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  • The British Army on the Western Front 1916by Bruce Gudmundsson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 1.99

    Bruce Gudmundsson guides us expertly through the history of the British Expeditionary Force in 1916 as it struggled to become a modern army and turn the tide of the First World War. Examining the tactical innovations that accompanied this change and the conflicting strategies and tactics that it was expected to pursue, Gudmundsson explores the difficulties... more...

  • The Franco-Prussian War 1870–1871by Dr Stephen Badsey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    The Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870 when Bismarck engineered a war with the French Second Empire under Napoleon III. This was part of his wider political strategy of uniting Prussia with the southern German states, excluding Austria. The war was an overwhelming Prussian victory, and King Wilhelm I was proclaimed Emperor of the new united Germany.... more...

  • The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969–2007by Aaron Edwards

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    The British campaign in Northern Ireland remains one of the most controversial actions in recent history. This ebook by Aaron Edwards considers the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of what become the longest ever campaign embarked upon by British troops. The 38-year campaign, codenamed Operation Banner, went through a number of phases.... more...

  • Barricades and Bordersby Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 69.95

    Now with a substantially revised text and fully updated bibliography, this is a comprehensive survey of European history from Napoleon Bonaparte to the First World War. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquestby Matthew Restall

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind... more...

  • The Landscape of Historyby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 10.99

    What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History is at once an engaging introduction to the historical method for beginners,... more...

  • The Mongols: A Very Short Introductionby Morris Rossabi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south in the thirteenth century. Along with their leader Chinggis Khan they conjure up images of plunder and total destruction. Although this book does not ignore the devastation and killings wrought by... more...

  • The Weimar Republicby Eberhard Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    In the first part of the book, Professor Kolb provides a clear historical narrative of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Weimar Republic, setting it within the international context of the inter-war period. In the second part he surveys and analyses scholarly research in the field which sheds light on the problems and... more...

  • Red Star Rogueby Kenneth Sewell; Clint Richmond

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 6.99

    One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations... more...