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World War I

  • Mansions of Miseryby Jerry White

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital?s most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors? Prison. The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was ?hell in epitome?. But... more...

  • The Twelve Apostlesby Tim Pat Coogan

    Head of Zeus 2016; Not Available

    The story of the assassination squad that changed the course of Irish history. more...

  • Blood Royalby Hugh Bicheno

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 11.65

    The second volume of a rip-roaring, two-part history of England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated as a medieval 'game of thrones' by a master military historian. more...

  • Dublin since 1922by Tim Carey

    Hachette Books Ireland 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dublin Since 1922 tells the story of Ireland's capital city since independence. Richly illustrated throughout, it unfolds around hundreds of dates in the city's history, beginning with the founding of the Irish state - when Dublin had the worst slums in Europe - and ending in the last days of the Celtic Tiger. Through major events, Carey charts... more...

  • Lenin on the Trainby Catherine Merridale

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe.... more...

  • Love of Countryby Madeleine Bunting

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 25.32

    An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring the islands' turbulent history, the spread of their influence, and how they shaped the nations of Britain, from the award-winning author of The Plot more...

  • Royal Renegadesby Linda Porter

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 16.87

    The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened to the king's six surviving children is far less familiar. Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king and his unpopular but indefatigable Catholic... more...

  • Pack Up Your Troublesby James Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means of communication, to bolster morale, stiffen resolve and lift up the spirits in the field, at sea and on the home front from 1914 to 1919. ... more...

  • St Albansby Sue Mann; Jonathan Mein; Anne Wares

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Much has been written about the men who left to fight in the First World War but what was life really like for those left behind on the Home Front? A bustling market town profoundly touched by the war, St Albans is the perfect place of which to ask this question, thanks in part to the survival of exceptionally rich archives of records from the period. This... more...

  • Migrations in the German Lands, 1500-2000by Jason Coy; Jared Poley; Alexander Schunka

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Migration to, from, and within German-speaking lands has been a dynamic force in Central European history for centuries. Exemplifying some of the most exciting recent research on historical mobility, the essays collected here reconstruct the experiences of vagrants, laborers, religious exiles, refugees, and other migrants during the last five hundred... more...