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The Channel Islands 1941-45: Hitler's impregnable fortress

by Charles Stephenson & Chris Taylor

Following the fall of France and the surrender of Paris on 14 June 1940, the British Government announced that the Channel Islands had no strategic importance and would not be defended. The Germans occupied...


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, Sideburns and Bikinis: 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...


Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise...


The Nazi Organisation of Women

by Jill Stephenson

The Nazi's were implacably opposed to feminism and women's independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics....


Women, Work, and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

by Ruth Milkman

As paid work becomes increasingly central in women's lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century...


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...