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Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy

by Michael R. Fitzgerald & Allen Packwood

Featuring first hand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this unique collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better...


Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics

by Gino Segre

A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen, he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was...


The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

by David Laskin

The author of the The Children’s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family

In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin...


Next Time We Strike

by Allan Powell

May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be...


Line Doggie: Foot Soldier in Vietnam

by Charles Gadd

Charles Gadd served in Vietnam in late 1967 and 1968 and had experiences very similar to what most enlisted men endured. He describes the mud, blood, leeches, loss of friends, and low morale due to constant...


The Beatles: The BBC Archives

by Kevin Howlett

A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and...


The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy

by Jean-Noël Liaut & Denise Raab Jacobs

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. "Toto" Koopman (1908–1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies...


The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reco: Myth or Reality?

by Roger MacGinty & Oliver Richmond

The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called 'liberal...


Amilcar Cabral African Contemp Chal: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

by Carlos Lopes

This book reviews Cabral's intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese...


The Commun Quest Nation Legit Europ

by Martin Mevius

There are two popular myths concerning the relationship between communism and nationalism. The first is that nationalism and communism are wholly antagonistic and mutually exclusive. The second is the assertion...


War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century: Development, Violence and Insecurity

by Mark T. Berger & Heloise Weber

The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics....


Books and Libraries in American Society During World War II: Weapons in the War of Ideas: Weapons in the War of Ideas

by Patti Clayton Becker

World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and...


1948 and 1968 - Dramatic Milestones

by Laura Cashman

This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 - and in...


Captivity, Forced Labour and Forced

by Matthew Stibbe

The notion of the First World War as 'the great seminal catastrophe' (Urkatastrophe) of the twentieth century is now firmly established in historiography. Yet astonishingly little has been written about the...


Late Ottoman Genocides - Schaller: The Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and Young Turkish Population and Extermination Policies

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

The Armenian Genocide has lately attracted a lot of attention, despite the Turkish government's attempts at denial. It has been developed into a central obstacle to Turkey's entry into the European Union. As...


The Origins of Genocide - Schaller: Raphael Lemkin as a Historian of Mass Violence

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

This year the United Nations celebrated the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide', adopted in December 1948. It is time to recognize the man behind this landmark in international...


Perpetrators Accomplices & Victims: Reckoning with the Past

by Anatoly M. Khazanov & Stanley Payne

These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They...


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & Philip Brenner

In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership...


Year Zero: A History of 1945

by Ian Buruma

A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One...