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World War I

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  • 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...

  • German Infantryman vs Russian Infantryman: 1914-15by Robert Forczyk; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The Eastern Front of World War I is sometimes overshadowed by the fighting in the West. But the clashes between Imperial Germany and Tsarist Russia in East Prussia, Poland and Lithuania were every bit as gruelling for the participants as the great battles in Western Europe. In spite of the crushing German victory at Tannenburg in August 1914, the war... more...

  • The British Sailor of the First World Warby Quintin Colville

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    In 1914 Great Britain had the largest and most powerful navy the world had ever seen ? a well-known fact, but what of the everyday experience of those who served in her? This fully illustrated book looks at the British sailor?s life during the First World War, from the Falkland Islands to the East African coast to the North Sea. Meals in the stokers?... more...

  • Britain's Greatest Generationby Sue Elliott; Steve Humphries

    Random House 2015; US$ 30.38

    In association with the flagship BBC2 series . This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World... more...

  • Unknown Warriorby Donald Cooper

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 5.49

    Unknown Warrior, a story told in poetic form, tells of the war of a ubiquitous Tommy Atkins, who starts his adventure in the patriotic fervour of a recruitment office leading to the squalor and brutality of a war of attrition and concludes in the dignity of a tomb in Westminster Abbey. Whilst imaginary in thought, each poetic page attempts to lead... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...