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Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War: British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire 1945

by Jonathan Walker

As the war in Europe entered its final months, we teetered on the edge of a Third World War. While Soviet forces smashed their way into Berlin, Churchill ordered British military planners to prepare the top...


A Taste of Russia: A Cookbook of Russia Hospitality

by Darra Goldstein

Redesigned with a fresh, modern presentation, the 30th anniversary edition of this classic cookbook layers superbly reseached recipes with informative essays on the dishes' rich historical and cultural contexts....


Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800

by Anne Greenfield

The essays in this collection explore representations of and responses to sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Contributors examine the underlying ideologies that spawned these representations,...


Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

by Alexander Cook, Ned Curthoys & Shino Konishi

The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of 'humanity' through revolutionary politics, feminist biography,...


The Politics of Childhood in Cold War America

by Ann Marie Kordas

This study examines how childhood and adolescence were shaped by - and contributed to - Cold War politics in America.


Crime and the Fascist State, 1850-1940

by Tiago Pires Marques

By studying the development of Italy's penal system, Pires Marques provides valuable insights into the wider political culture of European society. Focusing on the rise of fascism in Spain and Portugal as well...


John Bale and Religious Conversion in Reformation England

by Oliver Wort

Focusing on the life and work of the evangelical reformer John Bale (1485-1563), Wort presents a study of conversion in the sixteenth century.


Anglo-German Relations and the Protestant Cause: Elizabethan Foreign Policy and Pan-Protestantism

by David Scott Gehring

Challenging accepted notions of Elizabethan foreign policy, Gehring argues that the Queen's relationship with the Protestant princes of the Holy Roman Empire was more of a success than has been previously thought....


Military Manpower, Armies and Warfare in South Asia

by Kaushik Roy

Roy investigates the various factors that influenced the formation and mobilization of military forces in the region from 300 BC to the modern day.


British Visions of America, 1775-1820: Republican Realities

by Emma Macleod

Macleod examines changing British conceptions of America across the political spectrum during a period of political, cultural and intellectual upheaval. Macleod incorporates British writers of conservative,...


The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes

by Stephanie Green

Charlotte Stopes was the first woman in Scotland to get a university qualification. She devoted her life to studying Shakespeare and the promotion of women in public life. Though Charlotte is largely forgotten,...


Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australia

by Nicole Starbuck

This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin's scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition's stay...


Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds

by Gwyn Campbell & Alessandro Stanziani

Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today.


Respectability and the London Poor, 1780-1870: The Value of Virtue

by Lynn MacKay

The population of London soared during the Industrial Revolution and the poorer areas became iconic places of overcrowding and vice. Focusing on the communities of Westminster, MacKay shows that many of the...


Arctic Exploration in the Nineteenth Century: Discovering the Northwest Passage

by Frederic Regard

Focusing on nineteenth-century attempts to locate the northwest passage, the essays in this volume present this quest as a central element of British culture.


A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

by Anthony Ashbolt

The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores...


A Political Biography of Thomas Paine

by W A Speck

Speck's biography examines Paine's work afresh, in light of new thinking about the role of religion in the formation of his political ideology, and also places Paine within the recently-developed context of...


Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland

by John Kirk, Michael Brown & Andrew Noble

This collection of essays addresses the role of literature in radical politics. Topics covered include the legacy of Robert Burns, broadside literature in Munster and radical literature in Wales.


Religious Space in Reformation England: Contesting the Past

by Susan Guinn-Chipman

The dissolution of the monasteries in England during the 1530s began a turbulent period of religious restructuring. Focusing on the counties of Wiltshire and Cheshire, Guinn-Chipman looks at the changing nature...


A Political Biography of Samuel Johnson

by Nicholas Hudson

Johnson rose from obscure origins to become a major literary figure of the eighteenth century. Through a detailed survey of his major works and political journalism, Hudson constructs a complex picture of Johnson...