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Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War: Mobilizing Charity: Mobilizing Charity

by Peter Grant

This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time...


The Tories: From Winston Churchill to David Cameron

by Timothy Heppell

This is a comprehensive but accessible study of the electoral strategies, governing approaches and ideological thought of the British Conservative Party from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.


Enemy in our Midst: Germans in Britain during the First World War

by Panikos Panayi

With the approach of the First World War, the German community in Britain began to be assailed by a combination of government measures and popular hostility which resulted in attacks against individuals with...


Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley

by Rory Waterman

Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize...


The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

by Ed Offley

The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores


The Story of World War II: Revised, expanded, and updated from the original t

by Donald L. Miller & Henry Steele Commager

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror...


Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History, 1900 to the Present

by Michael D. Richards & Paul R. Waibel

Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History presents readers with a concise and accessible survey of the most significant themes and political events that shaped European history in the 20th and 21st centuries....


On the Eve of the Millenium: The Future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason

by Conor Cruise O'brien

"All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging...


52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas

by Robert McG. Thomas & Chris Calhoun

Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark"...


Hurricane Hazel: Canada's Storm of the Century

by Jim Gifford & Mike Filey

Hurricane Hazel battered southern Ontario in 1954, leaving thousands homeless, millions in property damage, and, worst of all, 81 people dead. On the 50th anniversary of the storm, Jim Gifford has captured that...


Peasant Women and Politics in Facist Italy: The Massaie Rurali

by Perry Willson

Peasant women were the largest female occupational group in Italy between the wars. They led lives characterised by great poverty and heavy workloads, but Fascist propaganda extolled them as the mothers of the...


Republican Identities in War and Peace: Representations of France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Antoine Prost, Jay Winter & Helen McPhail

Antoine Prost's contributions to French history have enabled us to understand the failure of fascism in France and why the Republic survived the humiliation of occupation and collaboration in the Second World...


The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

by James E. Kitchen

The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal...


The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970

by Rhodri Hayward

Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.

Psychology and Medicine...


The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

by Richard Guilliatt & Peter Hohnen

On November 30, 1916, an apparently ordinary freighter left harbor in Kiel, Germany, and would not touch land again for another fifteen months. It was the beginning of an astounding 64,000-mile voyage that was...


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...