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World War I

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  • Collision of Empiresby Prit Buttar

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than the Western Front campaign to the Marne and the Race to the Sea in 1914. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, this is a dramatic retelling of the the tumultuous events of the first year of World War I on the Eastern Front, with... more...

  • Albion's Peopleby John Rule

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This second volume of John Rule's major two-volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth-century society, incorporating the exciting new research findings of recent years. It deals in turn with the upper class, `middling sort' and lower orders; with popular education, religion and culture; with standards... more...

  • Eighteenth Century Britainby Nigel Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole period, religion was a major factor in the lives of virtually everybody living in Britain and Ireland. Yates argues that the established churches,... more...

  • To End All Warsby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.99

    In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals and heroes. A brilliant new history of the Great War that raises the eternal question of why such a terrible war was ever fought. 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...

  • Anglo-Saxon Englandby Frank M. Stenton

    Oxford University Press 1970; US$ 34.99

    This classic history covers the period c. 550-1087 and traces the development of English society from the oldest Anglo-Saxon laws, the growth of royal power, and the extension of private lordship to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. more...

  • Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War 1914-18by Robert Jackson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    A unique story of POWs in World War I. Covering traumatic capture on the battlefield, internment in POW camps, escape attempts, punishments, day-to-day boredom and meagre rations, Behind the Wire is a gripping, comprehensive history of the remarkable experiences of POWs in the First World War. Opening with the desperate scene of the brutally... more...

  • On the Front Lineby Jon E. Lewis

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    In 1930, the editor of Everyman Magazine requested entries for a new anthology of Great War accounts. The result was a revolutionary book unlike any other of the period; for as Malcolm Brown notes in his introduction 'I believe it might fairly be described as a rediscovered classic'. It was the very first collection to reveal the many dimensions... more...

  • A Concise History of Romaniaby Keith Hitchins

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day. more...

  • The Guns of Augustby Barbara Tuchman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . . Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty... more...