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World War I

  • Yorkshireby Richard Morris

    Orion 2018; US$ 31.99

    Yorkshire, it has been said, is 'a continent unto itself', a region where mountain, plain, coast, downs, fen and heath lie close. By weaving history, family stories, travelogue and ecology, Richard Morris reveals how Yorkshire took shape as a landscape and in literature, legend and popular regard. We descend into the county's netherworld of caves... more...

  • The Anti-Tank Rifleby Steven J. Zaloga; Johnny Shumate; Alan Gilliland

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 11.99

    The emergence of the tank in World War I led to the development of the first infantry weapons to defend against tanks. Anti-tank rifles became commonplace in the inter-war years and in the early campaigns of World War II in Poland and the Battle of France, which saw renewed use in the form of the British .55in Boys anti-tank rifle - also used by the... more...

  • Nella Last's Warby Richard Broad; Suzie Fleming; Patricia Malcolmson; Robert Malcolmson

    Profile Books 2018; US$ 6.65

    ' Next to being a mother, I'd have loved to write books... ' Nella Last, Oct 8, 1939 In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique. When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the... more...

  • The Drowned and the Savedby Les Wilson; George Robertson

    Birlinn 2018; US$ 7.49

    'Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors ... I don’t think any survivors came in at Port Ellen but bodies did.' The loss of two British ships crammed with American soldiers bound for the trenches of the First World... more...

  • Ghostby Russell Davis

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2018; US$ 5.99

    Ghost and his crew are the real deal; this is no work of fiction. The “first hand” accounts of Special projects from the UK, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan are already well known to many, but those are the “official” versions.  This has got to be one of the best, if not the best non fiction book on the market.This incredible story will make you laugh,... more...

  • Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italyby Katherine Ludwig Jansen

    Princeton University Press 2018; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Medieval Italian communes are known for their violence, feuds, and vendettas, yet beneath this tumult was a society preoccupied with peace. Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy is the first book to examine how civic peacemaking in the age of Dante was forged in the crucible of penitential religious practice. Focusing on Florence in the thirteenth... more...

  • In the Shadows of Victory IIby Thomas D. Phillips

    Casemate 2018; US$ 18.95

    During the course of America’s existence, history has enshrined an exceptional few military leaders in the public’s collective consciousness while sometimes ignoring others often equally as deserving, relegating them to footnotes at best. Though the nation owes them considerable debts, the military history of the United States is replete... more...

  • A Woman Lived Hereby Allison Vale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2018; US$ 15.99

    At the last count, the Blue Plaque Guide honours 903 Londoners, and a walking tour of these sites brings to life the London of a bygone era. But only 111 of these blue plaques commemorate women. Over the centuries, London has been home to thousands of truly remarkable women who have made significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life:... more...

  • Over The Topby Martin Marix Evans

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2018; US$ 1.99

    The early battles of the First World War were open, mobile affairs whose tactics had long been familiar to professional soldiers. By early 1915, however, a new type of military engagement had emerged - trench warfare. The combination of trench warfare with newly industrialized weaponry abruptly changed the logistics and psychology of warfare. The... more...

  • Prolonging the Agonyby Jim Macgregor; Gerry Docherty

    Trine Day 2018; US$ 9.99

    The fact that governments lie is generally accepted today, but World War I was the first global conflict in which millions of young men were sacrificed for hidden causes. They did not die to save civilization; they were killed for profit and in the hopes of establishing a one-world government. By 1917, America had been thrust into the war by a President... more...