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Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

by Edward Comentale

Finding meaning in the clash of modern life and local, rural musical culture


The Element of Surprise: Navy SEALS in Vietnam

by Darryl Young

It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--incuding the author--carried...


1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

by Charles Emmerson

Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives...


The Woman Movement: Feminism in the United States and England

by William L. O'Neill

This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening.

Professor O'Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft...


Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity

by Andrzej Gasiorek & Alice Reeve-Tucker

Making a strong case for a revaluation of Wyndham Lewis, this collection argues that significant aspects of Lewis's writing, painting and thinking have not yet received the attention they deserve. Lewis's contributions...


Mediterranean Modernisms: The Poetic Metaphysics of Odysseus Elytis

by Marinos Pourgouris

Engaging with the work of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis within the framework of international modernism, Marinos Pourgouris places the poet's work in the context of other modernist thinkers in Europe,...


Anxiety and Evil in the Writings of Patricia Highsmith

by Fiona Peters

Drawing extensively on the under-explored Highsmith Archive, Peters suggests that the usual generic distinctions-crime fiction, mystery, suspense-have been largely unhelpful in elucidating Patricia Highsmith's...


The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere

by David Kennedy

Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work...


Modernist Short Fiction by Women: The Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf

by Claire Drewery

Exploring the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery considers works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story...


W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and the Poetry of Paradise

by Sean Pryor

Emphasizing the interplay of aesthetic forms and religious modes, Sean Pryor's ambitious study takes up the endlessly reiterated longing for paradise that features throughout the works of W. B. Yeats and Ezra...


France and the Spanish Civil War: Cultural Representations of the War Next Door, 1936-1945

by Martin Hurcombe

In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national...


The Mannerheim Line 1920-39: Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War

by Bair Irincheev & Brian Delf

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia,...


The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army created a series of fortified areas, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations....


D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

by Steven Zaloga & Hugh Johnson

German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late...


Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1

by Jon Guttman & Harry Dempsey

Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy...


The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942: Clash for supremacy in the Pacific

by Mark Stille & Howard Gerrard

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific, it also marks the high point of Japanese expansion...


The Channel Islands 1941-45: Hitler's impregnable fortress

by Charles Stephenson & Chris Taylor

Following the fall of France and the surrender of Paris on 14 June 1940, the British Government announced that the Channel Islands had no strategic importance and would not be defended. The Germans occupied...


The Fuhrer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the...


Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

by Graeme Donald

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines....


Modern Print Activism in the United States

by Rachel Schreiber

Print media have been used throughout the twentieth century to promote social and political activism. At a time when the golden age of print appears to be ending, Modern Print Activism in the United States argues...