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  • A Line in the Sandby James Barr

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 7.93

    In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean... more...

  • Dead Wakeby Erik Larson

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 17.00

    #1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of... more...

  • Douglas Haigby Gary Sheffield; John Bourne; Gary Sheffield; John Bourne

    Orion 2015; US$ 21.99

    There's a commonly held view that Douglas Haig was a bone-headed, callous butcher, who through his incompetence as commander of the British Army in WWI, killed a generation of young men on the Somme and at Passchendaele. On the other hand, there are those who view Haig as a man who successfully struggled with appalling difficulties to produce an army... more...

  • Microcosmby Norman Davies; Roger Moorhouse

    Random House 2011; US$ 28.19

    The story of Central Europe is anything but simple. As the region located between East and West, it has always been endowed with a rich variety of migrants, and has repeatedly been the scene of nomadic invasions, mixed settlements and military conquests. In order to present a portrait of Central Europe, Norman Davies and Roger Moorhouse have made... more...

  • The Forgotten Soldierby Guy Sajer

    Orion 2013; US$ 15.99

    An international bestseller, this is a German soldier's first-hand account of life on Russian front during the second half of the Second World War. When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military... more...

  • Central Europeby Lonnie Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 48.99

    Central Europe provides a broad overview and comparative analysis of key events in a historical region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Starting with the initial conversion of the "pagan" peoples of the region to Christianity around 1000 A.D. and concluding with... more...

  • From Policy to Implementation in the European Unionby Simona Milio

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Is the EU multi-level governance system weakening the implementation of policies at a state level? It does appear that a clear gap exists between European Union level policy-making and Member State implementation. All too often, EU public policy content and planning are little more than statements of intent without successful adoption. Policy implementation... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton ... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 21.01

    In AD 378 the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe for well over four hundred years. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. Within a hundred years the last Emperor of the Western... more...

  • Churchill's Icemanby Henry Hemming

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.68

    There is no reason why you should have heard of Geoffrey Pyke. After his suicide in 1948 he was described as one of the great geniuses of his time, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains today, as The Times put it, ‘one of the most original if unrecognised figures’ of the twentieth century. Inventor, escapee, campaigner, war correspondent,... more...