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  • The Great War: Ten Contested Questionsby Hazel Flynn

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 15.66

    100 years after the Great War, why are we still arguing about how it began, who opposed it, why so many Chinese and Africans joined and how the medical profession rose to the challenge - among other things? As we mark the centenary of the Great War, critical questions remain in contention; how the conflict really began, what roles the generals played... more...

  • Louis Botha?s Warby Adam Cruise

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating and relatively unknown story of Louis Botha?s campaign in German South-West Africa at the beginning of the First World War. It was the first war fought by a united South Africa; the first successful campaign of the Great War; and one of the last times in history that a head of state took to the battlefield. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolutionby Michael J. Braddick

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 159.99

    This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a shared British and Irish history, comparing the significance of events... more...

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 23.63

    No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? The youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the empire builders of the Angevin dynasty, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took... more...

  • The Resources of the Past in Early Medieval Europeby Clemens Gantner; Rosamond McKitterick; Sven Meeder

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Examines the use of the textual resources of the past to shape cultural memory in early medieval Europe. more...

  • Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1by Jon Guttman; Harry Dempsey

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This book profiles a wide variety of British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian and American aircraft, ranging from frontline stalwarts like the RE 8 and AR 1 to the swift Salmson 2A2 and the compact, fighter-like Halberstadt CL II. Oft-overshadowed by the fighters that either protected or threatened them, two-seater reconnaissance aircraft performed... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Clothing, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    From the bitter Arctic cold to the sweltering South Pacific, Army Air Forces personnel flew countless missions in extreme conditions throughout World War II. Providing suitable clothing to various crewmen aboard many different types of aircraft proved a monumental task. This volume documents the development, testing, manufacture, procurement and utilization... more...

  • Agent of Peaceby Jennifer Hobhouse Balme

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    In the Anglo Boer War 1899-1902 Emily Hobhouse championed the cause of the women and children herded into camps by Kitchener's army. By 1914, a confirmed pacifist, she felt passionately that civilians suffered more than combatants. Throughout the war she was anxious for a negotiated peace. In Switzerland, in 1916, through the German Ambassador - extraordinarily... more...

  • Economic Development in Early Modern Franceby Jeff Horn

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 84.00

    Explores how the institution of privilege and liberty shaped early modern economic development in France between 1650 and 1820. more...

  • The Road to Verdunby Ian Ousby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and horror of trench warfare. Ian... more...