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Defense of the Rhine 1944-45

by Steven Zaloga & Adam Hook

The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the fall of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defense lines in France, the final...


Guilford Courthouse 1781: Lord Cornwallis's Ruinous Victory

by Angus Konstam & Adam Hook

By the Spring of 1781, the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) had dragged on for almost six years and the outcome still hung in the balance. When the British commander Lord Cornwallis launched his invasion...


The Castles of Henry VIII

by Peter Harrington & Brian Delf

In the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defense to protect England and its newly Protestant Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split...


Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited

by Andrew Wiest

From the Introduction

In the end, then, the Vietnam War was a conflict of myriad complexities. It was a colonial war and a regional war. It was a total war and a limited war. It was a civil war, an insurgency...


Jews in Britain

by Michael Leventhal

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes...


English Civil War Fortifications 1642-51

by Peter Harrington & Donato Spedaliere

The techniques of European warfare were transformed during the 15th and 16th centuries by the use of gunpowder and by substantial progress in the effectiveness and destructive power of artillery. The series...


Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

by Graeme Donald

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines....


On Historical Distance

by Mark Salber Phillips

Conceptions of distance are foundational to historical thought, but Mark Salber Phillips gives the idea new subtlety and meaning. He argues that distance is a matter not just of time and space but also of form,...


Amusement Parks

by Jim Hillman

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew...


Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

by Merline Pitre & Clarissa Myrick-Harris

Throughout the South, black women were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement, serving as grassroots and organizational leaders. They protested, participated, sat in, mobilized, created, energized, led particular...


Texas Labor History

by Bruce A. Glasrud & James C. Maroney

Too often, observers and writers of Texas history have accepted assumptions about labor movements in the state—both organized and not—that do not bear up under the light of careful scrutiny. Offering a scholarly...


America's Beginnings: The Dramatic Events That Shaped a Nation's Character

by Tony Williams

At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten—that shaped colonial...


Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one...


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia

by Dimitar Bechev

The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia traces the key political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the multiethnic mosaic that is Republic of Macedonia following its secession from...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history,...


The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism

by Colin Crouch

Winner of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize

The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced...


Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John Hall

by Michael Mann

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking...


Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation

by Mark Corner

Signs of God reveals why discussion of the nature of miracles is of central rather than marginal importance where belief in God is concerned. This accessible book examines the nature of miracles both in philosophical...


Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America

by Iain S. Maclean

This book examines the recent phenomenon in Latin America of national Truth and Reconciliation commissions. Few studies have examined the role of Churches or religion in political processes that proclaim valued...


Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

by Martyn Percy

Theology and the churches are often considered to be at the margins of contemporary culture, frequently struggling for identity and attention. In this important new book Martyn Percy argues that a rich form...