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The Vietnam War from the Other Side

by Cheng Guan Ang

Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research,...


Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

by Hung-yok Ip

This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place...


Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

by Gordon Rottman

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population...


Us Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

by Gordon Rottman

This book is the first of three to examine the genesis, organization and operational deployment of the US airborne divisions in World War II. It discusses early airborne units, detailing how and why they were...


Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World

by Brian D. Behnken & Simon Wendt

Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, edited by Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt, explores ethnic and racial nationalism within a transnational and transcultural...


The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

by William Grimes

From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles...


Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Japanese Army in World War II: The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Elizabeth von Arnim: Beyond the German Garden

by Isobel Maddison

Isobel Maddison examines Elizabeth von Arnim's writing in its historical and intellectual contexts, establishing her early work as a significant contribution to British anti-invasion literature and her later...


International History of the Twentieth Century

by Anthony Best, Antony Best & Jussi Hanhimäki

This major new global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward.

Using their thematic and regional expertise, the...


Companion to the Red Army 1939-1945

by Steven J Zaloga & Leland S Ness

Reviews the historical background of Stalin's Red Army in the years leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939, discussing the major themes in the development of Soviet forces during the 'Great Patriotic War'...


Companion to the British Army 1939-1945

by George Forty

When the Second World War was declared in 1939, the British Army was very much the 'Cinderella' of the three armed services, with a total strength of around 865,000 men. This title presents a comprehensive overview...


Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.


The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

by Philippa Levine & John Marriott

Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial...


Wisdom and War: The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873-1998

by Harry Dickinson

Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all...


Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?: A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s

by Gjert Lage Dyndal

Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best...


Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his Contribution to Military and Naval Thought

by J.J. Widen

Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories...


National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

by Debbie Lackerstein

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy's ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context...


The Eclipse of 'Elegant Economy': The Impact of the Second World War on Attitudes to Personal Finance in Britain

by Martin Cohen

With concepts of 'austerity' very much in the news, this book takes a fresh look at attitudes to consumption, consumerism and personal finance in Britain during the middle decades of the twentieth century. It...


Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...