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The Fuhrer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the...


Sticklers: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

by Graeme Donald

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines....


Modern Print Activism in the United States

by Rachel Schreiber

Print media have been used throughout the twentieth century to promote social and political activism. At a time when the golden age of print appears to be ending, Modern Print Activism in the United States argues...


Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

by Vassiliki Rapti

This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and...


The American YMCA and Russian Culture: The Preservation and Expansion of Orthodox Christianity, 1900-1940

by Matthew Lee Miller

In The American YMCA and Russian Culture, Matthew Lee Miller explores the impact of the philanthropic activities of the Young Men’s Christian Association on Russians during the late imperial and early Soviet...


The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War

by Joshua Kurlantzick

How the West's greatest spy in Asia tried to stop the new American way of war-and the steep price he paid for failing

Jim Thompson landed in Thailand at the end of World War II, a former American society dilettante...


The Big Jump: Lindbergh and the Great Atlantic Air Race

by Richard Bak

The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero

The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators...


Himmler's Crusade: The Nazi Expedition to Find the Origins of the Aryan Race

by Christopher Hale

The compelling story of a trek across an exotic land-and the sinister consequences

It was an SS mission led by two complex individuals-one who was using the Nazis to pursue his own ends, and one so committed...


1959: The Year Everything Changed

by Fred Kaplan

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America

While conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal...


A Companion to Richard M. Nixon

by Melvin Small

This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the central arguments and...


The Making of a World Trading Power: The European Economic Community (EEC) in the GATT Kennedy Round Negotiations (1963-67)

by Lucia Coppolaro

Following its foundation in 1957, the European Economic Community set about establishing itself as a major player on the world stage. One of the first key arenas in which the new organisation began to make its...


Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britain: Remembrance, Representation and Appropriation

by Stephen Heathorn

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested....


Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of the Great War: The Memory of All That

by Richard Carr

Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of...


Past to Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People, and Politics

by William Stevenson

William Stevenson may be best known for his friendship with and books about another William Stephenson, otherwise known as Intrepid, whose spy network and secret diplomacy changed the course of history. Originally...


1963: That Was The Year That Was

by Andrew Cook

1963 is a compendium of milestone stories and watershed events in popular culture, national and international politics. This year alone saw: the Beatles' first number one; Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream'...


I am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women who went to Fight Fascism

by David Boyd Haycock

George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, John Dos Passos, Felicia Browne, John Cornford, Stephen Spender... These were just some of the talented, committed and adventure-hungry...


The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

by Stephen Harding

The true story of US & German soldiers fighting side by side in the final days of WW II


The German Question and the Origins of the Cold War

by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The book analyses the role of the German Question in the origins of the Cold War. The work evaluates the transformation which occurred in Germany and the post-war international order due to the inter-Allied...


Spanish Republican Aces

by Rafael Lopez & Julio Caeiro

At the start of the civil war, most young fighter officers joined the rebels (Nationalists). It was the high ranking officers, grupo or escuadrilla commanders, and the NCOs, sergeants and corporals who remained...


Armistice 1918

by Bullitt Lowry

The five armistices arranged in the fall of 1918 determined the course of diplomatic events for many years. The armistice with Germany, the most important of the five, was really a peace treaty in miniature....