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              The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl

              The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl (Hardback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              In the autumn of 1914 Europe was at war. The battling powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable. On both the Western and Eastern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this r...esulted in the remorseless world of the trenches; in the East all eyes were focused on the old, beleaguered Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemysl. The great siege that unfolded at Przemysl was the longest of the whole war. In the defence of the fortress and the struggle to relieve it Austria-Hungary suffered some 800,000 casualties. Almost unknown in the West, this was one of the great turning points of the conflict. If the Russians had broken through they could have invaded Central Europe, but by the time the fortress fell their strength was so sapped they could go no further. Alexander Watson, prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, has written one of the great epics of the First World War. Comparable to Stalingrad in 1942-3, Przemysl shaped the course of Europe's future. Neither Russians nor Austro-Hungarians ever recovered from their disasters. Using a huge range of sources, Watson brilliantly recreates a world of long-gone empires, broken armies and a cut-off community sliding into chaos. The siege was central to the war itself, but also a chilling harbinger of what would engulf the entire region in the coming decades, as nationalism, anti-semitism and an exterminatory fury took hold.
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              ISBN 9780241309063
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl
                

              The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl (EPUB ebook)

              By Watson, Alexander

              From the prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, a gripping history of the First World War's longest and most terrible siege In the autumn of 1914 Europe was at war. The battling powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable. On both the Western and Eas...tern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this resulted in the remorseless world of the trenches; in the East all eyes were focused on the old, beleaguered Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemysl.The siege that unfolded at Przemysl was the longest of the whole war. In the defence of the fortress and the struggle to relieve it Austria-Hungary suffered some 800,000 casualties. Almost unknown in the West, this was one of the great turning points of the conflict. If the Russians had broken through they could have invaded Central Europe, but by the time the fortress fell their strength was so sapped they could go no further.Alexander Watson, prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, has written one of the great epics of the First World War. Comparable to Stalingrad in 1942-3, Przemysl shaped the course of Europe's future. Neither Russians nor Austro-Hungarians ever recovered from their disasters. Using a huge range of sources, Watson brilliantly recreates a world of long-gone empires, broken armies and a cut-off community sliding into chaos. The siege was central to the war itself, but also a chilling harbinger of what would engulf the entire region in the coming decades, as nationalism, anti-semitism and an exterminatory fury took hold.
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              Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918
               

              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 (Paperback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War, which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome and rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. This book presents all the major events of the war from the perspec...tive of Berlin and Vienna.
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              ISBN 9780141042039
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
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              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918
                

              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 (EPUB ebook)

              By Watson, Alexander

              For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War, which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome and rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. This book presents all the major events of the war from the perspec...tive of Berlin and Vienna.
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              ISBN 9780141924199
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              Released NZ 7 Aug 2014
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              A Medico-Legal Treatise on Homicide by External Violence: With an Account of the Circumstances Which Modify the Medico-Legal Characters of Injuries and Exculpatory Pleas.
                

              A Medico-Legal Treatise on Homicide by External Violence: With an Account of the Circumstances Which Modify the Medico-Legal Characters of Injuries and Exculpatory Pleas. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Fr...ederic William Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Roscoe Pound, among others. Legal Treatises includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and other works of the most influential writers of their time. It is of great value to researchers of domestic and international law, government and politics, legal history, business and economics, criminology and much more.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++Harvard Law School Libraryocm26156789Edinburgh: MacLachlan & Stewart; London: Bladwin & Cradock, 1837. xii, 355 p.; 22 cm.
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              ISBN 9781240144822
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2010
              Publisher Gale Ecco, Making of Modern La
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              River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America
               

              River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America (Hardback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              The river any river is another planet, with its own language, rules, and culture. River Queens is a story of the unlikeliest of fellows (and a dog) coming to the river and what happens to them once they arrive. At first glance, it seems to be a how-to manual for any adventuresome... (but perhaps foolhardy) type who's ever thought of restoring a wooden yacht and sailing it halfway across the country. Second glance, however, shows that it's a classic travel narrative in which two intrepid (but perhaps foolhardy) explorers head out to tour what is usually called a distant, alien world.
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              ISBN 9781939710857
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Orange Frazer Press
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              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I
               

              Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I (Hardback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              An award-winning historian presents a ground-breaking new history of World War I from the perspective of the Central Powers, showing how wartime suffering led not only to the fall of an empire but also to a fundamental breakdown of society.

              ISBN 9780465018727
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918
               

              Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 (Hardback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              A comparative history of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War.

              ISBN 9780521881012
              Released NZ 17 Apr 2008
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Series Cambridge Military Histories
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              The Anti-Jacobin, a Hudibrastic Poem in Twenty-One Cantos
                

              The Anti-Jacobin, a Hudibrastic Poem in Twenty-One Cantos (Hardback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of... epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T022165 Anonymous. By Alexander Watson. Edinburgh: printed for the author, and sold by Bell & Bradfute, 1794. 8,152p.; 8
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              ISBN 9781379870685
              Released NZ 20 Apr 2018
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              The Anti-Jacobin, a Hudibrastic Poem in Twenty-One Cantos
                

              The Anti-Jacobin, a Hudibrastic Poem in Twenty-One Cantos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watson, Alexander

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              The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of... epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT022165Anonymous. By Alexander Watson.Edinburgh: printed for the author, and sold by Bell & Bradfute, 1794. 8,152p.; 8
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              ISBN 9781170409657
              Released NZ 29 May 2010
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