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Not Even My Name (Paperback, 1st Picador USA Pbk. Ed): Thea Halo Not Even My Name (Paperback, 1st Picador USA Pbk. Ed)
Thea Halo
R490 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Not Even My Name is a rare eyewitness account of the horrors of a little-known, often denied genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Pontic Greek minorities in Turkey were killed during and after World War I. As told by Sano Halo to her daughter, Thea, this is the story of her survival of the death march at age ten that annihilated her family, and the mother-daughter pilgrimage to Turkey in search of Sano's home seventy years after her exile. Sano, a Pontic Greek from a small village near the Black Sea, also recounts the end of her ancient, pastoral way of life in the Pontic Mountains.

In the spring of 1920, Turkish soldiers arrived in the village and shouted the proclamation issued by General Kemal Attatürk: "You are to leave this place. You are to take with you only what you can carry . . . " After surviving the march, Sano was sold into marriage at age fifteen to a man three times her age who brought her to America. Not Even My Name follows Sano's marriage, the raising of her ten children, and her transformation from an innocent girl who lived an ancient way of life in a remote place to a woman in twentieth-century New York City.

Although Turkey actively suppresses the truth about the murder of almost three million of its Christian minorities--Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian--during and after World War I, and the exile of millions of others, here is a first-hand account of the horrors of that genocide.

On the Western Front - Soldiers' Stories from France and Flanders (Paperback, New edition): John Laffin On the Western Front - Soldiers' Stories from France and Flanders (Paperback, New edition)
John Laffin 2
R227 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Official histories of the First World War are accounts of strategy and tactics, political and logistical considerations. After reading them many might ask why soldiers are rarely mentioned except in terms of military units. Even regimental histories devote more space to the plans and concepts than to the men used to implement the plans. This book was the first serious attempt to illustrate the humanity of the soldier on the Western Front, reflecting the war as they saw it from first shot to last. These tales, told to fellow men in the trenches, behind the lines, at base hospitals and at the estaminets and billets during rest periods, have been recorded here.

Albatros D-II - Germany's Legendary World War I Fighter (Paperback): Rudolf Hofling Albatros D-II - Germany's Legendary World War I Fighter (Paperback)
Rudolf Hofling
R470 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R86 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Bending Spines - The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (Paperback): Randall L. Bytwerk Bending Spines - The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (Paperback)
Randall L. Bytwerk
R493 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R35 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why do totalitarian propagandas such as those created in Nazi Germany and the former German Democratic Republic initially succeed, and why do they ultimately fail? Outside observers often make two serious mistakes when they interpret the propaganda spawned by these authoritarian regimes. First, they assume their rhetoric worked largely because they were supported by a police state, that people cheered Hitler and Honecker because they feared the consequences of not doing so. Second, they assume that propaganda really succeeded in persuading most of the citizenry that the Nuremberg rallies were a reflection of how most Germans thought, or that most East Germans were convinced Marxist-Leninists. World War II Allies feared that rooting out Nazism would be a very difficult task. No leading scholar or politician in the West expected East Germany to collapse nearly as rapidly as it did. Effective propaganda depends on a full range of persuasive methods, from the gentlest suggestion to overt violence, which the dictatorships of the twentieth century understood well. In many ways, modern totalitarian movements rest upon worldviews that are religious in nature, Nazism and Marxism-Leninism presented themselves as explanations for all of life-culture, morality, science, history, recreation. They provided people with reasons for accepting the status quo. Bending Spines examines the full range of persuasive techniques used by Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic, and concludes that both systems failed in part because they expected more of their propaganda than it was able to deliver.

Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Hardcover): Charles Downer Hazen Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Hardcover)
Charles Downer Hazen
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Hardcover): Charles Downer Hazen Alsace-Lorraine Under German Rule (Hardcover)
Charles Downer Hazen
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Field Notes from the Russian Front (Hardcover): Stanley Washburn Field Notes from the Russian Front (Hardcover)
Stanley Washburn
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women of Belgium (Paperback): Charlotte Kellogg Women of Belgium (Paperback)
Charlotte Kellogg
R539 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R96 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Shelf2Life WWI Memoirs Collection is an engaging set of pre-1923 materials that describe life during the Great War through memoirs, letters and diaries. Poignant personal narratives from soldiers, doctors and nurses on the front lines to munitions workers and land girls on the home front, offer invaluable insight into the sacrifices men and women made for their country. Photographs and illustrations intensify stories of struggle and survival from the trenches, hospitals, prison camps and battlefields. The WWI Memoirs Collection captures the pride and fear of the war as experienced by combatants and non-combatants alike and provides historians, researchers and students extensive perspective on individual emotional responses to the war.

With Serbia Into Exile (Hardcover): Fortier Jones With Serbia Into Exile (Hardcover)
Fortier Jones
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Shelf2Life WWI Memoirs Collection is an engaging set of pre-1923 materials that describe life during the Great War through memoirs, letters and diaries. Poignant personal narratives from soldiers, doctors and nurses on the front lines to munitions workers and land girls on the home front, offer invaluable insight into the sacrifices men and women made for their country. Photographs and illustrations intensify stories of struggle and survival from the trenches, hospitals, prison camps and battlefields. The WWI Memoirs Collection captures the pride and fear of the war as experienced by combatants and non-combatants alike and provides historians, researchers and students extensive perspective on individual emotional responses to the war.

With Serbia Into Exile (Hardcover): Fortier Jones With Serbia Into Exile (Hardcover)
Fortier Jones
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Shelf2Life WWI Memoirs Collection is an engaging set of pre-1923 materials that describe life during the Great War through memoirs, letters and diaries. Poignant personal narratives from soldiers, doctors and nurses on the front lines to munitions workers and land girls on the home front, offer invaluable insight into the sacrifices men and women made for their country. Photographs and illustrations intensify stories of struggle and survival from the trenches, hospitals, prison camps and battlefields. The WWI Memoirs Collection captures the pride and fear of the war as experienced by combatants and non-combatants alike and provides historians, researchers and students extensive perspective on individual emotional responses to the war.

The Great War and the Romanians - Notes and Documents on World War I (Hardcover): Nicolae Petrescu-Comnene The Great War and the Romanians - Notes and Documents on World War I (Hardcover)
Nicolae Petrescu-Comnene; Preface by Thomas Albert, Muret
R492 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R39 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The author, N.P. Comnene, was an important Romanian diplomat of the interwar period, serving his country as ambassador to Switzerland, Germany, the Vatican, as well as a delegate to the League of Nations. He wrote this book during the First World War, to describe Romania's role in World War I during the critical years of 1916 and 1917. This book discusses the situation of the Romanians living within the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time. He also analyzes the causes for Romania's entry into the war and the threat posed by Germany. Finally he discusses Romania's contribution to the war effort during 1916 and the first half of 1917.

This book is important for historians interested in the First World War on the Eastern Front. It includes a number of important historical documents that help to illustrate the author's account of the events of the time. The book includes a preface by Albert Thomas, the French minister of Armaments and War Production at that time, and Maurice Muret.

The Ideology of the Offensive - Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Hardcover): Jack Snyder The Ideology of the Offensive - Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Hardcover)
Jack Snyder
R1,242 Discovery Miles 12 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Secret Battle - Against Corruption in Russia (Hardcover): Diana Schmidt-Pfister The Secret Battle - Against Corruption in Russia (Hardcover)
Diana Schmidt-Pfister
R1,566 Discovery Miles 15 660 Out of stock

What can be done against corruption? If we trust most assessments, the global anti-corruption movement has so far not managed to markedly reduce the level of corruption, especially in the more problematic countries. This book examines the actual workings of transnational anti-corruption advocacy on the ground. In the 21st century, transnational advocacy has become ever more complex. Using the case study of contemporary Russia the book reassesses what this means for advocacy practices. It thoroughly maps the entanglement between international, national and local levels and reveals a range of obstacles posed to constructively involving civil society in practice, despite unanimous rhetorical commitment on the part of international actors and governments. The book further shows that the effectiveness of transnational advocacy is determined by both strategic action and situational contingencies. The book speaks to readers in, at least, three main fields of study: transnational advocacy, the anti-corruption movement, and Eastern Europe, particularly Russia.

Amiens - Dawn of Victory (Paperback): James McWilliams, R. James Steel Amiens - Dawn of Victory (Paperback)
James McWilliams, R. James Steel
R484 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R77 (16%) Out of stock

It was the decisive battle of World War I. German commander Erich Ludendorff called it "the black day of the German army." Many authors have stated that it was the beginning of the end of the great conflict. And yet, until now, no book has been published on the climactic battle at Amiens. Amiens was one of the first "modern" battles, and certainly the first attempted by the Allies. Employing the troops of five nations (including Canada) and utilizing secrecy, deception, and combined operations, the Allies won the first of a string of victories culminating in the Armistice one hundred days later. Amiens: Dawn of Victory is the first book to study the historic battle in minute detail. Using eyewitness accounts from dozens of survivors, plus many accounts, both published and unpublished, by the participants, the authors take us into the trenches, the tanks, and the cockpits.

Gallipoli - The Turkish Story (Paperback): Kevin Fewster, Vecihi Basarin, Hatice Basarin Gallipoli - The Turkish Story (Paperback)
Kevin Fewster, Vecihi Basarin, Hatice Basarin
R543 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R43 (8%) Out of stock

Gallipoli occupies a special place in the national memory of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. For the British, French, Indians and Germans, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered as just another name in a long, tragic list of World War I battles. For Turks, Australians and New Zealanders it is something apart; a significant event in the self-development of their individual nations. As such, the battles have not been allowed to fade in people s memories...Almost every Australian and New Zealander has heard the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, yet most wouldn t recognise the battle by its Turkish name, the Battle of Canakkale, or recognise the battle as an invasion of foreign land. In fact very few Australians and New Zealanders are familiar with the battle beyond the experiences of our own soldiers. But what of the victors the Ottoman armies who fought with great bravery and distinction at Gallipoli? Gallipoli: The Turkish Story portrays the view from the Turkish side of the trenches, and in doing so paints a richer portrait of the past and broadens our knowledge and understanding of this tragic event...When Alec Campbell, the last surviving soldier from Gallipoli, passed away in 2002, his death was mourned by Australians and Turks alike. In the last decade or so Turks and Australians have seemingly buried their enmity and now see Gallipoli as a unique bond between two nations a central element upon which their friendship is bound. This bond has encouraged a growth of respect and interest in each other s countries and cultures which is increasing rather than diminishing as time passes.

Decisions for War, 1914 (Hardcover): Keith Wilson Decisions for War, 1914 (Hardcover)
Keith Wilson
R3,116 Discovery Miles 31 160 Out of stock

Aimed at undergraduate history courses, this book focuses on the period from July to August 1914 and investigates how the crisis was managed and what issues determined how politicians and diplomats acted in these critical weeks leading up to the outbreak of war.;This book is intended for undergraduate history courses: broad 20th century European history, First World War, military history, war studies, international and diplomatice history, school libraries.

The Jews of Vienna and the First World War (Hardcover): David Rechter The Jews of Vienna and the First World War (Hardcover)
David Rechter
R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Out of stock

Rechter (Oxford U.) explores the crisis of ideology and identity undergone by the Viennese Jewish community during the traumatic war years and in making the transition from the Habsburg empire to the Austrian Republic. Though the Great War and its aftermath profoundly affected the Jews of Eastern Eu

World War One in the Air (Hardcover): Ken Delve, Ken Davies World War One in the Air (Hardcover)
Ken Delve, Ken Davies
R950 R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Save R91 (10%) Out of stock

The aeroplane grew up very quickly during World War I. From being a novelty flown by rich schoolboys it matured into an effective weapon in less than four years. With over 450 contemporary and many previously unpublished photographs, this is the story of the formation of the world's first independent air force, from the early years through to 1918.

The "Lusitania" - Unravelling the Mysteries (Hardcover): Paddy O'Sullivan The "Lusitania" - Unravelling the Mysteries (Hardcover)
Paddy O'Sullivan
R1,008 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R105 (10%) Out of stock

The book portrays the great liner against its war-time background, explaining how evidence was rigged and the cover-up at the tribunal with new evidence regarding the cargo.

Death in the Irish Seas - Sinking of the R.M.S.Leinster (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Roy Stokes Death in the Irish Seas - Sinking of the R.M.S.Leinster (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Roy Stokes
R707 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R65 (9%) Out of stock

Reveals the circumstances relating to Ireland's greatest maritime disaster - the sinking of the mail boat Leinster by German torpedoes on 10 October 1918.

Literature at War, 1914-40 - Representing the Time of Greatness in Germany (Hardcover): Wolfgang Natter Literature at War, 1914-40 - Representing the Time of Greatness in Germany (Hardcover)
Wolfgang Natter
R1,596 Discovery Miles 15 960 Out of stock

In this fascinating examination of German texts written about the First World War, Wolfgang Natter offers a new understanding of the relationship between culture and warfare. He focuses not only on the literary voices of German authors whose works are found in a library today but also on the wartime agencies, institutions, and individuals that produced and distributed an enormous body of books and printed materials during the First World War, the Weimar period, and the years preceding World War II. The book argues that the militarization of literature that occurred between 1914 and 1918 and the ways war events reconfigured literary institutions, aesthetics, and cultural politics, help to explain how a military ethos could remain vibrant in a defeated Germany and lay the groundwork for another world war.

Natter draws on previously unexamined archival sources, literature published between 1914 and 1940, and recent cultural, historical, and literary debates. He considers how the German war "experience" was mobilized by military, state, and private institutions; how reading and the publishing industry influenced history-making activities; and how post-war reassessments of the lost war's meaning uncovered a powerful storehouse of cultural ammunition that propelled and sustained National Socialism's rise to power. In examining these issues within the context of German nationalism, it also contributes to a general discussion regarding the theories and cultural practices of twentieth-century modernity.

Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution - Bolshevik Self-portraits (Hardcover): Alexander Vatlin, Larisa Malashenko Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution - Bolshevik Self-portraits (Hardcover)
Alexander Vatlin, Larisa Malashenko; Translated by Vadim A. Staklo
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Out of stock

What did the rulers of the Soviet Union truly think about each other? "Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution" provides a window onto the soul of Bolshevism no other set of materials has ever offered. Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, and the margins of draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their colleagues with drawings of one another. Nearly 200 of these informal sketches, only recently uncovered in secret Soviet files are reproduced here. Funny, original, spontaneous, sometimes vicious or grotesque, the drawings and their accompanying notes reveal the relationships and mindsets of the Bolshevik bosses at the time of Stalin's rise to power with blazing immediacy.
The album's editors select characteristic drawings by such prominent leaders as Nikolai Bukharin, who depicts himself as "piggy foxy," Valery Mezhlauk, and Stalin himself, whose trademark blue pencil appears on several of the drawings. A number of sketches of unknown authorship are also included. The editors identify the political issues, events, and discussions that inspired the drawings, and they provide biographical information about the people who drew and were drawn. The book opens a rare window on Stalin's inner circle, allowing us access to the powerful men who, despite living in a humorless epoch, developed a special humor of their own.

Squandered Victory - The American First Army at St. Mihiel (Hardcover): James H. Hallas Squandered Victory - The American First Army at St. Mihiel (Hardcover)
James H. Hallas
R1,930 Discovery Miles 19 300 Out of stock

Squandered Victory is the first book every devoted entirely to the St. Mihiel operation and its ramifications. It details American Expeditionary Force commander John J. Pershing's struggle to form an independent American army in France and the importance of the St. Mihiel operation from both political and military perspectives. Hallas links historical events and details in a way that has never been done on this subject, pulling from a variety of sources to depict motivations, events, and political and military thought. He supports the conclusion - debated by historians and military men for over 75 years - that Pershing might have been able to end the war in September 1918, if not held back by the machinations of the Allies.

Forty-Seven Days - How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I (Paperback): Mitchell... Forty-Seven Days - How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I (Paperback)
Mitchell Yockelson
R338 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R52 (15%) Out of stock
From the Old Marketplace - A Memoir of Laughter, Survival and Coming of Age in Eastern Europe (Paperback, Revised): Joseph... From the Old Marketplace - A Memoir of Laughter, Survival and Coming of Age in Eastern Europe (Paperback, Revised)
Joseph Buloff; Translated by Joseph Singer
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Out of stock

Documentation of a period which saw Europe and the Western world altered for ever. In the streets of Vilnius, just before and during the First World War, actor Joseph Buloff grew up, learning the arts essential for survival under successive occupations by Cossacks, Germans, Bolsheviks and Poles.

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