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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
In the early twentieth century brutal nation-states such as Mussolini?s Italy, Stalin?s Russia and Hitler?s Germany came to the fore and the twin evils of dictatorship and war ensured the rapid destruction of liberal democracy, market economics and the international order. In contrast, the latter half was concerned with re-thinking and re-shaping... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99
The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and Prohibition in America is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: 5 December. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of building a Socialist civilization. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
This is Laski?s most important book after A Grammar of Politics . It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world power, and Americanism as a principle of civilisation.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Europe endured such incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century that some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan wars of 1912--1913, regional fighting in southeastern Europe ignited conflict across the continent that continued through both world wars and the Cold War. In Consumed by War: European... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99
?Zahlreiche internationale Konflikte rufen Irritationen und Streit über eine angemessene Reaktion auf die weltpolitischen Herausforderungen hervor. Dieses Buch thematisiert den zeitgeschichtlichen Hintergrund weltpolitischer Ordnungsvorstellungen und einige brisante internationale Konflikte. So wird den Gründen für die auffallende und anhaltende Vermehrung... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99
The Western Balkan countries have been both a popular subject matter for diachronic analysis and a 1990s favorite. The significant changes that followed the most recent times of conflict in the region mostly evolve around the process of Europeanization. Despite the plethora of analyses, most approaches to the Western Balkans suffer from theoretical... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95
Beating Goliath examines the phenomenon of victories by the weak over the strong?more specifically, insurgencies that succeeded against great powers. Jeffrey Record reviews eleven insurgent wars from 1775 to the present and determines why the seemingly weaker side won. He concludes that external assistance correlates more consistently with insurgent... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
This is a story spanning some of the most turbulent decades in recent world history. James Marsh was born during the first year of the Second World War and many of his infant years were spent in air-raid shelters outside his home. Bombs rained down from the German Luftwaffe as they tried to destroy the city of Southampton, which has now been James'... more...