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  • The Pursuit of Powerby Richard J. Evans

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 49.34

    A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the... more...

  • The Singing Turkby Larry Wolff

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    While European powers were at war with the Ottoman Empire for much of the eighteenth century, European opera houses were staging operas featuring singing sultans and pashas surrounded by their musical courts and harems. Mozart wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio . Rossini created a series of works, including The Italian Girl in Algiers . And these... more...

  • The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfareby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfare: Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World introduces students to the causes and effects of the 20th century's most significant conflicts. Covering conflicts that occurred in all regions of the world, readers will gain knowledge on the causes and consequences of each conflict and become familiar with... more...

  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: The USA, 1954-75: conflict at home and abroadby John Wright; Steve Waugh

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 15.99

    Endorsed for Edexcel Help your students achieve their full potential while ensuring pace, enjoyment and motivation with this unique series from the leading History publisher; developed by expert educators who know how to instil deep subject knowledge and an appetite for lifelong learning. - Provides distinct approaches to the different components... more...

  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-41by John Wright; Steve Waugh

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 15.99

    Endorsed for Edexcel Help your students achieve their full potential while ensuring pace, enjoyment and motivation with this unique series from the leading History publisher; developed by expert educators who know how to instil deep subject knowledge and an appetite for lifelong learning. - Provides distinct approaches to the different components... more...

  • Wartime Captivity in the 20th Centuryby Anne-Marie Pathé; Fabien Théofilakis

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Long a topic of historical interest, wartime captivity has over the past decade taken on new urgency as an object of study. Transnational by its very nature, captivity's historical significance extends far beyond the front lines, ultimately inextricable from the histories of mobilization, nationalism, colonialism, law, and a host of other related... more...

  • The Devil's Wheelsby Sasha Disko

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era's burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury... more...

  • Out of Ashesby Konrad H. Jarausch; Konrad H. Jarausch

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over... more...

  • An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (Text Only)by Louise Carpenter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; Not Available

    A vivid and moving portrait of the inimitable Lily Budge, who overcame poverty and class to become the 13th Countess of Galloway, and one of Scotland?s most colourful eccentrics. more...

  • River Plate 1939by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee , a formidable warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship but the size, speed and range of a cruiser. When World War II commenced, under the command of Captain... more...