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Russia's Security and the War on Terror

by Mikhail Tsypkin

This book discusses and provides examples of Russia's need to reshape its security and military policies in order to meet the global challenges of fighting terrorism and counterinsurgency. It addresses some...


Hubris and Hybrids: A Cultural History of Technology and Science

by Mikael Hård & Andrew Jamison

Human societies have not always taken on new technology in appropriate ways. Innovations are double-edged swords that transform relationships among people, as well as between human societies and the natural...


The Ones Who Hit the Hardest: The Steelers, the Cowboys, the '70s, and the Fight for America's Soul

by Chad Millman & Shawn Coyne

A stirring portrait of the decade when the Steelers became the greatest team in NFL history, even as Pittsburgh was crumbling around them.

In the 1970s, the city of Pittsburgh was in need of heroes. In that...


Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries: Collected Essays and Second Thoughts

by Douglas R. Egerton

This collection of essays examines the lives and thoughts of three interrelated Southern groups - enslaved rebels, conservative white reformers, and white revolutionaries -presenting a clear and cogent understanding...


William Appleman Williams: Learning From History

by Paul Buhle & Edward Rice-Maximin

Williams' controversial volumes, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, Contours of American History, and other works have established him as the foremost interpreter of US foreign policy. Both Williams and others...


Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and Across the Great Desert to Morocco, 1824-28: to Morocco, 1824-28

by Rene Caillie

Rene Caillie was the first European who penetrated to Timbuctoo and returned to communicate the information he had collected. This account was first published in 1830, and records observations of a journey of...


A History of China

by Wolfram Eberhard

First published in 1950. This re-issues the fourth edition of 1977.

This is a social history of China, presenting the main lines of development of the Chinese social structure from the earliest times to the...


British Political History, 1867-2001: Democracy and Decline

by Malcolm Pearce & Geoffrey Stewart

This third edition of British Political History, 1867-2001 is an accessible summary of major political developments in British history over the last 140 years.

Analyzing the changing nature of British society...


The Goddess of War: A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West

by Dennis McCown

John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote...


France Before the Revolution

by J. H. Shennan

This fully revised second edition takes account of historical work produced during the last decade. Covering the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it...


Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons

by Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant...


Useful Toil: Autobiographies of Working People from the 1820s to the 1920s

by Proffessor John Burnett & John Burnett

Useful Toil engages freshly and directly with the `ordinary' people of the nineteenth century. John Burnett has assembled twenty seven telling extracts from the diaries and autobiographies of working people...


Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages

by Jeffrey Richards

For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the...


The Security Implications of the New Taiwan

by Bernice Lee

How can fresh conflict between China and Taiwan be avoided? This paper argues that unless the key players - Taiwan, China and the US - accept the existence of a new and increasingly democratic Taiwan, the...


Nuclear Policies in Europe

by Bruno Tertrais

While international security has radically changed since 1989, nuclear weapons remain a subject of debate and contention. This paper provides an analytical framework for understanding post-Cold War Europe's...


Identities and Security in East Asia

by Koro Bessho

East Asia has been relatively free from large-scale conflict in the 1990s, but the absence of security organisations or even of a sense of community within the region has raised doubts about its future security....


Political-Military Relations and the Stability of Arab Regimes

by Risa Brooks

Arab leaderships have been remarkably stable since the 1970s, particularly given the frequency of military coups in preceding years. Nonetheless, the military remains a key force in most Arab states and political...


Reshaping Defence Diplomacy: New Roles for Military Cooperation and Assistance

by Andrew Cottey

Analyses changing patterns of international military cooperation and assistance and shows that Western defence diplomacy is increasingly being directed towards new goals. The new defence diplomacy runs alongside...


Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro

by Timothy Edmunds

This book examines defence reform in Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro since 2000, focussing particularly on the institution and consolidation of democratic and civilian control of the armed forces, the reform of...


European Crisis Management and Defence: The Search for Capabilities

by Hans-Christian Hagman

Assesses the EU and NATO's tools to prevent conflicts and manage international crises. It offers a unique insight into European security policy and questions the realism of the political goals. It argues for...