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Kennedy

by Hugh Brogan

This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. To understand Kennedy's aims and achievements in the White House, it looks at Kennedy the man and outlines his...


Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South African Coloured Community

The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43

by John Stanaway

The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980â¿¿2000

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


American Streetcars

by Brian Solomon & John Gruber

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen...


Hunter Killers: The Dramatic Untold Story of the Royal Navy's Most Secret Service

by Iain Ballantyne

HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass...


The Red Brigades and the Discourse on Violence: Revolution and Restoration: Revolution and Restoration

by Marco Briziarelli

This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical...


Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective

by Panikos Panayi

Offering a global comparative perspective on the relationship between German minorities and the majority populations amongst which they found themselves during the First World War, this collection addresses...


Cold War Warriors: The Story of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) 9th June 1959-27th April 1994

by David Stone

With over four years research, the author draws upon the regimental archives and journals, anecdotes, personal and official diaries, and a wide range of other documents and interviews. The book's recurring themes...


The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

by Serhii Plokhy

A prize-winning historian presents a vivid revisionist account of the Soviet Union’s collapse over the final five months of 1991.


Iraq

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...


Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century

by Bruce F. Pauley

The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that...


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

by Ron Rosenbaum

Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.


A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

by Jennet Conant

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous...


Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin - The Eastern Front, 1941-1945

by John Mosier

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


Franco

by Sheelagh Ellwood

An excellent introduction to Franco's rise to power and his four decades as autocratic head of state in Spain.


The League on Trial: A Journey to Geneva: A Journey to Geneva

by Max Beer

First published in 1933, this title explores the inner workings and diplomatic culture of the League of Nations in Geneva, at a time when the increasing strain of international relations was beginning to take...


Populists and Patricians: Essays in Modern German History: Essays in Modern German History

by David Blackbourn

First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions...


Mao

by S. G. Breslin

A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history...