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World War I

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  • Loos 1915by Nick Lloyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    In little over three weeks of intensive fighting, which not only witnessed the first British use of poison gas, but also the debut of New Army divisions filled with citizen volunteers, British forces at Loos managed to drive up to two miles into the German positions. However, they were unable to capitalise on their initial gains. After suffering nearly... more...

  • How to be a Victorianby Ruth Goodman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    How to be a Victorian - travel back in time with the BBC's Ruth Goodman Step into the skin of your ancestors . . . We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish?... more...

  • Great Britain's Great Warby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68

    Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIES "He writes so well and sympathetically, and chooses his detail so deftly, that if there is one new history of the war that you might actually enjoy... more...

  • The Battle of Jutland 1916by George Bonney

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    The British Grand Fleet which engaged the German High Seas Fleet at Jutland in 1916 was the most formidable in the history of the Royal Navy. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's 151 warships included 28 battleships and nine battle cruisers, commanded by 13 admirals and 75 commodores and post captains. The Royal Navy and British public confidently expected... more...

  • The Fierce Lightby Anne Powell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 16.03

    Contains a selection of prose and poetry from 38 contemporary British, Australian and New Zealand writers who fought during the Battle of the Somme. This work tells the stories of different men from different backgrounds. more...

  • Forgotten Battlefronts of the First World Warby Martin Marix-Evans

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The struggle between Germany and the Allies along the Western Front is one of the most familiar elements of the First World War. This book reveals many less well-known theatres of conflict that were key to the original progress and conduct of the war. more...

  • The Lessons of Warby William van der Kloot

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    <div>Examines the experiences of seven national leaders during the First World War including Adolf Hitler, Charles de Gaulle, Benito Mussolini, Gustav Mannerheim, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Harold Macmillan and Herbert Hoover.</div> more...

  • Attritionby William Philpott

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 13.99

    The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and... more...

  • A Social History of England 1851-1990by Francois Bedarida

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In this, the second edition of A Social History of England , Francois Bédarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years. The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of the British Empire to the dawn of the single European market. Making full use of the Annales school of French historiography, Bédarida takes... more...

  • Plenty and Wantby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these questions and more. more...