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Kennedy: A Cultural History of an American Icon

by Mark White

During his lifetime, John F. Kennedy created a dazzling image that has been sustained since his assassination in 1963. This book examines how Kennedy succeeded in using his military service in World War II,...


Liberal Democracies at War: Conflict and Representation

by Andrew Knapp & Hilary Footitt

Liberal democracies have always accepted the need to go to war, despite the fact that war can undermine liberal values. Wars may be won or lost, not only on the battlefield, but in the perceptions of the publics...


Victims and Survivors of Nazi Human Experiments: Science and Suffering in the Holocaust

by Paul Weindling

While the coerced human experiments are notorious among all the atrocities under National Socialism, they have been marginalised by mainstream historians. This book seeks to remedy the marginalisation, and to...


Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Gary Smith & Alan Maki

SNAKES, VIPERS, CROCS, SHARKS, AND THE VC

With 257 combat missions in Vietnam under his belt, Gary Smith is a living witness to the realities of Naval Special Warfare. He worked with some of the toughest and...


Master Chief: Diary of a Navy Seal

by Alan Maki & Gary Smith

IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

WHEN YOU'RE SERVING WITH THE VERY BEST

For UDT/SEAL team member Gary R. Smith, just being part of an elite military organization wasn't enough--he had to be in the thick of the action. Because...


France since the 1970s: History, Politics and Memory in an Age of Uncertainty

by Emile Chabal

Until the mid-20th century, France saw itself as a great power with universalist aspirations and global ambitions. But the Second World War and decolonisation irrevocably changed France's place in the world....


A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

by Gerald Astor

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime

by Daniel Sage

In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence...


Companion Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Twentieth Century

by Roger Cooter

During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state,...


All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

by Jason Sokol

From the 19th century, when northern cities were home to strong abolitionist communities and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, through the first half of the 20th century, when the North became...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts

by Rodney Atwood

This biography of Field Marshal Lord Roberts charts a remarkable life that spanned the apogee of the British Empire. During a diverse career, Roberts won the Victoria Cross, planned the strategic defence of...


British Fascist Antisemitism and Jewish Responses, 1932-40

by Daniel Tilles

This book explores the use of antisemitism by Britain's interwar fascists and the ways in which the country's Jews reacted to this, examining the two alongside one another for the first time and locating both...


Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39: Local, National and International Perspectives

by Julio Ponce Alberca & Irene S¿nchez Gonz¿lez

Incorporating local, national and internationaldimensions of the conflict, Gibraltar andthe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 provides the first detailed account of theBritish enclave Gibraltar's role during and after...


Histories of the Irish Future

by Bryan Fanning

Histories of the Irish Future is an intellectual history of Ireland and a history of Irish crises viewed through the eyes of twelve key writers: William Petty, William Molyneux, Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus,...


R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

by James Connelly, Peter Johnson & Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this...


Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

by Liora R. Halperin

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War I. Viewing...


The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2014

by Adam Tooze

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath

In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world...


America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation

by Elaine Tyler May

A revealing new look at the groundbreaking form of contraception that enabled women to control their lives and transform the world


Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War

by Norman S. Leach & John Melbourne

Though storytelling, period and contemporary photos and the words of the flying aces themselves, this book brings the history of WWI air combat to life.