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Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente

by Louise P. Woodroofe

When the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the Soviet Union and United States faltered during the administration of Jimmy Carter, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed that "SALT...


The Boer War: London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

On October 11th,1899 long-simmering tensions between Britain and the Boer Republics - the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic - finally erupted into the conflict that would become known as the Second...


The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918

by William Seale

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were...


Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist

by Gaynor Johnson

Lawyer, politician, diplomat and leading architect of the League of Nations; Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, was one of Britain's most significant statesmen of the twentieth century. Yet despite...


Collision of Empires: Italy's Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact

by G. Bruce Strang

Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The last great European colonial conquest in Africa, the conflict represented an enormous gamble for the Fascist dictator Benito...


The Uniting of Europe: From Consolidation to Enlargement

by Stanley Henig

The Uniting of Europe provides an accessible introduction to the history of European integration and places European unification within a wider political and economic context The book shows how institutional...


The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II

by Christopher Chant

Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning...


Handbook of British Regiments

by Christopher Chant

Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments...


The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 1939: Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

by Penelope Kissoudi

The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from...


Trilateralism and Beyond: Great Power Politics and the Korean Security Dilemma During and After the Cold War

by Robert A. Wampler

The fall of the Berlin Wall more than two decades ago brought an end to the Cold War for most of the world. But the legacy of that era remains unresolved on the divided Korean peninsula, which still presents...


Three Black Generations at the Crossroads: Community, Culture, and Consciousness

by Lois Benjamin

Three Generations at the Crossroads weaves a collective tapestry, linking personal biographies of individuals in different generations to the larger social forces acting on them. This second edition contains...


The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949

by Keith Jeffery

"Jeffery's book is perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." --The Washington Times

Britain 's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only...


From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick: Memories of a Wonderful Life

by Charles Foster

Imagine receiving a mysterious invitation from Charlie Chaplin, doing jigsaw puzzles with Marilyn Monroe, having a heart-to-heart with Jack Kennedy, or being kissed by Greta Garbo. All of these and more are...


Cover-Up

by Seymour M. Hersh

The Pulitzer Prize winner who first disclosed the massacre at My Lai 4 uncovers the full story of how those involved - from private to general - kept it secret. What he reveals is shocking - from the amorphous...


Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals): International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

by Valerie Fildes, Lara Marks & Hilary Marland

First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem...


Twentieth-Century China: New Approaches

by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Twentieth Century China: New Approaches is an important revisionist study of China's recent past. The chapters throw light on a variety of subjects within the field, which has recently undergone considerable...


Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics, 1914-1939

by Robert Ellis

Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany’s prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against...


The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s: Between Triumph and Disaster

by Roland Felber, A.M. Grigoriev & Mechthild Leutner

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period...


The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Conied the Word)

by Emilio Gentile

«Amendola attribuiva […] un nuovo è più ampio significato al termine "totalitario" da lui coniato: totalitario non era solo il sistema di dominio politico del fascismo, ma "spirito totalitario" era la pretesa...


The Forgotten Kindertransportees: The Scottish Experience

by Frances Williams

The Forgotten Kindertransportees offers a compelling new exploration of the Kindertransport episode in Britain. The Kindertransport brought close to 10,000 unaccompanied children and young people to Britain...