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Rising Sons

by Bill Yenne

Despite the fact that they and their families had been forced into internment camps, thousands of the American sons of Japanese immigrants responded by volunteering to serve in the United States armed forces...


All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Entertaining, unexpected, and full of charm, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite presents a miscellany of engaging stories, detailing the intriguing customs, traditions,...


The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

by Wes Davis

The incredible true story of the World War II spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East.

In the bleakest years of World War II, when...


War Baby: The True Story of a Search for Identity by a Boy Adopted in the Confusion of World War II

by John Timmins

John Timmins has led an extraordinary life, from being given up for adoption at just six months old at the end of World War II and orphaned at a young age, through time spent travelling and working abroad, several...


5327: England in Peace and War

by Mark Rowe

August 1914 is the story of England in that watershed month when the country went from peace to war. It tells of what life was like in a country that looked, and smelt, very different to today. Work could be...


The Silent Heroes: A Memoir of Holland During WWII

by Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg

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Author Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg was a 10-year-old girl living in Amsterdam when German soldiers invaded Holland in the spring of 1940. The Dutch had intended to stay neutral at the outbreak...


Paradiplomacy in Action: The Foreign Relations of Subnational Governments

by Francisco Aldecoa & Dr Michael Keating

Offering a general view of the development of subnational foreign action around the world, this work covers topics such as the repercussions upon subnational autonomy of the progressive consistution of international...


The Workers' State Meets the Market: Labour in China's Transition

by Sarah Cook & Margaret Maurer-Fazio

Among the most dramatic changes to affect China in the 1990s is the upsurge in labour mobility and the emergence of a market-driven system of labour allocation, changes which profoundly affect the working environment...


The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

by Hugh Wilford

Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to...


A Life of Sir John Eldon Gorst: Disraeli's Awkward Disciple

by Archie Hunter

This is the first book to tell the story of on eof the most contentious figures in Victorian and Edwardian politics: that of the independent-minded and exceptionally able Conservative politician, Sir John Eldon...


Britain and China 1945-1950: Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series I Volume VIII

by S.R. Ashton, G. Bennett & K. Hamilton

An examination of Britain's relations with China from the end of the World War II to the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. This volume demonstrates how Britain's effort to recover something of its pre-war...


Detente in Europe, 1972-1976: Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume III

by Gill Bennett & Keith A. Hamilton

Drawing on records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, this work focuses on Britain's role in the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions in Vienna, and British policy towards the Soviet Union and its satellites....


The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image

by John Gooch

This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus;...


Gordon and the Sudan: Prologue to the Mahdiyya 1877-1880

by Alice Moore-Harell

This is a study on the period preceding the Mahdist revolution in the Sudan. It analyses the administration and political developments under the governor-generalship of Gordon.


The Russian Military into the 21st Century

by Stephen J. Cimbala

This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders....


Divided Against Zion: Anti-Zionist Opposition to the Creation of a Jewish State in Palestine, 1945-1948

by Rory Miller

Using primary sources, this study of the relationship between three anti-Zionist bodies in Britain in the years that directly preceded the founding of the State of Israel also analyzes the Zionist attitude to...


Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963: A Troubled Partnership

by Constantine A. Pagedas

Drawing on official records and private papers, this book offers insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's development of an independent nuclear capability; France's bid for the political leadership...


Futile Diplomacy: The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking 1948-1954

by Neil Caplan

These two volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between the first and second Arab-Israeli wars. Exploiting a range of available archive...


British Policy and the Refugees, 1933-1941

by Yvonne Kapp & Margaret Mynatt

In the summer of 1940, with much of Europe under German domination, British authorities instigated a harsh programme of internment or deportation of those who had fled Nazi oppression. This volume, written the...


Special Interests, the State and the Anglo-American Alliance, 1939-1945

by Inderjeet Parmar

This book aims to enhance our understanding of the Anglo-American alliance by examining the origins of the alliance during the Second World War. It presents a case study of how power is distributed in British...