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  • Plymouth in the Great Warby Derek Tait

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one... more...

  • Die Volksaufklärung in Thüringen im Vormärz (1815-1848)by Arno Seifert

    Böhlau Verlag 2014; US$ 112.00

    Während die Forschung lange Zeit davon ausging, dass die Volksaufklärung nach ihrem Höhepunkt um 1800 rasch wieder abebbte, kann die Studie einen breiten Strom volksaufklärerischer Aktivitäten in Thüringen bis in die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts aufzeigen. Analysiert werden das soziale Milieu der Protagonisten, die Medien und Wege der Ver­mittlung volksaufklärerischer... more...

  • Eichmann before Jerusalemby Bettina Stangneth

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.05

    Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for years before his capture by the Mossad. Though once widely known by nicknames such as 'Manager of the Holocaust', he was able to portray himself, from the defendant's box in Jerusalem in 1960, as an overworked bureaucrat following... more...

  • Life in the Victorian Asylumby Mark Stevens

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health reveals why county asylums were built, the sort of people they housed and the treatments they received, as well as the enduring legacy of these remarkable institutions. Mark Stevens, the best-selling author... more...

  • Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swellsby Graydon Carter; David Friend

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    For the magazine?s centenary celebration, an anthology of pieces from the early golden age of Vanity Fair In honor of the 100th anniversary of Vanity Fair magazine, B ohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells celebrates the publication?s astonishing early catalogue of writers, with works by Dorothy Parker, Noël Coward, P. G. Wodehouse,... more...

  • Beijing Bastardby Val Wang

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider?s perspective to China?s shift from ancient empire to modern superpower Raised in a strict Chinese-American household in the suburbs, Val Wang dutifully got good grades, took piano lessons, and performed in a Chinese dance troupe?until she shaved her head and became... more...

  • 1914:The Days of Hopeby Lyn MacDonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

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  • The Princess Alice Disasterby Joan Lock

    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...

  • Paper Loveby Sarah Wildman

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    One woman?s journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather?s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled ?Correspondence: Patients A?G.? What she found inside weren?t... more...

  • No Surrender in Burmaby Fred C. Goode

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...