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The Berlin Wall

by Frederick Taylor Harper Perennial (October 29, 2019)

“This vivid account of the Wall and all that it meant reminds us that symbolism can be double-edged, as a potent emblem of isolation and repression became, in its destruction, an even more powerful totem of...


The Survivors

by Adam Frankel Harper (October 29, 2019)

A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family’s painful past and discover who he is in the wake...


Three Days at the Brink

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney William Morrow (October 22, 2019)

From the #1 bestselling author of Three Days in Moscow and anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier, a gripping history of the secret meeting that set the stage for victory in World War...


Betrayal in Berlin

by Steve Vogel Custom House (September 24, 2019)

The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West’s greatest espionage operations of the Cold War—and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it.

Its code name was “Operation Gold,” a wildly...


We Stand Divided

by Daniel Gordis Ecco (September 10, 2019)

From National Jewish Book Award winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reinterprets the past and reimagines the future of Jewish life

Relations...


Empire of Democracy

by Simon Reid-Henry Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2019)

The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day, Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.

Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold...


Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth

by Richard T. Ashcroft & Mark Bevir University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Multiculturalism...


1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

by Andrew Nagorski Simon & Schuster (June 04, 2019)

Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski takes a fresh look at the decisive year 1941, when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that...


1969

by Rob Kirkpatrick Skyhorse (May 07, 2019)

FEATURING A NEW INTRODUCTION, THIS IS THE SEMINAL AND CLASSIC BOOK ON THE YEAR THAT DEFINED A GENERATION!

 

1969. The very mention of this year summons indelible memories. Woodstock and Altamont. Charles Manson...


The Canaris Conspiracy

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel Skyhorse (March 26, 2019)

July 20, 1944. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a time bomb in a briefcase into a conference with Adolf Hitler. After wedging the briefcase directly in front of Hitler under a table, Stauffenberg took...


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and...


Torn Apart

by Ken Wharton The History Press (February 01, 2019)

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Troubles approaches, Ken Wharton takes a thorough look at the start of the Troubles, the precursors and the explosion of violence in 1969 that would last until the Good Friday...


The Longest Line on the Map

by Eric Rutkow Scribner (January 08, 2019)

From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world’s longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce,...


Germany and the Middle East

by Rolf Steininger Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For over a century, the Middle East has weathered seemingly endless conflicts, ensnaring political players from around the world. And perhaps no nation has displayed a greater range of policies toward, and...


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


The Last Division

by Ann Tusa & Raymond Seitz Skyhorse (November 13, 2018)

“A brilliant paper chase—an excellent book.”—Library Journal

JFK, Khrushchev, Reagan, and a city divided.

Berlin has played a major role in world politics since the Nazi era and continues to be in the...


The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties

by Tobias Churton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 13, 2018)

Unveils the spiritual meaning that fueled the artistic, political, and social revolutions of the 1960s

• Investigates the spiritual principles that informed everything from the civil rights and anti-war movements,...


The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

by Nicolas Badalassi & Sarah B. Snyder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Since its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has faced controversy. Today it is widely regarded as a contributing factor in the end of the Cold War, with some observers even claiming...


From Weimar to Hitler

by Hermann Beck & Larry Eugene Jones Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Though often depicted as a rapid political transformation, the Nazi seizure of power was in fact a slow process, beginning with the appointment of the Papen cabinet in the early summer of 1932 and extending...


A Narrow Sea

by Jonathan Bardon Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

Based on the popular BBC Radio Ulster series of the same name, A Narrow Sea traces the epic sweep of Ireland’s relationship with Scotland, exploring the myriad connections, correlations, personalities and...


De Valera: Rule

by David McCullagh Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

In this, the concluding volume of David McCullagh’s monumental new life of the revolutionary and statesman, we join De Valera in 1932 as he takes the reins of power in the first Fianna Fáil government, and...


Vietnam

by Max Hastings Harper (October 16, 2018)

An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.

Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating...


Madam Politician

by Martina Fitzgerald Gill Books (October 12, 2018)

Only 10 per cent of those who have sat at the cabinet table in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women, totalling just 19 female politicians. Along with the two former female presidents of Ireland, all of...


Michael Collins

by Anne Dolan & William Murphy The Collins Press (October 05, 2018)

‘It was the most providential escape yet. It will probably have the effect of making them think that I am even more mysterious than they believe me to be, and that is saying a good deal.’ 

Michael Collins...


The Art of Resistance

by Allyson Fiddler Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Well before the far-right resurgence that has most recently transformed European politics, Austria’s 1999 parliamentary elections surprised the world with the unexpected success of the Freedom Party of Austria...


The Decisionist Imagination

by Daniel Bessner & Nicolas Guilhot Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

In the decades following World War II, the science of decision-making moved from the periphery to the center of transatlantic political theory, as part of the broader mobilization of social science during the...


The Politics of Authenticity

by Joachim C. Häberlen, Mark Keck-Szajbel & Kate Mahoney Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Following the convulsions of 1968, one element uniting many of the disparate social movements that arose across Europe was the pursuit of an elusive “authenticity” that could help activists to understand...


Polish Cinema: A History

by Marek Haltof Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

First published in 2002, Marek Haltof’s seminal volume was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema, providing a much-needed survey of one of Europe’s most distinguished—yet unjustly...


The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross

by T. K. Nakagaki Stone Bridge Press (September 25, 2018)

The swastika has been used for over three thousand years by billions of people in many cultures and religions—including Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism—as an auspicious symbol of the sun and good fortune....


Sons of Freedom

by Geoffrey Wawro Basic Books (September 25, 2018)

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I

The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians...


Enemy of the People

by Marvin Kalb Brookings Institution Press (September 25, 2018)

Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an “enemy of the American people.” Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign,...


Traumatic Imprints

by Noah Tsika University of California Press (September 18, 2018)

Forced to contend with unprecedented levels of psychological trauma during World War II, the United States military began sponsoring a series of nontheatrical films designed to educate and even rehabilitate...


Road to Disaster

by Brian VanDeMark Custom House (September 18, 2018)

"The most thoughtful and judicious one-volume history of the war and the American political leaders who presided over the difficult and painful decisions that shaped this history. The book will stand for the...


Wilderness of Mirrors

by David Martin Skyhorse (September 15, 2018)

At the dawn of the Cold War, the world’s most important intelligence agencies—the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6—appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in...


And the Shark, He Has Teeth

by Ernst Josef Aufricht, Benjamin Bloch & Marc Silberman Camden House (September 15, 2018)

This is the first English translation of the memoirs of the great German-Jewish theater producer Ernst Josef Aufricht (in German 1966, rpt. 1998). The title alludes to Brecht and Weill's ThreepennyOpera, the...


The Death of Hitler

by Jean-christophe Brisard & Lana Parshina Da Capo Press (September 04, 2018)

Based on unprecedented access to a long-buried archive, a dramatic and revealing account that sheds new light on Hitler's final hours, his death and his remains.

What actually happened in Hitler's bunker? What...


Divided History

by Frank Bösch Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

By and large, the histories of East and West Germany have been studied in relative isolation. And yet, for all their differences, the historical trajectories of both nations were interrelated in complex ways,...


Gulag Memories

by Zuzanna Bogumił Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive...


Ice and Snow in the Cold War

by Julia Herzberg, Christian Kehrt & Franziska Torma Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

The history of the Cold War has focused overwhelmingly on statecraft and military power, an approach that has naturally placed Moscow and Washington center stage. Meanwhile, regions such as Alaska, the polar...


Screened Encounters

by Caroline Moine Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Established in 1955, the Leipzig Film Festival’s location in the German Democratic Republic deeply implicated it in cultural and political competition between East and West Germany, opening a political and...


Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Twentieth-Century Peru and Latin America

by Iñigo García-Bryce The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

Like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Peruvian Victor Raul Haya de la Torre (1895–1979) was one of Latin America's key revolutionary leaders, well known across national boundaries. Inigo Garcia-Bryce's biography...


Nation Branding in Modern History

by Carolin Viktorin, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Annika Estner & Marcel K. Will Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

A relatively recent coinage within international relations, “nation branding” designates the process of highlighting a country’s positive characteristics for promotional purposes, using techniques similar...


The Cold War's Killing Fields

by Paul Thomas Chamberlin Harper (July 03, 2018)

A brilliant young historian offers a vital, comprehensive international military history of the Cold War in which he views the decade-long superpower struggles as one of the three great conflicts of the twentieth...


A Hard Rain

by Frye Gaillard NewSouth Books (July 01, 2018)

— first-person account of the 60s from a prize-winning journalist who came of age during the era; — book is that rare memoir that is meticulously remembered and researched; — book’s release is timely,...


History and Belonging

by Stefan Berger & Caner Tekin Berghahn Books (June 13, 2018)

In cultural and intellectual terms, one of the EU's most important objectives in pursuing unification has been to develop a common historical narrative of Europe. Across ten compelling case studies, this volume...


Making History

by Eric Marcus Harper Impulse (June 12, 2018)

When Making History was first published in 1992, the acclaimed oral historian Studs Terkel called it, “One of the definitive works on gay life.”  Novelist Armistead Maupin said that author “Eric Marcus...


The Struggle against Imperialism

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This concise and engaging text argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should properly be studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex...


The Armenian Events Of Adana In 1909

by Yücel Güçlü Hamilton Books (May 31, 2018)

The purpose of the book is twofold: first, to give an accurate and reasonably complete narrative account of the Armenian events of 1909 and their aftermath in the province of Adana and the developments leading...


Dreams for Lesotho

by John Aerni-Flessner University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

In Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance, and Development, John Aerni-Flessner studies the post-independence emergence of Lesotho as an example of the uneven ways in which people experienced development...


Memorializing the GDR

by Anna Saunders Berghahn Books (May 23, 2018)

Since unification, eastern Germany has witnessed a rapidly changing memorial landscape, as the fate of former socialist monuments has been hotly debated and new commemorative projects have met with fierce controversy....