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20th century

  • World War I for Kidsby R. Kent Rasmussen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    One hundred years after the start of the ?Great War,? World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world?s superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania... more...

  • Monnet's Brandy and Europe's Fateby Strobe Talbott

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    The past five years have been turbulent for the eurozone. Yet leaders such as Angela Merkel and Fran?ois Hollande are determined to keep The European Project intact, and even among one-time critics there is a broad consensus that the eurozone will have to hang together. Strobe Talbott introduces the extraordinary life and vision of Jean Monnet?the... more...

  • Heads of States and Governments Since 1945by Harris M. Lentz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    More than half the nations that exist today have gained their independence since 1945. During this period over 2,300 individuals have ruled the various nations of the world; this encyclopedia offers insight into the history of individual nations. 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.such as chronological Features updates that include a new chapter that reviews major political and economic trends since 1989 and an extensively... more...

  • Erster Weltkrieg und Dschihadby Wilfried Loth; Marc Hanisch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    "unsere Consuln [müssen] in Türkei und Indien, Agenten etc. [?] die ganze Mohamedan. Welt gegen dieses verhaßte, verlogene, gewissenlose Krämervolk zum wilden Aufstand entflammen; denn wenn wir uns verbluten sollen, dann soll England wenigstens Indien verlieren." Kaiser Wilhelm II., auf dem Höhepunkt der Juli-Krise 1914 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...

  • Nationalism and National Projects in Southern Africaby Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni; Finex Ndhlovu

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 39.95

    Despite the fact that nationalism and its national projects have in recent years been severely criticised by postcolonial theorists for being fundamentalist and essentialist; by feminists for being patriarchal and exclusive; by global financial institutions for being antagonistic to development and globalisation; by Pan-Africanists for being anticontinental... more...

  • Journal of the Civil War Eraby William A. Blair

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    The University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University are pleased to announce the launch of The Journal of the Civil War Era. William Blair, of the Pennsylvania State University, serves as founding editor. The journal takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many... 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...

  • 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...