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The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

by Holger H. Herwig

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage...


Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Barry Rubin & Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

During the 1930s and 1940s, a unique and lasting political alliance was forged among Third Reich leaders, Arab nationalists, and Muslim religious authorities. From this relationship sprang a series of dramatic...


An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to the Present

by Marianna Dudley

This book brings to attention the history of places that have traditionally remained under-the-radar in discussions of war and the environment, through site-based studies of five training areas in southwest...


Las Abejas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiapas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiap

The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea

by John Pina Craven

The Cold War was the first major conflict between superpowers in which victory and defeat were unambiguously determined without the firing of a shot. Without the shield of a strong, silent deterrent or the intellectual...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

by John Pritchard

This book examines the contribution of the Methodist Missionary Society (and its predecessors before 1932) to world-changing movements, from the remarkable mass conversions in south-west China and west Africa...


Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory

by Robert Tombs & Emile Chabal

France and Britain, indispensable allies in two world wars, remember and forget their shared history in contrasting ways. The book will examine key episodes in the relationship between the two countries, including...


Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: How the Secret War between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Security

by Mark Riebling

Prophetic when first published, even more relevant now, Wedge is the classic, definitive story of the secret war America has waged against itself.

Based on scores of interviews with former spies and thousands...


de Gaulle

by Andrew Shennan

If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in...


War and Society in Britain 1899-1948

by Rex Pope

Rex Pope reassesses the impact of war on the political and social structures of British society during the first half of the twentieth century, and introduces the reader to current debates about the relationship...


Central Europe Since 1945

by Paul G. Lewis

Central Europe - here, Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and Hungary - is at the centre of international attention since the Soviet collapse. An understanding of its postwar history is critical...


The Heath Government 1970-74: A Reappraisal

by Stuart Ball & Anthony Seldon

Only now is it possible to see Edward Heath's controversial administration (1970-1974) in balanced historical perspective - and increasingly it seems a turning-point for postwar Britain. This timely volume explores...


Germany 1989: In the Aftermath of the Cold War

by Lothar Kettenacker

In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner 'We are the people!', staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October...


Europe 1850-1914: Progress, Participation and Apprehension

by Jonathan Sperber

This innovative survey of European history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War tells the story of an era of outward tranquillity that was also a period of economic...


Russia in the Twentieth Century: The Quest for Stability

by David R. Marples

The history of Russia, as the natural successor to the Soviet Union, is of crucial importance to understanding why communism ultimately lost out to Western democracy and the free market system.  David Marples...


The Great Escape

by Kati Marton

In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed author Kati Marton brings to life an unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism,...


The Most Noble Adventure

by Greg Behrman

In this landmark, character-driven history, Greg Behrman tells the story of the Marshall Plan, the unprecedented and audacious policy through which America helped rebuild World War II-ravaged Western Europe....


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

by David Tripp

It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures...


The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny & Mark Kramer

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...