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Hearts, Minds, Voices

Seeking Imperialism's Embrace

Airlines of the Jet Age: A History

by R.E.G. Davies

Airlines of the Jet Age provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airlines from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with an informative introductory chapter on the infancy of flight and...


The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

by Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive...


The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

by Libby Murphy

The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front. In fact, Libby Murphy reveals, French soldiers drew upon a long-standing...


44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

by Michael Veitch

The epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese.

In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended...


Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Conflict and Community in Rural Spain

by Ruth Sanz Sabido

A critical analysis of social memories of the Spanish Civil War, with specific reference to the rural context of the conflict. Based on a mixture of archival research and interviews with the inhabitants of one...


The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974

by John P. Cann

In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its Empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its...


The 1966 World Cup Final: Minute by Minute

by Jonathan Mayo

30th July 1966. For millions it was the greatest day of the greatest decade. They may never have seen the Beatles in the Cavern or danced at Woodstock, but they got to see the finest moment in English sporting...


The House by the Lake

by Thomas Harding

A Finalist for the Costa Book Award

Longlisted for the Orwell Prize

Named a Best Book of the Year by

The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine

In the summer...


Holocaust Angst

Marconi

The Problem of Democracy in Postwar Europe: Political Actors and the Formation of the Postwar Model of Democracy in France, West Germany and Italy

by Pepijn Corduwener

The current perception of democratic crisis in Western Europe gives a renewed urgency to a new perspective on the way democracy was reconstructed after World War II and the principles that underpinned its postwar...


Fifty Great War Films

by Tim Newark

From The Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and conflict has been a staple source of inspiration for the film industry since the turn of the 20th century. Today, this genre and...


Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front 1941-43

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Thomas

80 years after the Spitfire was first developed it remains an icon of military aviation. Though many associate its victory during the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire, the years...


Dog Gone: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

by Pauls Toutonghi

The true story of a lost dog’s journey and a family’s furious search to find him before it is too late.

Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog—a...


The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

by Arkady Ostrovsky

WINNER OF THE 2016 ORWELL PRIZE

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

“Fast-paced and excellently written…A much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable explanation...” —The New York Times

“[A] bold new...


24 Hours at the Somme

by Robert Kershaw

The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the...


Downfall 1945

by Steven J. Zaloga & Steve Noon

As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centres of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought...


The Royal Armoured Corps in the Cold War 1946 - 1990: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by M P Robinson & Robert Griffin

The Royal Armoured Corps’ composition may have changed dramatically during the four and a half decades of The Cold War but its role in the nation’s defence has been predominant. This highly informative book...