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The Rise & Fall of ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling

by Thom Loverro

Independent wrestling promotions were once the norm all across the country. However, with the rise of World Wrestling Entertainment and the creation of World Championship Wrestling -- out of three Southern promotions...


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

by David Tripp

It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures...


The New Russia: A Handbook of Economic and Political Developments

by Ian Jeffries

The rapid changes in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union are often bewildering, with many frequent, highly significant changes in the different sectors of the economy and the political system. There...


Letters from Readers in the Polish American Press, 1902-1969: A Corner for Everybody

by Theodore L. Zawistowski & Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann

A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers that were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. Ameryka-Echo,...


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: 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...


The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

by Bob Woodward

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden...


Writing a Small Nation's Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950

by Neil Evans & Huw Pryce

This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States....


'A Student in Arms': Donald Hankey and Edwardian Society at War

by Ross Davies

In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death...


The French Army's Tank Force and Armoured Warfare in the Great War: The Artillerie Spéciale

by Tim Gale

The scale of the French tanks' failure in their first engagement in 1917, lead to rumours that the Artillerie Spéciale was in danger of being disbanded, yet, by the end of the war it was the world's largest...


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...


Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen, 1880-1914

by Stephanie Olsen

In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely,...


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....


The New York Times The Times of the Seventies: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

by The New York Times & Clyde Haberman

There is no better record of events then The New York Times, and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and...


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

by Nicholas Griffin

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente—achieved not by politicians...


Britain, Germany and the Battle of the Atlantic: A Comparative Study

by Dennis Haslop

The length, scale and intensity of the Battle of the Atlantic led the British and German navies to make substantial changes to their organisation, strategy and tactics. In this book, Dennis Haslop examines the...