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Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt: The Unlikely Hero of the Lusitania

by Steven H. Gittelman & Emily Gittelman

Alfred Vanderbilt was extravagant playboy that became the subject of numerous scandals. During the sinking of the Lusitania, he spent his last moments rescuing women and children. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows...


Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam, and American Cold War Strategy

by Frank Jones

History has not been kind to Robert Komer, a casualty of bad historical analysis and inaccurate information. A Cold War national security policy and strategy adviser to three presidents, Komer was one of the...


Fit Work for Women

by Sandra Burman

This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women's wage work, but also on activities either...


Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939

by Sue Bruley

This book offers a detailed examination of the interaction between socialism and feminism through the lens of one particular socialist organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, from its foundation...


Separate Spheres: The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

by Brian Harrison

The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even...


Containing Coexistence: America, Russia, and the "Finnish Solution," 1945-1956

by Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Containing Coexistence: America, Russia, and the "Finnish Solution," 1945-1956, is the first full-scale study of Finland's role in Soviet-American relations during the onset of the cold war. Cold war Finland...


The Japanese Company

by Rodney Clark

This Japanese business guide takes an honest look at the Japanese company in its full historical, industrial, and societal contexts.

The author explains how the Japanese company is run and how its workings affect...


Three Nights in Havana

by Robert Wright

On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and baby Michel,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy

by Rosemarie Morgan

Bringing together eminent Hardy scholars, The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy offers an overview of Hardy scholarship and suggests new directions in Hardy studies. While several collections have surveyed...


From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation: Dead Bodies in Twentieth-Century American Fiction

by Lisa K. Perdigao

How fictional representations of dead bodies develop over the twentieth century is the central concern of Lisa K. Perdigao's study of American writers. Arguing that the crisis of bodily representation can be...


Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller

by Lucy Le-Guilcher & Phyllis B. Lassner

From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry; this is the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer. Focusing...


Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women's Fiction

by Andrea Adolph

In her feminist intervention into the ways in which British women novelists explore and challenge the limitations of the mind-body binary historically linked to constructions of femininity, Andrea Adolph examines...


English Modernism, National Identity and the Germans, 1890-1950

by Petra Rau

This is the first systematic study to trace the way representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature from 1890 to 1950 contributed to the development of English identity. Petra Rau examines the...


Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare

by Stephen Cobb

Today, the First World War is remembered chiefly for the carnage of the Western Front, but at the time the Royal Navy's blockade of Germany was a more frequent source of debate. For, even at a time of war, there...


From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic: British Naval Policy 1964-70

by Edward Hampshire

Exploring British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), this book analyses how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt...


LRRP Team Leader: A Memoir of Vietnam

by John Burford

Vietnam, 1968. All of Sergeant John Burford's missions with F Company, 58th Infantry were deep in hostile territory. As leader of a six-man LRRP team, he found the enemy, staged ambushes, called in precision...


Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: The Death Drive in Post-World War I British Fiction

by Wyatt Bonikowski

Looking closely at both case histories of shell shock and Modernist novels by Ford Madox Ford, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf, Wyatt Bonikowski shows how the figure of the shell-shocked soldier and the symptoms...


The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris

by Jonathan Kirsch

"Reading this excellent, thought-provoking biography, one is all too easily reminded of Camus’s 1942 novel, The Stranger."—Philip Kerr, Wall Street Journal On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan,...


The State and Business in the Major Powers: An Economic History 1815-1939

by Robert Millward

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state emerged as a major player in the economies of the Western World.

This important new volume provides an economic history for the period 1815-1939 of state/business...


Reluctant Warrior

by Michael Hodgins

"ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end."...