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Concentration Camps

by Dan Stone

Concentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration...

Danish Reactions to German Occupation

by Carsten Holbraad

For five years during World War II, Denmark was occupied by Germany. While the Danish reaction to this period of its history has been extensively discussed in Danish-language publications, it has not until now...

The Battle of Britain

by 50 minutes

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

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

The Chernobyl Disaster

by 50 minutes

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

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

Notes from China

by Barbara W. Tuchman

A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right.


During the summer...

When Sonia Met Boris

by Anna Shternshis

Soviet Jews lived through a record number of traumatic events: the Great Terror, World War II, the Holocaust, the Famine of 1947, the Doctors' Plot, the antisemitic policies of the postwar period, and the collapse...

War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

by Michael Kazin

The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World War.

This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most...

The Conservative Human Rights Revolution

From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution

Only One Thing in Life Is Constant-Change. Or, Rise, Fall, and Disappearance of Empires and Powerful Countries. : : SHORT STORY #20.  Nonfiction serie

by Alla P. Gakuba

Everything is changing constantly. Only one thing in life is constant—change.  What was true and applicable just recently is could be absolute today.

The history has witnessed the rise, fall, and disappearance...

From a Small Town to the Big World

by Norman Boehm & Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

This book is a recollection of the events, thoughts, and experiences of Boehm’s transformative travels abroad. It contains stories of piano lessons, flying lessons, and meeting with the world famous Ingrid...

Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction

The Nazi Card: Nazi Comparisons at the Beginning of the Cold War

by Brian Johnson

This book examines major political movements during the Cold War through the rhetorical trope of the Nazi analogy. The examination pits ideas concerning utopian and dystopian social orders against the problems...

Shamanic Graffiti: 100,000 Years of Drugs, 100 Years of Prohibition

by Frank Ogden & Marcus Rummery

Freud said dreams were the "royal road" to the unconscious, and then along came a superhighway: psychedelics. Personally, we can access the psychedelic experience, but Frank Ogden shepherded over a thousand...

Fallacies in the Allied Nations' Historical Perception as Observed by a British Journalist

by Henry Scott Stokes

British journalist Henry Scott-Stokes describes the transformation of his understanding of the Greater East Asian War (the so-called Pacific War) from uncritical acceptance of the western colonialist’s version...

Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2)

by Ken Ford & Graham Turner

With Germany being pushed back across Europe the Allied forces looked to press their advantage with Operation Market-Garden, a massive airborne assault that, if successful, could have shortened the war in the...

Tempest Squadrons of the RAF

by Chris Thomas & Mark Postlethwaite

Hawker's charismatic Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault on southern England in the summer of 1944. With more than 800 of the robot missiles...

He 162 Volksjäger Units

by Robert Forsyth & Jim Laurier

With the Third Reich on the brink of defeat Hitler's instructions to his designers were clear. He wanted a Volksjäger � a People's Fighter that was quick to produce and used minimal quantities of strategic...

An East Oxford Education

by Russell Kaye

East Oxford Primary School has been serving the local community for almost 150 years. Its story mirrors the development of the education system in the United Kingdom, as the school both responded to and shaped...

Three Book Sebald Set: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo

by W. G. Sebald & Michael Hulse

The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including...