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  • From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Armyby Mark O'Neill

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    It is a little known fact that during the First World War Russia received the majority of Chinese wartime labourers working overseas. Despite assurances that they would not be involved in the war, thousands of Chinese workers dug trenches and carried ammunition for troops on the Eastern Front under brutal conditions. Then, in 1917, life for the Chinese... more...

  • Picnics Prohibitedby Frances Wood

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and regional divisions and the foreign-held treaty ports and concessions held over from... more...

  • Picnics Prohibitedby Wood Frances

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    At the time of the First World War, the Chinese republic was in its infancy. It had joined a number of international organizations and ratified the Hague Conventions, but found its diplomatic efforts hampered by its young, inexperienced leadership, its factional and regional divisions and the foreign-held treaty ports and concessions held over from... more...

  • The Age of Garveyby Adam Ewing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887?1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Historyby Andrew C. Isenberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach... more...

  • The Ugly Animalsby Simon Watt

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Ugly Animals is a collection of 60 of the world's most ugly (and endangered) animals, featuring rare imagery and explanatory text. The author is a high-profile biologist and TV presenter but also a stand-up comedian, and the text combines expert research with a lightness of tone. more...

  • The Great Wrong Warby Stevan Eldred-Grigg

    Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available

    An entirely new look at the shocking impact of the First World War on New Zealand. For New Zealand, World War One was wholly avoidable, wholly unnecessary - and almost wholly disastrous. Stevan Eldred-Grigg believes that the enormous cost of the war to our people was way too high - and that we still feel its effects, both socially and culturally,... more...

  • Unexplained Mysteries of World War IIby Jeremy Harwood

    The History Press 2014;

    Strange happenings, unsolved riddles, secret alliances, attempted cover-ups, and plots and conspiracies - Unexplained Mysteries of World War II sheds new light on undoubtedly the most important period of 20th-century history. Superbly illustrated and with spectacular contemporary photographs, whilst painstakingly researched, this is history without... more...

  • Secret Chambersby Alvin Nicholas

    The History Press 2014;

    The mystery and romance of secret chambers surpasses even the haunted house. Secret Chambers explores gloomy priest holes, secret passageways, concealed doors and lost vaults in castles, manors, inns and churches. This extraordinary book is a treasure chest of antiquities, gripping true stories, romantic legends and little-known curiosities. There... more...

  • Mixed Matchesby David M. Luebke; Mary Lindemann

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The significant changes in early modern German marriage practices included many unions that violated some taboo. That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances as when commoners and princes (or princesses) wed. Equally transgressive were unions that crossed religious boundaries, such as... more...