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World War I

  • In the Family Wayby Jane Robinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.28

    Unmarried mothers, absent fathers, orphaned children - Jane Robinson's In the Family Way is a truly gripping book about long-buried secrets, family bonds and unlikely heroes. Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family. Unmarried mothers were considered immoral, single fathers... more...

  • Trial by Friendshipby David R. Woodward

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    During the crucial period of 1917-1918, the United States superseded Great Britain as the premier power in the world. The differing strategic perspectives of London and Washington were central to the tensions and misunderstandings that separated the two dominant powers in 1918 and determined how these two countries would interact following the Armistice.... more...

  • Historians on the Homefrontby George T. Blakey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When Woodrow Wilson called on the American people to mobilize for war in April 1917, it was hardly surprising that historians should respond to their one-time colleague. Mobilization produced three organizations staffed by many of America's leading historians. All three organizations, the author shows, viewed as their task the mobilizing of America's... more...

  • The Troubled Allianceby Gerard E. Silberstein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    On August 1, 1914, the German and Austro-Hungarian empires stood on the brink of the greatest war history had known. Their great need was for alliances that would provide manpower and defense of their borders. In only one direction could these be sought -- the Balkan Peninsula. Yet disagreements between foreign officers and high commands increased... more...

  • The Resources of the Past in Early Medieval Europeby Clemens Gantner; Rosamond McKitterick; Sven Meeder

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Examines the use of the textual resources of the past to shape cultural memory in early medieval Europe. more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Clothing, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    From the bitter Arctic cold to the sweltering South Pacific, Army Air Forces personnel flew countless missions in extreme conditions throughout World War II. Providing suitable clothing to various crewmen aboard many different types of aircraft proved a monumental task. This volume documents the development, testing, manufacture, procurement and utilization... more...

  • Dreams and Visions in the Early Middle Agesby Jesse Keskiaho

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A comprehensive overview of ideas about dreams and visions in the Christian cultures of the early Middle Ages. more...

  • The Holocaust and the Germanization of Ukraineby Eric C. Steinhart

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book probes the local dynamics of the German occupation and the collaboration in the Holocaust in southern Ukraine. more...

  • The Great Divergence Reconsideredby Roman Studer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Studer shows that institutional, geographical, political, and technological factors account for Europe's rise to undisputed world economic leader. more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...