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Modern history, 1453-

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  • The War that Ended Peaceby Professor Margaret MacMillan

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict... more...

  • Return to Gallipoliby Bruce Scates

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 39.00

    This book, first published in 2006, explores the memory of the Great War through the historical experience of pilgrimage. more...

  • Myths and Legends of the First World Warby James Hayward

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    During the First World War, a rich crop of legends sprouted from the battlefields and grew with such ferocity that many still excite controversy today. This book is the frist to examine the roots of those stories and reveal the truth. Some myths remain well-known. did an entire battalion of the Norfolk Regiment vanish without trace at Gallipoli in... more...

  • The GI War Against Japanby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 118.00

    Based on numerous diaries and letters, this book depicts the story of America's soldier sin Asia and the Pacific during World War II. Combining social and cultural history, the author examines the GIs' encounters with Asia's environmental, sociocultural and racial otherness and the impact that these encounters had on them. The Americans' experience... more...

  • The History of the Thirty Years' Warby Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller; Rev. A. J. W. Morrison

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    Tensions between Catholic and Protestant factions of the Roman Empire erupted into what became know as the Thirty Years' War in 1618. German poet, historian, philosopher and dramatist Friedrich Schiller writes about the effect this war had on the territories in which it was fought, most of which became modern-day Germany. Schiller wrote this history... more...

  • War in European History, 1494–1660by Jeremy Black

    Potomac Books Inc. 2006; US$ 14.95

    The books in the Essential Bibliographies series include an essay by a noted scholar on the important historiographical issues and a pertinent bibliography for a particular period or theme in military history. They serve as research tools for librarians, researchers, and readers with a professional interest and as a starting point for pursuing further... more...

  • World History For Dummiesby Peter Haugen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 15.99

    Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from religion... more...

  • Tank Driverby J. Ted Hartman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    "We followed the acting company commander as his tank started up the narrow road [into Noville]. There were destroyed buildings and disabled German tanks and vehicles everywhere we looked. I was the driver of the fourth tank in the column. It was getting dark and hard to see, so I was driving with my... more...

  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...

  • The Oxford History of Modern Europeby T. C. W. Blanning

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 15.99

    Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural,... more...