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World War I

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  • History of the Presentby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented gamble of monetary union, though Britain stands... more...

  • The Guns of Augustby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time   The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize?winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman?s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize?winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman... more...

  • Mistress of the Monarchyby Alison Weir

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 23.99

    In her remarkable new book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress and later the wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Katherine Swynford's charismatic lover was one of the most powerful princes of the 14th... more...

  • Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spainby Patricia Manning

    BRILL 2009; US$ 200.00

    This book combines archival and rare book research with a case study of the fiction of Baltasar Gracián to investigate the degree to which the Spanish elite circumvented Inquisitorial and state publication controls in early modern Spain. more...

  • The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)by J. S. McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. more...

  • London's Sinful Secretby Dan Cruickshank

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Georgian London evokes images of elegant mannered buildings, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife and houses of ill repute widespread in a sex trade that employed thousands. In London?s Sinful Secret , Dan Cruickshank explores this erotic Georgian underworld and shows how it affected almost every aspect of life and culture in the city... more...

  • The Twilight Yearsby Richard Overy

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 20.00

    "Thought-provoking and illuminating...Overy's study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving." - The New York Times Book Review Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had... more...

  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 18.00

    ?This serious, compact survey of the war?s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.? ( Los Angeles Times ) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the ?war to end all... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...

  • The Beauty and the Sorrowby Peter Englund; Peter Graves

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component: the experiences of the average man and woman?not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty.   The twenty people from whose... more...