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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. One...

The Story of Che Guevara

by Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else:...

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 firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social and symbolical meanings....

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...

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: 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...

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...