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Post-war history (1945- )

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  • Stalin's Legacyby Struan Stevenson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    As undisputed leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 60 million of his fellow citizens, a truly horrific figure which confirms him as one of the most notorious mass murderers in history. But Stalin not only waged war against his own people he and his successors regarded nature as an enemy that could... more...

  • The Diplomacy of Pragmatismby John Baylis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 186.00

    The Diplomacy of Pragmatism charts the evolution of Britain's distinctive and leading role in the formation of NATO. Based on a wide range of British, American and Canadian archives the book provides a balanced assessment of British foreign and defence policies as the Cold War gathered momentum and a new system of European security was forged in the... more...

  • 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...

  • The Cold Warby Priscilla Roberts

    The History Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    The Cold War dominated international relations in the second half of the 20th century in an all-embracing ideological and military conflict between communism and democracy. This survey shows the Cold War as the consequence of the breakdown of the existing international system during the two world wars and a new great power alignment which emerged... more...

  • Year Zeroby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.84

    Many books have been written, and continue to be written, about the Second World War: military histories, histories of the Holocaust, the war in Asia, or collaboration and resistance in Europe. Few books have taken a close look at the immediate aftermath of the worldwide catastrophe. Drawing on hundreds of eye-witness accounts and personal stories,... 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...