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

by Amanda Laugesen

War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's...


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

The Derbys of Knowsley Hall have been neglected by historians to an astonishing degree. In domestic political terms, the legacies of Disraeli and his Conservative successors have long obscured their Lancastrian...


Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia

by Miles Larmer

In 1964 Kenneth Kaunda and his United National Independence Party (UNIP) government established the nation of Zambia in the former British colony of Northern Rhodesia. In parallel with many other newly independent...


British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years

by Tim Benbow

In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following...


Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

Humphrey Jennings ranks amongst the greatest film makers of twentieth century Britain. Although a relatively unknown figure to the wider public, his war-time documentaries are regarded by many (including Lord...


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

by Marina Soroka

For much of the later nineteenth-century Britain regarded Russia as its main international rival, particularly as regarded the security of its colonial possessions in India. Yet, by 1907 Russia's political revolution,...


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 reexamination 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

This book is specifically aimed at addressing a gap in the study of the evolution of corporate governance in Britain. In particular its key theme, the relationship between corporate governance and personal capitalism...


Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

by Daniel Hucker

The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated by historians, critics and contemporary political commentators, more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. What is less well-understood,...


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

by Anthony Heywood

This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide...


Rolf Gardiner: Folk, Nature and Culture in Interwar Britain

by Matthew Jefferies & Mike Tyldesley

Folk dancer, forester, poet and visionary, Rolf Gardiner (1902-71) is both a compelling and troubling figure in the history of twentieth-century Britain. While he is celebrated as a pioneer of organic farming...


The UFO Evidence: A Thirty-Year Report

by Richard H. Hall

Reports 30 years of UFO sightings since 1964 with related data and descriptive features organized by category.


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk & Jasmine Alinder

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A...


Shadow Warriors: The Covert War in Korea

by William B. Breuer

Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." --Publishers Weekly Acclaim for Feuding Allies "An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on...


Stephen E. Ambrose The Men of War E-book Box Set: Victors, Citizen Soldiers, Wild Blue

by Stephen E. Ambrose

“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, bringing into focus the men and women who fought in World War II:

The Victors: A breathtaking work that follows the momentous events...


Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and

by Chris Manias

Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered...


First World War Nursing: Visions and Revisions: New Perspectives

by Alison S. Fell & Christine E. Hallett

This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors...


Priscilla

by Nicholas Shakespeare

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past....


Supreme Commander

by Seymour Morris Jr. & Seymour Morris, Jr.

He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war, but in peace.

As Supreme Commander for...