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The Auschwitz Concentration Camp

by Chris Webb & Cameron Munro

This book provides a chronological account of the Auschwitz concentration camp from the camp's beginning in 1940 right up to its liberation in January 1945, and beyond. Chris Webb manages to find a balance between...


A Damn Close-Run Thing

by Russell Phillips

In 1982, the average Briton didn't know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands...


Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

by Russell Phillips

The ability to advance rapidly over sometimes difficult terrain was a key part of the Warsaw Pact's strategy. The Eastern European nations which formed this historic alliance wanted to be able to move quickly...


Titanic

by Nicola Pierce

This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world’s most famous ship – TITANIC.

Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen,...


The South African Mosaic II

by Nomazengele A. Mangaliso

The book revisits a study conducted in 1994 on subjects defined as historically disadvantaged by the apartheid regime. However, despite the ravages of that regime, these individuals had succeeded and gotten...


The YMCA at War

by Yan Xu, Jeffrey C. Copeland, John Moremon & Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre et al.

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is best known for its athletic and youth programs, a heritage that draws on its origins in 1844 to provide wholesome recreation to urban youth away from the moral...


The Killing Season

by Geoffrey B. Robinson

The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in...


The Mystery of the Kibbutz

by Ran Abramitzky

How kibbutzim thrived for much of the twentieth century despite their inherent economic contradictions

The kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional economic theory. By sharing...


The Construction of the European Union

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the European Union in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the development of the...


Saddam Hussein

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


The Beatles

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of the Beatles in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and music of the...


The Vietnam War

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict...


Princess Diana

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Princess Diana in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Diana, Princess of...


Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War

by Sebastiaan Faber

The ability to forget the violent twentieth-century past was long seen as a virtue in Spain, even a duty. But the common wisdom has shifted as increasing numbers of Spaniards want to know what happened, who...


Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

by Omer Bartov

A fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level—turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another—as seen through the eastern European border...


The Wars of Yesterday

by Katrin Boeckh & Sabine Rutar

Though persistently overshadowed by the Great War in historical memory, the two Balkan conflicts of 1912–1913 were among the most consequential of the early twentieth century. By pitting the states of Greece,...


Reel Pleasures

by Laura Fair

Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu,...


Nelson Mandela

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Nelson Mandela in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Nelson Mandela’s lifelong fight...


The United Nations

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the United Nations in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the history and principal...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and...