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Par Jack Beeching. 1982
Par Carol Off. 2004
In 1993, Canadian peacekeepers in Croatia were plunged into the most significant fighting Canada had seen since the Korean War.… In September 1993, in a tiny corner of Croatia known as Medak Pocket, a unit of Canadian peacekeepers planted themselves between besieged Serbs and the advancing Croat army, driving them from the area under United Nations protection. The soldiers should have returned home as heroes, but instead, they arrived under a cloud of suspicion and silence. Descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
Par Winston Churchill. 1976
Covers the period from 1919 to 1939. Includes chapters on the mistakes of the Allies after World War I, the… rise and re-armament of European dictatorships and the failure to preserve Austria. First published in 1948. Followed by "Their finest hour." 1976.
Par Margaret Visser. 2000
This book features the church of Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura in Rome as its subject. The author takes readers on… a journey through time and space, beginning with the modern church and the community that uses it. She discusses the history, theology, art history and technology, hagiography, folklore and iconography expressed in this 7th century building. 2000.
Par Tristram Hunt. 2009
Friedrich Engels was a textile magnate and fox-hunter, a raffish, high-living, heavy drinking devotee of the good things in life.… But Engels was also the man behind Karl Marx who for forty years funded him, looked after his children, soothed his furies, and provided one-half of history's most celebrated ideological partnership. He was co-author of The Manifesto of the Communist Party and co-founder of what would come to be known as Marxism. Interpreted and misinterpreted, quoted and misquoted, Friedrich Engels became one of the central architects of modern global socialism. 2009.
Par Geraint H Jenkins. 1993
This study deals with the history of Wales from the civil war to the industrial revolution. It analyses the powerful… social forces which took an impoverished, downtrodden nation to the threshold of unprecedented social, economic and political change. 1993.
Par Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
Par Alex Wheatle. 2009
In 1683, two empires - the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna - came face to… face in the culmination of a 250-year power struggle: the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls the choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be enslaved or ruthlessly slaughtered. Both sides remained resolute, sustained by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by the grace of God. 2009.
Par James Schmidt. 2005
In this course, Boston University professor James Schmidt offers a balanced assessment of the Enlightenment, considering both its achievements and… its shortcomings and focusing not only on its most important intellectual achievements but also on the strange and often colourful characters that populated it. 2005.
Par Ann Williams. 1995
This text escapes the traditional view of the Norman Conquest by examining the more truly representative experience of the lesser… lords and landowners among the English, who survived the Conquest and settlement, adapted to foreign customs and preserved much of the native tradition and culture. 1995.
Par Robert Cottrell. 1993
On June 30, 1997, Britain ended its colonial rule over Hong Kong, the wealthy city state with six million people.… The terms of the handover to China were to be those set out in a Joint Declaration initialled by Britain and China in 1984. This is an account of the diplomacy behind that settlement, and the prospects that lay ahead for Hong Kong. 1993.
Par Joachim C Fest, Michael Bullock. 1972
This text is a psychological profile of both individual Nazi leaders and various sections of German society at the time.… Through this approach though, the main causes of the rise of Hitler and the Nazis are explained. Among other things, Fest illustrates the essential nihilism of the Nazi movement, whose ideology was based on the acquisition of power as an end rather than a means. The vacuous adoration of and devotion to Hitler was in itself a cornerstone of Nazi philosophy, the Fuhrer cult providing the basis for Fest's religious analogies. He also discusses how initially vague assertions of Aryan superiority and Semitic evil were later focused after the seizure of power, developed and expanded on by Himmler and the SS. 1972. Uniform title: Das Gesicht des Dritten Reiches.
Par Stephen J Lee. 1987
"European Dictatorships 1918–1945" surveys the extraordinary circumstances leading to, and arising from, the transformation of over half of Europe’s states… to dictatorships between the first and the second World Wars. It describes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during the Second World War, and examines the phenomenon of dictatorship itself and the widely different forms it can take. 1987.
Par Otto Dietrich. 2010
When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler's press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction… that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in twelve years of the closest association with Hitler. c2010. Uniform title: 12 Jahre mit Hitler.
Par Thomas Harding. 2016
In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a… lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been a holiday home for her and her family, but in the 1930s, she had been forced to flee to England as the Nazis swept to power. Nearly twenty years later, the house was government property and soon to be demolished. It was Harding's legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over -- a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it? As Harding began to make inquiries, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades about the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all -- bar one -- had been forced out. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment; witnessed murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation. As the story of the house began to take shape, Harding realized that there was a chance to save it, but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family's feelings towards their former homeland -- and a hatred handed down through the generations. 2016.
Par Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln. 1982
Three BBC filmmakers offer a controversial and unorthodox view of the life of Christ, based on cryptic documents discovered by… a French priest in 1891. The authors infer that Jesus married Mary Magdalen and fathered children whose descendents became European royalty, and that the bloodline of Jesus, in the Merovingian dynasty of France, continues to the present. Bestseller 1982.
Par Thomas Keneally. 1998
The text traces the three causes of the halving of the Irish population in the nineteenth century: the famine, the… Irish emigrations to America and Canada, and the transportation of political activists to Australia. It is a quest for the author's Irish ancestors. 1998.
Par C. P Stacey, Barbara M Wilson. 1987
This social history of the Canadian soldier in Britain is based on soldiers' diaries and war censors' reports. Includes chapters… on the relationship between Canadian soldiers and British women, and Canadian soldiers in trouble with the law. c1987.
Par Antonia Fraser. 1996
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the most commemorated events in English history. Yet this astonishing episode remains… shrouded in mystery and the subject of passionate argument. The central aim of this book is to explain why there should have been a plot at all, and to understand why the courageous, idealistic, but terrifyingly misguided conspirators risked their lives for what they believed to be the cause of God and their country. 1996. Uniform title: Faith and treason: the story of the Gunpowder Plot
Par A. J. P Taylor. 1948
Dissolved in 1918, the Habsburg Empire "had a unique character, out of time and out of place". A.J.P. Taylor comments… "No other family has left so deep a mark upon Europe; the Habsburgs were the greatest dynasty of modern history, and the history of central Europe revolves around them, not they round it". 1948.