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Modern Print Activism in the United States

by Rachel Schreiber

The explosion of print culture that occurred in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century activated the widespread use of print media to promote social and political activism. Exploring this phenomenon,...


Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

by Vassiliki Rapti

Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared...


The American YMCA and Russian Culture: The Preservation and Expansion of Orthodox Christianity, 1900-1940

by Matthew Lee Miller

In The American YMCA and Russian Culture, Matthew Lee Miller explores the impact of the philanthropic activities of the Young Men’s Christian Association on Russians during the late imperial and early Soviet...


The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War

by Joshua Kurlantzick

How the West's greatest spy in Asia tried to stop the new American way of war-and the steep price he paid for failing

Jim Thompson landed in Thailand at the end of World War II, a former American society dilettante...


The Big Jump: Lindbergh and the Great Atlantic Air Race

by Richard Bak

The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero

The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators...


Himmler's Crusade: The Nazi Expedition to Find the Origins of the Aryan Race

by Christopher Hale

The compelling story of a trek across an exotic land-and the sinister consequences

It was an SS mission led by two complex individuals-one who was using the Nazis to pursue his own ends, and one so committed...


1959: The Year Everything Changed

by Fred Kaplan

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America

While conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal...


A Companion to Richard M. Nixon

by Melvin Small

This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the central arguments and...


Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britain: Remembrance, Representation and Appropriation

by Stephen Heathorn

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested....


Past to Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People, and Politics

by William Stevenson

William Stevenson may be best known for his friendship with and books about another William Stephenson, otherwise known as Intrepid, whose spy network and secret diplomacy changed the course of history. Originally...


Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise...


The Nazi Organisation of Women

by Jill Stephenson

The Nazi's were implacably opposed to feminism and women's independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics....


Women, Work, and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

by Ruth Milkman

As paid work becomes increasingly central in women's lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century...


The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

by Michael Ezra

Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights...


The Poles in Britain, 1940-2000: From Betrayal to Assimilation

by Peter D. Stachura

Stachura provides an important, original analysis of the Polish community in the United Kingdom, adding up to a provocative interpretation of the Pole's position in British society. The chapters add to our understanding...


Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media: Producing Health in the Twentieth Century

by Virginia Berridge & Kelly Loughlin

This collection opens up the post war history of public health to sustained research-based historical scrutiny. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media examines the development of a new view of 'the health of...


The German Question and the Origins of the Cold War

by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The book analyses the role of the German Question in the origins of the Cold War. The work evaluates the transformation which occurred in Germany and the post-war international order due to the inter-Allied...


Armistice 1918

by Bullitt Lowry

The five armistices arranged in the fall of 1918 determined the course of diplomatic events for many years. The armistice with Germany, the most important of the five, was really a peace treaty in miniature....


King of Thieves

by George F. Walker

Slink through 1920s NYC with master criminals and corrupt bankers. Cast of 13 men and 5 women.


War and Our World

by John Keegan

John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills...