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  • The Age of Total War, 1860?1945by Jeremy Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 20.99

    What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain?the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. In The Age of Total War , celebrated historian Jeremy Black explores the rise and demise of an era of total war, which he defines in terms of the intensity of the struggle, the range (geographical... more...

  • Altered Statesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Red states versus blue states. Metro versus retro. North or South, East or West. Pundits, politicians, and social scientists love to carve out categories in an attempt to make sense of political and social divisions that run through the American landscape. As the home of nearly 300 million people spread over approximately 3.7 million square miles of... more...

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in World Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History , Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic slave trade from its origins to abolition, including... more...

  • Avoiding Armageddonby Jeremy Black

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.99

    Here is an original and up-to-date account of a key period of military history, one that not only links the two World Wars but also anticipates the more complex nature of conflict following the Cold War. Black links the two World Wars, between the overcoming of trench warfare in the campaigns of 1918 and the fall of France in 1940. This was a period... more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby Jeremy Black

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    The name Waterloo has become synonymous with final, crushing defeat. Now this legendary battle is re-created in a groundbreaking book by an eminent British military historian making his major American debut. Revealing how and why Napoleon fell in Belgium in June 1815, The Battle of Waterloo definitively clears away the fog that has, over time, obscured... more...

  • Britain since the Seventiesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 24.95

    In Britain since the Seventies, well-known historian Jeremy Black examines the most recent developments in British political, social, cultural and economic history. Taking the triumph of consumerism as an organizing theme, he charts the rise and fall of the Conservative Party, developments in British society, culture and politics, environmental issues,... more...

  • The British and the Grand Tour (Routledge Revivals)by Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1985, this is a history of the Grand Tour, undertaken by young men in the eighteenth century to complete their education - a tour usually to France, Italy and Switzerland, and sometimes encompassing Germany. Rather than being another popular treatment of the theme, this is a scholarly analysis of the motives, purposes, activities... more...

  • The Continental Commitmentby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Recent debates about British political and military strategies, derived in particular from dissension about Britain?s relationship with Europe and from disagreement over the Iraq war, has led to a greater awareness of the problematic nature of the concept of ?national interests?. This major new work delivers a long view of this issue, its twin... more...

  • The English Press in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987, this is a comprehensive analysis of the rise of the British Press in the eighteenth century, as a component of the understanding of eighteenth century political and social history. Professor Black considers the reasons for the growth of the "print culture" and the relations of newspapers to magazines and pamphlets; the mechanics... more...

  • Europe Since the Seventiesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    In Europe since the Seventies , Jeremy Black offers a succinct and authoritative analysis of the social and economic development of Europe in recent decades.             While providing a full treatment of environmental, demographic, and cultural issues in Europe, Black also offers delineations... more...