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  • Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactualsby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.95

    Speculative history at its best, in which a talented team of historians, led by Niall Ferguson, explore what might have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently. more...

  • GCSE Modern World History for Edexcelby John Wright; Steve Waugh

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 22.38

    In-depth support for Unit 1 of Edexcel’s Modern World History specification. more...

  • Freiheit, die ich meineby Christoph Dieckmann

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 15.41

    Hauptbeschreibung Freiheit heißt das Leitwort des Nationalismus wie der Demokratie. Im Namen der Freiheit begann George W. Bush den Irakkrieg und die arabische Jugend ihre Revolution.Christoph Dieckmann, vielfach preisgekrönter Autor der ZEIT, erzählt in seinem neuen Buch vom erhabensten Menschheitsgefühl - und einem vielfach missbrauchten Begriff.... more...

  • Streetlifeby Leif Jerram

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the street. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops. Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini made themselves powerful by making cities ungovernable with riots rampaging through streets, bars occupied... more...

  • Volksrichter in der SBZ/DDR 1945 bis 1952by Hermann Wentker

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1997; US$ 35.00

    In der sowjetischen Besatzungszone traten seit 1946 Volksrichter zunehmend an die Stelle der zahlreichen Richter und Staatsanwälte, die im Zuge der Entnazifizierung aus der Justiz entfernt worden waren. Dieser Elitenaustausch bildete ein zentrales Mittel zur Transformierung des Justizwesens in der entstehenden DDR. Bisher weitgehend unbekannte Quellen... more...

  • The Making of Holy Russiaby John Strickland

    Holy Trinity Publications 2013; US$ 26.99

    This book is a critical study of the interaction between the Russian Church and society in the late 19th and early 20th century. While other studies exist that draw attention to the voices in the Church typified as liberal in the years leading up to the Revolution, this work introduces a wide range of conservative opinion that equally strove for spiritual... more...

  • Turning Points in Ending the Cold Warby Kiron K. Skinner

    Hoover Institution Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    The expert contributors examine the end of détente and the beginning of the new phase of the cold war in the early 1980s, Reagan's radical new strategies aimed at changing Soviet behavior, the peaceful democratic revolutions in Poland and Hungary, the events that brought about the reunification of Germany, the role of events in Third World countries,... more...

  • Economic Crisis in Europe and the Balkansby Anastasios Karasavvoglou; Persefoni Polychronidou

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The economies of the European countries are still in recession, the development process is at a standstill, companies are facing financial difficulties, and the EU’s monetary policy is tight and focused on lowering inflation. The fiscal problems and high debt levels of the northern European countries are of great importance, and they are the consequences... more...

  • Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989by Jonathan Haslam; Karina Urbach

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The history of secret intelligence, like secret intelligence itself, is fraught with difficulties surrounding both the reliability and completeness of the sources, and the motivations behind their release?which can be the product of ongoing propaganda efforts as well as competition among agencies. Indeed, these difficulties lead to the Scylla and... more...

  • Crisis in the Mediterraneanby Jon K. Henderson

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 54.95

    The geopolitical situation in the Mediterranean before the First World War has been generally ignored by historians. However, in the years before the War, the fact that the Mediterranean was shifting from British control to a wide open, anarchic state occupied the minds of many leaders in Austria-Hungary, Italy, France and Great Britain. This change... more...