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The Origins of Genocide: Raphael Lemkin as a historian of mass violence

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

This year the United Nations celebrated the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide', adopted in December 1948. It is time to recognize the man behind this landmark in international...


PERPETRATORS ACCOMPLICES & VICTIMS

by Anatoly M. Khazanov & Stanley Payne

These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They...


Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

by Lucy Moore

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & Philip Brenner

In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership...


Year Zero: A History of 1945

by Ian Buruma

A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945....


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


The Flight of the Titan: The Story of the R34

by George Rosie

In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly...


Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

by Dennis E. Showalter

One of America’s most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II—an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the...


History's Narrowest Escapes

by James Moore

Did you know that Winston Churchill narrowly avoided assassination in the Second World War? Or that Prince Albert helped Britain avoid war with the United States in the 19th century from his deathbed? In their...


Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners

by Michael Worek

The story of the winners of the world's most prestigious prize, now updated to include the 2009 recipients.


Utopian Movements and Ideas of the Great Depression: Dreamers, Believers, and Madmen

by Donald W. Whisenhunt

Utopian Movements and Ideas of the Great Depression explores several lesser known movements for change and reform in the Great Depression Era of the 1930s. It includes studies of a few communal societies, proposals...


Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

by Ronald J. Olive

Jonathan Pollard, an intelligence analyst working in the U.S. Naval Investigative Service's Anti-Terrorist Alert Center, systematically stole highly sensitive secrets from almost every major intelligence agency...


Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924

by Yuri Felshtinsky

Reads like a true crime investigation. Hard-hitting anti-communist slant by dissident critic of the communist regime.


Israel, Palestine, & the Quest for Middle East Peace

by Dennis J., II Deeb

This book objectively aims to provide both a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a historiography exploring the failures to achieve a final settlement between...


Blue Division Soldier 1941-45: Spanish Volunteer on the Eastern Front

by Carlos Jurado & Ramiro Bujeiro

Osprey's survey of the Blue Division soldiers of World War II (1939-1945). The all-volunteer 'Blue Division' was a formation that allowed Franco's technically neutral Spain to support Nazi Germany's invasion...


The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History

by Gavin Mortimer

The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit, similar to US Navy SEALS. Highly trained, highly secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its...


Italian Blackshirt 1935-45

by Pier Battistelli & Giuseppe Rava

The Blackshirt legions were raised under army control from 1928, and were employed in 1933 in Libya in counterinsurgency operations against the Senussi tribes; from 1935 in Italy's war against Ethiopia; and...


V1 Flying Bomb Aces

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called 'revenge weapons' against London, the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France,...


The French Foreign Legion

by Martin Windrow & Michael Roffe

It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of European arms has been so misrepresented by ill-informed publicity as the French Foreign Legion. Though initially conceived in 1831 as a means of...