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  • Hubrisby Alistair Horne

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to total... more...

  • Hubrisby Alistair Horne

    Orion 2015; US$ 32.47

    Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to total... more...

  • Lessons from World War I for the Rise of Asiaby Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    This groundbreaking volume offers a historical comparison between the events leading up to World War I and current global tensions related to the economical and political rise of Asia. What are the risks that the desire of the new super power China and great powers like India to be recognized by the West could set off a chain of events resulting in... more...

  • Private 12768by John Jackson

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    A newly discovered and unique memoir from a soldier who fought in the First World War which challenges our perception of how British troops viewed the First World War. more...

  • Beneath Flanders Fieldsby Peter Barton; Peter Doyle; Johan Vandewalle

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    The true and amazing story of Birdsong has never been fully told - until now. This definitive, important book is the first full account of the British and German mine warfare of the Ypres Salient combining personal testimonies of the tunnellers themselves with details of the workings, giving the reader a new insight into this most secret of all Great... more...

  • Diary of a Night Bomber in World War Iby Clive Semple; Wing Commander Alan Mawby

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Based upon the remarkable diary of the author's father, Leslie Semple, and his unique photographs, this is quite simply the only book on this subject. Flying at 18, Semple's astonishing experience has been meticulously put into context. How do you fly a Handley Page across France in total darkness? The answer is the 'Lighthouse system', just one of... more...

  • The Battle for Burma 1943-1945by John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the despatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the despatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island... more...

  • Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirrorby Patrick Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    A new investigation of the meaning that Italian Renaissance humanism had for an essential but neglected group: the humanists themselves. more...

  • Defiance!by G. H. F. Nichols

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50

    George Nichols was an artillery officer serving with the 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded in 1917, and returned to the guns in March 1918, just in time to experience the fury of the Kaiserschlacht, the great German offensive designed to knock the British army out of the war.Nichols wrote a powerful account of the Kaiser's last... more...

  • King John and Magna Cartaby Sean McGlynn

    The History Press 2015; US$ 4.36

    John became king in 1199 and although all medieval kings had constantly to worry about financial issues, it is the inept way that John dealt with his that caused so much resentment. John lost his military campaigns; he was corrupt, indulged in blackmail, and manipulated the justice system more than any other king. He was a womaniser and rumours of... more...