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  • Birth of the Intellectualsby Christophe Charle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Who exactly are the ‘intellectuals’? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals , the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term ‘intellectuals’ first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus... more...

  • Scotland's Waterlooby Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    I saw the field of battle… It still exhibits a most striking picture of desolation all the neighbouring houses being broken down by cannon-shot and shells. There was one sweet little chateau in particular called Hougomont which was the object of several desperate assaults and was at length burned to the ground… There was an immense carnage on this... more...

  • Scotland Forever!by Iain Gale

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74

    The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was a turning point in European history. The British and their allies led by the Duke of Wellington faced the massed forces of Napoleon. It was the French emperor?s last throw of the dice after escaping from exile on Elba. One of the most iconic incidents of the battle which followed was the charge of the Scots Greys,... more...

  • Geschichte Frankreichsby Peter C. Hartmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46

    Frankreich hat wie kein anderes Land die Geschichte Europas geprägt. Der Hof und die absolutistische Herrschaft Ludwigs XIV. waren lange Zeit Vorbild für europäische Herrscher. Seit dem Mittelalter und erst recht seit der Aufklärung gehörten französische Denker zur europäischen Avantgarde. Die Französische Revolution und Napoleon haben ganz Europa... more...

  • Napoleon pocket GIANTSby William Doyle

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    In the space of less than twenty years, Napoleon turned Europe upside down. Rising from obscure origins to supreme power by a mixture of luck, audacity and military genius, he was able to harness the energies released by the French Revolution to resolve the internal problems which is had created, before turning his restless ambition to remodelling... more...

  • Konrad Adenauerby Günther Dahlhoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 19.08

    Über die Politik Konrad Adenauers, des ersten Kanzlers der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, wurde schon viel geschrieben - doch kein Werk setzt sich ausführlich und exklusiv mit der Innenpolitik seiner ersten Amtsperiode 1949-53 auseinander. Günther Dahlhoff schafft hier Abhilfe: Detailliert doch kurzweilig beschreibt er die Gründungsjahre der Bundesrepublik... more...

  • Die Stadtby Elisabeth Lichtenberger

    Primus Verlag 2015; US$ 45.78

    Elisabeth Lichtenberger gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Entwicklung, Funktion und Gestalt der Stadt sowie ihre Zukunftsperspektiven. Sie zeigt, dass sich Städte mit der Abfolge politischer Systeme tiefgreifend ändern. Dabei gilt ihr Blick insbesondere der Stadtentwicklung des 20. Jahrhunderts. An zahlreichen, gut illustrierten Beispielen... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Peter McPhee

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 3.33

    On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should replace... more...

  • Wellington's Engineersby Mark S. Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson's history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivalled collection of the engineers' letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the... more...

  • Waterlooby Gareth Glover

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital role this division made in the defeat of Napoleon. 

They Swept the Field Clear explains how the division was placed ahead of the... more...