World War I
The Beauty and the Sorrow
An Intimate History of the First World War
Hardcover ISBN: 030759386x
A revelatory narrative history of World War I explores its impact on everyday men and women, drawing on diaries and letters by 20 individuals from various countries to present an international mosaic of less-represented perspectives.
Jerusalem in World War I
The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat
Hardcover ISBN: 1848856326
When World War I broke out in Europe in the autumn of 1914, a young diplomat was sent to Jerusalem to take charge of the Spanish consulate in the city. Antonio de la Cierva y Lewita, better known as Conde de Ballobar, recorded the events he witnessed and described his experiences and opinions in a unique document that has become an invaluable resource for historians. Ballobar's diary provides an unparalleled insight into late Ottoman Jerusalem - and the upheavals of wartime life in the city - and includes a detailed account of the battle amongst the local churches over control of the city’s holy places. Also touching upon the spread of Zionism and the establishment of British rule, Ballobar writes as a privileged observer of an exceptionally complex historical period. Available in English for the first time, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of the late-Ottoman Empire and World War I in the Middle East.
Six Months That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 0375760520
Describes the six months following the end of the First World War when leaders of the great powers, as well as men and women from all over the world, all with their own agendas, converged on Paris to shape the peace, including Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George, Clemenceau, T. E. Lawrence, Churchill, W. E. B. Dubois, and others. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Diary of a Man in Despair
Paperback ISBN: 1590175867
“My friends have warned me about my writings. Driven as I am by internal necessity, I must ignore their warnings and I must continue these notes, which are intended as a contribution to the cultural history of the Nazi period. Night after night I hide this record deep in the woods on my land...constantly on the watch lest I am observed, constantly changing my hiding place.
An Epic Tragedy
Hardcover ISBN: 0802713750
A compelling, in-depth account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a vivid portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster, the deliberate sinking of the luxury liner by a torpedo fired from a German submarine, on the course of World War I.
To Crown the Waves
The Great Navies of the First World War
Hardcover ISBN: 1612510825
Seven chapters individually summarize the history and operations of the seven navies participating in World War I. Each chapter describes the command structure, organization, infrastructure, logistics, commerce, personnel, culture, military strategy, ships, and weapons of a specific national navy. B&w photographs of the ships and submarines are provided. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Paris at the End of the World
The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918
Paperback ISBN: 006222140x
An expatriate living in France for over two decades explores the mythology and legacy of Paris between 1914 and 1918, when romantic young men frequented cafes and drank wine despite the constant threat of invasion by Germany. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice
Hardcover ISBN: 0316734969
An account of the World War I bombing of Black Tom Island in New York Harbor describes the reticence of the president and other officials to prevent the attack, the German government's twenty-year evasion of responsibility, and the efforts of three lawyers to determine accountability. 25,000 first printing.
The Makers of the Modern World Series
Hardcover ISBN: 190782202x
A thirty-two volume boxed set, The Makers of the Modern World is a monumental look at all the signatories of the Versailles treaty.
Slight shelf wear to some of the dust jackets; else pristine and unread. Photos on request.