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World War I

  • Slippery Slopeby Giles Merritt

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 19.99

    A hard-hitting warning that Europe's prospects are gloomy unless Europeans awake from their torpor and embrace the often difficult changes necessary to flourish in the 21st century world. From one of our most influential thinkers on European matters. more...

  • Betrayal at Little Gibraltarby William Walker

    Scribner 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    The work of a lifetime: A vivid, thrilling, and impeccably researched account of America?s bloodiest battle ever?World War I?s Meuse-Argonne Offensive?and the 100-year-old cover-up at its heart. The year is 1918. German engineers have fortified Montfaucon, a rocky butte in northern France, with bunkers, tunnels, trenches, and a top-secret observatory... more...

  • A Stain in the Bloodby Joe Moshenska

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth Scurr 'A master storyteller. Full of exquisite details, but with the grandest themes... this is a gripping adventure story' Zia Haider Rahman 'Gripping and extraordinary' Ann Wroe On the 16th of August 1628, five battle-scarred English ships sailed into the... more...

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of René of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • The Vanishing Futuristby Charlotte Hobson

    Faber & Faber 2016; Not Available

    When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be shaped by them. Yet as her intimacy with the charismatic inventor, Nikita Slavkin, deepens, she's inspired by his belief in a future free of bourgeois clutter,... more...

  • Pumpkinflowersby Matti Friedman

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 14.57

    It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ?flowers? was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for... more...

  • One Day in Franceby Jean-Marie Borzeix

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    6 April, 1944. A detachment of German soldiers arrive in a rural French town, hunting down resistance fighters, many of whom are hiding in the region. More than sixty years later, the townspeople clearly remember the day when four peasants from a nearby village were taken hostage and shot as an example to others. But do they remember the whole story?Jean-Marie... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • English Warfare, 1511?1642by Mark Charles Fissell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    English Warfare 1511-1642 chronicles and analyses military operations from the reign of Henry VIII to the outbreak of the Civil War. The Tudor and Stuart periods laid the foundations of modern English military power. Henry VIII's expeditions, the Elizabethan contest with Catholic Europe, and the subsequent commitment of English troops to the Protestant... more...

  • Economics in Russiaby Joachim Zweynert; Vincent Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The history of Russian economic ideas from the sixteenth century to contemporary times is a fascinating, tumultuous yet neglected topic among Western scholars. Whilst over the last 15 years increasing amounts of work has been done on the subject, co-operation between Russian and Western researchers in this field leaves much to be desired. In order... more...