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Hong Kong

by Jan Morris

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous...


15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour

by T. P. Nichols & Thom Nicholson

"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you."

In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) fielded small recon teams...


Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

by Christian Caryl

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China...


Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

by Frederick Kempe

In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about.

Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis...


F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy's VF-9 carrier fighter group formed, seeing action in North Africa, The Marshalls, Kwajelein, Truk, the Marianas Turkey Shoot and on to Tokyo and Okinawa.

VF-9 was activated in...


A City Reframed: Managing Warsaw in the 1990's

by Barbara Czarniawska

Management of big cities is a relatively unresearched area, as compared to city planning and city governance. A study of Warsaw city management reveals the transformation process typically found in European...


SEALS, UDT, FROGMEN: Men Under Pressure

by Darryl Young

Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.


The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

by Kenan Trebincevic & Susan Shapiro

A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet...


Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

by Frederic Morton

With a new introduction by the author marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.


The Tories: From Winston Churchill to David Cameron

by Timothy Heppell

This is a comprehensive but accessible study of the electoral strategies, governing approaches and ideological thought of the British Conservative Party from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.


Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain During the First World War

by Panikos Panayi

With the approach of the First World War, the German community in Britain began to be assailed by a combination of government measures and popular hostility which resulted in attacks against individuals with...


The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

by Ed Offley

The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores


The Story of World War II: Revised, expanded, and updated from the original t

by Donald L. Miller & Henry Steele Commager

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror...


Hackney Memories

by Alan Wilson

The 1930s were a troubled era, and England was a land of contrasts. This work gives a vivid impression of growin up in a working-class family in the East End at this time. It should be of interest to anyone...


On the Eve of the Millenium: The Future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason

by Conor Cruise O'brien

"All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging...


52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas

by Robert McG. Thomas & Chris Calhoun

Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark"...


Republican Identities in War and Peace: Representations of France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Antoine Prost, Jay Winter & Helen McPhail

Antoine Prost's contributions to French history have enabled us to understand the failure of fascism in France and why the Republic survived the humiliation of occupation and collaboration in the Second World...


The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

by James E. Kitchen

The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal...


The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970

by Rhodri Hayward

Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.

Psychology and Medicine...


The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

by Richard Guilliatt & Peter Hohnen

On November 30, 1916, an apparently ordinary freighter left harbor in Kiel, Germany, and would not touch land again for another fifteen months. It was the beginning of an astounding 64,000-mile voyage that was...