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Post-war history (1945- )

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  • Year Zeroby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32

    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...

  • Reviewing the Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    This volume takes stock of where new materials from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe have taken us in our understanding of what the Cold War was about and how we should study it. more...

  • Strange Rebelsby Christian Caryl

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and... more...

  • Gezielte Tötungenby Martin F. Höfer

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 78.82

    Hauptbeschreibung Spätestens seit den Anschlägen des 11. September 2001 praktizieren einige Staaten weltweit gezielte Tötungen wirklicher oder vermeintlicher Terroristen. Diese nicht nur von Menschenrechtsorganisationen als 'Hinrichtungen ohne Strafurteil' kritisierte Praxis wirft zahlreiche völkerrechtliche Fragen auf. Martin Felix Höfer betritt... more...

  • The Cold Warby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The Cold War offers a brief but detailed treatment of one of the most complex eras of the 20th Century. In this fully revised second edition, J.P.D. Dunbabin, drawing on international scholarship and using much new material from communist sources, describes a world in which covert operations could be as important as outright diplomacy, 'soft'... more...

  • From Our Own Correspondentby Tony Grant

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered en route. And for the fiftieth anniversary of the programme Profile collected together the programme's best pieces. From Our Own Correspondent... more...

  • The Struggle for Europeby William I. Hitchcock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe?s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals... more...

  • The Long 1968by Daniel J. Sherman; Ruud van Dijk; Jasmine Alinder; A. Aneesh

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A touchstone for activists, artists, and theorists of all stripes, the year 1968 has taken on new significance for the present moment, which bears... more...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... more...

  • Das Jahr 1968 ? Ereignis, Symbol, Chiffreby Oliver Rathkolb; Friedrich Stadler

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 43.77

    Das Jahr 1968 bleibt Gegenstand öffentlicher Debatten und der zeitgeschichtlichen Historiografie zwischen Mythos-Pflege und kritischer Rekonstruktion. Diese Historiografie hat den Anspruch, die 68er-Generation und legitimatorische Strategien pro und contra 1968er-Bewegung aus gegenwärtiger Sicht zu deuten. 1968 steht international als Symbol für eine... more...