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The Wartime Garden: Digging for Victory

by Twigs Way

‘This War is a Food War…’ In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ‘Dig for Victory’ was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food...


An Outsider Inside No 10: Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-79

by John Warwicker & Lord Imbert

This memoir of the six years during which John Warwicker was seconded from his high-ranking position at Scotland Yard to take command of the Special Branch protection team at Downing Street covers one of the...


Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction

by Daniel H. Magilow & Lisa Silverman

Holocaust Representations in History is an introduction to critical questions and debates surrounding the depiction, chronicling and memorialization of the Holocaust through the historical analysis of some of...


Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence

by Leslie James & Elisabeth Leake

The Cold War and decolonization transformed the twentieth century world. This volume brings together an international line-up of experts to explore how these transformations took place and expand on some of...


Black Shame: African Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1922

by Dick van Galen Last, Marjolijn De Jager & Ralf Futselaar

Black Shame offers a detailed analysis of the recruitment and deployment of � and reactions to � African soldiers in the WWI European theatre of war. In so doing, the book paints a vivid picture of the wider...


Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

by The Asahi Shimbun Company, Barak Kushner & Yoichi Funabashi

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including...


Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War

by Sophie De Schaepdrijver

In central Brussels stands a statue of a young woman. Built in 1923, it is the first monument to a working-class woman in European history. Her name was Gabrielle Petit. History has forgotten Petit, an ambitious...


A Companion to Ronald Reagan

by Andrew L. Johns

A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context...


The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy

by Ed Conway

A brilliant narrative history of the most colorful and important economic summit in history—held during the height of World War II. The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become...


American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

by Christian G. Appy

“Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy."

—Ken Burns

The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place...


Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made

by Richard Rhodes

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb—the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses...


God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

by Gerald Posner

A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist...


Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World...


A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

by Gerald Astor

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


In Exile from the Land of Snows: The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest

by John Avedon

Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center...


The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations

by Robert Hoppens

The 1970s were a period of dramatic change in relations between Japan and the People's Republic of China (PRC). The two countries established diplomatic relations for the first time, forged close economic ties...


Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan: The 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985

by W. J. Berridge

In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own 'Arab Springs' of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country's...


The Baby Boomer Generation: A Lifetime of Memories

by Paul Feeney

Do you remember washing in a tin bath by the fire, using outside lavatories and not having a television? Did you grow up in the 1950s and were you a teenager in the swinging sixties? If the Festival of Britain,...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...