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Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam

by Joseph T. Ward

The letters Joseph War, one of the elite Marine Scout Snipers, wrote home reveal a side of the Vietnam war seldom seen. Whether under nigthly mortar attack in An Hoa, with a Marine company in the bullet-scarred...


Iraq: A Political History

by Adeed Dawisha

With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that...


The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969: The Anatomy of Betrayal

by John Saltford

This book examines the role of the international community in the handover of the Dutch colony of West Papua/Irian Jaya to Indonesia in the 1960s and questions whether or not the West Papuan people ever genuinely...


Red Barcelona: Social Protest and Labour Mobilization in the Twentieth Century

by Angel Smith

As one of Europe's great industrial and revolutionary centres Barcelona has been in need of a detailed social and cultural history, yet there is actually a paucity of detailed research. This book redresses the...


Women in Nazi Society

by Jill Stephenson

This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man...


Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

by Gail Braybon & Penny Summerfield

Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars.

Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the...


Women Workers in the Second World War: Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

by Penny Summerfield

The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work.

This study challenges such a...


Thatcher and Thatcherism

by Eric J. Evans

This fully revised and updated third edition of Thatcher and Thatcherism examines the origins and impact of 'Thatcherism' as a cultural construct and an economic creed from the 1970s to the formation of a coalition...


Power, Judgment and Political Evil: In Conversation with Hannah Arendt

by Andrew Schaap & Danielle Celermajer

In an interview with Günther Gaus for German television in 1964, Hannah Arendt insisted that she was not a philosopher but a political theorist. Disillusioned by the cooperation of German intellectuals with...


Managing Defense Transformation: Agency, Culture and Service Change

by Adam N. Stulberg & Michael D. Salomone

Why are some military organizations more adept than others at reinventing themselves? Why do some efforts succeed rapidly while others only gather momentum over time or become sidetracked or even subverted?

This...


Food and War in Mid-Twentieth-Century East Asia

by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

War has been both an agent of destruction and a catalyst for innovation. These two, at first sight contradictory, yet mutually constitutive outcomes of war-waging are particularly pronounced in twentieth-century...


On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current...


Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War

by Robert Gellately

A chilling, riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin’s true motives—and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire—during the...


The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler's Gathering Storm

by Joseph Loconte

On the eve of America's entry into World War II, a fierce debate raged among religious leaders over the United States's participation in the war. In The End of Illusions, Joseph Loconte brings together pieces...


A House Divided: Catholics, Socialists, and Flemish Nationalists in Nineteenth-Century Belgium

by Carl Strikwerda

The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in...


Oman

by John Beasant

Oman is one of the world’s most secretive countries,ruled with absolute authority by the Sultan. All information is strictly controlled by the State: British Prime Minister Edward Heath once said that the...


When the Clyde Ran Red

by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the Singer sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in...


Milestones in Murder

by Hugh Jordan

Beginning with the death of legendary IRA figure Sean South of Garryowen on New Year's Day 1957, the book describes the background to what we have now come to call 'the troubles' and paints vivid portraits of...


The Long Patrol

by Roy Bainton

When the Allies occupied Germany at the end of the Second World War, there were two million men present to witness the devastating end of the Third Reich. Few of them could have imagined just how long this occupation...


Nazi Gold

by Douglas Botting & Ian Sayer

In 1945, as Allied bombers continued their final pounding of Berlin, the panicking Nazis began moving the assets of the Reichsbank south for safekeeping. Vast trainloads of gold and currency were evacuated from...