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  • Bombing the Marshall Islandsby Keith M. Parsons; Robert A. Zaballa

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    A narrative history of the nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958. more...

  • Deutschlands Heer und Marine im Ersten Weltkriegby Christian Stachelbeck

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 35.00

    Das preußisch-deutsche Militär musste sich in nur vier Jahren dem ersten industrialisierten Volkskrieg der Neuzeit anpassen. Welche weit reichenden militärinternen Wandlungsprozesse damit im Bereich der Organisation und in den einzelnen Phasen der Land-, See- und Kolonialkriegführung einhergingen, analysiert Christian Stachelbeck differenziert... more...

  • Redeeming the Revolutionby Joseph U. Lenti

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 35.00

    A tale of sin and redemption, Joseph U. Lenti’s Redeeming the Revolution demonstrates how the killing of hundreds of student protestors in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco district on October 2–3, 1968, sparked a crisis of legitimacy that moved Mexican political leaders to reestablish their revolutionary credentials with the working class, a sector only... more...

  • Cold War Gamesby Harry Blutstein

    Bonnier Publishing Australia 2017; US$ 9.99

    The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. From the bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, to the 46 athletes who defected to the West, sport and politics collided during the Cold War. more...

  • Gimme Shelterby Paul Field

    Bonnier Publishing Australia 2017; US$ 9.99

    For many returned service men and women, coming home is when the battle really begins. Haunted by their experiences at the frontline of conflict, 20 special Australians share deeply personal and often hidden stories of the ultimate struggle – to return to physical and mental health and be able to take their place in civilian life. Among them is... more...

  • Americans Remember Their Civil Warby Barbara Gannon

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 37.00

    Most Americans are aware of statues or other outdoor art dedicated to the memory of the Civil War. Indeed, the erection of Civil War monuments permanently changed the landscape of U.S. public parks and cemeteries by the turn of the century. But monuments are only one way that the Civil War is memorialized. This book describes the different ways... more...

  • Popular virtueby Tom Scriven

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 109.99

    A major study into the changes in moral politics and culture of working-class Radicalism during a crucial period of modern British history. more...

  • Optimism Over Despairby Noam Chomsky; C J Polychroniou

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.45

    An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world... more...

  • A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96by Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf... more...

  • Shadow over the Atlanticby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to... more...