Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale
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Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

The British army was almost unique among the European armies of the Great War in that it did not suffer from a serious breakdown of discipline or collapse of morale. It did, however, inevitably suffer from disciplinary problems. While attention has hitherto focused on the 312 notorious ‘shot at dawn’ cases, many thousands of British soldiers were tried by court martial during the Great War. This book provides the first comprehensive ...

Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima
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Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima

Conformist, mute and malleable? Andrews tackles head-on this absurd caricature of Japanese society in his fascinating history of its militant sub-cultures, radical societies and well-established traditions of dissent Following the March 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, the media remarked with surprise on how thousands of demonstrators had flocked to the streets of Tokyo. But mass protest movements are nothing new in Japan a...

The Chaco Air War 1932-35: The First Modern Air War in Latin America
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The Chaco Air War 1932-35: The First Modern Air War in Latin America

Well written, with a lot of interesting information about the air war over the Chaco region. I would recommend this book to anybody interested to in Latin American aviation. The author did a very good chronological presentation of all the major events of this conflict and also challenging some myths about the notable Bolivian pilot Pabon. Aircraft modelers should love this book.

The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes
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The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes

Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, has the most intense regional culture in the central Andes. Arequipenos fiercely conceive of themselves as exceptional and distinctive, yet also broadly representative of the nation's overall hybrid nature—a blending of coast (modern, 'white') and sierra (traditional, 'indigenous'). The Independent Republic of Arequipa investigates why and how this regional identity developed in a boom of cultura...

Diverging Tracks : American Versus English Rail Travel in the 19th Century
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Diverging Tracks : American Versus English Rail Travel in the 19th Century

The advent of mass railroad travel in the 1800s saw the extension of a system of global transport that developed various national styles of construction, operation, administration, and passenger experiences. Drawing on travel narratives and a broad range of other contemporary sources, this history contrasts the railroad cultures of 19th century England and America, with a focus on the differing social structures and value systems of ...

Herodotus and the Question Why
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Herodotus and the Question Why

"This is a fantastic book: fluently organized, written in a straightforward and friendly tone, and massively supported by research, as the ample and up-to-date bibliography evinces. Particularly interesting and admirable is the establishment of a vocabulary for describing Herodotus's arguments that is won from his texts and those of his contemporaries and therefore never seems imposed or anachronistic. I can think of no volume that i...

Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich
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Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich

Hundreds of thousands of classified documents were captured from Germany’s aircraft manufacturers and aviation ministry at the end of the Second World War, including details of ‘secret project’ aircraft designs created by firms such as Arado, Gotha, Blohm & Voss, Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf. Ongoing new research in archives around the world has revealed dozens of previously unknown wartime plans and proposals for aircraft that w...

Looking to London: Stories of War, Escape and Asylum
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Looking to London: Stories of War, Escape and Asylum

"Looking to London makes one want to hop on a red bus to explore each of the city's vibrant neighbourhoods - to immerse oneself in the local lives of politically engaged women in a way that enables one to grasp the lasting effects of wartime violence. This is a quintessentially Cockburn book for our troubled times."