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  • Edge of Ironyby Marjorie Perloff

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Among the brilliant writers and thinkers who emerged from the multicultural and multilingual world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. For them, the trauma of World War I included the sudden loss of the geographical entity into which they had been born: in 1918, the empire was dissolved overnight,... more...

  • A Stain in the Bloodby Joe Moshenska

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth Scurr 'A master storyteller. Full of exquisite details, but with the grandest themes... this is a gripping adventure story' Zia Haider Rahman 'Gripping and extraordinary' Ann Wroe On the 16th of August 1628, five battle-scarred English ships sailed into the... more...

  • The Winter Fortressby Neal Bascomb

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 28.00

    From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann  and The Perfect Mile,  a World War II spy adventure set in Norway that draws on firsthand interviews and memoirs of the saboteurs more...

  • Dr Philip?s Empireby Tim Keegan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered. From the time he arrived in South Africa as superintendent of the London Missionary Society in 1819, Philip played a major role in the idealist... more...

  • One Day in Franceby Jean-Marie Borzeix

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    6 April, 1944. A detachment of German soldiers arrive in a rural French town, hunting down resistance fighters, many of whom are hiding in the region. More than sixty years later, the townspeople clearly remember the day when four peasants from a nearby village were taken hostage and shot as an example to others. But do they remember the whole story?Jean-Marie... more...

  • Rationed Lifeby Kuč; Rudolf era

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Far from the battlefront, hundreds of thousands of workers toiled in Bohemian factories over the course of World War I, and their lives were inescapably shaped by the conflict. In particular, they faced new and dramatic forms of material hardship that strained social ties and placed in sharp relief the most mundane aspects of daily life, such as when,... more...

  • Whose Memory? Which Future?by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention has been given to how these incidents persist in collective memory today. This volume brings together interdisciplinary case studies conducted... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • Britain's Europeby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.98

    Britain has always had a tangled, complex, paradoxical role in Europe's history. It has invaded and been invaded, changed sides, stood aloof, acted with both brazen cynicism and the cloudiest idealism. Every century troops from the British isles have marched across the mainland in pursuit of a great complex of different goals, foremost among them... more...

  • Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs)by Piers Brendon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 20.78

    'After my death,' George V said of his eldest son and heir, 'the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned... more...