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The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny & Mark Kramer

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...


Armchair Warriors: Private Citizens, Public Press, and the Rise of American Power

by Joel R. Davidson

This book is a history of public information and personal ideas about war and the military over the last century. It examines the interplay between popular media coverage of the nation's wars and the perceptions...


Footsteps to the Jungle

by Penelope Worsley

Born in Cairo in 1942, Penelope married Oliver Worsley and went to live in Yorkshire, where they had four children. 'Footsteps to the Jungle' traces Penelope's earlier life, the discovery of Huntington's Disease,...


China: How the Empire Fell

by Joseph W. Esherick & C.X. George Wei

The Qing dynasty was China's last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course...


Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turn

by Michael Corcoran

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories during World War II

by Kathleen L. Endres

In this richly illustrated book Kathleen L. Endres examines the lives of women working in the rubber industry in World War II.Endres points out that women were not new to the factories of Akron. Years before...


British Somaliland: An Administrative History, 1920-1960

by Brock Millman

British Somaliland provides a history of the administration of the British Somaliland Protectorate from the time when Somaliland first became governable, following the defeat of Abdullah Hassan, to independence....


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

Combining the insight of Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World and the intrigue of Ben Affleck’s Argo, Ping Pong Diplomacy traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy used the game of table...


Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, and Architecture of an Emerging Global Capital

by Robert Bennett

Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment...


Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

by Kati Marton

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World War II

by David Faber

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting in Munich with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. As he disembarked from the aircraft, he held aloft a piece...


The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Michael Meyer

ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, MICHAEL MEYER PROVIDES A RIVETING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE THAT BRILLIANTLY REWRITES OUR CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING...


Communicating the North: Media Structures and Images in the Making of the Nordic Region

by Jonas Harvard & Peter Stadius

What makes a magazine in South Africa promote Scandinavian unity among its immigrant readers and why does a Swedish king endorse attempts to influence pan-Scandinavian opinion through a transnational media event...


Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars

by Iain J.M. Robertson

In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social...


Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

by Jeff Kingston

Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly...


Gentlemen & Players: The Death of Amateurism in Cricket

by Charles Williams

Amateurs versus professionals - a social history and memoir of English cricket from 1953 to 1963.

The inaugural Gentlemen v. Players first-class cricket match was played in 1806, subsequently becoming an annual...


Hostile Skies

by David Morgan

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace.

David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine...


100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won 1914-1918

by Saul David

Saul David's 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War - the first book to tell the story of the 'war to end all wars' through the events of one hundred key days between...


Scandal Nation: Key Events that Shook and Shaped Ireland

by Mick Clifford & Shane Coleman

We are where we are has become one of the great truisms of the current crisis facing the country. But how did we get here and can an inspection of the roots of our modern failings - of government, state agencies...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

by Andy Dailey & Sarah Webb

This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports...