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The Weimar Republic

by J. W. Hiden

It is often assumed that the Weimar Republic was bound to fail due to the harsh terms of the Versailles Settlement. Professor Hiden dispels this simplistic view and shows that it was a complex set of factors...


France and Britain, 1940-1994: The Long Separation

by P. M. H Bell

This is the second volume in Philip Bell's study of Franco-British relations in the twentieth century It covers the period from the Fall of France in 1940 to the opening of the Channel Tunnel. Philip Bell views...


Voices from the Vietnam War

by Xiaobing Li

The Vietnam War's influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war's effects...


The Cold War: A Beginner's Guide

by Merrilyn Thomas

This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good...


Another Man's War: The Story of a Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten Army

by Barnaby Phillips

At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire....


Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

by Peter Anderson & Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims...


An Economic and Social History of Western Europe Since 1945

by Anthony Sutcliffe

This is the ideal companion text to A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945. It is an introductory survey which explains how western Europe built up its postwar prosperity and is moving towards continental...


The Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the Two World Wars 1914-45

by Andrew Thorpe

In the momentous period -- barely 30 years -- covered by this systematic reference/guide, the Edwardian world was transformed unrecognisably, through war, technological progress and social change, into the Nuclear...


Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930: A Study in Continuity Through Change

by Jane McDermid & Anna Hillyar

This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process...


Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed...


Black Prophetic Fire

by Cornel West & Christa Buschendorf

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf,...


Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

by Jefferson Adams

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected...


Mussolini

by Peter Neville

This new edition of Peter Neville's Mussolini traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian...


Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

by Colin McCullough & Nathan Wilson

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews....


The United States in the Long Twentieth Century: Politics and Society since 1900

by Michael Heale

The United States in the Long Twentieth Century explores the nature of American politics and society in the period from 1900 to the present day, illuminating both the changes and the continuities. This was a...


Rocket States: Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination

by Fabienne Collignon

Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual...


Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s

by Isolde Standish

A superb new study of Japanese culture in the post-war period, focusing on a handful of filmmakers who created movies for a politically conscious audience.


1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

by Mary Elise Sarotte

1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London,...


War and Progress: Britain 1914-1945

by Peter Dewey

This is an account of how the daily lives of ordinary peoples were changed, profoundly and permanently, by these three momentous decades 1914-1945. Often depicted in negative terms Peter Dewey finds a much more...


Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

by Helen Jones

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system...