war in the modern world



Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History Новинка

Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History

2311.64 руб.
A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of empire, globalism, and social and cultural history. This concise history of the first modern, global war helps to further broaden the focus typically provided in World War I surveys by challenging popular myths and stereotypes to provide a new, engaging account of The Great War. The conventional World War I narrative that has evolved over the past century is that of an inevitable but useless war, where men were needlessly slaughtered due to poor decisions by hidebound officers. This characterization developed out of a narrow focus on the Western Front promulgated mainly by British historians. In this book, Professor Proctor provides a broader, more multifaceted historical narrative including perspectives from other fronts and spheres of interest and a wider range of participants. She also draws on recent scholarship to consider the gendered aspect of war and the ways in which social class, religion, and cultural factors shaped experiences and memories of the war. Structured chronologically to help convey a sense of how the conflict evolved Each chapter considers a key interpretive question, encouraging readers to examine the extent to which the war was total, modern, and global Challenges outdated stereotypes created through a focus on the Western Front Considers the war in light of recent scholarship on empire, global history, gender, and culture Explores ways in which the war and the terms of peace shaped the course of the 20th century World War I: A Short History is sure to become required reading in undergraduate survey courses on WWI, as well as courses in military history, the 20th century world, or the era of the World Wars.
Sun Tzu The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world Sun Tzu The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world Новинка

Sun Tzu The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world

689 руб.
Книга "The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world".
Brendan Gillespie World War I in the Middle East. How the Allied campaigns in the Sinai and Palestine rebuked the popular definitions of World War I era warfare Brendan Gillespie World War I in the Middle East. How the Allied campaigns in the Sinai and Palestine rebuked the popular definitions of World War I era warfare Новинка

Brendan Gillespie World War I in the Middle East. How the Allied campaigns in the Sinai and Palestine rebuked the popular definitions of World War I era warfare

1852 руб.
Document from the year 2016 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - Ages of World Wars, grade: A, The Ohio State University, language: English, abstract: World War I is most often explained in the context of how it was the terminal turning point in how warfare was waged, namely that World War I was when the weapons of industrial powers outpaced the type of head-on collision of massive numbers of men that had been the preemptive military strategy for millennia. This paper does not attempt to dispute this argument, instead it argues that while World War I was undoubtedly "a war that changed war", there was a campaign waged between major powers in World War I that can be deemed "traditional" in the sense that men and their actions decided the fate and outcome, versus the manufactured warfare fought elsewhere, especially the western front in Europe. This campaign was the war waged in the Middle East between the British and the Ottoman Turks over the contested territory of Palestine, which may well have been one of the last "traditional" campaigns fought on this Earth.By using primary sources from World War I and more contemporary material, this paper will compare how drastically different the Palestine campaign was compared to how people view World War I in popular memory. World War I often gets "squeezed" into an easy definition that can explain a truly "world" war. It is important for historians, students of history, and everyda...
Revisiting 20th Century Wars. Revisiting 20th Century Wars. Новинка

Revisiting 20th Century Wars.

4752 руб.
The collection at hand is a subjective, but representative selection of articles in German and English on the representation of bellicose acts in modern times.The wide range of wars treated in these essays begins with the Canudos Civil War in the Brazilian state of Bahia in 1896-97. The various articles include new perceptions and interpretations of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, the Holocaust, the Second World War, the Korean War, the wars in the former Portuguese colonies of Africa, and the Balkan Wars of the last decade of the 20th century, and close with the current war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001. The wars discussed, although having different origins, such as national pride, territorial expansion, fanatic religiousness, ethnic and racial conflicts, great social differences, the process of decolonization, and terrorism, have one thing in common: their significant and constant repercussion in the print and broadcast media over a long period of time. These modern wars have therefore often been the object of new readings and reinterpretations until today. The history of these wars could not have been written without the development of journalism, the mass media, and new technologies of war reporting in the 20th century.
John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the World at War-The Naval Conflict . Global Campaigns of the Opening Year of the First World War John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the World at War-The Naval Conflict . Global Campaigns of the Opening Year of the First World War Новинка

John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the World at War-The Naval Conflict . Global Campaigns of the Opening Year of the First World War

2252 руб.
Over the seas and far away-the world at war In the late summer of 1914, the eyes of the world were fixed upon Europe as seemingly unstoppable German armies simultaneously marched eastwards and westwards subduing nations and forcing their armies to retreat. This was the beginning of an industrial war without precedent which would send shockwaves across the globe. This book, specially compiled by Leonaur's editors from John Buchan's excellent writings on the First World War, concentrates on the world beyond mainland Europe in the early months of the war. Readers will discover the naval battles of Heligoland Bight, Coronel, the Falkland Islands and Dogger Bank as the Imperial German Navy tested its mettle against the might of the Royal Navy. Here are accounts of German naval raiders such as the 'Emden' and the naval bombardments of British seaside towns. German and British colonial and regular troops clashed in East and West Africa and actions were fought on the coast of China and upon remote Pacific Islands. Disaffected Boers rose in rebellion in South Africa and Germany's ally, the Ottoman Turkish Empire joined the fray making advances in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and towards the strategically vital Suez Canal in Egypt. In 1914 this was a conflict far removed from the familiar mud, wire and trenches that have become emblematic of the First World War. This is a highly recommended overview of the world at war created especially to mark the centenary of the ou...
The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks Новинка

The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks

699 руб.
History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few.Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.
Matthew Andres Pinoys at War. Guerrilla Warfare in the Philippines During World War II Matthew Andres Pinoys at War. Guerrilla Warfare in the Philippines During World War II Новинка

Matthew Andres Pinoys at War. Guerrilla Warfare in the Philippines During World War II

1827 руб.
"Pinoys at War" is an historical work that explores the Filipino guerrilla movement during World War Two. The book utilizes research techniques from oral history, political science and anthropology in order to tell the stories of Filipino guerrillas of Luzon, Philippines during World War II.
Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom Новинка

Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom

8394.7 руб.
Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'. Presents a lively, multi-dimensional story, balancing coverage of high politics with discussion of social, cultural and economic changes, and their effects on individuals’ daily lives. Explores both the regional diversity within Poland and the country’s place within Europe and the wider world. Provides a new interpretive framework for understanding key historical events in Poland’s modern history, including the experiences of World War II and the postwar communist era.
Bernd Martin Japan and Germany in the Modern World Bernd Martin Japan and Germany in the Modern World Новинка

Bernd Martin Japan and Germany in the Modern World

4552 руб.
First study of the fascinating parallelism that characterizes developments in Japan and Germany by one of Germany's leading Japan specialists.With the founding of their respective national states, the Meiji Empire in 1869 and the German Reich in 1871, Japan and Germany entered world politics. Since then both countries have developed in strikingly similar ways, and it is not surprising that these two became close allies during the Second World War, although in the end this proved a "fatal attraction."
War and Literature. Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts. War and Literature. Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Новинка

War and Literature. Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts.

4764 руб.
This comprehensive volume analyzes the radical change in the nature of armed conflicts and in the way they are narrated and represented. Ever since the First World War has changed war itself, rendering meaningless the very vocabulary of war in terms such as "battle", "front", "non-combatant", "open city" and "hero", new words, new approaches, new theories and new texts had to be invented. The enemy became invisible: Submarines, tanks, mines, gas, long-range artillery, and airplanes made this war different from all the other that came before. A hundred years after the beginning of this terrible war, it is now time to recall different representations of the armed conflicts of the 20th century. The articles in this collection analyze representations of the Canudos Civil War in Brazil, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the colonial wars in Africa, and the war in Afghanistan, aiming to understand how war and the telling of war have changed during the most murderous hundred years in the history of mankind.
Experience and Memory. The Second World War in Europe Experience and Memory. The Second World War in Europe Новинка

Experience and Memory. The Second World War in Europe

4589 руб.
Modern military history, inspired by social and cultural historical approaches, increasingly puts the national histories of the Second World War to the test. New questions and methods are focusing on aspects of war and violence that have long been neglected. What shaped people's experiences and memories? What differences and what similarities existed in Eastern and Western Europe? How did the political framework influence the individual and the collective interpretations of the war? Finally, what are the benefits of Europeanizing the history of the Second World War? Experts from Belgium, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, and Russia discuss these and other questions in this comprehensive volume.Jörg Echternkamp is a Senior Fellow of the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt, Potsdam, and co-editor of the journal Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary in Canada, Visiting Scholar at the German Historical Institute in Paris, and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Paris I (Sorbonne- Panthéon) and Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg. His major publications include Der Aufstieg des deutschen Nationalismus 1770-1840 (1998), Nach dem Krieg (2003), Kriegsschauplatz Deutschland 1945 (2006) and Germany and the Second World War: German Wartime Society 1939-1945, vols IX/1-2 (2008-2011, ed.).Stefan Martens is Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute, Paris and coeditor of the journa...
John Curry, Charlie Wesencraft, John Wesencraft The Diary of a World War 1 Cavalryman Corporal Robert Waister of the 18th Hussars 1911-1918 John Curry, Charlie Wesencraft, John Wesencraft The Diary of a World War 1 Cavalryman Corporal Robert Waister of the 18th Hussars 1911-1918 Новинка

John Curry, Charlie Wesencraft, John Wesencraft The Diary of a World War 1 Cavalryman Corporal Robert Waister of the 18th Hussars 1911-1918

1639 руб.
Charlie Wesencraft is one of the key early wargamers who through their enthusiasm, knowledge and writing helped turn miniature wargaming into a worldwide hobby. This is the previously unpublished diary of his father in law. Robert Waiser's diary describes how he served first in the Territorial Army, then joined the 18th Hussars. It goes on to tell how he was captured in one of the opening actions of the First World War. The rest of the book recounts life as a prisoner of war in Germany until he was released in a prisoner exchange through the intervention of neutral doctors. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry. It aims to present the very best wargaming books and rules to a modern audience
The Second World War The Second World War Новинка

The Second World War

2590 руб.
A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage,...
Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds Новинка

Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds

2564 руб.
This book is a chronicle of vanishing worlds, yet worlds comprising a story worth telling. It conveys the impact of the most burning European and American issues of the twentieth century.This book encompasses the world of pre-war Polish Jewry, particularly the socialist and Yiddishist world of the Bund, the Jewish socialist party born in Tsarist Russia, and then striking firm roots in independent post- World-War Poland. It further depicts the war years in Poland, the Soviet Union, and Japan; the world of a young immigrant in California, in New York, and in the American army, and finally the world of a Sovietologist, a profession the author practiced while working for the United States government in several capacities and in the retirement years.
Libby Fischer Hellmann War, Spies, and Bobby Sox. Stories About World War Two At Home Libby Fischer Hellmann War, Spies, and Bobby Sox. Stories About World War Two At Home Новинка

Libby Fischer Hellmann War, Spies, and Bobby Sox. Stories About World War Two At Home

1052 руб.
As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America. A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp ... Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago ... And espionage surrounds the disappearance of an actress from the thriving Jewish community of Chicago’s Lawndale. In this trio of tales, acclaimed thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann beautifully depicts the tumultuous effect of war on the home front and illustrates how the action, terror, and tragedy of World War II was not confined to the front lines. Includes: The Incidental Spy, P.O.W.,The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared
Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world Новинка

Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world

689 руб.
Книга "The Art of War. The oldest military treatise in the world".
John Buchan Nelson.s History of the War - Volume XXII - The Darkest Hour John Buchan Nelson.s History of the War - Volume XXII - The Darkest Hour Новинка

John Buchan Nelson.s History of the War - Volume XXII - The Darkest Hour

1827 руб.
This vintage book contains the 22nd volume of "Nelson's History of the War". It constitutes a detailed historical account of the First World War, focusing on the opening of the Romanian campaign and the change of government in Britain. A fantastically detailed and informative volume, this book will be of considerable utility to those with a keen interest in the First World War and twentieth-century European history. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with its original artwork and text.
Ruth G. Haskell Helmets and Lipstick Ruth G. Haskell Helmets and Lipstick Новинка

Ruth G. Haskell Helmets and Lipstick

1239 руб.
Helmets and Lipstick is the first-hand account of Second Lieutenant Ruth Haskell, chronicling her time spent as a combat nurse with U.S. troops in North Africa during Operation Torch. First published at the height of the war in 1944, Haskell's memoir is a classic account of combat nursing in World War 2, an important addition to the literature of the war in North Africa and of the history of non-combatants in the Second World War.
Cluade R. Sasso, Combat Studies Institute Soviet Night Operations in World War II Cluade R. Sasso, Combat Studies Institute Soviet Night Operations in World War II Новинка

Cluade R. Sasso, Combat Studies Institute Soviet Night Operations in World War II

1702 руб.
Originally published in 1982, this a volume in the Combat Studies Institute "Leavenworth Papers" series. Abstract: "Night combat has frequently been the recourse of the inferior military force or, as in World War II, of the army seeking either to find some respite from air power or to reduce casualties in the face of great firepower. Still, despite the difficulties associated with conducting military operations at night, military planners and leaders cannot escape one salient fact: darkness is a double-edged weapon. During World War II, the Soviets effectively exploited darkness in a variety of operations from withdrawal to pursuit. As the war dragged on, the Red Army relied increasingly on night operations and so refined its abilities that it was able to progress from limited tactical missions by relatively small units to front-level operations by armies with complex coordination and control. Today Soviet military writers frequently discuss night operations, as they do all operations, with reference to their experiences in the Second World War. They appear convinced, as one Soviet general and historian has noted, that their troops should be equally capable of operating both during the day and at night and that night operations have an urgent significance in modern warfare". Include photos. maps, tables.
John Horne A Companion to World War I John Horne A Companion to World War I Новинка

John Horne A Companion to World War I

18606.94 руб.
A Companion to the First World War brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thought-provoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history. Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the First World War Provides extensive coverage spanning the pre-war period, the military conflict, social, economic, political, and cultural developments, and the war's legacy Offers original perspectives on themes as diverse as strategy and tactics, war crimes, science and technology, and the arts Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE
Barton Biggs Wealth, War and Wisdom Barton Biggs Wealth, War and Wisdom Новинка

Barton Biggs Wealth, War and Wisdom

1340.22 руб.
An intriguing look at how past market wisdom can help you survive and thrive during uncertain times In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance, and shows how these lessons can help the twenty-first-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy. Through these pages, Biggs skillfully discusses the performance of equities in both victorious and defeated countries, examines how individuals preserved their wealth despite the ongoing battles, and explores whether or not public equities were able to increase in value and serve as a wealth preserver. Biggs also looks at how other assets, including real estate and gold, fared during this dynamic and devastating period, and offers valuable insights on preserving one's wealth for future generations. With clear, concise prose, Biggs Reveals how the investment insights of truly trying times can be profitably applied to modern day investment endeavors Follows the performance of global markets against the backdrop of World War II Offers many relevant lessons-about life, politics, financial markets, wealth, and survival-that can help you thrive in the face of adversity Wealth, War & Wisdom contains essential insights that will help you navigate modern financial markets during the uncertain times that will increasingly define this new century.
Herman K. Trabish Oil in Their Blood. The American Decades Herman K. Trabish Oil in Their Blood. The American Decades Новинка

Herman K. Trabish Oil in Their Blood. The American Decades

2389 руб.
This historical fiction, the second in the multivolume saga, is a matriarch's remembrance of three generations during America's rise to power in the oil world and on the world stage. From the end of The Great War through the beginning of The Cold War, with an unforgettable adventure into the heart of World War II, this story visits Paris, Roaring 20s Chicago, oil boom Oklahoma, pre-war Arabia, wartime Europe and Cold War Iran. With lean, muscular prose, and relentless storytelling, Trabish makes "OIL IN THEIR BLOOD: The American Decades" another fascination of fact, adventure, romance and melodrama, as he again drills for metaphysical and stark cold truths about love, family, war, oil and America's addiction to it.
Spencer Jones From Boer War to World War. Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914 Spencer Jones From Boer War to World War. Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914 Новинка

Spencer Jones From Boer War to World War. Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914

2564 руб.
Volume 35 in the Campaigns and Commanders Series.How fighting the Boer War changed the British Army The British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War I was tiny by the standards of the other belligerent powers. Yet, when deployed to France in 1914, it prevailed against the German army because of its professionalism and tactical skill, strengths developed through hard lessons learned a dozen years earlier. In October 1899, the British went to war against the South African Boer republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State, expecting little resistance. A string of early defeats in the Boer War shook the military's confidence. Historian Spencer Jones focuses on this bitter combat experience in From Boer War to World War, showing how it crucially shaped the British Army's tactical development in the years that followed. Before the British Army faced the Boer republics, an aura of complacency had settled over the military. The Victorian era had been marked by years of easy defeats of crudely armed foes. The Boer War, however, brought the British face to face with what would become modern warfare. The sweeping, open terrain and advent of smokeless powder meant soldiers were picked off before they knew where shots had been fired from. The infantry's standard close-order formations spelled disaster against the well-armed, entrenched Boers. Although the British Army ultimately adapted its strategy and overcame the Boers in 1902, the duration and cost of the war led ...
Van Lee Vin Rouge, Vin Blanc, Beaucoup Vin, the American Expeditionary Force in Wwi Van Lee Vin Rouge, Vin Blanc, Beaucoup Vin, the American Expeditionary Force in Wwi Новинка

Van Lee Vin Rouge, Vin Blanc, Beaucoup Vin, the American Expeditionary Force in Wwi

1739 руб.
World War One was the war to end all wars, but in reality, it was only the beginning. WWI saw America move from an isolated power to a world power, placing it as a leader in international politics. It saw the US military rapidly expand from a second-rate force to a world-class fighting force. It would become a defining moment for the United States, its military, and its citizens. Explore American involvement in the war, learn from where America came and where it would go.
Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present Новинка

Randi Storch Working Hard for the American Dream. Workers and Their Unions, World War I to the Present

6965.23 руб.
Working Hard for the American Dream examines the various economic, social, and political developments that shaped labor history in the United States from World War I until the present day. Presents an overview of labor history that also considers women workers, ethnic America, and post-World War II workers Incorporates the most recent scholarship in labor history Takes the story of labor up to the present day in a readable and accessible manner
Ivan J. Houston Black Warriors. The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War Ivan J. Houston Black Warriors. The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War Новинка

Ivan J. Houston Black Warriors. The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War

1114 руб.
Numbering 4,000 select officers and men, Combat Team 370 was part of n Europe during World War II the 92nd Infantry Division, the only all-Negro division to fight in Europe during World War II. In Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, author Ivan J. Houston recounts his experiences, when, as a nineteen-year-old California college student, he entered the US Army and served with the 3rd Battalion, 370th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Division of the US Fifth Army from 1943 to 1945. Drawn from minute-by-minute records of the unit's activities compiled by Houston during his deployment in Italy, this account describes both the historic encounters and the achievements of his fellow black soldiers during this breakthrough period in American military history. It tells of how the Buffalo Soldiers fought alongside other American troops, including Japanese Americans and soldiers from Great Britain, Brazil, South Africa, and India. With photos and maps included, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II provides a compelling, firsthand account of the segregated Buffalo Soldiers' experiences while they fought not only the power of the Nazi war machine but also racism and the widely held belief they were not up to the task. Their achievements prove otherwise.
Rainer Puster Literature at War - A Comparison of American War Literature of WW II and the Vietnam War Rainer Puster Literature at War - A Comparison of American War Literature of WW II and the Vietnam War Новинка

Rainer Puster Literature at War - A Comparison of American War Literature of WW II and the Vietnam War

5364 руб.
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Augsburg, 37 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The 20th century was a century of conflict. Never before in the history of mankind had there been that many nations at war, fighting each other with huge armies and weapons of mass destruction. The two World Wars and the ideological battle between East and West had a huge impact on the social and political world. Many of today´s conflicts can be traced back to the great wars and years that followed them, in which the nations involved tried to find a new balance and world order.The USA took part in several significant wars and is now the last remaining super-power in the world. Of all the conflicts the U.S. was involved in, its role in the Second World War and the war in Vietnam are the two most vividly remembered. Throughout history, people have constructed and displayed a sense of their past, their collective memory and cultural knowledge through works of art. In the twentieth century, this process of myth-making has been fulfilled mainly by novels and movies. Many of these "vehicles of memory" have portrayed the wars and captured the atmosphere in America at that time. Yet, there is a big difference in the way and the extent to which WW II and Vietnam have been digested inthe conscience of the nation. Although the Second World War affected more families directly and more Americans fell in thos...
Elaine Sterne The U. S. Navy at War. Personal Accounts of 15 American Seamen, Women . Marines During the First World War Elaine Sterne The U. S. Navy at War. Personal Accounts of 15 American Seamen, Women . Marines During the First World War Новинка

Elaine Sterne The U. S. Navy at War. Personal Accounts of 15 American Seamen, Women . Marines During the First World War

1939 руб.
The First World War at sea by Americans who fought in itIt's easy to understand why this book was originally published under the jingoistic title of 'Over the Seas for Uncle Sam'-perhaps edited by rather than 'written' by Elaine Sterne-for when it was written the subject was nothing less than reportage. The passage of time provides new perspectives on works such as this, and for that reason we have changed the title to alert readers to the unique nature of the content. Sterne's book contains fifteen first hand accounts by those serving in the United States Navy in the first American conflict of the modern age on a global stage. The United States entry into the First World War in April, 1917, (particularly in terms of it's immediately engaged naval contribution) was pivotal, if not essential. The Allied war effort was being strangled for want of materials as a result of the German U-Boat successes against merchant shipping, especially in the Atlantic Ocean. These accounts by serving men and women in the U. S Navy-including contributions by marines-are mainly from the enlisted ranks, with a few from officers. They are told in 'their own words,' and enable the modern student of the period to read of the experiences of those service men and women whose voices-in the absence of a work such as this-would have been forever lost to posterity.Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback...
Dick P.K. The Man in the High Castle Dick P.K. The Man in the High Castle Новинка

Dick P.K. The Man in the High Castle

656 руб.
America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies.
Frank Meeres Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives. Norfolk women in the first half of the twentieth century Frank Meeres Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives. Norfolk women in the first half of the twentieth century Новинка

Frank Meeres Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives. Norfolk women in the first half of the twentieth century

1177 руб.
The book tells the true stories of a number of Norfolk women in the first half of the twentieth century, at a time when women were just beginning to achieve equality in politics and in other spheres of life. It ranges from the women's suffragette movement, through nursing and efforts at peace-making in the First World War to the concentration camps of the Second World War. Chapters on the 1920s look at the advances made by women in politics, and also at the flourishing literary and artistic scene in the county of Norfolk. On the Second World War it recalls a number of women who found themsleves involved in the Holocaust and concludes with the story of a Polish refugee who died in Norfolk in 1946.
''War and Peace'' in Studio Ghibli Films ''War and Peace'' in Studio Ghibli Films Новинка

''War and Peace'' in Studio Ghibli Films

2965 руб.
This book examines Japanese animation films of Studio Ghibli in terms of war and peace. This research mainly focuses on movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki, a 'Japanese master of animation', who announced his official retirement in September 2013. Through the lens of peace research, the author rediscovered the fact that Miyazaki-related animation films deal with actual wars from the First World War to the 2003 Iraq War. This book investigates the following Studio Ghibli animation movies: 1) Nausica of the Valley of the Wind (1984), 2) Laputa Castle in the Sky (1986), 3) Grave of the Fireflies (1988), 4) Porco Rosso (1992), 5) Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and 6) The Wind Rises (2013). From a perspective of peace research and international relations, this study analyzes the relevance of the films to the First World War, the Second World War, the Cold War, the War on Terror, as well as some nuclear related issues in the post-3/11 context. Moreover, this book explores the implications of the case studies for peace education so that Studio Ghibli films can be watched as sources for creating the ‘defences of peace’ inside the hearts of audience around the world.
World War I and the Jews. Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America World War I and the Jews. Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America Новинка

World War I and the Jews. Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America

3789 руб.
World War I utterly transformed the lives of Jews around the world: it allowed them to display their patriotism, to dispel antisemitic myths about Jewish cowardice, and to fight for Jewish rights. Yet Jews also suffered as refugees and deportees, at times catastrophically. And in the aftermath of the war, the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Russian and Ottoman Empires with a system of nation-states confronted Jews with a new set of challenges. This book provides a fascinating survey of the ways in which Jewish communities participated in and were changed by the Great War, focusing on the dramatic circumstances they faced in Europe, North America, and the Middle East during and after the conflict.
Robert Hale Wake Up the Night Robert Hale Wake Up the Night Новинка

Robert Hale Wake Up the Night

1627 руб.
Wake Up the Night is an account of the author's experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War, the process of adjusting to life 'back in the world', and his involvement in the anti-war movement.
Martin Marais The Battle of Paardeberg. Lord Roberts. Gambit Martin Marais The Battle of Paardeberg. Lord Roberts. Gambit Новинка

Martin Marais The Battle of Paardeberg. Lord Roberts. Gambit

1864 руб.
The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) was fought between the tiny South African Boer republics and the mighty British Empire. For the British it was a foretaste of the devastating power of the modern weaponry they would face in the First World War and they suffered a series of catastrophic defeats. In response Field Marshal Frederick Roberts initiated one of the most audacious manoeuvres of the war. His objective was to outflank General Pieter Cronjé and his Boer army which sat astride the route to the besieged town of Kimberley. The move would culminate in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war, the Battle of Paardeberg. The outcome of the battle was far from certain for either man. Would it be Lord Roberts or General Cronjé who prevailed?
War and Peace. Contemporary Russian Prose War and Peace. Contemporary Russian Prose Новинка

War and Peace. Contemporary Russian Prose

487 руб.
WAR&PEACE: a compelling portrait of post-post-perestroika Russia. WAR&PEACE brings together 12 stories by new generation of Russian writers. These 'state of the nation' stories imaginatively explore current Russian definitions of war and peace. WAR: controversial stories about life in the modern Russian army where the continuing war in the Caucasus has bred discontent and corruption. PEACE: stories from the frontline of contemporary life for women in Russia - from relationships and violence to aging and the generation gap.
Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War Новинка

Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War

4589 руб.
"The World War, entering its thirty-fourth month, as these lines are written, has had three distinct phases, both on the military side and on the larger and more significant human side. The three military phases are supplied by the Marne campaign and its immediate consequences; the Russian campaign, with its Balkan episode and its Verdun ending; the Allied offensive in the west, which began at the Somme in July, 1916, and is still proceeding before Arras and along the old Aisne battlefield.I have striven to make this book an American comment upon a world war, and no one can be more conscious than am I of its limitations." [...]This is the first volume of the five volume series on the history of World War I.This volume describes the events surrounding the beginning of the first world war in France in an impressive and captivating way. With many details and photos of the war events, the reader is taken with at the time of the early 20th century.The author, Frank H. Simonds, was a living witness of the war. He lived from 1878 - 1936.This particular book is an unchanged reprint of the long out of print original edition from 1919.
Richard J. Thompson, Jr. Crystal Clear. The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II Richard J. Thompson, Jr. Crystal Clear. The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II Новинка

Richard J. Thompson, Jr. Crystal Clear. The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II

5539.71 руб.
Quartz crystal-a technology that changed the tide of World War II Some of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy. Often left out of historical discussions are quartz crystals, which proved to be just as pivotal to the Allied victory-and to post-war development-as other technologies. Quartz crystals provided the U.S. military, for the first time, with reliable communication on the front lines, and then went on to become the core of some of the most basic devices of the post-war era, from watches, clocks, and color televisions, to cell phones and computers. In Crystal Clear, Richard Thompson relates the story of the quartz crystal in World War II, from its early days as a curiosity for amateur radio enthusiasts, to its use by the United States Armed Forces. It follows the intrepid group of scientists and engineers from the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army as they raced to create an effective quartz crystal unit. They had to find a reliable supply of radio-quality quartz; devise methods to reach, mine, and transport the quartz; find a way to manufacture quartz crystal oscillators rapidly; and then solve the puzzling «aging problem» that plagued the early units. Ultimately, the development of quartz oscillators became the second largest scientific undertaking in World War II after the Manhattan Project. Bringing to light a little-known aspect of World War II, Crystal Clear offers a glimpse inside one of the most significant efforts in the annals of engineering.
Brooks Max World War Z. An Oral History Of The Zombie War Brooks Max World War Z. An Oral History Of The Zombie War Новинка

Brooks Max World War Z. An Oral History Of The Zombie War

884 руб.
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the plague years.
Egon Harings Germany and two World Wars Egon Harings Germany and two World Wars Новинка

Egon Harings Germany and two World Wars

2114 руб.
The Austrian Archduke and his wife were killed in Sarajevo by a Bosnian Serb. This double murder led to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia. That, in turn, was one reason why Russia declared war on Austria, which in turn led Germany to declare war on Russia. Other states followed Russia and the First World War, the most gruesome war the world has ever experienced, began. In the end, Germany and Austria lost the war and had to give up big parts of their countries. The consequence was hunger and suffering of the own population. This, in turn, was the ideal breeding ground for the terror of the nationalist movement. Hitler comes to power. Austria became a part of the German Reich again. The country of the Sudeten was annexed and Hitler demanded more. It is the time of the Nazi rule. The world is facing a war again. -- We write 1 September 1939 and a new cruel wartime began. It's the Second World War with holocaust and gassing millions of Jews, as well as millions of victims worldwide. Germany loses this war. Now the German population itself could feel what the Nazis had done to others. It began with the great flight of millions of Germans from the territories that had been under German rule for centuries. Then followed the expulsion of millions of Germans from the eastern territories and the Czech Sudetenland. Millions had to live in the rubble caused by the war. Many were starving because there was not enough food for everyone.Also about artists, scientists and inven...
Lim Word The Second World War. Day after day Lim Word The Second World War. Day after day Новинка

Lim Word The Second World War. Day after day

60 руб.
A Brief History of the Second World War. You want to put together the past in order to manage the present and the future. Then this book is prepared for you.Everything was so.
Rose Deakin Frances Donaldson. A Woman.s War: Letters to a Soldier in the Second World War Rose Deakin Frances Donaldson. A Woman.s War: Letters to a Soldier in the Second World War Новинка

Rose Deakin Frances Donaldson. A Woman.s War: Letters to a Soldier in the Second World War

1027 руб.
Laugh and cry with a young woman in World War II, as she takes on misogynistic men at farming. Can she succeed? With her soldier husband, Jack, fighting the war, with 2 young children to care for, she bought a farm in Warwickshire and determined to live off it. Could an emotionally fragile young mother survive the ordeal?During 6 long years of war she learned to farm, battling with the antagonism of the men she was trying to manage, vulnerable to the demands of the Ministry of Agriculture while coping with small children and no money. War was a test of relationships, character and endurance.A Woman’s War tells how she conquered WWII. A motivational tale from riches to rags, from joy to sorrow, and, at the end of the war together again with Jack, rejoicing. The journey is illustrated with letters and contemporary photographs. Read this inspiring book and share her trials today.Frances Donaldson would not have called herself a feminist, but her strong aspirational character, independence and determination make this almost a feminist tract, showing in detail how much a woman can achieve in difficult circumstances. She not only showed determination but took on physical tasks which most modern men would find difficult if not impossible. She overcame the opposition of the members of the man's world in which she found herself and rose to top the ranks of farmers in the war, to be invited to broadcast to Britain and America and to write 2 books about it - working at night after a...
Wilfried Hein, Wilfried Hein A Witness in Times of War and Peace. The story of Gerhard Hein, a Mennonite Pastor who served in the Wehrmacht During World War II Wilfried Hein, Wilfried Hein A Witness in Times of War and Peace. The story of Gerhard Hein, a Mennonite Pastor who served in the Wehrmacht During World War II Новинка

Wilfried Hein, Wilfried Hein A Witness in Times of War and Peace. The story of Gerhard Hein, a Mennonite Pastor who served in the Wehrmacht During World War II

2352 руб.
A Witness in Times of War and Peace is a searing memoir that describes the struggles a Mennonite pastor experiences during the Second World War. Gerhard Hein is a practicing Mennonite when he is called up for duty, and he must reconcile his pacifist beliefs with the obligation to serve in Germany's Wehrmacht. He displays courage in a terrifying and uncertain time by voicing his concerns about the National Socialistic ideology in both words and deeds, standing up for his beliefs by pointing to the One who can bring real peace. His story shows that in the darkness of war, rays of genuine love, care, and compassion can shine through....
John Curry, Tony Bath, Michael Korns More Wargaming Pioneers Ancient and World War II Battle and Skirmish Rules by Tony Bath, Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns Early Wargames Vol. 4 John Curry, Tony Bath, Michael Korns More Wargaming Pioneers Ancient and World War II Battle and Skirmish Rules by Tony Bath, Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns Early Wargames Vol. 4 Новинка

John Curry, Tony Bath, Michael Korns More Wargaming Pioneers Ancient and World War II Battle and Skirmish Rules by Tony Bath, Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns Early Wargames Vol. 4

2189 руб.
This book aims to continue the Early Wargaming series by recording some of the key early wargaming developments post-World War II.It contains three sets of early wargaming rules by Tony Bath, Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns.Tony Bath's Medieval Wargaming Rules- published in 1956, these were the first rules for ancient and medieval wargaming and include a commentary from Charles Grant. Lionel Tarr's 1962 World War II Rules- Lionel Tarr was the first modern wargamer attempting to recreate the battles of World War II. As a result of his own military experience from the Parachute Regiment at Arnhem, his rules show the vulnerability of infantry and the importance of cover. Michael Korns' 1966 Modern Wars in Miniature- the first set of skirmish rules with each player representing a single figure on the table top. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry. It aims to present the very best wargaming books
Joanna Wawrzyniak, Tim Buchen, Christian Ganzer Enemy on Display. The Second World War in Eastern European Museums Joanna Wawrzyniak, Tim Buchen, Christian Ganzer Enemy on Display. The Second World War in Eastern European Museums Новинка

Joanna Wawrzyniak, Tim Buchen, Christian Ganzer Enemy on Display. The Second World War in Eastern European Museums

3777 руб.
Eastern European museums represent traumatic events of World War II, such as the Siege of Leningrad, the Warsaw Uprisings, and the Bombardment of Dresden, in ways that depict the enemy in particular ways. This image results from the interweaving of historical representations, cultural stereotypes and beliefs, political discourses, and the dynamics of exhibition narratives. This book presents a useful methodology for examining museum images and provides a critical analysis of the role historical museums play in the contemporary world. As the catastrophes of World War II still exert an enormous influence on the national identities of Russians, Poles, and Germans, museum exhibits can thus play an important role in this process.
Montgomery Belgion Victors. Justice Montgomery Belgion Victors. Justice Новинка

Montgomery Belgion Victors. Justice

1114 руб.
Nothing is to be gained after a war by the punishment of the vanquished by the victors, even if the vanquished have been to blame for the war itself. It now seems more probable than ever that for victors to assert after a war the 'war guilt' of the vanquished serves but to disguise the real sources of international disturbance. Possibly it is because the western victors in 1919 did not recognize the moral basis of international relations that war returned to Europe and to the world in 1939. Possibly it is because the western victors again in 1945 did not recognize the moral basis of those relations that the world was treated to the spectacle of victors' justice, a.k.a. 'the Nuremberg Trial', and one more great war had ended without leading men's feet into the way of peace.
Hart History of the Second World War Hart History of the Second World War Новинка

Hart History of the Second World War

1750 руб.
First published posthumously in 1970, Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War is a highly acclaimed account by one of the greatest military writers of the...
Pratyusha Guha How did food win over the war. A comprehensive study of the impact of First World War on the culinary culture of American population Pratyusha Guha How did food win over the war. A comprehensive study of the impact of First World War on the culinary culture of American population Новинка

Pratyusha Guha How did food win over the war. A comprehensive study of the impact of First World War on the culinary culture of American population

1889 руб.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject History - America, grade: 9, Presidency College, Kolkata, course: B.A HONORS HISTORY- DISSERTATION, language: English, abstract: Prior to the military involvement of the United States of America in World War I in 1917, American humanitarian participation during the early years of the war was unprecedented due to the nature of its benevolence and significance. The supply and distribution of staple food to her European Allies battling the war had become the foundational humanitarian venture undertaken by the USA government in the twentieth century. On being encouraged by the government propaganda and campaign, American people voluntarily aimed to preserve their food surplus, with the commitment of donation to the countries at war. The military participation of America in the war in 1917 had prompted the government to establish the United States Food Administration which only amplified the food saving campaigns and agendas to feed the population and soldiers on both the fronts of Europe and America. My dissertation delves into making of modern American cuisine, to exhibit the inextricable connection between the history of war and food in America; the shortage of food surfaced as a boon in disguise. Amidst the tumultuous atmosphere of food crisis, American gastronomic culture underwent a profound transformation over time and in such a fashion that it modified and moulded the food habits not only of its domestic population, but als...
Women War Workers of World War I Women War Workers of World War I Новинка

Women War Workers of World War I

2414 руб.
Sub-titled "Accounts contributed by representative workers of the work done by women in the more important branches of War Employment" this volume brings together the eloquent testimonies of the many women whose contribution to the survival of the United Kingdom - while men were fighting and dying in mainland Europe - led to a fundamental change in social circumstances in the years after the war was concluded.Sir Gilbert Stone was a London barrister and noted law author who later became a prominent figure in the Indian justice system.
John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the War in the East-the First Months of the First World War on the Eastern Front-June to December 1914 John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the War in the East-the First Months of the First World War on the Eastern Front-June to December 1914 Новинка

John Buchan John Buchan.s 1914. the War in the East-the First Months of the First World War on the Eastern Front-June to December 1914

2277 руб.
The outbreak of the great war on the Eastern FrontThe Great War broke out in 1914. For those who live in the western world impressions of that catastrophic conflict are, perhaps inevitably, inspired by images of the Western Front with its 'No Man's Land' of mud and miles of trenches fringed with barbed wire. Although the soldiers who struggled in France and Belgium were northern Europeans, British and Empire soldiers and later in the war, Americans, this was a truly world war fought from Asia to Africa, and, of course, in Eastern Europe where the spark that ignited the conflagration first burst into life. John Buchan's writings on the opening stages of the First World War have been compiled by the Leonaur Editors into a comprehensive three volume set. This volume concerns a conflict little known or understood by many English speaking people though it describes the collision of mighty armies, momentous battles such as Tannenburg, and campaigns which swept over enormous tracts of land. In 1914 on the Eastern Front, German and Austro-Hungarian forces engaged with the might of Imperial Russia and the armies of the Balkan states. This final book of 'John Buchan's 1914' trilogy is essential reading for all those requiring a complete understanding of how the world went to war a century ago. Buchan's incisive narrative has been enhanced by the inclusion of photographs, diagrams and maps not present in the original text.Leonaur editions are newly typese...
Robert S. Johnson, Martin Caidin Thunderbolt. The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace Robert S. Johnson, Martin Caidin Thunderbolt. The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace Новинка

Robert S. Johnson, Martin Caidin Thunderbolt. The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace

1364 руб.
Thunderbolt! The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace is the incredible true life story of Robert S. Johnson, one of America's leading fighter pilot aces in World War II. His memoir is an action-packed account of how a young man from Lawton, Oklahoma went on to amass 28 enemy kills, the first U. S. Army Air Force pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I tally of 26 enemy planes destroyed. Johnson's detailed, vivid descriptions of close-scrapes with Goering's elite fighters and his numerous other skirmishes makes Thunderbolt! essential reading for World War 2 buffs.
Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War Новинка

Frank Herbert Simonds History of the World War

4877 руб.
"The World War, entering its thirty-fourth month, as these lines are written, has had three distinct phases, both on the military side and on the larger and more significant human side. The three military phases are supplied by the Marne campaign and its immediate consequences; the Russian campaign, with its Balkan episode and its Verdun ending; the Allied offensive in the west, which began at the Somme in July, 1916, and is still proceeding before Arras and along the old Aisne battlefield.I have striven to make this book an American comment upon a world war, and no one can be more conscious than am I of its limitations." [...]This is the fourth volume of the five volume series on the history of World War I.This volume describes the events surrounding when America and Russia were involved in the war in an impressive and captivating way. With many details and photos of the war events, the reader is taken with at the time of the early 20th century.The author, Frank H. Simonds, was a living witness of the war. He lived from 1878 - 1936.This particular book is an unchanged reprint of the long out of print original edition from 1919.
Marsha L. Burris Paradox of Professionalism. American Nurses in World War II Marsha L. Burris Paradox of Professionalism. American Nurses in World War II Новинка

Marsha L. Burris Paradox of Professionalism. American Nurses in World War II

2127 руб.
During World War II, nursing leadership used their wartime contributions to advance their professional interests. Nursing leaders directed the rank and file nurses in a war whose commanders demanded excellence in terms of skills and abilities while perpetuating regulations that restricted much of the efforts of recruitment and performance. Ex service nurses returned to the civilian work force confident in their abilities and ready to confront the causes of unfair working conditions under which they worked before the war. In adhering to the nineteenth century model of the well disciplined, self sacrificing and dutiful caretaker, however, organized nursing was unable to break the century long traditions that placed it in an inferior position in medicine, thus the field of nursing improved their circumstances only in areas over which they controlled such as education and licensing.
Frederick Mortimer Clapp A History of the 17th Aero Squadron. An American Squadron on the Western Front During the First World War Frederick Mortimer Clapp A History of the 17th Aero Squadron. An American Squadron on the Western Front During the First World War Новинка

Frederick Mortimer Clapp A History of the 17th Aero Squadron. An American Squadron on the Western Front During the First World War

2189 руб.
Episodes from the United States first war in the airThe United States of America joined the Allies in the First World War in April of 1917. While the addition of its enormous resource of men and military personnel was undoubtedly pivotal in a war that had become one of attrition against a much war weakened enemy which was struggling alone, it was inevitable that the history of the American units engaged on land, sea or in the air would concern the latter battles of the conflict. For the airmen themselves, including those of the American 17th Aero Squadron whose exploits this book details, that made far less difference than it would to most military personnel. The air war was new, the flying machines were flimsy and primitive and the business of fighting in the skies was being defined by the young men who fought and died above the surface of the earth. All knew that the life of a pilot was perilous and likely to be short. This is an essential book for those interested in the First World War in the skies over the Western Front-and in the early days of what was to become one of the greatest air forces in the world. Many of the activities of the 17th Aero Squadron were focussed on the Dunkirk front and in its support of the British battle and advances during the fighting at Cambrai. The book includes an interesting view of a low bombing and machine gun attack on the Varssenaere Aerodrome. Also included are many combat reports by the squadron's pilots and these make fascinatin...
Nicholas Pringle World War One - Frontline News Nicholas Pringle World War One - Frontline News Новинка

Nicholas Pringle World War One - Frontline News

2227 руб.
Throughout World War One, journalists risked their lives to bring news from the frontlines. Although America did not enter the war until April 1917, their newspapers had been full of news about the war since the summer of 1914. This is the story of the war using articles and interviews that were featured in regional newspapers from throughout the United States.In chronological order, the book contains, for example, interviews with soldiers in the trenches, survivors of ships sunk by U-boats, German prisoners, aviators and nurses and doctors who cared for the wounded. There is official war statements, updates from Generals,and speeches by politicians plus accounts of battles from writers that were in the frontline trenches.
Fred Smith H. The Origins of Modern Humans. Biology Reconsidered Fred Smith H. The Origins of Modern Humans. Biology Reconsidered Новинка

Fred Smith H. The Origins of Modern Humans. Biology Reconsidered

10646.58 руб.
This update to the award-winning The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homo sapiens—adding fresh insight from top young scholars on the key new discoveries of the past 25 years. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered allows field leaders to discuss and assess the assemblage of hominid fossil material in each region of the world during the Pleistocene epoch. It features new fossil and molecular evidence, such as the evolutionary inferences drawn from assessments of modern humans and large segments of the Neandertal genome. It also addresses the impact of digital imagery and the more sophisticated morphometrics that have entered the analytical fray since 1984. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction by the authors on modern human origins, the book offers such insightful chapter contributions as: Africa: The Cradle of Modern People Crossroads of the Old World: Late Hominin Evolution in Western Asia A River Runs through It: Modern Human Origins in East Asia Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Australians Modern Human Origins in Central Europe The Makers of the Early Upper Paleolithic in Western Eurasia Neandertal Craniofacial Growth and Development and Its Relevance for Modern Human Origins Energetics and the Origin of Modern Humans Understanding Human Cranial Variation in Light of Modern Human Origins The Relevance of Archaic Genomes to Modern Human Origins The Process of Modern Human Origins: The Evolutionary and Demographic Changes Giving Rise to Modern Humans The Paleobiology of Modern Human Emergence Elegant and thought provoking, The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered is an ideal read for students, grad students, and professionals in human evolution and paleoanthropology.
Europe in Exile. European Exile Communities in Britain 1940-45 Europe in Exile. European Exile Communities in Britain 1940-45 Новинка

Europe in Exile. European Exile Communities in Britain 1940-45

4627 руб.
During World War II, London was transformed into a European city, as it unexpectedly became a place of refuge for many thousands of European citizens who through choice or the accidents of war found themselves seeking refuge in Britain from the military campaigns on the Continent of Europe. In this volume, an international team of historians consider the exile groups from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Czechoslovakia, analysing not merely the relations between the plethora of exile regimes and the British government in terms of its military and social dimensions but also the legacy of this period of exile for the politics of post-war Europe. Particular attention is paid to the Belgian exiles, the most numerous exile population in Britain during World War II.Martin Conway is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University.José Gotovitch is Director of the Center for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society, Brussels.
Heidi Smith After The Bombs-My Berlin Heidi Smith After The Bombs-My Berlin Новинка

Heidi Smith After The Bombs-My Berlin

1639 руб.
This recollection begins with the life of a German family at the beginning of the First World War and continues with their struggles in the aftermath of the Second World War. After the war Berlin was mostly rubble and the Cold War was heating up. The Berlin Blockade and the construction of The Wall placed the city in the center of the Cold War. After the Bombs reflects on the hardships and strict society of the first half of the 20th century in Germany. Heidi Smith responds to these challenges with an adventurous spirit that reminds us all that we are stewards of our own destiny.
Dan Tschirgi Origins of U.S. Involvement in the Modern Middle East Problem Dan Tschirgi Origins of U.S. Involvement in the Modern Middle East Problem Новинка

Dan Tschirgi Origins of U.S. Involvement in the Modern Middle East Problem

10014 руб.
The ongoing modern Middle East problem had its origins in the 1967 War between Israel and the Arab world and the ensuing Israeli occupation of a vast expanse of Arab territory. From the start, Washington and Israel had distinct views of the occupation's significance and of its utility in the post-War Middle East. This detailed study of US-Israeli relations focuses on the first two-and-a-half years after the 1967 War, tracing the emergence of the two states' recognition of their mutually incompatible objectives and their efforts to cope with the situation. This book will appeal to specialists, to informed observers, and to all who are interested in US-Israeli relations in the 40-year-old search for Mideast peace. Dan Tschirgi is Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo and the author of various works on Middle East politics. His last book (2007) was Turning Point: The Arab World's Marginalization and International Security After 9/11.
Enos H. G. Roberts The 9th-The King.s (Liverpool Regiment) in the Great War 1914 - 1918 Enos H. G. Roberts The 9th-The King.s (Liverpool Regiment) in the Great War 1914 - 1918 Новинка

Enos H. G. Roberts The 9th-The King.s (Liverpool Regiment) in the Great War 1914 - 1918

2214 руб.
Mersey to mud - war and Liverpool menLike many large cities, Liverpool raised a number of battalions in the Great War. Notable among them were the Pals, the Liverpool Irish and Scottish, but this book concerns the wartime history of the 9th Battalion - The Kings. Originally formed in 1859 for volunteers from the Liverpool newspaper and print industries, it was, by the outbreak of World War 1, an experienced part of the Territorial Force, but no previous experience could prepare the battalion for war on the Western Front. Once in the line, the exacting toll of modern warfare caused immediate casualties, including the commanding officer invalided home and another quickly killed in action. The King's endured gruelling life and death in the trenches to the full measure. In the course of the war the battalion fought at Aubers Ridge, Loos, the Somme, Third Ypres, Cambrai and Arras. This moving history of the battalion is essential reading for military students and genealogists since it includes a substantial Decoration Roll.
John Sinis Ariadne.s War. Sorcerer.s Dilemma John Sinis Ariadne.s War. Sorcerer.s Dilemma Новинка

John Sinis Ariadne.s War. Sorcerer.s Dilemma

927 руб.
Bezriel is the home of sorcery powerful enough to transform the world. For many Bezrielites, including the powerful young sorceress, Ariadne, sorcery is the mystical key to living in harmony with nature. But for William, the most powerful sorcerer in modern times, sorcery means power over nature and people. Ariadne’s War is the story of three intertwining struggles: the civil war between modernizing King Soren and a rebellious nobility determined to preserve feudal traditions; the war of four mighty kingdoms triggered by Soren’s expansionist ambitions; the struggle between the sorcerers William and Ariadne over the future of sorcery and the soul of Bezriel.

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A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of empire, globalism, and social and cultural history. This concise history of the first modern, global war helps to further broaden the focus typically provided in World War I surveys by challenging popular myths and stereotypes to provide a new, engaging account of The Great War. The conventional World War I narrative that has evolved over the past century is that of an inevitable but useless war, where men were needlessly slaughtered due to poor decisions by hidebound officers. This characterization developed out of a narrow focus on the Western Front promulgated mainly by British historians. In this book, Professor Proctor provides a broader, more multifaceted historical narrative including perspectives from other fronts and spheres of interest and a wider range of participants. She also draws on recent scholarship to consider the gendered aspect of war and the ways in which social class, religion, and cultural factors shaped experiences and memories of the war. Structured chronologically to help convey a sense of how the conflict evolved Each chapter considers a key interpretive question, encouraging readers to examine the extent to which the war was total, modern, and global Challenges outdated stereotypes created through a focus on the Western Front Considers the war in light of recent scholarship on empire, global history, gender, and culture Explores ways in which the war and the terms of peace shaped the course of the 20th century World War I: A Short History is sure to become required reading in undergraduate survey courses on WWI, as well as courses in military history, the 20th century world, or the era of the World Wars.
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