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Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Reassessing Suez 1956: New Perspectives on the Crisis and its Aftermath

by Simon C. Smith

Although much has been written on the nationalization of the Suez Canal, and the subsequent military action, this study provides fresh perspectives by reflecting the latest research from leading international...


Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches

by Michèle Dagenais & Irene Maver

Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent...


Spain: A Modern European Economy

by Joseph Harrison & David Corkill

Written in a straight forward and engaging manner, Spain: A Modern European Economy engages with research from a wide variety of disciplines, and will be of interest to anyone with a specific interest in modern...


Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years

by Derek H. Aldcroft

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between...


Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany 1930-1945

by Geoff Eley

 Offering a dynamic and wide-ranging examination of the key issues at the heart of the study of German Fascism, Nazism as Fascism brings together a selection of Geoff Eley's most important writings on Nazism...


The Price of Honor: The Life and Times of George Brinton McClellan Jr.

by M. Barbara Mulrine

This biography of George Brinton McClellan Jr., son of the Civil War general by the same name, a congressman, and mayor of New York (1904-1910), studies political courage and honor. The study emphasizes McClellan's...


Brewster F2A Buffalo Aces of World War 2

by Kari Stenman & Chris Davey

Entering service with the US Navy as a carrier-borne fighter, the Brewster F2A, later named Buffalo by the British and simply the Brewster by the Finns, saw relatively little service with its own nation. Indeed,...


The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-West Europe

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power. For a year it saw Britain standing alone against the fascist dictatorships; winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first book...


The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th...


British Territorial Units 1914-18

by Ray Westlake & Mike Chappell

In his Army Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, provided for an expeditionary force - the Regular Army supplemented by the old Militia - and a new organisation intended...


The Algerian War 1954-62

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten...


The Polish Army 1939-45

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Hook

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...


The Spanish Civil War 1936-39

by Patrick Turnbull & Jeffrey Burn

By the spring of 1936 an armed clash was imminent between the forces of Spain's extreme Left and extreme Right. Viewed largely as a confrontation between democracy and fascism, the resulting civil war proved...


The French Indochina War 1946-54

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to...


Salerno 1943: The Allies invade southern Italy

by Angus Konstam & Steve Noon

In mid-September 1943, as the opening move of the Allied campaign to liberate the mainland of Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force landed on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, only a few dozen miles to the...


Royal Coronations

by Lucinda Gosling

In 1953, Britain celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, an event greeted at the time with widespread, nationwide enthusiasm. Sixty years on, the images and memories of the event still resonate, partly...


The Tunnels of Cu Chi: A Harrowing Account of America's Tunnel Rats in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam

by Tom Mangold

At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded,...


The Hollywood Studios

by Ethan Mordden

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made...