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  • Railway Guns of World War Iby Marc Romanych; Greg Heuer; Steve Noon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict. Designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the first railway guns were simple,... more...

  • The King's Assassinby Benjamin Woolley

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 22.10

    The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted the courtier to become his ‘wife’. For a decade, Villiers was at the king’s... more...

  • A People without a Pastby Jaan Kross

    Quercus 2017; US$ 18.99

    The second part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer The year is 1563, and by any account Balthasar Russow can be said to have risen in the world. Fresh from his studies in the German town of Stetten, he has assumed the role as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. Moreover,... more...

  • Savannah 1779by Scott Martin; Bernard F. Harris Jr.; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In 1778 Great Britain launched a second invasion of the southern colonies as part of the "southern strategy” for victory in the American Revolutionary War. A force of 3,000 British soldiers, Hessians and Loyalists was dispatched from New York City to capture Savannah, capital of the State of Georgia. The city fell in December 1778, and became a base... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby David Wallace

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature. more...

  • Rats Alleyby Peter Chasseaud

    The History Press 2017; US$ 22.99

    This book makes it possible to comprehend, via the trench naming, the daily life in the trenches, the vast range of weaponry and the lethal nature of the titanic battles more...

  • Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Empireby Vesna Drapac; Gareth Pritchard

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 23.63

    This new study provides a concise, accessible introduction to occupied Europe, providing an overview of the history and historiography of resistance and collaboration. Focusing on examples from France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, the authors challenge existing methodologies and contribute to on-going key debates about Nazi Europe. more...

  • Tommiesby John Sadler; Rosie Serdiville

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. British soldiers have been known as Tommies for centuries, but the nickname is particularly associated with the British infantryman in the trenches of World War I. In August 1914, a small professional force of British soldiers crossed... more...

  • Fighter Acesby John Sadler; Rosie Serdville

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Just over a decade after the first successful powered flight, fearless pioneers were flying over the battlefields of France in flimsy biplanes. As more aircraft took to the skies, their pilots began to develop tactics to take down enemy... more...

  • Tanksby Oscar E. Gilbert; Romain Cansiere

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Today tanks are synonymous with the modern army; imposing, essential pieces of high-technology equipment, seemingly impregnable. But how did the tank come into being, and how did it develop and influence conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries?... more...