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A people's history of the german revolution, 1918-1919.

Pelz, William A.
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(2018)  | 9780745337104 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
AUD 36.95 (inc. GST), AUD 33.59 (ex. GST),
In this book, William A. Pelz rescues the history of the German revolution from mainstream accounts that centralise the voices of famous leaders while neglecting the agency of the German people. He explores the revolution from the bottom up, focusing in particular on the active role that women, rank-and-file...

William Orpen, an Outsider in France: Painting and Writing World War One

Gallois, Caroline.
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(2018)  | 9781527508347 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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William Orpen (1878-1931) was in 1917 appointed as an official war artist in France. He not only saw the Great War as a call to paint serious subject-matter—enabling him to break away from the constraints of society portraiture in London—but also as an opportunity to write. Orpen was commissioned, along...

Black Soldiers in a White Man's War: Race, Good Order and Discipline in a Great War Labour Battalion

Pollock, Gordon D.
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(2018)  | 9781527507791 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
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This book investigates the story of 600 Black men from across North America and the Caribbean, who, in 1917, went to war in a labour unit, No. 2 Construction Battalion. Regarded then by senior Command as morally infectious, a century later they have become central actors in a powerful cultural myth,...

Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Conflict and Community in Rural Spain

Sanz Sabido, Ruth. Sanz, Sabido Ruth.
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(2018)  | 9781783483693 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
The Spanish Civil War left a legacy of destruction, resentment and deepideological divisions in a country that was attempting to recover from economicstagnation and social inequality. After Franco’s victory, the repression andpurge that ensued immersed Spain in a spiral of fear and silence which continuedlong...

Göbbels, Himmler and Göring: The Unholy Trinity

Sangster, Andrew.
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(2018)  | 9781527506718 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 490pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
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This book contains the biographies of Hitler’s three henchmen, Göbbels, Himmler and Göring, the longest loyal servants of Hitler. It utilises both older biographies, because of their insights, and more recent scholarly publications, as well as diaries (such as those of Göbbels and Ciano).

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Japanese war crimes during WWII: atrocity and the psychology of collective violence.

Jacob, Frank.
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(2018)  | 9781440844492 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 245pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
AUD 79.95 (inc. GST), AUD 72.68 (ex. GST),
The 1937 Rape of Nanjing has become a symbol of Japanese violence during the Second World War, but it was not the only event during which the Japanese used extreme force. This thought-provoking book analyzes Japan's actions during the war, without blaming Japan, helping readers understand what led to...

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Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Conflict and Community in Rural Spain

Sanz Sabido, Ruth. Sanz, Sabido Ruth.
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(2018)  | 9781783483693 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2018
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
The Spanish Civil War left a legacy of destruction, resentment and deepideological divisions in a country that was attempting to recover from economicstagnation and social inequality. After Franco’s victory, the repression andpurge that ensued immersed Spain in a spiral of fear and silence which continuedlong...

 

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