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The Sword of David: The Israeli Air Force at War

by Donald J. McCarthy

Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post–World War II history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War,...


The Koreans

by Michael Breen

The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation...


Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

by Eelco Runia

Historians go to great lengths to avoid confronting discontinuity, searching for explanations as to why such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, and the introduction of...


Trench

by Stephen Bull

Even now, 100 years on from the conflict, the image of trenches stretching across Western Europe ? packed with young men clinging to life in horrendous conditions ? remains a powerful reminder of one of the...


Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864

by Andy Nunez & Peter Dennis

In May 1864 the Union Army of the Potomac under General George Meade had been in a leisurely pursuit of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia for nearly a year after the defeat of the Rebels at Gettysburg....


Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local peoples for the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what is now Germany. Following two decades of...


US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman

The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, a reputation that was largely built on the impact and performance of the "flying leathernecks†? in the bitter fighting in the Pacific during...


Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II

by Chris McNab, Steve Noon & Alan Gilliland

The submachine gun (SMG) came to be the embodiment of the Soviet fighting spirit during World War II. From 1943 the Red Army's preference for close-quarters combat resulted in entire infantry units being equipped...


The Spanish Civil War 1936–39 (1)

by Alejandro De Quesada & Stephen Walsh

The Spanish Civil War, 1936–39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist...


Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Aces

by Kari Stenman, Christian-Jacques Ehrengardt & Chris Davey

The MS.406 was an important aircraft not only because it was built in larger numbers than any other French fighter of the period, but also because it was the first modern fighter in the Armée de l'Air inventory....


Medium Mark A Whippet

by David Fletcher & Henry Morshead

This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard...


With the Beatles

by Lewis Lapham

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES...


Eastern Europe!: Everything You Need to Know About the History (and More) of a Region that Shaped Our World and Still Does

by Tomek E. Jankowski

When the legendary Romulus killed his brother Remus and founded the city of Rome in 753 BCE, Plovdiv -- today the second-largest city in Bulgaria -- was already thousands of years old. Indeed, London, Paris,...


Clement Attlee

by Michael Jago

Elected in a surprise landslide in 1945, Clement Attlee was the first ever Labour leader to command a majority government. At the helm for twenty years, he remains the longest-serving leader in the history of...


Dollar Battle-Gami

by Won Park

Got a dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Master paper engineer Won Park has created Dollar Battle-Gami, a new and sophisticated origami kit for advanced paper artists. Learn to fold 10 impressive projects...


The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of 'Lost' Armenians in Turkey

by Fethiye Cetin, Ayse Gul Altinay & Gerard Libaridian

The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey’s “forgotten Armenians”—the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims after the...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Grace Higgens's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Grace Higgens's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. This unique history tracks the housekeeper's fortunes during a period of relentless social change - starting shortly...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Hannah Mackenzie's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Hannah Mackenzie's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Hannah Mackenzie's career in domestic service encompassed the Victorian industrialist middle classes, the Edwardian...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Sarah Wells's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Sarah Wells's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Mrs Wells was bad at accounts, bad at managing her girls, ill experienced in buying stores and economising - and this...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Ellen Penketh's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Ellen Penketh's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Erddig - or Erthig, to the Welsh - was an anchor in a fast-changing world. For five years it was home to Ellen Penketh,...