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Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.


The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

by Philippa Levine & John Marriott

Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial...


Wisdom and War: The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873-1998

by Harry Dickinson

Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all...


Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?: A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s

by Gjert Lage Dyndal

Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best...


Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his Contribution to Military and Naval Thought

by J.J. Widen

Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories...


National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

by Debbie Lackerstein

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy's ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context...


The Eclipse of 'Elegant Economy': The Impact of the Second World War on Attitudes to Personal Finance in Britain

by Martin Cohen

With concepts of 'austerity' very much in the news, this book takes a fresh look at attitudes to consumption, consumerism and personal finance in Britain during the middle decades of the twentieth century. It...


Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...


Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

by Isabel Boavida

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the História da Etiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez, 1564-1622, who worked in...


'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives....


The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919-1929

by Paul Halpern

Post-First World War, the Mediterranean Fleet found itself in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea and the Adriatic. The collapse of the Ottoman, Russian and Habsburg empires created...


Conservatism and British Foreign Policy, 1820-1920: The Derbys and their World

by Geoffrey Hicks

This book brings the political history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up-to-date through a series of fresh and innovative essays on the Derbys of Knowsley Hall and the conservative, or Conservative...


Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia

by Miles Larmer

This study examines the nature of government and political opposition in Zambia, in the years immediately following its independence in 1964. It shows how Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independence Party's...


British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years

by Tim Benbow

Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement...


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's...


Britain, Russia and the Road to the First World War: The Fateful Embassy of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff (1903-16)

by Marina Soroka

This book demonstrates the role of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff, the Russian ambassador in London between 1903 and 1916, in setting Russia on the road to war. Fearing the loss of Britain's friendship, he opposed...


Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective

by Robert W. Thurston

Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective...


Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance: British Manufacturing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Myrddin John Lewis & Roger Lloyd-Jones

Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance is based on case studies of British manufacturing companies. It explores contemporary issues concerning corporate governance and corporate behaviour, with the main...


Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

by Daniel Hucker

The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. Less examined is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French...


Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book...