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Hubris

by Alistair Horne Harper (November 17, 2015)

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six...


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

by Christopher J. Lee Ohio University Press (June 15, 2010)

In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing...


The Sixties

by Arthur Marwick Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the...


Stardust Memories

by Ray Connolly Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The extraordinary decade of the 1960's was always slightly out of sync. It began late - with a remarkable flourish in 1963 with The Beatles, That Was the Week That Was, the Profumo affair and the Great Train...


Where There's a Will

by Michael Heseltine Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2012)

When Where There's a Will was published in the early Spring of 1987 it received not only a highly favourable review coverage but, rarely for a work of political analysis, reached Number One in the Sunday Times...


First World War

by Frank Furedi Bloomsbury Publishing (January 30, 2014)

That the conflicts unleashed by Great War did not end in 1918 is well known. World War II and the Cold War clearly constitute key moments in the drama that began in August 1914. This book argues that the battle...


Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica

by Carlos Sandoval-García Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan...


Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

by Marissa J. Moorman Ohio University Press (October 15, 2008)

Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to...


Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958

by Elizabeth Schmidt Ohio University Press (September 25, 2007)

In September 1958, Guinea claimed its independence, rejecting a constitution that would have relegated it to junior partnership in the French Community. In all the French empire, Guinea was the only territory...


Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War I

by Petra DeWitt Ohio University Press (March 11, 2012)

Historians have long argued that the Great War eradicated German culture from American soil. Degrees of Allegiance examines the experiences of German-Americans living in Missouri during the First World War,...


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson Quercus (September 09, 2014)

In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years.

Winston...


People's Warrior: John Moss and the Fight for Freedom of Information and Consumer Rights

by Michael R. Lemov & Ralph Nader Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (May 31, 2011)

It is hard to believe today, that there was a time when there was no lawful right to obtain government information, children's toys and other consumer products were not subject to safety standards, motor vehicles...


The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China

by Kathryn Meyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

This compelling book provides a rare glimpse into the heart of wartime China. Kathryn Meyer draws us into the perilous world of the Garden of Grand Vision, a ramshackle structure where a floating population...


The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America

by Mae Brussell, Alex Constantine & Paul Krassner Feral House (September 15, 2014)

Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations.


Diana Mosley

by Anne De Courcy Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family...


Deathride

by John Mosier Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

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...


Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot: A Dual Biography

by Frederick P. Close Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 29, 2014)

Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Trapped in Tokyo during the war and forced to broadcast on Japanese...


The First World War: A Concise Global History

by William Kelleher Storey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2014)

In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey brings to life individual...


D-Day Illustrated Edition

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the course...


Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power

by Fred Kaplan Wiley (May 18, 2009)

America's power is in decline, its allies alienated, its soldiers trapped in a war that even generals regard as unwinnable. What has happened these past few years is well known. Why it happened continues to...


George Marshall

by Debi Unger, Irwin Unger & Stanley Hirshson Harper (October 21, 2014)

A major historical biography of George C. Marshall—the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe, and the...


Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

by David Aliano Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina...


The Age of Radiance

by Craig Nelson Scribner (March 25, 2014)

“A thrilling, intense, and disturbing account of the atomic era, from the discovery of X-rays to the tragic meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…Rich with powerful images and fraught...


Balkan Ghosts

by Robert D. Kaplan Picador (April 01, 2014)

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first...


The Story of World War II

by Henry Steele Commager & Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

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...


On the Eve of the Millenium

by Conor Cruise O'brien Free Press (November 01, 1995)

"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...


Wedge

by Mark Riebling Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

Prophetic when first published, even more relevant now, Wedge is the classic, definitive story of the secret war America has waged against itself.

Based on scores of interviews with former spies and thousands...


The Great Powers and Poland: From Versailles to Yalta

by Jan Karski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2014)

This definitive study provides a comprehensive diplomatic history of Poland during the most seminal period in its existence, when its destiny lay in the hands of France, Great Britain, and the United States....


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 28, 2014)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first...


The Reckoning

by Patrick Bishop Harper (December 02, 2014)

One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII.

Militant Zionist Avraham...


The Story of the Wreck of the Titanic: Eyewitness Accounts from 1912

by Marshall Everett Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

An "instant" book, published soon after the sinking of the Titanic, this illustrated volume abounds in facts about the voyage and passengers as well as details of the wreck and survivors' accounts.


Universal Millwork Catalog, 1927: Over 500 Designs for Doors, Windows, Stairways, Cabinets and Other Woodwork

by Universal Catalog Bureau Dover Publications (March 13, 2012)

Featured items include French doors, windows and sashes, blinds, colonnades, window seats, and other interior and exterior elements. Captions. 326 black-and-white illustrations.


Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann & Robert Mcchesney Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Written in the aftermath of World War I, this essay by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist remains relevant in its denunciation of media bias, particularly in terms of wartime propaganda.


The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors

by Jack Winocour Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. 26 illustrations.


Reflections on Violence

by Georges Sorel, J. Roth, T. E. Hulme & Edward A. Shils Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A noted revolutionary voices his belief in class warfare as a means of effecting lasting social change. His searching inquiry extends to the functions of violence, the sources of political power, and more.


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 11, 2013)

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Letters from Readers in the Polish American Press, 1902-1969: A Corner for Everybody

by Theodore L. Zawistowski & Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers that were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. Ameryka-Echo,...


The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny, Lawrence S. Kaplan & Vincent Keating et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...


The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

by Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Stefan Karner, Günter Bischof & Peter Ruggenthaler et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a...


Duel in the Sun

by Michael Corcoran Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976-1998: Electoral Failures and the Vagaries of Identity Politics

by Alan H. Levy Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976–1998 is the second part of the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Alan H. Levy explores the political life of one of the most important woman in politics in mid- and...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy

by Nicholas Griffin Scribner (January 07, 2014)

Combining the insight of Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World and the intrigue of Ben Affleck’s Argo, Ping Pong Diplomacy traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy used the game of table...


Enemies of the People

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (October 20, 2009)

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Munich, 1938

by David Faber Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2009)

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting in Munich with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. As he disembarked from the aircraft, he held aloft a piece...


The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Michael Meyer Scribner (September 08, 2009)

ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, MICHAEL MEYER PROVIDES A RIVETING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE THAT BRILLIANTLY REWRITES OUR CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDING...


Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida: Back to the Future

by H. Rosi Song, William J. Nichols, Jorge Marí & Malcom Alan Compitello et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 26, 2013)

Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively,...


Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945-1989

by Mark Kramer & Vit Smetana Lexington Books (November 22, 2013)

Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain, edited by Mark Kramer and Vít Smetana, consists of cutting-edge essays by distinguished experts who discuss the Cold War in Europe from beginning to...