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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 of the Israeli violinmaker...


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.


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

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...


US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War

by Peter Davies & Jim Laurier

Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier,...


Defiant

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

The World War 1 concept of the two-seat fighter persisted during the interwar period, with the RAF's biplane Demons being replaced by the twin-engined Blenheim IF - a fighter derivative of the light bomber then...


For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

by Frederick Whitford

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874-1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture...


China Since 1949

by Linda Benson

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the...


Ill Fares the Land

by Tony Judt

A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals.

As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the...


Tay Bridge Disaster: The People's Story

by Robin Lumley

One hundred and thirty-five years after the event, the Tay Bridge Disaster remains the single most catastrophic collapse of a British engineering structure. The fateful day in 1879 shood Britain and the world...


Companion Encyclopedia of Science in the Twentieth Century

by John Krige & Dominique Pestre

With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives...


Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976

by Daniel Weimer

Since its declaration in the early 1970s, the American drug war has spanned the globe in a quest to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Explaining the conceptual framework within which policymakers...


Safe for Decolonization: The Eisenhower Administration, Britain, and Singapore

by S.R. Joey Long

In the first decade after World War II, Singapore underwent radical political and socioeconomic changes with the progressive retreat of Great Britain from its Southeast Asian colonial empire. The United States,...


Madam Atatürk: The First Lady of Modern Turkey

by Ipek Calislar

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is hailed as one of the most charismatic political leaders of the twentieth century, but little is known today about his one and only wife, Latife Hanim. A multilingual intellectual educated...


Titanic

by Filson Young

Published a mere 37 days after the tragedy, Filson Young’s Titanic laid to rest public speculation and rumour with its firsthand account of the sinking of the great ship. For the first time since the Titanic...