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The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise,

by Virginia Postrel

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Voices from the Vietnam War

by Xiaobing Li

The Vietnam War's influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war's effects...


Federal Republic of Germany since 1949, The: Politics, Society and Economy before and after Unification

by Klaus Larres & Panikos Panayi

Today the problems of reunification seem to feature more often in the international spotlight than the benefits. This timely volume offers a reassessment of Germany's postwar development from its inception through...


Outright Assassination: The Trial and Execution of Antun Sa'adeh, 1949

by Adel Beshara

No other political trial in Lebanon and, indeed, the Arab World has been more controversial than the trial and execution of Antun Sa'adeh just before sunrise on July 8, 1949. The case is inescapably a tragedy....


Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Muslim Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906

by Mammad Said Ordubadi

Presented for the first time in English, Mammad Said Ordubadi's Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906, provides detailed reports of the tragic events of those...


British Policy in Mesopotamia, 1903-1914

by Stuart Cohen

British imperial interests in Iraq during and after the First World War are well known and have often been studied. But what of British policy towards the Mesopotamian provinces before 1914? In this well-documented...


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: Pacific Theater 1943-44

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...


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...


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

Holy Week: A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising