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The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

by Karen M Masterson

A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II-a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental...


1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

by Mary Elise Sarotte

1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London,...


Visionaries of the 20th Century: A Resurgence Anthology

by Freddie Whitefield & Satish Kumar

Visionaries of the 20th Century brings together the lives and works of 100 great men and women who offered inspiration, hope and healing. The 20th century was marked by wars, dictatorships and environmental...


Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


Diana Mosley

by Anne De Courcy

Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family...


A British Fascist in the Second World War: The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45

by Claudia Baldoli & Brendan Fleming

A British Fascist in the Second World War presents the edited diary of the British fascist Italophile, James Strachey Barnes. Previously unpublished, the diary is a significant source for all students of the...


The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918: An Urban History

by Mary Sparks

The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878-1918 charts the urban history of Sarajevo in this period within the context of other modernising central-European cities. It gives detailed consideration to...


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson

Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College London, and a specialist in imperial and colonial history, in Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes...


Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

by Emanuel Sakal & Moshe Tlamim

In surprise attacks on Israel in October 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Israeli-held Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, igniting what became known as the Yom Kippur War....


Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing Up in the Fifties

by Liz Heron

In this collection of autobiographical writing 12 women who grew into feminism in the 1970s look back on their childhoods. Some of the contributors grew up in homes of pinching poverty, others in an unbending...


Carson's Silent Spring: A Reader's Guide

by Joni Seager

Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration...


Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920

by Robert Colls & Philip Dodd

'Englishness' is by no means the unchanging quality of those living in the territory that has come to be England, but a concept that has been made and remade throughout history, expressing itself through existing...


Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945

by Jennifer V. Evans & Matt Cook

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The...


Violins of Hope

by James A. Grymes

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and of the Israeli violinmaker...


The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals): A Commentary

by Donald Hankey

This book, first published in 1963, discusses the events of the Paris Peace Conference- the meeting of Allied victors following the end of World War I to set peace terms. Lord Hankey discusses the political...


The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

by R. W. B. Clarke

The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were...


The Yellow Peril: Dr. Fu Manchu and the Rise of Chinaphobia

by Christopher Frayling

An entirely new perspective on current scaremongering about China’s global ambitions, and on the Western media’s ignorance of Chinese culture

A hundred years ago, a character who was to enter the bloodstream...


Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery

by Cynthia Mills

Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual...


Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

by Colin McCullough & Nathan Wilson

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews....