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  • Western Use of Coercive Diplomacy after the Cold Warby Peter Viggo Jakobsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    This book fills a gap in the literature on coercion and assesses the usefulness of coercive diplomacy in the post-Cold war era. The theoretical framework explains why coercive diplomacy politics succeed or fail, identifies the conditions under which Western states will be willing to back coercive strategies with use of limited force and highlights... more...

  • Illiam Dhone: Patriot or Traitor?by Jennifer Kewley Draskau

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 26.67

    In the Isle of Man, the name of William Christian of Ronaldsway (known as 'Illiam Dhone' by his fellow countrymen even today) still resonates with drama and controversy 350 years after his hurried execution. The fate of this seemingly obscure 17th century Manx official sent shock waves far beyond the shores of his island home, unexpectedly provoking... more...

  • NATO?s Post-Cold War Trajectoryby Mark Webber; James Sperling; Martin A. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Two decades since the watershed of the Cold War, this book investigates NATO's staying power. This book investigates how the Alliance has adapted and managed to attend to new roles and purposes through the lens of International Relations theory. The Alliance will continue, but will remain subject to ongoing crises and challenges of change. more...

  • A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleansby Albert Gaius Hills; Gary L. Dyson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This book contains the transcribed journals and reports of a war correspondent for the Boston Journal covering the campaign that captured New Orleans in 1862. Hills' journals begin in November 1861 and describe the Union preparations for the main assault and subsequent move up the Mississippi river, the attack on forts Jackson and St. Phillip,... more...

  • De-Centering Cold War Historyby Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney; Fabio Lanza

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    De-Centering Cold War History challenges the Cold War master narratives that focus on super-power politics by shifting our analytical perspective to include local-level experiences and regional initiatives that were crucial to the making of a Cold War world. Cold War histories are often told as stories of national leaders, state policies and the... more...

  • How Reason Almost Lost Its Mindby Paul Erickson; Judy L. Klein; Lorraine Daston; Rebecca Lemov; Thomas Sturm; Michael D. Gordin

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass. Its home was the human sciences?psychology, sociology, political science, and economics,... more...

  • Remembering the Cold Warby David Lowe; Tony Joel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War?s blurred definition ? it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion... more...

  • Teaching Big Historyby Richard B. Simon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • Access to History: The Cold War 1941-95by David Williamson; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 23.98

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. The Cold War 1945-1991 Third Edition supports the content and assessment requirements of the... more...