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Intelligence Investigations: How Ultra Changed History

by Ralph Bennett

Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German...


Britain's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: From Before the V-Bomber to Beyond Trident

by Robert H. Paterson

Having served opposite Warsaw Pact forces in the 1950s and on Embassy duty in the 70s in Europe, the author offers a reasoned assessment of Britain's role in the so-called "nuclear club". He asks whether Britain...


Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic World

by Paul E. Lovejoy & Nicholas Rogers

This collection of essays examines the different forms of unfree labour that contributed to the development of the Atlantic world and, by extension, the debates and protests that emerged concerning labour servitude...


The Washington Conference 1921-22: Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability and the Road to Pearl Harbor

by Erik Goldstein & John Maurer

The Washington Conference regulated the inter-war naval race between the world powers. In the era when it was still believed that battleships were the epitome of naval power and a sign of a country's strength,...


The Stern Gang: Ideology, Politics and Terror, 1940-1949

by Joseph Heller

This study of "The Stern Gang" attempts to demythologize the image of this extremist, Zionist underground group. The book analyzes the party's split from the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization)...


Espionage: Past Present and Future?

by Wesley K. Wark

Highlights of the volume include pioneering essays on the methodology of intelligence studies by Michael Fry and Miles Hochstein, and the future perils of the surveillance state by James Der Derian. Two leading...


Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam

by Thomas A. Marks

This is an analysis of revolutions based on the Maoist Mode. These insurgencies failed, having been successfully contained by their governments. How did the world's strongest power - America - fail where Third...


Leaders and Intelligence

by Michael I. Handel

From a systematic point of view, all intelligence work can be studied on three levels: Acquisition, analysis, and acceptance. The author focuses on the third of these levels, studying the attitudes and behavioural...


Fighting the Slave Hunters in Central Africa: A Record of Twenty-Six Years of Travel and Adventure Round the Great Lakes

by Alfred J. Swann

This volume deals mainly with Swann's life on and around Lake Tanganyika, a life that brought him knowledge of many African peoples living on the lake's shores. First published in 1910.


Afghanistan: The Soviet Union's Last War

by Mark Galeotti

The Soviet Union's last war was played out against the backdrop of dramatic change within the USSR. This is the first book to study the impact of the war on Russian politics and society. Based on extensive use...


Garenganze or Seven Years Pioneer Mission Work in Central Africa

by Frederick Stanley Arnot

Frederich Stanley Arnot was among the first of the Plymouth Brethren to take the gospel to Africa in the late 19th-century missionary expansion across the Kalahari desert, opening Protestant missions in Barotseland,...


Politics and the Press in Indonesia: Understanding an Evolving Political Culture

by Angela Romano

This book explores the evolving political culture in Indonesia, by discussing the country's dominant political philosophies, then showing how those philosophies affect the working lives of ordinary Indonesian...


Zen War Stories

by Brian Victoria

Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.

Victoria reveals for...


Colonial Legacies: The Problem of Persistence in Latin American History

by Jeremy Adelman

More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward...


Encyclopedia of the Cold War

by Ruud van Dijk, William Glenn Gray & Svetlana Savranskaya

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown...


The Homeland Security Dilemma: Fear, Failure and the Future of American Insecurity

by Frank P. Harvey

This book explores the paradox of the 'security dilemma' in International Relations, as applied to the post-9/11 context of homeland security.

The book's central argument can be summed up by the following counterintuitive...


Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950

Duff Cooper Prize 2004

by Mark Mazower

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian...


Sanctions as Grand Strategy

by Brendan Taylor

Economic sanctions are becoming increasingly central to shaping strategic outcomes in the twenty-first century. They afford great powers a means by which to seek to influence the behaviour of states, to demonstrate...


Joining Al-Qaeda: Jihadist Recruitment in Europe

by Peter R. Neumann

In Britain alone, several thousand young Muslims are thought to be part of violent extremist networks. How did they become involved? What are the mechanisms and dynamics through which European Muslims join al-Qaeda...


Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel: In the Shadow of the Hawk

by Abraham Ben-Zvi

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel seeks to reconstruct and elucidate the processes behind the decisions made by the Johnson Administration during the years 1965-68 to sell Israel M-48...