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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...


The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

by Logan Marshall

One of the first books published after the tragic loss of the Titanic, The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters is a detailed account of the events the night of April 14-15, 1912, and how the tragic...


The Truth About the Titanic

by Archibald Gracie

With time running out and the decks awash with the sea, first-class passenger Archibald Gracie was one of the last people to escape the sinking of the Titanic, clinging to an overturned collapsible boat before...


The Loss of the S. S. Titanic

by Lawrence Beesley

The Loss of the S.S. Titantic is Lawrence Beesley’s compelling first-person account of the tragic sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on its maiden voyage in April 1912. Published amid the continued media frenzy...


1939: Countdown to War

by Richard Overy

"Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." --Evening Standard (London)

A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest...


The Politics of Regret: On Collective Memory and Historical Responsibility

by Jeffrey K. Olick

Olick looks at a range of memory related issues, how catastrophic, terrible pasts - Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa - are remembered, but he is particularly concerned with the role that memory plays in...


John F. Kennedy

by Peter J. Ling

A lively, concise and cutting-edge biography of one of the towering figures of 20th-century history. Of all the US presidents of the post-Second World War period, John F. Kennedy is the most clearly idolized....


Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight

by Michael J. Neufeld

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought...


Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895-1919

by Carol C. Chin

In the period between the Sino-Japanese War in the mid-1890s and the end of World War I, the United States, China, and Japan found themselves, in different ways, seeking to redefine their national identities....


Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Period: Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani

by Deborah Schultz & Edward Timms

This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their...


Friedelind Wagner: Richard Wagner's Rebellious Granddaughter

by Eva Rieger & Chris Walton

She was not the 'black sheep' of her family, as often claimed, but a heroic rebel. Friedelind Wagner (1918-1991), Richard Wagner's independent-minded granddaughter, daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner,...


NATO After Sixty Years: A Stable Crisis

by James Sperling & S. Victor Papacosma

NATO after Sixty Years addresses the challenges of adaptation confronting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the early twenty-first century. Comprised of essays from a range of experts, each chapter examines...


NATO Before the Korean War: April 1949 June 1950

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Conventional wisdom has the Korean War putting the "O" in NATO. Prior to that time, from the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, to the North Korean invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950,...


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...