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Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

by Christian Caryl

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China...


The Big Book of Gun Trivia: Everything you want to know, don't want to know, and don't know you need to know

by Gordon L. Rottman

A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn’t want to know and you don’t know you need to know...Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide...


Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

by Frederick Kempe

In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about.

Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis...


F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy's VF-9 carrier fighter group formed, seeing action in North Africa, The Marshalls, Kwajelein, Truk, the Marianas Turkey Shoot and on to Tokyo and Okinawa.

VF-9 was activated in...


A City Reframed: Managing Warsaw in the 1990's

by Barbara Czarniawska

Management of big cities is a relatively unresearched area, as compared to city planning and city governance. A study of Warsaw city management reveals the transformation process typically found in European...


SEALS, UDT, FROGMEN: Men Under Pressure

by Darryl Young

Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.


The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

by Kenan Trebincevic & Susan Shapiro

A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet...


Trotsky and the Russian Revolution

by Geoffrey Swain

Supporters of Stalin saw Trotsky as a traitor and renegade. Trotsky's own supporters saw him as the only true Leninist. In Trotsky and the Russian Revolution, Geoffrey Swain restores Trotsky to his real and...


Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience

by Katrina Gulliver & Heléna Tóth

Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience explores the ways in which scholars from a variety of disciplines - history, history of art, geography and architecture - think about and study the urban...


Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

by Frederic Morton

With a new introduction by the author marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.


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...


Hackney Memories

by Alan Wilson

The 1930s were a troubled era, and England was a land of contrasts. This work gives a vivid impression of growin up in a working-class family in the East End at this time. It should be of interest to anyone...


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"...