World War I
The Last Days of Innocence
America at War 1917-1918
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679418636
An expertly researched, compelling history traces the unprecedented, massive mobilization of American society between April 1917 and November 1918 to fight Germany in World War I, and its deep effects on Americans' attitudes toward their government. 15,000 first printing.
The Missing of the Somme
Paperback ISBN: 0307742970
A U.S. release of a classic memoir by the author of Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It weighs the significance of World War I as it is reflected in memories, works of art, cemeteries and traditions that illuminate humanity's understanding of and relationship to the conflict. Original.
The Guns of August
Paperback ISBN: 0345476093
A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint.
Lawrence and Aaronsohn
Hardcover ISBN: 0670063517
Traces the efforts of Lawrence of Arabia and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine to map the land and conflicts of the modern Middle East, documenting their audacious imaginings of the Arab and Jewish nations in the aftermath of World War I and establishment of a secret spy network.
Crisis in the Mediterranean
Naval Competition and Great Power Politics, 1904–1914
Hardcover ISBN: 1612514758
This history examines changes in the composition of military fleets sailing the Mediterranean Sea brought about by British weakness, the rise of the Austrian navy, and the Italo-Turkish War, and considers how shifting international positions in the Mediterranean region drove naval growth. Disagreeing with previous studies on the era's naval policy, the author argues that while internal factors played a role in naval growth, direct pressure from other countries drove the expansion of Mediterranean navies prior to World War I. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The Guns of August
Paperback ISBN: 034538623x
A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint. NYT.
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.
Posters of the First World War
Paperback ISBN: 1904897878
Daddy, what did you do in the Great War? Don’t waste bread! Save two slices every day and defeat the ?U’ boat. Some of the most dramatic and compelling efforts to rally the public during World War I came in the form of posters. Posters of the First World War collects more than one hundred posters from America, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy that showcase renewed concern among the warring nations with national character and conduct. Many of the recruitment posters liken the act of joining the military to becoming a man, introducing the now-familiar figures of Tommy in the trenches or the swarthy French poilu. Others are concerned with rationing or fund-raising, urging Americans, for instance, to ?Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds!
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.