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  • The Fall of the Ottomansby Eugene Rogan

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 32.00

    In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts... more...

  • The Great War in the Heart of Dixieby Martin T. Olliff; Martin T. Olliff; Michael V. R. Thomason; Robert Saunders; Wesley Phillips Newton; David E. Alsobrook; Wilson Fallin; Victoria E. Ott; Ruth Smith Truss; Dowe Littleton; Robert J. Jakeman

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    There has been much scholarship on how the U.S. as a nation reacted to World War I, but few have explored how Alabama responded. Did the state follow the federal government?s lead in organizing its resources or did Alabamians devise their own solutions to unique problems they faced? How did the state?s cultural institutions and government react? What... more...

  • A Guide to War Publications of the First & Second World Warby Arthur Ward

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    In WW2 information leaflets and posters proliferated. Soldiers were bombarded with Field Regulations, airmen with the latest updates about airborne early warning, bomb sights and radio navigation and sailors with material that helped them identify enemy aircraft and submarines and told them how to operate the new ship board weapons to destroy them.

An... more...

  • From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyerby Carole McEntee-Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did 'live the dream'. 

The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush.... more...

  • The Failure to Prevent World War Iby Hall Gardner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book refines and expands points made in the author’s earlier work on the failure to prevent World War I. It provides an alternative viewpoint to the thesis of Paul Kennedy, Fritz Fischer, among others, as to the war's long-term origins. By starting its analysis with the causes and consequences of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war, the study... more...

  • British Military Respirators and Anti-Gas Equipment of the Two World Warsby Thomas Mayer-Maguire; Brian Baker

    Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57

    Poison gas was one of the most feared weapons of its day and added a terrifying new dimension to modern warfare. In 1915, the only item a soldier had to protect himself from the harmful effects of gas was a shell dressing, soaked in his own urine and then tied around his face. By 1918, the British Army had developed a range of innovative protection... more...

  • Bloody British History Cambridgeby David Barrowclough

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Grave of the deadly nun! The amazing true story of Aethelthryth, Fenland princess; death to students! The weird origins of the university; a plague on both your parishes! Black death in Cambridge's streets; off with his head: the bizarre true story of Oliver Cromwell's travelling skull; the fifth man: the truth about the Cambridge five, Soviet spies... more...

  • Great War Britain Tynesideby Jo Bath

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Tyneside offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; charts... more...

  • Great War Britain Sheffieldby Tim Lynch

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Sheffield offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, Great War Sheffield recounts the tale of a boy scout... more...

  • Agonalität und Kooperationby André R. Köller

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 40.51

    Ein neuer Blick auf den spätmittelalterlichen Adel in Niedersachsen. Wie entstehen in königsfernen Regionen des Mittelalters Kooperation, Netzwerke und Spielregeln angesichts ständiger Konflikte innerhalb und zwischen den Führungsgruppen? Dieser grundsätzlichen Frage geht André R. Köller im Rahmen der Historischen Kulturwissenschaft mit kultur- und... more...