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Medieval Europe
Wickham, Chris, 1950- author
London : Yale University Press, [2016]
A new look at the Middle Ages -- Rome and its Western successors, 500-750 -- Crisis and transformation in the East, 500-850/1000 -- The Carolingian experiment, 750-1000 -- The expansion of Christian Europe, 500-1100 -- Reshaping Western Europe, 1000-1150 -- The long economic boom, 950-1300 -- The ambiguities of political reconstruction, 1150-1300 -- 1204 : the failure of alternatives -- Defining society : gender and community in late medieval Europe -- Money, war and death, 1350-1500 -- Rethinking politics, 1350-1500.

"The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter"--
Baker Berry D117 .W53 2016

Final solution : the fate of the Jews 1933-1949
Cesarani, David, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
The first year 1933 -- Judenpolitik, 1934-1938 -- Pogrom ,1938-1939 -- War, 1939-1941 -- Barbarossa, 1941 -- Final solution, 1942 -- Total war, 1943 -- The last phase, 1944-1945.

"David Cesaranis Final Solution is a magisterial work of history that chronicles the fate of Europes Jews. Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives, declassification of western intelligence service records, as well as diaries and reports written in the camps, Cesarani provides a sweeping reappraisal challenging accepted explanations for the anti-Jewish politics of Nazi Germany and the inevitability of the Final Solution. The persecution of the Jews, as Cesarani sees it, was not always the Nazis central preoccupation, nor was it inevitable. He shows how, in German-occupied countries, it unfolded erratically, often due to local initiatives. For Cesarani, war was critical to the Jewish fate. Military failure denied the Germans opportunities to expel Jews into a distant territory and created a crisis of resources that led to the starvation of the ghettos and intensified anti-Jewish measures. Looking at the historical record, he disputes the iconic role of railways and deportation trains. From prisoner diaries, he exposes the extent of sexual violence and abuse of Jewish women and follows the journey of some Jewish prisoners to displaced persons camps. David Cesaranis Final Solution is the new standard chronicle of the fate of a heroic people caught in the hell that was Hitlers Germany."
Baker Berry D804.3 .C434 2016

The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration
Inouye, Karen M., 1964- author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
Introduction : unearthing the past in the present -- Knowledge production as recasting experience -- Personal disclosure as a catalyst for empathetic agency -- Canadian redress as ambivalent transnationality -- Hakomite and the cultivation of empathy as activism -- Retroactive diplomas and the value of education.
Baker Berry D769.8.A6 I55 2016

The first victory : the Second World War and the East African campaign
Stewart, Andrew, 1970- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
Introduction: a forgotten campaign -- Strategic miscalculation -- Hoping for the best -- War comes to East Africa -- Imperial defeat: the surrender of British Somaliland -- Preparing for the counter-offensive -- The advance from Kenya -- Second front: striking from the Sudan -- Triumph in the mountains: the Battle of Keren -- A third front: the patriots -- Winning the war, worrying about the peace -- Conclusion: the British empire's first victory.
Baker Berry D766.84 .S74 2016

Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack
Twomey, Steve, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea.

"In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in US Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger--but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. ln a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence unit had lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he hadn't even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and ego clashes. Through remarkable characters and impeccable detail, Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people--even smart, experienced, talented people--look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus, turning the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking-time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry D767.92 .T86 2016

The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius
Orosius, Paulus, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
"The 'Old English History of the World' is a translation and adaptation of the Latin history known as the 'Seven Books of History against the Pagans,' written by the Spanish cleric Paulus Orosius at the prompting of Saint Augustine after the sack of Rome in 410. To counter the pagan and republican narratives of Livy and other classical historians, Orosius created an account of the ancient world from a Christian and imperial viewpoint. His work was immensely popular throughout Europe in succeeding centuries, down to the end of the Middle Ages. Around the year 900, an Old English version was produced by an anonymous writer, possibly encouraged or inspired by King Alfred. The translator actively transformed Orosius's narrative: cutting extraneous detail, adding explanations and dramatic speeches, and supplying a long section on the geography of the Germanic world. This volume offers a new edition and modern translation of an Anglo-Saxon perspective on the ancient world."--
Baker Berry D17 .O6813 2016

Doughboys on the Western Front : memories of American soldiers in the Great War
Aaron Barlow, editor
Denver, Colorado : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
Training -- Life in the A.E.F -- Supporting the Doughboys -- In the fight -- Return home: welcome and sadness.
Baker Berry D570.9 .D68 2017

The dying days of the Third Reich : German accounts from World War II
Huber, Christian, author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2016
Introduction by Roger Moorhouse -- Prologue -- Summer Night: Peter Stuffer, Obergefreiter, from Ruhpolding, Easter Front, Army Group South -- Hunted Down: Hans Klinger, Waffen-SS NCO, Eastern Front, Army Group South (Wasserburg) -- Why We Were Fighting: Anonymous Paratrooper NCO Eastern Front Army Group North -- From the Ski Slopes to Siberia: Hans Obermeier, NCO, Eastern Front, Army Group Center, Born Rosenheim 1925 -- Home and Yet Betrayed: Helmut Haubner, Sergeant, from Schnaitsee Bavaria, 1945 -- Last of the Panzers at Libau: Horst Messer, Corporal, Eastern Front, Army Group North, from Bad Feilnbach -- War Voyages on the Rhine: Joseph Rass, Senior NCO, Western Front, from Kolbermoor -- Forester ub Gekk: Karl Hubner, Hermann Goring Regiment Driver/Flak-Gunner, Eastern Front, Army Group Center from Amberg -- The Old Man of Gomornanas: Memories of an Unknown Soldier, Eastern Front, Army Group South -- Cemeteries: Gerd Rube, Second Lieutenant from Rimsting, Final Battle for Berlin

It has taken seventy years for the accounts of ordinary German soldiers during the Second World War to be made widely available to an English-speaking audience. This is hardly surprising given that interest in these important documents has only recently surfaced in Germany, where a long process of coming to terms with the past, or Vergangenheitsbewältigung, has taken place. Unlike other historical depictions of the fall of the Third Reich, Dying Days of the Third Reich presents the authentic voices of those German soldiers who fought on the front line. Throughout we are witness to the kind of bravery, ingenuity and, ultimately, fear that we are so familiar with from the many Allied accounts of this time. Their sense of confusion and terror is palpable as Nazi Germany finally collapses in May 1945, with soldiers fleeing to the American victors instead of the Russians in the hope of obtaining better treatments as a prisoner of war. This collection of first-hand accounts includes the stories of German soldiers fighting the Red Army on the Eastern Front; of Horst Messer, who served on the last East Prussian panzer tank but was captured and spent four years in Russian captivity at Riga; Hans Obermeier, who recounts his capture on the Czech front and escape from Siberia; and a moving account of an anonymous Wehrmacht soldier in Slovakia given orders to execute Russian prisoners. -- Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D757 .H79713 2016

Capturing Hill 70 : Canada's forgotten battle of the First World War
edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger
Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
Introduction / Douglas E. Delaney -- Higher command : First Army and the Canadian Corps / Nikolas Gardner -- The Corps nervous system in action: commanders, staffs, and battle procedure / Douglas E. Delaney -- The best laid plans : Sir Arthur Currie's first operations as Corps commander / Mark Osborne Humphries -- The fire plan : gas, guns, machine guns, and mortars / Tim Cook -- Sinews of war : transportation and supply / Andrew Iarocci -- Force preservation : medical services / Robert Engen -- The other side of the hill : the German defence / Robert T. Foley -- To win at any cost : politics and manpower / J.L. Granatstein -- A battle forgotten? Remembering Hill 70 in its time and ours / Serge Marc Durflinger -- Conclusion / Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger.

"In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting different facets of the battle, from planning and conducting operations to long-term repercussions and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its rightful place among the pantheon of battles that forged the reputation of the famed Canadian Corps during the First World War."--
Baker Berry D547.C2 C378 2016

For king and another country : Indian soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18
Basu, Shrabani, author
New Delhi : Bloomsbury, 2015
Baker Berry D547.I5 B37 2015

Trust, but verify : the politics of uncertainty and the transformation of the Cold War order, 1969-1991
edited by Martin Klimke, Reinhild Kreis, and Christian F. Ostermann
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry D849 .T78 2016

Segunda Guerra Mundial : reflexos no Brasil
organização, Hilda Agnes Hübner Flores, Lotário Neuberger
Porto Alegre : Círculo de Pesquisas Literárias, 2015
Baker Berry D768.3 .S44 2015

As good as dead : the daring escape of American POWs from a Japanese Death Camp
Moore, Stephen L., author
New York : CALIBER, [2016]
Part one: Bataan -- The death march -- Prisoners of the Rock -- Passage to Palawan -- Part two: Palawan -- Camp 10-A -- Palawan's "fighting one thousand" -- "We got the third and fourth degree" -- Escape and evasion -- Changing of the guard -- Code name "Red Hankie" -- Sub survivors and coastwatchers -- The Weasel and the Buzzard -- "Annihilate them all" -- The gauntlet -- Part three: Escape -- Hunted -- Fights and flight -- Swimmers and survivors -- Mac's odyssey -- Eleven against the elements -- Exodus from Brooke's Point -- The long road home -- Trials and tributes.

Personal narratives of the eleven survivors of the Palawan massacre.
Baker Berry D805.P6 M64 2016

Dawn of infamy : a sunken ship, a vanished crew, and the final mystery of Pearl Harbor
Harding, Stephen, 1952- author
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2016
A ship fine and sturdy -- The family business -- To the land of aloha -- Captain and crew -- A predator at large -- A target found -- Destruction from the depths -- Bad news travels -- Rebirth of a mystery -- A story long delayed -- Mysteries resolved.

"On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack from a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier Cynthia Olson and her crew vanished without a trace, sparking one of the most enduring nautical mysteries of the war. What happened to the ill-fated ship? What happened to her crew? And was she Japan's first American victim of the Pacific War?"--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry D783.7 .H38 2016

Seven days of infamy : Pearl Harbor across the world
Best, Nicholas, 1948- author
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016
Where Are Japan's Aircraft Carriers? -- Still a Chance to Call It Off -- All Quiet in the Pacific -- Japanese Forces on the Move -- Admiral Nagumo Hoists a Signal -- Where Are America's Aircraft Carriers? -- "The Japanese Will Not Go to War" -- An Englishwoman Dances on Deck -- A Strange Periscope at Sea -- "Tora! Tora! Tora!" -- A Japanese Pilot Grins at James Jones -- Lord Mountbatten's Nephew and CBS-TV's First Breaking News Story -- Edgar Rice Burroughs Watches the War Games -- Future U.S. Presidents Remember the Moment -- Britain Cheers the News -- Opinion Divided in Europe -- The Response in the Far East -- The British Empire Declares War -- Americans Gather Around the Radio -- HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales Begin the Fight Back -- First Mass Gassing of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Europe -- HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales Go Down Fighting -- Hitler and Mussolini Declare War on the United States.

"An account of the days surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor is presented through the experiences of witnesses ranging from Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kennedy to Mao Tse-tung and the Jewish inmates of the Warsaw ghetto,"--NoveList.
Baker Berry D810.P8 B48 2016

The AIF in battle : how the Australian Imperial Force fought, 1914 - 1918
Jean Bou, editor
Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Publishing, 2016
Baker Berry D547.A8 A34 2016

Scotland and the First World War : myth, memory, and the legacy of Bannockburn
edited by Gill Plain
Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2017
Introduction: Anniversary culture and the legacy of Bannockburn / Gill Plain -- Part I. Anniversary culture -- Missing dates and magic numbers : reflections on 1914 / Fran Brearton -- Bruce, Wallace and the diminished present, 1800-1964 / Graeme Morton -- Part II. Making the myths of war and nation -- "Men brave and strong" : Bannockburn, the Auld Alliance and Scottish martial identity in the late Middle Ages / Michael Brown -- "Not my land's hills" : war and the problem of Scottish homecoming / Caroline McCracken-Flesher -- Medieval battlefields and national narratives, 1830-1918 / Carol Symes -- Bannockburn after Baston / Robert Crawford -- Part III. Making the memory of the First World War -- "The spirit of the crusaders" : Scottish peculiarities, British commonalities and European convergences in the memorialisation of the Great War / Stefan Goebel -- Buchan, Bannockburn and beyond : popular histories of Scotland's martial past / Catriona M.M. Macdonald -- Women, war and internationalism : notes towards a counter-history / Margaret R. Higonnet -- Freedom from judgement above? : predestination and cultural trauma in Scottish Gaelic poetry of World War I / Peter Mackay -- Shades of Bruce : independence and union in First-World War Scottish literature / David Goldie.

"Scotland and the First World War : Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Bannockburn is a collection of new interdisciplinary essays interrogating the trans-historical myths of nation, belonging and martial identity that shaped Scotland's encounter with the First World War. In a series of thematically linked essays, experts from the fields of literature, history and cultural studies examine how Scotland remembers war, and how remembering war has shaped Scotland"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry D547.S38 M95 2017

Panic on the Pacific : how America prepared for a West Coast invasion
Yenne, Bill, 1949- author
Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2016]
Three states on the eve of war -- The General : John Lesesne DeWitt -- An army before dawn -- DeWitt's army -- A distant, vulnerable land -- The sudden darkness of fear -- The unthinkable realization -- A theater of woeful shortages -- The Japanese next door -- The battle of the California coast -- The spies next door -- Into the cold uncertainty of a new year -- In a climate of fear -- The cactuses of Goleta -- The battle of Los Angeles -- The boss out here -- Hidden in plane sight -- Illusion in the Emerald City -- The great Japanese offensive -- The submarines return -- Bringing the war ashore -- The final blows came from the sky -- The waning power of the boss -- Pacific vision -- Invasion day -- The battle is joined -- Beyond the first contact.

"The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America-the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until the end of the war, a dizzying mix of battle preparedness and rampant paranoia swept the states. Japanese immigrants were herded into internment camps. Factories were camouflaged to look like small towns. The Rose Bowl was moved to North Carolina. Airport runways were so well hidden even American pilots couldn't find them. There was panic on the Pacific coast: the Japanese were coming."--
Baker Berry D769.85.C2 Y46 2016

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
Stratton, Donald, 1922- author
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
Prologue: The awakening -- A child of the Depression -- To sea on the Arizona -- The last night -- December 7th -- The damage -- Among angels -- America responds -- Recovery -- Home to Red Cloud -- Back in the fight -- Endgame -- The lessons of Pearl Harbor -- Remembering the Arizona -- Preparing for the seventy-fifth anniversary -- Epilogue: The reunion.

At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely fifteen minutes into Japan's surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Near death and burned across two thirds of his body, Don, a 19-year-old Nebraskan who had been steeled by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, summoned the will to haul himself hand over hand across a rope tethered to a neighboring vessel. Forty-five feet below, the harbor's flaming, oil-slick water boiled with enemy bullets; all around him the world tore itself apart. In this eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack -- the first memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona -- 94-year-old Donald Stratton shares his tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his determination to return to the fight. Don and four other sailors made it safely across the same line that morning, a small miracle on a day that claimed the lives of 1,177 of their Arizona shipmates -- approximately half the American fatalities at Pearl Harbor. Sent to military hospitals for a year, Don refused doctors' advice to amputate his limbs and battled to relearn how to walk. The U.S. Navy gave him a medical discharge, believing he would never again be fit for service, but Don had unfinished business. In June 1944, he sailed back into the teeth of the Pacific War on a destroyer, destined for combat in the crucial battles of Leyte Gulf, Luzon, and Okinawa, thus earning the distinction of having been present for the opening shots and the final major battle of America's Second World War. As the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks approaches, Don, a great-grandfather of five and one of six living survivors of the Arizona, offers an intimate reflection on the tragedy that drew America into the greatest armed conflict in history.
Baker Berry D767.92 .S845 2016

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