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Post-war history (1945- )

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  • Year Zeroby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books Ltd 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...

  • Reviewing the Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Evolution der Roten Armee Fraktion: Von der Stadtguerilla zur antiimperialistischen Frontby Sandro Nemec

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 14.30

    Dieses Buch befasst sich mit der wohl bekanntesten deutschen Terroristengruppierung, der Roten Armee Fraktion. Vor allem unter ihrer Kurzform RAF ist sie noch immer einem Großteil der Menschen in Europa ein Begriff. Es handelt sich bei dieser Studie jedoch nicht um eine reine Beschreibung der von den RAF-Kommandos verübten Anschläge, welche sich gegen... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. more...

  • Den Staat denkenby Rüdiger Voigt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 73.63

    Im Zentrum des Buches steht die Frage: »Wie kann man den Staat in einer Zeit denken, die aus den Fugen geraten zu sein scheint?« Der Band richtet sich an alle, die sich mit dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit beschäftigen und dabei die Grundbedingungen des Staates nicht aus den Augen verlieren wollen. Stimmen zur Vorauflage: »Das Buch von... more...

  • The Cold Warby Merrilyn Thomas

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment... more...

  • Foreign Policy and the Developing Nationby Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Eight well-known political scientists, economists, and sociologists here explore the interrelationships between the various levels of economic strength and political stability attended by newly emerged nations and the formulation of their foreign policies. These essays provide testimony not only to the importance of these problems, but also to contributions... more...

  • Understanding Post-War British Societyby Peter Catterall; James Obelkevich

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95

    Too many sociology textbooks begin and end with how society is structured. To understand how society operates it is necessary to explore not only its constituent structures and relationships, but how these structures emerge and why changes occur within them. By bringing together a group of distinguished sociologists and social historians, this book... more...