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  • Sprezzaturaby Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? ?Sprezzatura,? or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier . No one has demonstrated effortless... more...

  • The Makers of Romeby Plutarch; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly... more...

  • The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Jesus Cruz

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In recent years, scholars in the field of Spanish studies have analyzed disparate elements of modern middle-class milieu, such as leisure and sociability, but Jesus Cruz looks at these elements as part of the whole. In The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain he traces the contribution of nineteenth-century bourgeois cultures not... more...

  • Nightby Elie Wiesel; Marion Wiesel; Elie Wiesel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 10.99

    A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest... more...

  • Winning and Losing on the Western Frontby Jonathan Boff

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    An innovative study revealing how both sides adapted to the changing realities of the final months on the Western Front. more...

  • Castles of Steelby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 11.65

    On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen: two fleets of dreadnoughts - gigantic 'castles of steel' able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away - were ready to test their terrible power against each other. They skirmished across the globe before Germany, suffocated... more...

  • HMS Trenchantby Arthur Hezlet

    Pen and Sword 2000; US$ 1.99

    This is both the war memoir of a distinguished naval officer and the history of HMS Trenchant, a T Class submarine. Admiral Hezlet was appointed to command Trenchant from her completion in early 1944 until mid-1945 during which time she and her crew worked up, voyaged to the Far East and carried out five highly dangerous and successful operational... more...

  • Rude Mechanicalsby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 9.99

    In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One... more...

  • The French Army and the First World Warby Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War. more...

  • The Fall of the Ottomansby Eugene Rogan

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 32.00

    In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts... more...