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World War I

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  • Country Lives Rememberedby Brian Martin; Ruth Binney

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 10.65

    An evocative look at the lives of twelve English countrymen spanning the period from Edwardian England right through to today. From Ernest Sharp the thatcher to George Ranger the farrier; and from John Furzey the beekeeper to Bill Thomson the hurdle maker, experience the working and home lives of these colorful characters in the glorious English... more...

  • No Empty Chairsby Ian Mackersey

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The 1914-18 conflict narrated through the voices of the men whose combat was in the air. The empty chairs belonged, all too briefly, to the doomed young First World War airmen who failed to return from the terrifying daily aerial combats above the trenches of the Western Front. The edict of their commander-in-chief was the missing aviators were... more...

  • The Fishing Fleetby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    The adventurous young women who sailed to India during the Raj in search of husbands. From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young... more...

  • The First World War: Teach Yourselfby David Evans

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 11.99

    The Teach Yourself History series offers an alternative to academic historical books. more...

  • The British Empire: Teach Yourselfby Michael Lynch

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 11.99

    The teach yourself history series offers a refreshing alternative to dense academic historical books, its content being extensive yet written in an accessible and engaging style. more...

  • A Short History of Irelandby John O'Beirne Ranelagh

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A comprehensively revised and updated third edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's classic account of the history of Ireland. more...

  • Dear Old Blightyby E. S. Turner

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.95

    'So the recruiters, rolling up their sleeves, varied the appeal to pride, honour, manliness and vengeance with warnings to eschew shame, disgrace, betrayal, sloth and cowardice. From a poster showing the ruins of Belgium a woman asked, 'Will you go or must I?'' First published in 1980, Dear Old Blighty is E.S. Turner's superb account of life... more...

  • The First World Warby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth century as mechanized warfare and mass death. It also helped to usher in the ideas that have shaped our times--modernism in the arts, new approaches to... more...

  • Infamous Victoriansby Giles St Aubyn

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 20.41

    'Even the lives of scoundrels play some part in portraying an age...' Our interest in all things Victorian - in the seamy side of the era especially - is ageless and undimmed. Giles St. Aubyn's Infamous Victorians , first published in 1971, stands as a brilliant illumination of two dark stories of the time, replete with sinister elements of iniquity... more...

  • Mud, Blood and Poppycockby Gordon Corrigan

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The true story of how Britain won the First World War. The popular view of the First World War remains that of BLACKADDER: incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18... more...