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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

by Serhii Plokhy

A prize-winning historian presents a vivid revisionist account of the Soviet Union’s collapse over the final five months of 1991.


Iraq

by Adeed Dawisha

With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that...


Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century

by Bruce F. Pauley

The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that...


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

by Ron Rosenbaum

Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.


A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

by Jennet Conant

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous...


Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin - The Eastern Front, 1941-1945

by John Mosier

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


Franco

by Sheelagh Ellwood

An excellent introduction to Franco's rise to power and his four decades as autocratic head of state in Spain.


The League on Trial: A Journey to Geneva: A Journey to Geneva

by Max Beer

First published in 1933, this title explores the inner workings and diplomatic culture of the League of Nations in Geneva, at a time when the increasing strain of international relations was beginning to take...


Populists and Patricians: Essays in Modern German History: Essays in Modern German History

by David Blackbourn

First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions...


Mao

by S. G. Breslin

A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history...


The New York Times the Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities That Shaped the Decade

by The New York Times & John Rockwell

There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary...


Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945

by Jennifer V. Evans & Matt Cook

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The...


Britain before the Reform Act: Politics and Society 1815-1832

by Eric. J Evans

In the years1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the 'Great' Reform Act but during this period Britain's political elite was...


Martin Luther King Jr.

by John Kirk

Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement.  Delivering...


Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire

by Calder Walton

Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the looming specter of Soviet dominance in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions, the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually unseen role...


Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914

by Stefan Manz

This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations....


War without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

by Dilip Hiro

This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing...


The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970

by Jon Wise

This book demonstrates the importance of the presence of the Royal Navy in South America. Historically there have been no treaty obligations and few strategic considerations in the region, yet it is frequently...


Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929

by Madeira Victor

Decades before the Berlin Wall went up, a Cold War had already begun raging. But for Bolshevik Russia, Great Britain - not America - was the enemy. Now, for the first time, Victor Madeira tells a story that...


An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley

by T.G. Otte

This volume provides the fully edited and annotated diaries of the scholar, soldier and diplomat Harold Temperley (1879-1939), covering his travels in the Balkans, his work for British military intelligence...