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The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy

by Jean-Noël Liaut & Denise Raab Jacobs

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. "Toto" Koopman (1908–1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies...


A Very Unusual Air War: From Dunkirk to the AFDU - The Diary and Log Book of Test Pilot Leonard Thorne, 1940-45

by Gill Griffin & Barry Griffin

The 20-year-old Len Thorne joined the RAF in May 1940. After two hectic tours of operational duty as a fighter pilot (including some desperately dangerous low-level flying at Dunkirk) he was posted to AFDU (Air...


The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reco: Myth or Reality?

by Roger MacGinty & Oliver Richmond

The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called 'liberal...


Amilcar Cabral African Contemp Chal: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

by Carlos Lopes

This book reviews Cabral's intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese...


The Commun Quest Nation Legit Europ

by Martin Mevius

There are two popular myths concerning the relationship between communism and nationalism. The first is that nationalism and communism are wholly antagonistic and mutually exclusive. The second is the assertion...


War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century: Development, Violence and Insecurity

by Mark T. Berger & Heloise Weber

The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics....


Books and Libraries in American Society During World War II: Weapons in the War of Ideas

by Patti Clayton Becker

World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and...


My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War, 1943-47

by Lucy Addey, Hugo de Burgh & Sir Max Hastings

When Lucy Addey became one of the ATS' Girls in Khaki she hardly imagined that she would end up eating ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman forum. Her story is of a love affair with the landscape and its...


1948 and 1968 - Dramatic Milestones

by Laura Cashman

This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 - and in...


Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced

by Matthew Stibbe

The notion of the First World War as 'the great seminal catastrophe' (Urkatastrophe) of the twentieth century is now firmly established in historiography. Yet astonishingly little has been written about the...


Late Ottoman Genocides: The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and Young Turkish population and extermination policies

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

The Armenian Genocide has lately attracted a lot of attention, despite the Turkish government's attempts at denial. It has been developed into a central obstacle to Turkey's entry into the European Union. As...


The Origins of Genocide: Raphael Lemkin as a historian of mass violence

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

This year the United Nations celebrated the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide', adopted in December 1948. It is time to recognize the man behind this landmark in international...


PERPETRATORS ACCOMPLICES & VICTIMS

by Anatoly M. Khazanov & Stanley Payne

These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They...


Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

by Lucy Moore

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


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & Philip Brenner

In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership...


Year Zero: A History of 1945

by Ian Buruma

A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945....


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


The Flight of the Titan: The Story of the R34

by George Rosie

In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly...


Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

by Dennis E. Showalter

One of America’s most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II—an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the...