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Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June

by Richard Reeves

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new...


Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition

by John Keay

A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region’s future.


Germany and the Causes of the First World War

by Mark Hewitson

How can we understand what caused World War I? What role did Germany play? This book encourages us to re-think the events that led to global conflict in 1914.Historians in recent years have argued that German...


Battlefield Tourism: Pilgrimage and the Commemoration of the Great War in Britain, Australia and Canada, 1919-1939

by Lloyd, David William

In the aftermath of the Great War, a wave of tourists and pilgrims visited the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the war. The cultural history of this 'battlefield tourism' is chronicled in this absorbing...


Grandeur and Misery: France's Bid for Power in Europe, 1914-1940

by Anthony Adamthwaite

Recent studies have challenged the view of fundamental French weakness in 1940 and , for the first time, the revisionist approach is displayed in a

single volume, both summarizing the research of others and...


The Silence of Memory: Armistice Day, 1919-1946

by Adrian Gregory

This book examines how the British people came to terms with the massive trauma of the First World War. Although the literary memory of the war has often been discussed, little has been written on the public...


Army, Industry and Labour in Germany, 1914-1918

by Gerald Feldman

This innovative study by one of the leading specialists in the field examines the social and economic role of the German army in the nation's internal affairs during the First World War. This was the area in...


Class Society at War

by Bernard Waites

Research into the impact of the First World War on European societies has recently begun on a major scale and Dr Waites has been one of the pioneers in this field in Britain. His book considers the War's effects...


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...


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...


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....