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              Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945
                

              Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Hardback)

              By Overy, Richard

              • RRP: $104.33
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              Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. He argues that this was the 'great imperial war', a violent end to almost a century of global imperial expansion which reached its peak in the ambition...s of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. How war on a huge scale was fought, supplied, paid for, supported by mass mobilization and morally justified forms the heart of this new account. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked these imperial projects, the war and its aftermath. This war was as deadly for civilians as it was for the military, a war to the death over the future of the global order. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece from of one of the most renowned historians of the Second World War, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew.
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              ISBN 9780713995626
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
               

              World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

              By DK; Consultant editor Overy, Richard

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              Between 1914 and 1918, a conflict on an epic scale left an indelible mark on the memory of the world - the Great War. World War I- The Definitive Visual Guide takes you from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles. Experience some of the most pro...minent battles, such as the Somme and Verdun, through compelling direct accounts from soldiers who fought as well as civilians who lived through the First World War. Get a close-up view of the impressive weaponry and equipment used throughout the war in photographic galleries and learn more about the key people, including David Lloyd George and Joseph Joffre. Each chapter begins with a map and visual timeline to set the scene for the events to follow, highlighting when, where, and why things happened and changed history as they did. A final section of the book features commemorations that took place 100 years after the war and memorials around the world built to honour those who died in the conflict. This is an engaging and visually stunning guide for anyone interested in learning more about the First World War, offering a true understanding of a war that changed the course of history.
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              ISBN 9780241317655
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              War: A History in 100 Battles

              War: A History in 100 Battles (Paperback)

              By Overy, Richard

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              The object of this book is to introduce readers to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute moments of history whenever and wherever they have been fought. Through ...them we can understand how warfare and world history have evolved.
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              ISBN 9780007452514
              Released NZ 24 Oct 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              And Some Fell on Stony Ground: A Day in the Life of an RAF Bomber Pilot
               

              And Some Fell on Stony Ground: A Day in the Life of an RAF Bomber Pilot (Hardback)

              By Mann, Leslie; Introduction by Overy, Richard

              Published with Imperial War Museums - a powerful fictionalised memoir of a bomber crew member, introduced by award-winning historian Richard Overy

              ISBN 9781848317208
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              And Some Fell on Stony Ground: A Day in the Life of an RAF Bomber Pilot

              And Some Fell on Stony Ground: A Day in the Life of an RAF Bomber Pilot (Paperback)

              By Mann, Leslie; Introduction by Overy, Richard

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              Visceral, affecting fictionalised report of a bombing mission, from a former tailgunner shot down over Germany. Introduced by Richard Overy.

              ISBN 9781848318380
              Released NZ 24 Jun 2015
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Third Reich: A Chronicle

              The Third Reich: A Chronicle (Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Overy, Richard

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              A superbly illustrated new history of the Third Reich from a world-class historian.

              ISBN 9780857381750
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2011
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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              Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War: New Approaches and Interpretations
               

              Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War: New Approaches and Interpretations (Trade Paperback / Paperback, NIPPOD)

              Edited by Szejnmann, Professor Claus-Christian; Contributions by Overy, Richard; Black, Professor Jeremy; Ehret, Dr Ulrike; Clavin, Patricia

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              An eminent cast of scholars analyse and explain, rather than merely narrate, developments of modern war.

              ISBN 9781441107107
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2011
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Language (English)
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              The Inter-War Crisis
               

              The Inter-War Crisis (Hardback, 3rd edition)

              By Overy, Richard

              • RRP: $306.00
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              This book presents the history of a civilization scrambling to save itself from looming disaster. By 1918 an entire generation felt themselves poised at a crossroads: a choice between chaos and decline or a new world political and economic order and despite the yearning for peace..., war appeared unavoidable. Chapters cover the intellectual, scientific and cultural responses fo an age of anxiety and fear, the Russian Revolution and the Great Crash of 1929, how dictatorship came to replace democracy and the irresistable slide toward a second world war. Fully updated, this new edition features expanded sections on gender, culture and social policy as well as empire and globalisation.
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              ISBN 9781138124110
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Seminar Studies
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              Doing Business with the Nazis: Britain's Economic and Financial Relations with Germany 1931-39
               

              Doing Business with the Nazis: Britain's Economic and Financial Relations with Germany 1931-39 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Forbes, Neil; By Overy, Richard

              • RRP: $190.99
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              Britain's financial and economic relations with Nazi Germany during the 1930s are examined in this book, with particular focus on the crisis of uncertainty felt in Britain over the rejection of economic internationalism.

              ISBN 9780714681689
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2000
              Publisher Taylor & Francis
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              SOE and The Resistance: As told in The Times Obituaries

              SOE and The Resistance: As told in The Times Obituaries (Hardback)

              Edited by Tillotson, Major General Michael; Contributions by Foot, M. R. D.; By Newspapers, Times; Contributions by Overy, Richard

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              A fascinating look at the Stones in the late 70s - inspired by a year just spent in the disco/punk cauldron of New York City.

              ISBN 9781441119711
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2011
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Language (English)
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