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Quarterly Essay 2 Appeasing Jakarta: Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy

by John Birmingham

In the second Quarterly Essay, John Birmingham takes apart the folly of twenty-five years of Australian policy on East Timor. How did Gough Whitlam and Richard Woolcott in 1975 saddle this country with a policy...


Eastern European Railways in Transition: Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

by Ralf Roth & Henry Jacolin

In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at the impact of the Cold War upon European railways both before and after 1989. As well as addressing the development of eastern and central...


Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union

by Sanna Turoma & Maxim Waldstein

In 1987 the Soviet empire collapsed, at a stroke throwing the certainties of the Cold War world into flux. Yet despite the dramatic end of this 'last empire' and political commentators consigning the idea of...


Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War: British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire 1945

by Jonathan Walker

As the war in Europe entered its final months, we teetered on the edge of a Third World War. While Soviet forces smashed their way into Berlin, Churchill ordered British military planners to prepare the top...


The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes

by Stephanie Green

Charlotte Stopes was the first woman in Scotland to get a university qualification. She devoted her life to studying Shakespeare and the promotion of women in public life. Though Charlotte is largely forgotten,...


Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897-1920

by Jason D Martinek

For socialists at the turn of the last century, reading was a radical act. This interdisciplinary study looks at how American socialists used literacy in the struggle against capitalism.


The Rise of the Left in Southern Europe: Anglo-American Responses

by Sotiris Rizas

This study looks at the influence of the Anglo-American 'special relationship' on the rise of the left in southern Europe, and concurrent European influence on the Atlantic alliance.


The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union

by Peter Savodnik

Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 remains one of the most horrifying and hotly debated crimes in American history. Just as perplexing as the assassination is the assassin himself;...


Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders

by Sverker Sörlin

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists in Norway and Sweden, as well as Danish geoscientists and ice core scientists in Greenland, made important contributions to polar field science....


Edward Upward and Left-Wing Literary Culture in Britain

by Benjamin Kohlmann

The first book-length consideration of one of the major British left-wing writers of the twentieth century, this collection positions the life and works of Edward Upward (1903-2009) in the changing artistic,...


The Soldiers' Tale: Bearing Witness to a Modern War

by Samuel Hynes

The Soldiers? Tale is the story of modern wars as told by the men who did the actual fighting. Hynes examines the journals, memoirs, and letters of men who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam, and also...


Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam 1945-2010

by James Stuart Olson & Randy W. Roberts

This updated, expanded edition of Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and...


Underclass: A History of the Excluded Since 1880

by John Welshman

Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed...


The Modern Art Invasion: Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America

by Elizabeth Lunday

In 1910 New York's art scene was dull and stuck in the past - lagging considerably behind Europe. Before the century reached its midpoint, however, New York would come to dominate the art world. It seemed that...


Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy

by Michael R. Fitzgerald & Allen Packwood

Featuring first hand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this unique collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better...


The Condition of England

by C.F.G. Masterman

The Condition of England was first published in 1909. Faber Finds are reissuing it to celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. Although copies are now hard to come by, it was a success on first publication running...


Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics

by Gino Segre

A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen, he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was...


The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

by David Laskin

The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family

In tracing the roots of this family-his own family-Laskin...


Next Time We Strike

by Allan Powell

May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be...


Line Doggie: Foot Soldier in Vietnam

by Charles Gadd

Charles Gadd served in Vietnam in late 1967 and 1968 and had experiences very similar to what most enlisted men endured. He describes the mud, blood, leeches, loss of friends, and low morale due to constant...