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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...


American Aces against the Kamikaze

by Edward Young & Mark Styling

The Japanese High Command realized that the loss of Okinawa would give the Americans a base for the invasion of Japan. Its desperate response to the invasion of Okinawa was to unleash the full force of the Special...


American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

by Kevin Phillips

The Bushes are the family nobody really knows, says Kevin Phillips. This popular lack of acquaintance—nurtured by gauzy imagery of Maine summer cottages, gray-haired national grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers,...


Hurrah For The Blackshirts!

by Martin Pugh

Britain is celebrated for having avoided the extremism, political violence and instability that blighted many European countries between the two world wars. But her success was a closer thing than has been realized....


A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror

by Gary Kern

This is the first book to recover all original documents released by the British archives in 2002 and by the FBI, completing the author's ten-year study.


Britain in the Twentieth Century

by Ian J. Cawood

Britain in the Twentieth Century is a new approach to teaching and learning twentieth century British history at A level. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's revised AS and A2 exams....


From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall: Jewish Women and Cultural Exchange

by Luise Hirsch

Until the 19th century, women were regularly excluded from graduate education. This compelling book tells the story of Russian and German Jews who became the first female professionals in modern history. Hirsch...


Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siecle: Redesigning Perception

by Dariusz Gafijczuk

This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and...


Between Empire and Alliance: America and Europe during the Cold War

by Marc Trachtenberg

Written by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, the work discusses the role European dependence on American support played in the history of European unification.


Voices from the Titanic: The Epic Story of the Tragedy from the People Who Were There

by Geoff Tibballs

This is the graphic, first-hand story of the maiden voyage and disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic, told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner has been told countless times...


As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

by Josef M. Bauer

In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. In the Gulags, this was virtually a death sentence. Driven to desperation...


Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War

by Joe Bamford

Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as...


Luftwaffe Schlachtgruppen

by John Weal

One of the most important, and yet least publicised, components of the front-line Luftwaffe was the Schlacht, or ground attack, arm. This book details the Schlacht units who were in the thick of the fighting...


Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's whirlwind offensive 1

by Jon Latimer & Jim Laurier

Osprey's Campaign title for the first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass, which was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces...


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

by Edward Erickson & Adam Hook

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle–class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo–Turkish War of...


Fortifications of the Western Front 1914-18

by Paddy Griffith & Peter Dennis

Following the early battles of 1914 along the Marne and in the Ypres salient, World War I rapidly changed from a war of movement into one of attrition, with the opposing sides entrenching themselves in a line...


US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941-45: Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units

by Gordon Rottman

The bitter fighting in the Pacific Theater required new forms of warfare, and the gathering of detailed intelligence information on the remote and varied islands and their determined defenders. As a result,...


After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France

by Julian Bourg & François Dosse

Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates,...


Social Movements in Twentieth-Century Iran: Culture, Ideology, and Mobilizing Frameworks

by Stephen C. Poulson

Stephen C. Poulson investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era. This work covers the following social movements: the 1890-92 Tobacco Movement; the 1906-09 Constitutional Revolution;...