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- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years. more...
- Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99
Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his own unit. He painted the fuselage of his Albatros D-III a bright red and was nicknamed the Red Baron. In June 1917, Richthofen was appointed commander of the German Flying... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 120.00
Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Gottingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; Not Available
As a captain in the Georgian navy Arthur Phillips integrity, intelligence and persistence made him perfectly suited to the role that history and circumstance presented to him in 1788, but landing the First Fleet at Botany Bay was only one of many achievements in a captivating life.His is a story of political intrigue, eighteenth-century sailing... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00
In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95
Popular in its day both as a sourcebook for writers and orators and as a guidebook for living a moral life, this remarkably rich document serves as an engaging introduction to the cultural and moral history of ancient Rome. Valerius "thousand tales" are arranged thematically in ninety-one chapters that cover nearly every aspect of life... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.40
The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves of good will and deference, to so alienate his supporters that he had to flee for his life. And yet, most of that life was spent not as king but first as heir to Charles... more...