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World War I

  • Perfect Wives in Ideal Homesby Virginia Nicholson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes , Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s : a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised... more...

  • Between East and Westby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years 'In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, the dramatic world of the Eastern borderlands comes to life' Ryszard Kapuscinski As Europe's borderlands emerged from Soviet rule,... more...

  • The Great War: Ten Contested Questionsby Hazel Flynn

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 15.66

    100 years after the Great War, why are we still arguing about how it began, who opposed it, why so many Chinese and Africans joined and how the medical profession rose to the challenge - among other things? As we mark the centenary of the Great War, critical questions remain in contention; how the conflict really began, what roles the generals played... more...

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 23.63

    No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? The youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the empire builders of the Angevin dynasty, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took... more...

  • Van Diemen's Landby Murray Johnson; Jeremy Beckett

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account... more...

  • The Resources of the Past in Early Medieval Europeby Clemens Gantner; Rosamond McKitterick; Sven Meeder

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Examines the use of the textual resources of the past to shape cultural memory in early medieval Europe. more...

  • Economic Development in Early Modern Franceby Jeff Horn

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 84.00

    Explores how the institution of privilege and liberty shaped early modern economic development in France between 1650 and 1820. more...

  • Tracing your Great War Ancestorsby Simon Fowler

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 11.99

    Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place... more...

  • Aldershot in the Great Warby Murray Rowlands

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    The first book written about Britain's premier army base in the First World War.

The book contains and explores the following:

• The first published record of the troops in Aldershot on 4 August 1914.
• The first published list of officers and men from Aldershot killed in the war.
• Lists the... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Emotionsby Alice Jorgensen; Frances McCormack; Jonathan Wilcox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions, this volume brings together established and younger scholars in order to stimulate further study within the discipline. With a tight focus on emotion, on Anglo Saxon England, and on language and literature, the volume considers a range of methodologies... more...