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Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967: From Confrontation to Disruption

by Yosef Govrin

An |sraeli Ambassador's account of the longest and most tense period in Israeli-Soviet diplomatic relations, from their renewal in 1953 to their severance in 1967. His work analyses the era from the month preceding...


Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas

by Jane G. Landers

The seven contributions contained in this collection address various forms of manumission throughout the American South as well as the Caribbean. Topics include color, class, and identity on the eve of the Haitian...


American War Plans 1945-1950

by Steven T. Ross

This account provides a fascinating in-depth view of what might have happened had the two superpowers attempted to settle their differences by force.


The Nazi Party in Dissolution: Hitler and the Verbotzeit 1923-25

by David Jablonsky

This book examines the effect the Verbotzeit had on the leadership structure and on the consequent position of the party within the völkisch movement. Looking primarily at Bavaria and North Germany it examines...


Deterrence and the New Global Security Environment

by Ian R. Kenyon & John Simpson

This collection of papers rigorously examines the current place of deterrence in international security relations, delivering the best of contemporary thinking. This is a special issue of the leading journal...


China's African Challenges

by Sarah Raine

China's relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China's oil imports, and China is Africa's second-largest single-country trading...


The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War

by Ulrich Keller

Chloroform, telegraphy, steamships and rifles were distinctly modern features of the Crimean War. Covered by a large corps of reporters, illustrators and cameramen, it also became the first media war in history....


Civil-Military Relations in Post-Communist Europe: Reviewing the Transition

by Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey & Anthony Forster

Fifteen years after the fall of communism, we are able to appraise the results of the multi-faceted postcommunist transition in Central and Eastern Europe with authority.  This volume specifically addresses...


Terrorism and the Politics of Naming

by Michael Bhatia

Previously published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly, this volume assesses the nature, power, role and function of names in global politics and the international media.

Names are not objective, they...


Homeland Security and Criminal Justice: Five Years After 9/11

by Everette B. Penn

No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than...


Assessing the Capitalist Peace

by Gerald Schneider & Nils Petter Gleditsch

Researchers have recently reinvigorated the idea that key features associated with a capitalist organization of the economy render nation states internally and externally more peaceful. According to this adage,...


The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

by Lincoln Paine

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how...


Political and Military Sociology: The Social Implications of National Defense

by III, Bruce D. McDonald

This volume explores the social elements and impact of national defense. Traditionally, national defense is viewed solely in military terms. As part of their national security objectives, many defense sectors...


War and Independence In Spanish America

by Anthony McFarlane

Warfare, Revolution, and Independence in Spanish America provides a unified account of war in Spanish America during the period after the collapse of the Spanish government in 1808. It traces the courses and...


The Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition

by Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised...


Anzac Fury: The Battle of Crete 1941

by Peter Thompson

From Tobruk to the Battle of Crete - the new bestseller from the author of Pacific Fury. Anzac Fury commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe when 8900 Anzac prisoners of war captured...


Tears On My Pillow: Australian Nurses In Vietnam

by Narelle Biedermann

"Don't forget your cotton underwear, girls!"Most books that look at the involvement of Australians in the Vietnam War rarely allude to the role of nurses. But war and nursing are unequivocally linked. A total...


Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War

by Scott Bevan

For as long as Australians have been serving in wars, the victories and losses, battles and faces have been recorded by artists.What is it like to be an artist in war? How does the experience of war change artists...


Navy Divers: The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit

by Gregor Salmon

The Incredible story of the Australian Navy's elite unit.Rising out of the Second World War, the Australian clearance diver has become one of the most respected and versatile operators in the military world....


In The Footsteps Of Private Lynch

by Will Davies

Retrace Australia's role in the First World War from the trenches of Somme Mud to the wider war on the Western Front.Imagine this. You are a country boy and just eighteen. The war has been raging for two years...