World War I
Europe's Last Summer
Who Started The Great War In 1914?
Paperback ISBN: 037572575x
Draws on current scholarship to argue that the hostilities that led to World War I were intentionally started, describing the negotiations and personalities of key leaders that contributed to the failure of diplomacy efforts and offering insights into such current issues as preventative war and terrorism. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Castles Of Steel
Britain, Germany, And The Winning Of The Great War At Sea
Paperback ISBN: 0345408780
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dreadnaught continues his study of early twentieth-century military and naval history in an in-depth analysis of the confrontation between the two most powerful navies in the world as the British and Germans clashed at sea around the world during World War I. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Rules of the Game
Jutland and British Naval Command
Paperback ISBN: 1591143365
Foreword by Admiral Sir John Woodward. When published in hardcover in 1997, this book was praised for providing an engrossing education not only in naval strategy and tactics but in Victorian social attitudes and the influence of character on history. In juxtaposing an operational with a cultural theme, the author comes closer than any historian yet to explaining what was behind the often described operations of this famous 1916 battle at Jutland. Although the British fleet was victorious over the Germans, the cost in ships and men was high, and debates have raged within British naval circles ever since about why the Royal Navy was unable to take advantage of the situation. In this book Andrew Gordon focuses on what he calls a fault-line between two incompatible styles of tactical leadership within the Royal Navy and different understandings of the rules of the games.
The Story of Two Brothers
Paperback ISBN: 0195506634
This is a fascinating account of two very different Anzac experiences of World War I. Drawing on letters, diaries, and photographs from his grandfather and great-uncle, Greg Kerr relates the bitter experiences of Hedley Kerr (killed at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915) and George Kitchin Kerr, who was wounded at Gallipoli and later survived three years in a Turkish prison camp.
Russia Against Napoleon
The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace
Hardcover ISBN: 0670021571
A revisionist history of the Russian conflict immortalized in Tolstoy's War and Peace challenges popular myths and imbalances in British and French interpretations while covering such topics as the treaty between Alexander I and Napoleon and the challenges of supplying Russian troops.
Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War
A Brief History With Documents and Essays
Paperback ISBN: 0312147880
Assembling over 30 primary documents including proposals, memorandums, decrypted messages, and imperial conferences, this work invites students to view the diplomatic exchanges from both American and Japanese perspectives to determine how and why the US and Japan went to war.
Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Hardcover ISBN: 038553292x
A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history - the Arab Revolt, and the secret game to control the Middle East The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Pruefer was an academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment jihad against British rule. Aaron Aaronsohn was a renowned agronomist and committed Zionist who gained the trust of the Ottoman governor of Palestine even as he built an elaborate anti-Ottoman spy ring. William Yale was the fallen scion of the American aristocracy, who traveled the Ottoman Empire on behalf of Standard Oil, dissembling to the Turks in order to gain valuable oil concessions. At the center of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist digging ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army, as he fought a rearguard action against his own government and its imperial ambitions. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, LAWRENCE IN ARABIA definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.
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.