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The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs

by Richard Davenport-Hines

A history of drug-taking, telling the story across five centuries of addicts and users: monarchs, prime ministers, great writers and composers, wounded soldiers, overworked physicians, oppressed housewives,...


Hostile Skies

by David Morgan

David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited...


100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won 1914-1918

by Saul David

Saul David's 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War - the first book to tell the story of the 'war to end all wars' through the events of one hundred key days between...


Scandal Nation

by Mick Clifford & Shane Coleman

We are where we are has become one of the great truisms of the current crisis facing the country. But how did we get here and can an inspection of the roots of our modern failings - of government, state agencies...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War

by David Williamson

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma.

This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility,...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

by Andy Dailey & Sarah Webb

This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports...


Access to History: The People's Republic of China 1949-76 [Second Edition]

by Michael Lynch

The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment...


Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

by David G. Tompkins

This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between...


To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's...


Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement, 1945-2012

by Larry Schweikart & Dave Dougherty

The bestselling historians turn their focus to America's role in the world since the end of World War II

Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot's History of the United States...


The Irish Revolution

by Marie Coleman

This concise study of Ireland's revolutionary years charts the demise of the home rule movement and the rise of militant nationalism that led eventually to the partition of Ireland and independence for southern...


Aces of Jagdstaffel 17

by Greg Vanwyngarden & Harry Dempsey

This German World War I fighter squadron led by a Blue Max recipient didn't include the Richtofen (the Red Baron), but it's range of colorful characters was nonetheless impressive.

Initially formed to assist...


Violins of Hope

by James A. Grymes

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin...


Cold War: An International History

by Carole K. Fink

Cold War looks beyond the US and USSR and treats the conflict from a global perspective.


Alice Keppel and Agnes Keyser: Edward VII's Last Loves

by Raymond Lamont Brown

A detailed look at the two women in the life of Edward VII during his last years. Alice Keppel, youngest daughter of a Scottish retired admiral and MP emerged from obscurity in 1898 to become the publicly acknowledged...


Life in a Wartime House

by Brian Williams

This guide documents everyday life continuing while bombs fell. With stories from individuals who experienced it first hand, this gives a true insight into life during the Second World War.


First World War: Still No End in Sight

by Frank Furedi

That the conflicts unleashed by Great War did not end in 1918 is well known. World War II and the Cold War clearly constitute key moments in the drama that began in August 1914. This book argues that the battle...


British Cultural Memory and the Second World War

by Lucy Noakes & Juliette Pattinson

Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography...


Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung

by James McNeish

The true story of five talented young men in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung.'Altogether they knew five wars, three revolutions and - in the case of Ian Milner, accused in the Cold War of being...


The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces

by Benjamin Lai & Adam Hook

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest army in the world. China is predicted to be on the brink of overtaking the USA as the world’s largest economy, and China’s military capabilities...