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World War I

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  • King, Kaiser, Tsarby Catrine Clay

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    During the last days of July 1914 telegrams flew between the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar. George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II, known in the family as Georgie, Willy and Nicky, were cousins. Between them they ruled over half the world. They had been friends since childhood.?? But by July 1914 the Trade Union of Kings was falling apart. Each... more...

  • Gallipoliby Robin Prior

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 24.99

    World-renowned military historian Robin Prior takes us step by step through the campaign that cost the Allies casualties of 390,000, including some 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops. Evaluating the strategy, the commanders, and the performance of individual soldiers on the ground, Robin Prior’s conclusions are hard-hitting and painful.... more...

  • Battle Beneath the Trenchesby Robert K. Johns

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Undermining the positions of the enemy is one of the most ancient activities. For almost 3000 years even before 1914, it was a popular siege-breaking technique. During the Great War, arguably the greatest siege the world had ever seen, it presented a conflict environment that perfectly favoured the skills of the military miner. During 1915, the Western... more...

  • A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815by Lisa Rosner; John Theibault

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    A concise survey that introduces readers to the people, ideas, and conflicts in European history from the Thirty Years' War to the Napoleonic Era. The authors draw on gender studies, environmental history, anthropology and cultural history to frame the essential argument of the work. 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...

  • Londonby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00

    Here are two thousand years of London?s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar?s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the... more...

  • Great Tales from English History (3)by Robert Lacey

    Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99

    History at its best--the great stories of England's modern age, distilled in Robert Lacey's inimitable style. From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's newest volume offers up the most delightful and intriguing English tales of the last few centuries. Royal families and renowned scientists, highwaymen and war heroes--the most colorful... more...

  • Captivesby Linda Colley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan.... more...

  • The Anatomy of Fascismby Robert O. Paxton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up ?enemies of the state,? through Mussolini?s... more...