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Illusive Identity: The Blurring of Working Class Consciousness in Modern Western Culture

by Thomas J. Edward Walker

Illusive Identity is a transnational exploration of the evolution of working-class consciousness within modern Western culture. The work traces how the rise of popular culture blurred the definition and dulled...


The Autobiography of Santa Claus

by Jeff Guinn

It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who...


The Great Famine & Genocide in Iran: 1917-1919

by Mohammad Gholi Majd

The Iranian holocaust was one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, yet it remained concealed for nearly a century. Using primary sources such as US military records, British official sources, and Iranian...


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

by Tom Zoellner

The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox,...


Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

by Henry G. Gole & Edward M. Coffman

As World War II recedes from living memory, there remain untold stories of important behind-the-scenes operatives who provided vital support to the leaders celebrated in historical accounts. Colonel Truman Smith...


Under the Blue Beret: A U.N. Peacekeeper in the Middle East

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

From inexperienced soldier to seasoned veteran of nine U.N. missions in Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, Terry Burke gives us a detailed account of a peacekeeper's life in the ever-turbulent Middle East.


The Vietnam War from the Other Side

by Cheng Guan Ang

Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research,...


Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

by Hung-yok Ip

This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place...


Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

by Gordon Rottman

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population...


Us Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

by Gordon Rottman

This book is the first of three to examine the genesis, organization and operational deployment of the US airborne divisions in World War II. It discusses early airborne units, detailing how and why they were...


Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World

by Brian D. Behnken & Simon Wendt

Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, edited by Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt, explores ethnic and racial nationalism within a transnational and transcultural...


The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

by William Grimes

From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles...


Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Japanese Army in World War II: The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Elizabeth von Arnim: Beyond the German Garden

by Isobel Maddison

Isobel Maddison examines Elizabeth von Arnim's writing in its historical and intellectual contexts, establishing her early work as a significant contribution to British anti-invasion literature and her later...


International History of the Twentieth Century

by Anthony Best, Antony Best & Jussi Hanhimäki

This major new global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward.

Using their thematic and regional expertise, the...


Companion to the Red Army 1939-1945

by Steven J Zaloga & Leland S Ness

Reviews the historical background of Stalin's Red Army in the years leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939, discussing the major themes in the development of Soviet forces during the 'Great Patriotic War'...


Companion to the British Army 1939-1945

by George Forty

When the Second World War was declared in 1939, the British Army was very much the 'Cinderella' of the three armed services, with a total strength of around 865,000 men. This title presents a comprehensive overview...


Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.