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  • Too Important For The Generalsby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 36.65

    ?War is too important to be left to the generals? snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After... more...

  • An Asian Frontierby Robert Oppenheim

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 75.00

    In the nineteenth century the predominant focus of American anthropology centered on the native peoples of North America, and most anthropologists would argue that Korea during this period was hardly a cultural area of great anthropological interest. However, this perspective underestimates Korea as a significant object of concern for American anthropology... more...

  • A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Koreaby Sem Vermeersch; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    "The king and ministers, superior and inferior, move with ritual and refinement. When the king goes on an inspection tour, everyone has the correct ceremonial attributes and the divine flag [troops] gallop in front while armored soldiers block the road. The soldiers of the Six Divisions all hold their attributes. Although it is not completely in... more...

  • Glamorgan's Greatest Generationby Malcolm Cowper

    RowanVale Books 2016; US$ 1.40

    It is now seventy years since the end of the Second World War, and time is running out to capture the memories of the men and women who lived through that valiant era. Porthcawl author Malcolm Cowper has interviewed some forty war veterans in the former county of Glamorgan, ranging from the survivor of the horrors of a Japanese prison camp to women... more...

  • Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism in the 1790sby Jon Mee

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Reveals the development of the idea of 'the people' through print and publicity in 1790s London. This title will also be available as Open Access. more...

  • Continental Driftby Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00

    A fascinating new account of Britain's uneasy relationship with the European continent from the Second World War to the present. more...

  • Conservatism and British Foreign Policy, 1820?1920by Geoffrey Hicks

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Derbys of Knowsley Hall have been neglected by historians to an astonishing degree. In domestic political terms, the legacies of Disraeli and his Conservative successors have long obscured their Lancastrian aristocratic predecessors. As far as foreign policy is concerned, twentieth century politics and scholarship have often suggested crude polarities:... more...

  • British Conservatism and Trade Unionism, 1945?1964by Peter Dorey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For most of the twentieth century, the Conservative Party engaged in an ongoing struggle to curb the power of the trade unions, culminating in the radical legislation of the Thatcher governments. Yet, as this book shows, for a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, the Conservative... more...

  • Collision of Empiresby G. Bruce Strang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The last great European colonial conquest in Africa, the conflict represented an enormous gamble for the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. He faced a challenge not only from a stout Ethiopian defence, but also from difficult logistics made worse by the League of Nations'... more...

  • Communicating the Northby Peter Stadius; Jonas Harvard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What makes a magazine in South Africa promote Scandinavian unity among its immigrant readers and why does a Swedish king endorse attempts to influence pan-Scandinavian opinion through a transnational media event in Sweden, Norway and Denmark? Can portraits of exotic Lapplanders in the British press, enthusiastic accounts of the welfare state in post-war... more...