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Kennedy

by Hugh Brogan

This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. To understand Kennedy's aims and achievements in the White House, it looks at Kennedy the man and outlines his...


Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South African Coloured Community

by Mohamed Adhikari

The concept of Colouredness-being neither white nor black-has been pivotal to the brand of racial thinking particular to South African society. The nature of Coloured identity and its heritage of oppression...


'A Senseless, Squalid War'

by Norman Rose

The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world....


Hunter Killers: The Dramatic Untold Story of the Royal Navy's Most Secret Service

by Iain Ballantyne

HUNTER KILLER: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes.

HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives...


The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence: Revolution and Restoration

by Marco Briziarelli

This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical...


Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective

by Panikos Panayi

Offering a global comparative perspective on the relationship between German minorities and the majority populations amongst which they found themselves during the First World War, this collection addresses...


Cold War Warriors: The Story of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) 9th June 1959-27th April 1994

by David Stone

With over four years research, the author draws upon the regimental archives and journals, anecdotes, personal and official diaries, and a wide range of other documents and interviews. The book's recurring themes...


Iraq

by Adeed Dawisha

With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that...


Deathride

by John Mosier

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


Franco

by Sheelagh Ellwood

An excellent introduction to Franco's rise to power and his four decades as autocratic head of state in Spain.


The League on Trial (Routledge Revivals): A Journey to Geneva

by Max Beer

First published in 1933, this title explores the inner workings and diplomatic culture of the League of Nations in Geneva, at a time when the increasing strain of international relations was beginning to take...


Populists and Patricians (Routledge Revivals): Essays in Modern German History

by David Blackbourn

First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions...


Mao

by S. G. Breslin

A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history...


Britain before the Reform Act: Politics and Society 1815-1832

by Eric. J Evans

In the years1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the 'Great' Reform Act but during this period Britain's political elite was...


Martin Luther King Jr.

by John Kirk

Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement.  Delivering...


Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914

by Stefan Manz

This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations....


War without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

by Dilip Hiro

This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing...


An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley

by T.G. Otte

The First World War and subsequent peace settlement shaped the course of the twentieth century, and the profound significance of these events were not lost on Harold Temperley, whose diaries are presented here....


Little 'Red Scares': Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921-1946

by Robert Justin Goldstein

Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54;...


NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

This book examines the NATO reports on the Soviet bloc's political and economic system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the beginning of detente.

As part of the wider...