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  • Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslaviaby Richard West

    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...

  • Family Fortunesby Leonore Davidoff; Catherine Hall

    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...

  • The Assassination of the Archdukeby Greg King; Sue Woolmans

    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    Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I In the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...

  • 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...

  • Great Britain's Great Warby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • How To Be a Victorianby Ruth Goodman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...