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Luxury' Fleet: The Imperial German Navy 1888-1918

by Holger H. Herwig

Originally published in 1980 'Luxury' Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill's) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions,...


Strategy and Supply: The Anglo-Russian Alliance 1914-1917

by Keith Neilson

Based on a wide range of primary sources, this book shows the way in which diplomacy, economics, finance and strategy became intertwined during the First World War. The author examines the diplomatic, economic,...


The War Plans of the Great Powers: 1880-1914

by Paul Kennedy

The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus...


The Scaremongers: The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914

by A. J. A. Morris

This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The author provides detailed evidence of how and why an image of Germany as a nation determined upon world hegemony was deliberately...


Britain America Sinews War

by Kathleen Burk

Anglo-American relations were transformed during the First World War. Britain was already in long-term economic decline relative to the United States, but this decline was accelerated by the war, which was militarily...


War And The State: The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919

by Kathleen Burk

This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in 1914, how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw...


Socialism Challenge of War: Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18

by Jay M. Winter

The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the...


britain and the first world war

by John Turner

This book gives students an informed insight into the British experience in the First World War. The contributors, all established First World War historians, have drawn on their own research and secondary sources...


American Newsfilm: The Underexposed War

by David H. Mould

The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially...


german policy towards neutral spain

by Ron Carden

This volume describes and analyses the methods Germany used to reinforce Spain's independence thereby preventing Madrid's entry into the war on the Allied side. While there have been many studies dealing with...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


The Twins Platoon: An Epic Story of Young Marines at War in Vietnam

by Christy W., Jr. Sauro

In the evening of June 28, 1967, 150 young Americans were sworn into the Marine Corps as part of the pre-game ceremonies of a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Before the end of the fourth inning these volunteers...


Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam

by Gregg Jones

In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, the riveting story of two Marine regiments who were surrounded five-to-one by North Vietnamese troops and a heroic 12-week battle to defend the Khe Sanh...


Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisis: Letters from Britain to the Viceroy of India 1926-31

by Stuart Ball

Whilst serving in the prestigious post of Viceroy of India (1926-1931), Lord Irwin (later the Earl of Halifax) was kept informed about political events in Britain by frequent letters from shrewd political insiders....


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way...


Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power

by Fred Kaplan

America's power is in decline, its allies alienated, its soldiers trapped in a war that even generals regard as unwinnable. What has happened these past few years is well known. Why it happened continues to...


Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Charles Marsh

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers...


Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin

by William Zimmerman

When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia’s centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today’s Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it....


The Rishi of Bangladesh: A History of Christian Dialogue

by Dr Cosimo Zene & Cosimo Zene

This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality...


You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" about . . . the Communist Revolution and the Real Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future

by Raymond Lotta

This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist...