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  • On This Day in Historyby Graeme Donald

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and Prohibition in America is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: 5 December. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting... more...

  • Comics and Conflictby Cord A. Scott

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Illustration has been an integral part of human history. Particularly before the advent of media such as photography, film, television, and now the Internet, illustrations in all their variety had been the primary visual way to convey history. The comic book, which emerged in its modern form in the 1930s, was another form of visual entertainment that... more...

  • Great War Britain Birminghamby Sian Roberts

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham 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;... more...

  • The Other First World Warby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands of miles from the Baltic to the Black and Caspian seas, before spreading north to the Arctic and east to the Pacific, embroiling several thousand... more...

  • No Labour, No Battleby John Starling; Ivor Lee; Professor Richard Holmes

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital, yet largely unreported role played by these brave soldiers was crucial to achieving victory in 1918. For this book John Starling and Ivor Lee... more...

  • German Assault Troops of the First World Warby Stephen Bull

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement emerged with the squad as the key tactical unit, marking a fundamental shift in methods of warfare. As late as March 1918, assault detachments... more...

  • Can Do!by William Bradford Huie

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction Battalions--the Seabees. With the publication of Can Do! the following year, Americans soon came to appreciate the significance of... more...

  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • The Origins of the Second World War in Europeby P. M. H. Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    PMH Bell's famous book is a comprehensive study of the period and debates surrounding the European origins of the Second World War.  He approaches the subject from three different angles: describing the various explanations that have been offered for the war and the historiographical debates that have arisen from them, analysing the ideological, economic... more...

  • The First World Warby Stuart Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    This is a compelling account of the First World War. It offers clear analysis of the war on land, sea, and air, and considers the impact of the war on Europe's civilian population. Issues addressed include the relationship between war and industrialisation, trench warfare, the long term effects of the war on changing social structures, and economic... more...