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World War I

  • Torture and the Twilight of Empireby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Torture and the Twilight of Empire looks at the intimate relationship between torture and colonial domination through a close examination of the French army's coercive tactics during the Algerian war from 1954 to 1962. By tracing the psychological, cultural, and political meanings of torture at the end of the French empire, Marnia Lazreg also sheds... more...

  • Walking in Berlinby Franz Hessel; Amanda DeMarco

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A timeless guide to one of the world?s greatest cities. Franz Hessel was an observer par excellence of the increasingly hectic metropolis that was Berlin in the late 1920s. In Walking in Berlin, originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture... more...

  • The Book of Celtic Mythsby Adams Media

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 16.99

    Hear the tales of Gods, monsters, magic, and more! Warriors, poets, scholars, and visionaries--from the depths of time the ancient Celts have fascinated us. Their rich heritage lives on today. But who were they? From the Druids and fairies to King Arthur and Celtic Christianity, there is much to be learned about these natives of the British... more...

  • Armoured Warfare in the First World Warby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    A hundred years ago, on 15 September 1916, on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme, the tank made its debut on the battlefield. The first tanks were crude, unreliable, vulnerable weapons, but they changed the character of land warfare forever, and Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history of these pioneering armored vehicles is the ideal... more...

  • Sea and Air Fightingby David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.64

    This is a compelling book for lovers of sea and air stories from the Great War era. In the thirteen stories told by the participants, many of whom were decorated for bravery, they describe their experiences of events: stories of luck, tenacity, courage, extreme danger, excitement and bravery. Also included are photographs to help set the scene for... more...

  • Menin Gate Northby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 32.00

    This is a comprehensive and highly emotive volume, borne of years of intensive research and many trips to the battlefields of the Great War. It seeks to humanize the Menin Gate Memorial (North), to offer the reader a chance to engage with the personal stories of the soldiers whose names have been chiseled there in stone. Poignant stories of camaraderie,... more...

  • The Franciscan Invention of the New Worldby Julia McClure

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book examines the story of the ?discovery of America? through the prism of the history of the Franciscans, a socio-religious movement with a unique doctrine of voluntary poverty. The Franciscans rapidly developed global dimensions, but their often paradoxical relationships with poverty and power offer an alternate account of global history.... more...

  • Britain and a Widening War, 1915-1916by Dr Peter Liddle

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    In a series of concise, thought-provoking chapters the authors summarize – and make accessible – the latest scholarship on the middle years of the Great War – 1915 and 1916 – and cover fundamental issues that are rarely explored outside the specialist journals. Their work is an important contribution to advancing understanding... more...

  • Alice in Westminsterby Rachel Reeves

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 34.00

    Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working representative... more...

  • A Right Royal Scandalby Joanne Major; Sarah Murden

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    Almost two books in one, A Right Royal Scandal recounts the fascinating history of the irregular love matches contracted by two successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, ancestors of the British Royal Family. The first part of this intriguing book looks at the scandal that erupted in Regency London, just months after the Battle of Waterloo,... more...