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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: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom

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...

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;...

US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45: European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944-45

by Steven Zaloga & Howard Gerrard

Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank during World War II (1939-1945), this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The...

Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2

by Oleg Rastrenin & A Yurgenson

Over 43,000 Il-2/10s were built between 1941 and 1955, more than any other combat aircraft in history, making this one of the most important Soviet aircraft deployed in World War II (1939-1945). Built originally...

The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture

by Deborah Cook

As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited...

The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925

by Emilio Gentile

The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development...

The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives

by Brian Fleming

During the German occupation of Rome from 1942–1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly...

Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

by Michael Burleigh

A sweeping history of the Cold War’s many “hot” wars born in the last gasps of empire 

The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the...


by Christian Appy

Having written two previous books about the Cold War, Appy here assembles recent perspectives on the Vietnam War from veterans, prisoners of war, peace activists, journalists, policymakers, generals, US and...

Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in Ame

by Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney

This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988,...

Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

by Sarah Eisenstein

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes,...

Illusive Identity: The Blurring of Working Class Consciousness in Modern Western Culture

by Thomas J. Edward Walker

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled...