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The Hacienda

by Peter Hook

The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside account of Britain's most notorious club, The Haçienda—a story of gangsters, drugs, violence, and great beats

In the 1980s, The Haçienda was one of the most famous...


Priscilla

by Nicholas Shakespeare

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past....


Supreme Commander

by Seymour Morris Jr. & Seymour Morris, Jr.

He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war, but in peace.

As Supreme Commander for...


The Copa

by Charles Pignone & Mickey Podell-Raber

This beautifully illustrated history of Jules Podell's legendary club Copacabana features colorful characters, romance, and intrigue from the golden age of nightclubs.

In this fascinating look behind the scenes...


Thirteen Such Years

by Alec Waugh

In the manner and method of Hot Countries and Most Women, in which personal narrative and opinion are woven together with fiction, Mr. Waugh travels through a period and brilliantly pictures the post-war times...


The Polish August

by Neal Ascherson

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the...


The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, C.1958-C.1974

by Arthur Marwick

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the...


Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Rick Stroud & Victor Gregg

The astonishing life of a young working-class man who fought

throughout Second World War from Alamein to the invasion of Sicily, was

captured at Arnhem and as a POW survived the Allied bombing raid on

Dresden...


Dresden: A City Reborn

by Alan Russell

On 13 February 1945 Dresden, one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Europe, was destroyed by British and American air raids. This book is the first comprehensive history in the English language of...


Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years

by Rory Miller

In 1948, British troops withdrew from the Palestinian lands, ending over 30 years of the British Mandate of Palestine. Taking a fresh look at the years of the British mandate; its politics, economics, and culture,...


Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940

by Massimiliano Fiore

Between 1923 and 1934, Britain and Italy waged war by proxy in the Middle East. This book provides in-depth analysis of the factors leading to the interwar breakdown of Anglo-Italian relations. Enhancing our...


British Generalship during the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)

by Simon Robbins

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath...


The British Way in Warfare: Power and the International System, 1856-1956: Essays in Honour of David French

by Keith Neilson & Greg Kennedy

In his groundbreaking book The British Way in Warfare (Routledge, 1990), David French outlined the skillful combination of maritime, economic and diplomatic power employed by Britain to achieve its international...


The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960: Minding Their Own Business

by Nicole Robertson

The co-operative movement has played a notable role in the retail, wholesale, productive, political, educational and cultural life of Britain. This book provides the first major national study of the growth...


State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stefano Battilossi & Jaime Reis

During the twentieth century the financial sector became possibly the most regulated area of the economy in many advanced and developing countries. The essays in this collection shed light on different aspects...


The International Order of Asia in the 1930s and 1950s

by Shigeru Akita & Nicholas J. White

This book reconsiders the nature and formation of Asia's economic order during the 1930s and 1950s in light of the new historiographical developments in Britain and Japan. Recently several Japanese economic...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Reassessing Suez 1956: New Perspectives on the Crisis and its Aftermath

by Simon C. Smith

Although much has been written on the nationalization of the Suez Canal, and the subsequent military action, this study provides fresh perspectives by reflecting the latest research from leading international...


Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches

by Michèle Dagenais & Irene Maver

Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent...