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  • The Trouble with Empireby Antoinette Burton

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    A short, idea driven history of resistance to the British empire, written by a senior British historian. more...

  • Transnational Nationby Ian Tyrrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 27.00

    The development of nationalism, movement of peoples, imperialism, industrialization, environmental change and the struggle for equality are all key themes in the study of both US history and world history. In this revised and updated new edition, Tyrrell explores the relationship between events and movements in the US and wider world. more...

  • Remembering the Road to World War Twoby Patrick Finney

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    ?This is comparative history on a grand scale, skilfully analysing complex national debates and drawing major conclusions without ever losing the necessary nuances of interpretation.? Stefan Berger, University of Manchester, UK Remembering the Road to World War Two is a broad and comparative international survey of the historiography of the origins... more...

  • Victorian Relativityby Christopher Herbert

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00

    One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that scientific relativity is unconnected to ethical, cultural, or epistemological relativisms. Victorian Relativity challenges these assumptions, unearthing... more...

  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Twoby John Campbell

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...

  • Internationalism Reconfiguredby Daniel Laqua

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Many historians have downplayed the significance of interwar internationalism. They have presented the League of Nations and the campaigns of internationally-minded groups as idealistic failures in an age that was characterised by international tension and aggressive nationalisms. This book challenges such narratives by assessing transnational projects... more...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...

  • The Third World in the Global 1960sby Samantha Christiansen; Zachary Scarlett

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Decades after the massive student protest movements that consumed much of the world, the 1960s remain a significant subject of scholarly inquiry. While important work has been done regarding radical activism in the United States and Western Europe, events in what is today known as the Global South-Asia, Africa, and Latin America-have yet to receive... more...

  • Russia?s International Relations in the Twentieth Centuryby Alastair Kocho-Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Russia has long been a major player in the international relations arena, but only by examining the whole century can Russian foreign policy be properly understood, and the key questions as to the impact of war, of revolution, of collapse, the emergence of the Cold War and Russia?s post-Soviet development be addressed. Surveying the whole of the... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endingsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Final volume in a definitive new history of the Cold War which will define the field for years to come. more...