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  • Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Shortest History of Europeby John Hirst

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald 'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age 'Great stuff . . . the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail 'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail -- sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button 'The balance of analysis... 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...

  • Tausend Jahre deutsche Außenpolitik - kompaktby Jürgen Bellers

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 6.62

    Auch Komplexes kann einfach, verständlich und übersichtlich dargestellt werden, indem man es auf das Wesentliche reduziert. Dabei helfen nicht nur Bilder und Grafiken, sondern auch kurze, aber vollkommen genügende Erläuterungen und Originaldokumente. Der Verfasser schlägt nach diesen Grundsätzen einen Bogen vom Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation... 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...

  • Twentieth-Century Dictatorshipsby Paul Brooker

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 70.00

    This book presents an analysis and description of the twentieth-century form of dictatorship, the ideological one-party state, largely through sixteen case-studies of notable or representative examples. Part One presents examples of the party type (the party-state regime), Part Two examples of the military type (the military-party regime) and Part... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Europeby Michael D. Richards; Paul R. Waibel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History presents readers with a concise and accessible survey of the most significant themes and political events that shaped European history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Features updates that include a new chapter that reviews major political and economic trends since 1989 and an extensively revised chapter... more...

  • Twentieth Century History For Dummiesby Seán Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The 20 th Century brought revolutionary changes to our world and our lives: the human population of the world tripled, space travel became reality, two world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, and huge advances in science, technology and communication resulted in the globalised world we know today. Enormous steps were made in wiping... more...

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

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 140.00

    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... more...