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- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99
The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.50
How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Kensington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...
- Casemate 2014; US$ 20.99
The American Doughboys of World War I are often referred to as the "Lost Generation"; however, in this book we are able to gain an intimate look at their experiences after being thrust into the center of Europes "Great War" and enduring some of the most grueling battles in U.S. history. Len Fairfield (the authors grandfather)... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Recent great transformations are characterized by a diffusion of power away from the traditional North Western powers and towards the global South. This volume suggests that the world will witness a new era of interdependent hegemony, in which both the existing First World and the emerging Second World are intertwined... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 25.95
U.S. Marine participation in World War I is known as a defining moment in the Marine Corps' great history. It is a story of exceptional heroism and significant operational achievements, along with lessons learned the hard way. The Marines entered World War I as a small force of seagoing light infantry that had rarely faced a well-armed enemy. On a... more...
- Fledgling Press 2014; US$ 11.65
Pete Wilkinson grew up in Deptford, south London, in the 50s. Somehow he got to grammar school and was spat out of the education system in 1962 with a few GCE 'O' levels and no idea of what to do with his life. The 60s rock 'n' roll scene, motor scooters and free love offered a mild distraction but, as a general malcontent, he drifted from job to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
This book, originally published in 1952, unfinished and perhaps imperfect, is the last book of one of the most acute political thinkers of the twentieth century. Laski?s earlier optimism about a swing to the Left was beginning to be reversed, and in this volume he saw the defects of his previous optimistic surveys, which, in his opinion, still had... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney surveyed and recorded these wrecks, discovering that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war is remembered in both countries, including the demonisation... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 18.95
Growing up in a small college town in central Mississippi in the 1930s, Leon C. Standifer knew little of the trauma of war. But by the time he was nineteen, World War II had made war a reality for him. Standifer volunteered for and was accepted by a special army program that would send him to college for technical training; he somtimes hoped and sometimes... more...