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World War I

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britainby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook. If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It is the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London; bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II; Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music... more...

  • Zigzagby Nicholas Booth

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 10.99

    Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice. But it was all an illusion: Eddie... more...

  • Family and Gender in Renaissance Italy, 1300?1600by Thomas Kuehn

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 26.00

    This book studies family life and gender within Italy through the lens of law and legal disputes. more...

  • Medieval Britain, c.1000?1500by David Crouch

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This introductory textbook offers a fully integrated perspective of medieval Britain, from 1000 to 1500. more...

  • An English Governess in the Great Warby Sophie De Schaepdrijver; Tammy M. Proctor

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Mary Thorp, an English governess working for a Belgian-Russian family in German-occupied Brussels, kept a secret war diary from September 1916 to January 1919. This long-forgotten diary sheds light on an important aspect of the First World War: civilian life under military occupation in a transnational conflict. more...

  • Porter, Steward, Citizenby Royal A. Christian; Pellom McDaniels III

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In 1919, Royal Christian privately published a memoir based on his experiences in World War I as a professional valet for Colonel Moorhead C. Kennedy in Paris and London. This narrative is a unique contribution to the history of African American men in WWI. However, the book has been lost to public knowledge for almost a century. Pellom McDaniels III... more...

  • Jewish Anzacsby Mark Dapin

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 19.99

    A landmark history of Australian Jews in the military, from the First Fleet to the recent war in Afghanistan.Over 7000 Jews have fought in Australia’s military conflicts, including more than 330 who gave their lives. While Sir John Monash is the best known, in Jewish Anzacs acclaimed writer and historian Mark Dapin reveals the personal, often... more...

  • The Honest History Bookby David Stephens; Alison Brionowski

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 14.99

    In Australia’s rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia’s history and identity?The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia - mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood - we must... more...

  • White Butterflies (updated edition)by Colin Mcphedran

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 14.99

    A new edition of this bestselling Australian classic.After the Japanese invasion of Burma in late 1941, 11-year-old Colin McPhedran was forced to flee his homeland on foot, across the steep Patkoi Mountain Ranges, to safety in India. Over a three-month period, Colin, along with his mother, elder brother and sister and thousands of others who died,... more...

  • Kokodaby Karl James

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 48.00

    Kokoda: Beyond the Legend provides readers with a complete understanding of this major turning point in the Second World War. more...