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World War I

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  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    ?This serious, compact survey of the war?s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.? ( Los Angeles Times ) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the ?war to end all wars? is... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...

  • Europas Finanzzentrenby Stefan Altorfer; Jaap Barendregt; Norbert Franz; Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich; Harold James; Richard T. Meier; Christoph Maria Merki; Ranald C. Michie; André Straus; Tobias Straumann; Jakob Tanner; Richard Tilly; Christoph Maria Merki

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 23.34

    In London und Frankfurt, Paris, Zürich und Liechtenstein schlägt das Herz des europäischen Kapitalismus. Dort ballen sich die Institutionen, welche die Geldwirtschaft in Gang halten: Börsen und Banken, Versicherungen, Treuhandfirmen und Anwaltskanzleien. International bekannte Autoren beschreiben, wie diese Finanzplätze und Offshore-Zentren entstanden... more...

  • A Wicked Companyby Philipp Blom

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 22.99

    The acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years tells the remarkable story of the Parisian salon that brought together the greatest minds of the 18th century - Rousseau, Hume, Diderot, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin - and changed the world forever. The Paris salon of Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach - where friendship and radical philosophy flourished throughout... more...

  • British Civilizationby John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Reviews of the previous editions: ?John Oakland is the doyen of civilization studies.? British Studies Now ?This is a first rate, lucidly written text.? G.E.C. Paton, Aston University ?Suitable above all because it covers so many areas of contemporary institutions ... a useful reference work.? Patrick Leech, University of... more...

  • Mary Boleynby Alison Weir

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.00

    Sister to Queen Anne Boleyn, seduced by two kings, she was an intimate player in one of history?s most gripping dramas. Yet much of what we know about Mary Boleyn has been fostered through garbled gossip, romantic fiction, and the misconceptions repeated by historians. Now, in her latest book, New York Times bestselling author and noted British... more...

  • Southamptonby Miles Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 49.00

    In its heyday, the British Empire started and ended with the port of Southampton, yet the history of this most imperial of cities has been curiously neglected. _x000D_ In this authoritative account, Miles Taylor looks at the modern history of the city and port of Southampton through the lens of empire. He examines some of the major international... more...

  • Bear in Mind These Deadby Susan McKay

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    The most powerful and moving history book of the year. more...

  • Studien zur Wissenschafts- und zur Religionsgeschichteby Akademie der Wissenschaften

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The contribution by Hans Schneider is devoted to Luther?s journey to Rome, which he undertook while he was still an Augustine monk. In the second article, Ludwig Uhlig studies the largely unexplored anthropological work of Georg Forster. The contribution by Karin Reich focuses on a long-lost essay by Euler. Werner Lehfeldt?s contribution... more...

  • Rising '44by Norman Davies

    Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 19.08

    Rising '44 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique understanding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 Warsaw offered the Wehrmacht the last line of defence against the Red Army's march from Moscow to Berlin. When the Red Army reached the river Vistula,... more...