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The Fall of the GDR

by David Childs

The book charts the dramatic months leading to one of the most profound changes of the 20th century, the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the restoration of German unity in 1990. The author analyses the...


The Soviet Union under Brezhnev

by William J. Tompson

The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's. It challenges both the 'evil empire' image of the USSR that was...


Unemployment in Britain Between the Wars

by Stephen Constantine

Drawing on a range of contemporary evidence, Stephen Constantine studies the nature and causes of unemployment in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s, and analyzes the failure of successive inter-war governments...


United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa Since 1960

by Norrie MacQueen

United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an exploration of United Nations military intervention in Africa, from its beginnings in the Congo in 1960 to the new operations of the twenty-first century.

The...


Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Social, Cultural and Political Change

by Ina Zweigiger-Bargielowska

Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some...


The Stasi: Myth and Reality

by Mike Dennia & Norman Laporte

The East German Ministry of State Security, popularly known as the Stasi, was one of the largest and most intrusive secret police systems in world history. So extensive was the system of surveillance and control...


Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace

by David S. Ingalls, Geoffrey L. Rossano & William F. Trimble

Draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy's only flying "ace" of World War I to tell his unique story.


Holy Week: A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

by Jerzy Andrzejewski, Oscar E. Swan & Jan T. Gross

At the height of the Nazi extermination campaign in the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman, Irena, seeks the protection of her former lover, a young architect, Jan Malecki. By taking her in, he puts his own...


A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover

by Katherine A.S. Sibley

With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents...


A Chronology of International Organizations

by Richard Green

This volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers...


Theories of Imperialism (Routledge Revivals): War, Conquest and Capital

by Norman Etherington

First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America's involvement in Vietnam....


Women and the Reinvention of the Political: Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

by Maud Anne Bracke

This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive...


Decolonisation: The British Experience since 1945

by Nicholas White

This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end...


The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

by Herbert Dingle & Sir Oliver Lodge

The Special Theory of Relativity:

Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of...


Science in the Changing World bound with Science at Your Service

by Various

Science in the Changing World, first published in 1933, contains a series of broadcasted presentations on the relationship between science and the development of European civilisation in the first half of the...


Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

by Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with...


Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intent

by Keren Yarhi-Milo

States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance...


Imperial Germany 1890 - 1918

by Ian Porter & Ian D. Armour

The Wilhelmine period is a crucial period of German history and the focus of great historical controversy; greater understanding of this period is also vital to explain the rise of the Third Reich. The authors...


Victory in Europe?: Britain and Germany since 1945

by Sabine Lee

With the debate about Europe constantly in the headlines, this examination of the important and tricky post-war relationship between German and Britain compares their different roles, outlook and development....


Lenin's Revolution: Russia, 1917-1921

by David R. Marples

This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly...