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State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stefano Battilossi & Jaime Reis

During the twentieth century the financial sector became possibly the most regulated area of the economy in many advanced and developing countries. The essays in this collection shed light on different aspects...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Reassessing Suez 1956: New Perspectives on the Crisis and its Aftermath

by Simon C. Smith

Although much has been written on the nationalization of the Suez Canal, and the subsequent military action, this study provides fresh perspectives by reflecting the latest research from leading international...


The Price of Honor: The Life and Times of George Brinton McClellan Jr.

by M. Barbara Mulrine

This biography of George Brinton McClellan Jr., son of the Civil War general by the same name, a congressman, and mayor of New York (1904-1910), studies political courage and honor. The study emphasizes McClellan's...


Brewster F2A Buffalo Aces of World War 2

by Kari Stenman & Chris Davey

Entering service with the US Navy as a carrier-borne fighter, the Brewster F2A, later named Buffalo by the British and simply the Brewster by the Finns, saw relatively little service with its own nation. Indeed,...


The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-West Europe

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power. For a year it saw Britain standing alone against the fascist dictatorships; winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first book...


The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th...


British Territorial Units 1914-18

by Ray Westlake & Mike Chappell

In his Army Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, provided for an expeditionary force - the Regular Army supplemented by the old Militia - and a new organisation intended...


The Algerian War 1954-62

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten...


The Polish Army 1939-45

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Hook

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...


The Spanish Civil War 1936-39

by Patrick Turnbull & Jeffrey Burn

By the spring of 1936 an armed clash was imminent between the forces of Spain's extreme Left and extreme Right. Viewed largely as a confrontation between democracy and fascism, the resulting civil war proved...


The French Indochina War 1946-54

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to...


Salerno 1943: The Allies Invade Southern Italy

by Angus Konstam & Steve Noon

In mid-September 1943, as the opening move of the Allied campaign to liberate the mainland of Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force landed on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, only a few dozen miles to the...


Royal Coronations

by Lucinda Gosling

In 1953, Britain celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, an event greeted at the time with widespread, nationwide enthusiasm. Sixty years on, the images and memories of the event still resonate, partly...


The Tunnels of Cu Chi: A Harrowing Account of America's Tunnel Rats in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam

by Tom Mangold

At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded,...


The Hollywood Studios

by Ethan Mordden

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made...


Angel of Dien Bien Phu: The Lone French Woman at the Decisive Battle for Vietnam

by Genevieve de Galard

As the only French woman among some 11,000 defenders at Dien Bien Phu, Geneviève de Galard had a unique perspective of the siege and fall of the French fortress. This memoir about her years as a flight nurse...


The Badlands: More Stories from Midnight in Peking (A Penguin Special)

by Paul French

More tales of intrigue in Old Peking from bestselling author Paul French

Through portraits of eight residents of Peking’s infamous Badlands district, Paul French brings the area and 1930s Peking vividly to...


Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

by Alexander Zaitchik

Who is this guy and why are people listening?

Forget Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity-Glenn Beck is the Right's new media darling and the unofficial leader of the conservative grassroots. Lampooned...