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Kings and Camels: An American in Saudi Arabia

by Grant C. Butler

First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic...


F6F Hellcat Vs A6m Zero-Sen

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7...


The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918: An Urban History

by Mary Sparks

The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918 charts the urban history of Sarajevo in this period within the context of other modernising central-European cities. It gives detailed consideration to...


Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

by Glenn Cheney

Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

by James I. Matray & Donald W. Boose Jr.

This essential Companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military...


Fifty Years of International Socialism

by Max Beer

First published 1935, this title presents a series of recollections, some intimately personal, others bearing on the great social, cultural and political issues that faced the Jews and the European population...


Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy

by Christopher Sandford

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal...


Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS, and Mossad

by Tony Geraghty

A hard-hitting history of special-forces operations over the past fifty years in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel.

After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning...


The Fall of the GDR

by David Childs

The book charts the dramatic months leading to one of the most profound changes of the 20th century, the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the restoration of German unity in 1990. The author analyses the...


The Soviet Union under Brezhnev

by William J. Tompson

The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's. It challenges both the 'evil empire' image of the USSR that was...


Unemployment in Britain Between the Wars

by Stephen Constantine

Drawing on a range of contemporary evidence, Stephen Constantine studies the nature and causes of unemployment in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s, and analyzes the failure of successive inter-war governments...


United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa Since 1960

by Norrie MacQueen

United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an exploration of United Nations military intervention in Africa, from its beginnings in the Congo in 1960 to the new operations of the twenty-first century.

The...


Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Social, Cultural and Political Change

by Ina Zweigiger-Bargielowska

Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some...


The Stasi: Myth and Reality

by Mike Dennia & Norman Laporte

The East German Ministry of State Security, popularly known as the Stasi, was one of the largest and most intrusive secret police systems in world history. So extensive was the system of surveillance and control...


Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace

by David S. Ingalls, Geoffrey L. Rossano & William F. Trimble

Draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy's only flying "ace" of World War I to tell his unique story.


Holy Week: A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover

by Katherine A.S. Sibley

With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents...


Chronology of International Organizations

by Richard Green

This volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers...


Theories of Imperialism: War, Conquest and Capital: War, Conquest and Capital

by Norman Etherington

First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America's involvement in Vietnam....


Women and the Reinvention of Politics: Feminism in Italy (1966-1983): Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

by Maud Anne Bracke

This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive...