischer Planung und fehlendem Verständnis für produktionstechnische Zusammenhänge. Auf der anderen Seite waren die USA durch ihren Isolationismus und ihre demokratischen Entscheidungsprozesse gebremst.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99
Germany's attempts to build a battleship fleet to match that of the United Kingdom, the dominant naval power on the 19th-century and an island country that depended on seaborne trade for survival, is often listed as a major reason for the enmity between those two countries that led to the outbreak of war in 1914. Indeed, German leaders... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes towards piracy were ambivalent. This book, an engaging study of vested interests and conflicting ideologies, shows how pirates were portrayed... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00
Provides a wealth of detail on how "the wild geese" - the Irish who refused to submit to the English - played a significant role in the armies of Spain. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99
This book compares Churchill and de Gaulle as they thought, spoke, and acted through two world wars and the subsequent Cold War. Although the world is very different now, this nuanced history shows how thinking along with these giants of the twentieth century as they responded to the crises of their time will make us more thoughtful citizens today.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99
Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen's contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen's birth, to the coronation of George IV more...
- Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82
High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at... more...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28
The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain's worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess Alice passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
Authored by a team of North American university professors who specialize in the subject, Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World has been specifically written for students in the United States, or from other countries where pre-existing knowledge of the history of Britain cannot be taken for granted. Beginning with the Glorious Revolution... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99
These are the highly controversial memoirs of Austin Mitchell, local TV star of the 1970s and MP for Great Grimsby. Austin was the poster boy for Calendar TV at a time when local television had a much greater impact than national TV and its stars were the celebrities of the day. Austin charts his career path and reveals how he fell into his role at... more...