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World War I

  • The World at War: 1914 - 1918by Joseph Conrad; William Faulkner; Thomas Hardy; Ernest Hemingway; Rudyard Kipling; John McCrae; W. B. Yeats

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 5.99

    On July 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand plunged the world into war, one that forever changed the lives of those who fought on the battlefields of Europe. The First World War set the stage for modern warfare, introducing new weaponry and military tactics, and continues to be one of the deadliest conflicts in history with more... more...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian W. Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 20.90

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that lasted... more...

  • Fall in, Ghostsby Edmund Blunden; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99

    Edmund Blunden moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War , and his early edition of Wilfred Owen?s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience and to keep faith with his comrades in... more...

  • Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558–1626by Joshua Rodda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    With a focus on England from the accession of Elizabeth I to the mid-1620s, this book examines the practice of public, academic religious disputation between opposing Catholic, Protestant and nonconformist puritan divines. Introducing a form of discourse hitherto neglected, the volume works to rehabilitate a body of material only previously examined... more...

  • War Poetby Jon Stallworthy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Jon Stallworthy wrote his first poems during school days shadowed by the Second World War and a mother?s memories of a brother and friends killed in the First. At school he was introduced to the poems of Wilfred Owen, whose biography he would later write, and to those of others who would be represented in his Oxford Books of War Poetry . Many of the... more...

  • Anzac, The Unauthorised Biographyby Carolyn Holbrook

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won’t do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story?But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating... more...

  • The Search for HMAS Sydneyby Ted Graham; Bob King; Bob Trotter; Kim Kirsner

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 55.99

    In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran, which also sank. After numerous unsuccessful searches from the mid 1970s onwards, the Finding Sydney Foundation... more...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...

  • Kaiser Wilhelm IIby John C. G. Röhl

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    This is a concise edition of John Röhl's prize-winning three-volume biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. more...

  • Legacies of British Slave-ownershipby Catherine Hall; Keith McClelland; Nick Draper; Kate Donington; Rachel Lang

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book puts the legacies of slavery squarely back into modern British history. more...