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Historiography

  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • Kidnap in Creteby Rick Stroud

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete. In 1941 the German army invaded the strategically important Mediterranean island with the largest airborne force in history. The years of Nazi occupation... more...

  • Clausewitzby Donald Stoker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Carl von Clausewitz's masterwork, On War, is generally considered the greatest text on military theory ever written. Clausewitz is a touchstone for the field today, and is read by scholars, students, and military personnel around the world. And yet to Clausewitz himself, far more important than achieving recognition for his scholarly and theoretical... more...

  • The Deadly Life of Logisticsby Deborah Cowen

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our ?stuff? has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its... more...

  • Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War explains the meaning and origins of the language and songs of WW1. A bawdy and satiric celebration of cheerful determination... more...

  • Ten Days in Augustby Terence Zuber

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    In August 1914 the German main attack was conducted by the 2nd Army. It had missions of taking the vital fortresses of Liège and Namur, and then defeating the Anglo-French-Belgian forces in the open plains of northern Belgium. The German attack on the Belgian fortress at Liège from 5 to 16 August 1914 had tremendous political and military importance.... more...

  • Descent into Hellby Peter Brune

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.54

    The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia's leading military writers. more...

  • Partisan Diaryby Ada Gobetti; Jomarie Alano

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged... more...

  • The Model Occupationby Madeline Bunting

    Random House 2014; US$ 24.02

    When the Germans arrived on the Channel Islands after the defeat of France in the summer of 1940, they and the islanders agreed that it would be a 'Model Occupation'. But as the war dragged on and Britain appeared to abandon the islands to their fate, so features of Nazi occupation already widespread throughout Europe emerged. There were love affairs... more...

  • The British Army 1914-1918by Andrew Rawson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five years later. Andrew Rawson examines the contribution of the Empire, military doctrine, training, communications, strategy and tactics, divisional... more...