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  • Twentieth-Century War and Conflictby Gordon Martel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one-volume reference provides readers with essential information on the conflicts and concepts that shaped global warfare in the twentieth-century and up to the present day. Provides essential coverage of twentieth-century warfare across the world Incorporates entries... more...

  • The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider Worldby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new international order dominated by East-West rivalries. After surveying the decolonization process, the book looks successively at the different patterns of experience in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific,... more...

  • The Dilemma of Our Times (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book, originally published in 1952, unfinished and perhaps imperfect, is the last book of one of the most acute political thinkers of the twentieth century. Laski?s earlier optimism about a swing to the Left was beginning to be reversed, and in this volume he saw the defects of his previous optimistic surveys, which, in his opinion, still had... more...

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

    University of New South Wales Press 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 12 evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political events... more...

  • Cold War: The Essential Reference Guideby James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 98.00

    The impact of the Cold War is still being felt around the world today. This insightful single-volume reference captures the events and personalities of the era, while also inspiring critical thinking about this still-controversial period. more...

  • Angst im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 26.97

    Im emotionalen Zentrum des Kalten Krieges stehen die Angst vor Nuklearwaffen und das politische Spiel mit der Angst - "Angst Haben" und "Angst Machen". Gerade von den Mitteln, die größtmögliche Sicherheit gewährleisten sollten, ging maximale Gefahr aus. Wer glaubwürdig abschrecken wollte, musste den Gegner einschüchtern, verunsichern... more...

  • Heisse Kriege im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 26.97

    Für den größten Teil der nördlichen Hemisphäre war die Ära des Kalten Krieges eine Phase des Friedens - wenn auch eines unbequemen Friedens, erzwungen durch die Garantie der gegenseitigen nuklearen Vernichtung und gekennzeichnet von ideologischer und materieller Hochrüstung und permanenter Kriegsbereitschaft. Die heißen Kriege des Kalten Krieges aber... more...

  • Krisen im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 26.97

    Die regelmäßige Wiederkehr von Krisen, die in kriegsträchtiger Weise eskalierten, gehört zu den Charakteristika des Kalten Krieges. Zwanzig Jahre und damit knapp die Hälfte der über vier Jahrzehnte währenden "Systemkonkurrenz" standen im Zeichen akuter politischer und militärischer Konfrontationen. Welche Umstände trugen zur Eskalation... more...

  • Ökonomie im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Claudia Weber

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 26.97

    Allein die Zahlen übersteigen unser Vorstellungsvermögen. Dutzende von Billionen Dollar gaben Ost und West für ihren Kalten Krieg aus - um heiße Kriege abschrecken oder gewinnen zu können, um im Wettlauf der Gesellschaftssysteme die Oberhand zu behalten oder um Schlüsselregionen in der Dritten Welt auf ihre Seite zu ziehen. Über die Folgen streiten... more...

  • Emergencies and Disorder in the European Empires After 1945by R. F Holland; Robert Holland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Bringing together for the first time leading historians of European decolonization, this book is a landmark in the comparative analysis of the fall of the European empires, viewed both as a problematic of European policy-making and as a formative experience in the development of new states. more...