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World War I

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  • England's Yellow Perilby Anne Witchard

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment. A combination of propaganda and popular culture, from the daily paper... more...

  • The Sainte-Chapelle and the Construction of Sacral Monarchyby Meredith Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    This book offers a novel perspective on one of the most important monuments of French Gothic architecture, the Sainte-Chapelle. more...

  • The Faraway Warby Richard Aldrich

    Transworld 2014; US$ 13.60

    Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in Witness to War , Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima,... more...

  • Till the Boys Come Homeby Tonie Holt; Valmai Holt

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is a new edition of this classic book which includes, in its over 700 postcards, many new, powerful propaganda images from nations on both sides of this epic conflict. Here are cards from the Queen's Collection, cards from America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Italy,... more...

  • Charles I (Penguin Monarchs)by Mark Kishlansky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with... more...

  • Vera Brittain and the First World Warby Mark Bostridge

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke... more...

  • The Church of Greece under Axis Occupationby Panteleymon Anastasakis

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Axis forces (Germany, Italy, and Bulgaria) occupied Greece from 1941 to 1944. The unimaginable hardships caused by foreign occupation were compounded by the flight of the government days before enemy forces reached Athens. This national crisis forced the Church of Greece, an institution accustomed to playing a central political and social role during... 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...

  • 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...

  • Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November)by Judy Parkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From civil wars to world wars . . . from the Black Death to the Bard to the Blitz, here is the sweeping saga of the storied history of Britain in bite-sized chunks. Was Bloody Mary the same as Mary, Queen of Scots? How many King Henrys were there?and which was which? Who won the Wars of the Roses?and why does it matter... more...