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- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99
First published in 1917, in support of the Allies, this anonymous pamphlet published by George H. Doran discusses the causes of World War I and the politics and government of Germany. This is an excellent primary source. more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99
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...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 15.99
'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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 16.99
'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...
- Oxford University Press 1970; US$ 154.99
This classic history covers the period c. 550-1087 and traces the development of English society from the oldest Anglo-Saxon laws, the growth of royal power, and the extension of private lordship to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 17.99
Few figures have dominated a nation's destiny as much as Marshal Tito of former Yugoslavia. For nearly thirty years he held together mutually hostile religious groups in a deeply divided country, but his death in 1980 rekindled centuries-old hatreds and by 1992 Yugoslavia ceased to exist. In this revealing biography, Richard West questions the full... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history. Published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, its influence in the field continues to be extensive. It has cast new light on the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850. This revised edition contains a substantial new introduction, placing... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I In the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of World War I. One event precipitated... more...