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World War I

  • Voices from the Pastby John Grehan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 19.99

    For more than twenty years Europe had been torn apart by war. Dynasties had crumbled, new states had been created and a generation had lost its young men. When it seemed that peace might at last settle across Europe, terrible news was received - Napoleon had escaped from exile and was marching upon Paris. Europe braced itself once again for war. The... more...

  • Armoured Horsemanby Peter Willett

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    New memoirs by combatants in the Second World War are sadly rare today due to the passage of time. Tanks and Thoroughbreds will be warmly welcomed as the author, now into his 90s, fought through with The Bays from Alamein to Tunis and then on up Italy until VE Day. As a young tank troop commander his chances of survival were slim and tragically many... more...

  • Star Shell Reflections 1916by Barbara McClune

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    As the centenary of the Great War approaches, this book offers a unique perspective told in the words and illustrations of someone who was there , on the front line.

Although an American citizen, Jim Maultsaid's parents were Irish and he lived in Donegal. He joined the Young Citizen Volunteers, a group drawn from the ranks of clerical... more...

  • Decision in Normandyby Carlo d'Este

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 23.98

    Field Marshal Montgomery's battleplan for Normandy, following the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, resulted in one of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War. Carlo D'Este's acclaimed book gives the fullest possible account of the conception and execution of Montgomery's plan, with all its problems and complexities. It brings to light... more...

  • Agents of Empireby Noel Malcolm

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 48.00

    In the second half of the sixteenth century, most of the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman sultans. There was violent conflict, from raiding and corsairing to large-scale warfare, but there were also many forms of peaceful interaction across the surprisingly porous frontiers... more...

  • The Wilson?Johnson Correspondence, 1964?69by Prof Dr Simon C Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Less than a year after the assassination of President Kennedy brought Lyndon B. Johnson to the White House, Harold Wilson became British Prime Minister. Over the next four years, the two men governed their countries through unprecedented crises, both domestic and international. To provide a better understanding of the transatlantic relationship, this... more...

  • Communities of Violenceby David Nirenberg; David Nirenberg

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and... more...

  • Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europeby Hilary Gatti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Europe?s long sixteenth century?a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s?was an era of power struggles between avaricious and unscrupulous princes, inquisitions and torture chambers, and religious differences of ever more violent fervor. Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe... more...

  • Out of Ashesby Konrad H. Jarausch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over... more...

  • Marked for Deathby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...