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M-Mother: Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood

by Jenny Elmes & Shere Fraser Lowe

John Hopgood was one of the pilots of the 19 Lancaster bombers that took part in the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Wounded by flak and with his aircraft falling apart, 'Hoppy' managed to gain height for two of...


Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

by Philipp Blom

When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked...


Crises of Empire: Decolonization and Europe's Imperial States

by Martin Thomas, Bob Moore & L. J. Butler

Crises of Empire offers a comprehensive and uniquely comparative analysis of the history of decolonization in the British, French and Dutch empires. By comparing the processes of decolonization across three...


Post-war Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy

by Alessio Patalano

In Post-war Japan as a Sea Power, Alessio Patalano incorporates new, exclusive source material to develop an innovative approach to the study of post-war Japan as a military power. This archival-based history...


The Policing of Belfast 1870-1914

by Mark Radford

The Policing of Belfast, 1870-1914 examines the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in late Victorian Belfast in order to see how a semi-military, largely rural constabulary adapted to the problems that a city posed....


Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I

by Taylor Downing

A startling and vivid account of World War I that uncovers how wartime code-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research that laid the foundation for much of the innovations of the twentieth century. World...


Daughters of the KGB

by Douglas Boyd

Everyone has heard of the KGB, but little has been published about is 'daughter' organisations through which Moscow terrorised the satellite states grabbed by Stalin during and after the Second World War. Staffed...


Lady Constance Lytton

by Lyndsey Jenkins

Lady Constance Lytton (1869–1923) was the most unlikely of suffragettes. One of the elite, she was the daughter of a Viceroy of India and a lady in waiting to the Queen. She grew up in the family home of Knebworth...


17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

Andrew Morton...


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Italy 1943-1948: From catastrophe to reconstruction

by Massimo L. Salvadori

"The topic of this second edition of the Gaetano Sal- vemini Colloquium is one of the most complex in Italian history. In just a few years, between July 1943 and April 1948, a rapid succession of events took...


Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

by Susan Butler

A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence...


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...


Tadem, My Father's Village: Extinguished during the 1915 Armenian Genocide

by Robert Aram Kaloosdian

100 years after the Armenian Genocide, new eyewitness accounts


An Outsider Inside No 10

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...