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Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

by Isabel Boavida

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the História da Etiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez, 1564-1622, who worked in...


'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives....


The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919-1929

by Paul Halpern

Post-First World War, the Mediterranean Fleet found itself in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea and the Adriatic. The collapse of the Ottoman, Russian and Habsburg empires created...


Conservatism and British Foreign Policy, 1820-1920: The Derbys and their World

by Geoffrey Hicks

This book brings the political history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up-to-date through a series of fresh and innovative essays on the Derbys of Knowsley Hall and the conservative, or Conservative...


Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia

by Miles Larmer

This study examines the nature of government and political opposition in Zambia, in the years immediately following its independence in 1964. It shows how Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independence Party's...


British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years

by Tim Benbow

Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement...


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's...


Britain, Russia and the Road to the First World War: The Fateful Embassy of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff (1903-16)

by Marina Soroka

This book demonstrates the role of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff, the Russian ambassador in London between 1903 and 1916, in setting Russia on the road to war. Fearing the loss of Britain's friendship, he opposed...


Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective

by Robert W. Thurston

Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective...


Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance: British Manufacturing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Myrddin John Lewis & Roger Lloyd-Jones

Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance is based on case studies of British manufacturing companies. It explores contemporary issues concerning corporate governance and corporate behaviour, with the main...


Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

by Daniel Hucker

The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. Less examined is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French...


Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book...


Rolf Gardiner: Folk, Nature and Culture in Interwar Britain

by Matthew Jefferies & Mike Tyldesley

A controversial figure of the interwar period, with an enthusiasm for hiking, nudism, folk dancing and voluntary labour camps, Rolf Gardiner, organic farming pioneer and co-founder of the Soil Association, believed...


The UFO Evidence: A Thirty-Year Report

by Richard H. Hall

Reports 30 years of UFO sightings since 1964 with related data and descriptive features organized by category.


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk & Jasmine Alinder

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A...


The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914

by Terence Zuber

Like the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of the Frontiers has often been ignored by military historians, who assumed that the French lost the first battles of the First World War because they launched suicidal...


Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology

by Ian McLachlan

In this book, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan reconstructs the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen. He tells stories such as that of the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German...


Shadow Warriors: The Covert War in Korea

by William B. Breuer

Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." --Publishers Weekly Acclaim for Feuding Allies "An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on...


Stephen E. Ambrose the Men of War E-Book Box Set: Victors, Citizen Soldiers, Wild Blue

by Stephen E. Ambrose

“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, bringing into focus the men and women who fought in World War II:

The Victors: A breathtaking work that follows the momentous events...


The Battle of Berlin 1945

by Tony Le Tissier

The Battle of Berlin was truly a battle on an unprecedented scales. The Soviets massed 1.6 million troops for 'Operation Berlin', and Marshal Zhukov in the centra had half of them, but his initial attack floundered,...