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Historiography

  • Behind the Frontby Craig Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Uncovers the vital relationships between British troops and local inhabitants in France and Belgium during the First World War. more...

  • The Outbreak of the First World Warby Jack S. Levy; John A. Vasquez

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Brings together leading historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the First World War. more...

  • The Last Gentleman of the SASby John Randall; M J Trow

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 26.15

    In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen - the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout... more...

  • The Burning Shoreby Ed Offley

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores more...

  • The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil Warby Rick Barram

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in... more...

  • Military Leadership Lessons of the Charleston Campaign, 1861-1865by Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This is an exploration of the Charleston Campaign in the Civil War through the lens of leadership. Part One, "Understanding Charleston," contains a discussion of leadership, a campaign overview, and a brief introduction to the key participants. Part Two, "Leadership Vignettes," includes 21 scenarios that span the actions of the... more...

  • Soldier 4346057by Douglas Hudson

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    This book is in the form of a diary of military service kept from 3 September 1939 to release in spring 1946. It is a true and accurate account. There is not one word of fiction. Douglas Hudson wrote about how he felt at the time, and what he saw in not quite six and a half years. There are inevitable gaps when there was either nothing of importance... more...

  • Behind Japanese Linesby Richard Dunlop

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill? Donovan, now known historically as the “Father of Central Intelligence,? with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations... more...

  • And the band played onby Robert Holden

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ‘ At last we know how the Great War sounded. ’Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life.When the men of this young nation... more...

  • Verdunby Paul Jankowski

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    At seven o'clock in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next ten hours, twelve hundred German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. As the barrage lifted, German... more...