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  • World War 1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    Images of WWI in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war - the battle for control of the sea. In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain?s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged... more...

  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summerby Alastair Panton; Victoria Panton Bacon

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks, as well as the bravery, camaraderie and humanity that made those unpredictable... more...

  • The Lost Legions of Fromellesby Peter Barton

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 14.57

    Intended as a diversion from the Somme, Fromelles was was the worst-ever military disaster in Australian history, and is recognised as one of the bloodiest and most useless battles of the First World War. With the recent discovery of a mass grave and the disinterment of many diggers, it has now entered national consciousness in the same way as Gallipoli.... more...

  • Female Tommiesby Elisabeth Shipton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place... more...

  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... more...

  • The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider Worldby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new international order dominated by East-West rivalries. After surveying the decolonization process, the book looks successively at the different patterns of experience in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific,... more...

  • Longman Companion to the First World Warby Colin Nicolson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new Companion covers one of the most devastating conflicts in modern history.  The Great War traumatised a generation and shaped the whole of the twentieth century. Speaking as loudly as any first-hand account, the facts and figures laid out in this volume reveal the sheer massive destruction caused by the war. Covering all aspects of the conflict... more...

  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • Europe Rebornby Harold James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    In the early twentieth century brutal nation-states such as Mussolini?s Italy, Stalin?s Russia and Hitler?s Germany came to the fore and the twin evils of dictatorship and war ensured the rapid destruction of liberal democracy, market economics and the international order. In contrast, the latter half was concerned with re-thinking and re-shaping... more...

  • Finding the Trapdoorby Adam Hochschild

    Argo-Navis 2014; US$ 9.99

    The vivid, suspenseful history books for which Adam Hochschild has become well known are only a portion of his work. All his life he has also been writing shorter pieces: about the writers he loves, about his unusual life story, and about his travels to far corners of the earth—four continents, for example, are included in this volume. Finding the... more...