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  • Good-bye to All Thatby Robert Graves; Andrew Motion

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    "There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version... more...

  • Prairie Forgeby James J. Kimble

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in our nation's history. A shortage of steel, however, quickly slowed the program?s momentum, and arms production fell dangerously behind schedule. The country needed scrap metal. Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald , had the solution. Prairie Forge... more...

  • The Road to En-dorby E. H. Jones; Neil Gaiman

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The incredible true story of two WWI POWs who used amateur magic to convince their captors that they were in touch with the spirit world Captured during World War I, Lieutenant E. H. Jones, a Welsh officer in the Indian Army, and Lieutenant C. W. Hill, an Australian serving in the R.A.F., were prisoners of war at the Yozgad prison camp in Turkey.... more...

  • Peace and War: Britain In 1914by Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 9.99

    A gripping portrait of life in Britain in a year that shook Europe to its foundations 1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia expressed... more...

  • My Sea Ladyby Graeme Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A remarkable wartime memoir, unusually personal and frank, chronicling the bleak and arduous journeys onboard an anti-submarine trawler in the Arctic ocean during World War II Graeme Ogden's memoir is the story of HMS Lady Madeleine , an ocean-going trawler converted to an anti­submarine role as part of the convoys to supply the Soviet Union as... more...

  • Wounds in the Middle Agesby Anne Kirkham; Cordelia Warr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more grounded spheres involving the law and the battlefield. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested... more...

  • Zeppelin Nightsby Jerry White

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.34

    11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. ... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy , which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the... more...

  • The Long Peace of East Asiaby Timo Kivimäki

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on peace and war, studies almost never look at the experiences of East Asia. Since East Asia is a spectacular case of pacification, and since it has not contributed much to our theories... more...

  • British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965by Robert E. Forrester

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the nineteenth century the British government and the Admiralty provided large subsidies to commercial companies to run international mail services. Concentrating on the service between Britain and South America, this book explores the economic, maritime and political aspects of the Royal Mail Lines company, which held contracts between 1851... more...