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  • The Oxford Handbook of the Cold Warby Richard H. Immerman; Petra Goedde

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 169.99

    Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict. more...

  • Empire of Ideasby Justin Hart

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Empire of Ideas examines the origins of the U. S. government's programs in public diplomacy and how the nation's image in the world became an essential component of U. S. foreign policy. more...

  • Transnational Soldiersby Nir Arielli; Bruce Collins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years. more...

  • Faces of Latin Americaby Duncan Green; Sue Branford

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 17.85

    Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media?s fixation... more...

  • Apostles of Reasonby Molly Worthen

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    In Apostles of Reason , Molly Worthen offers a sweeping history of modern American evangelicalism, arguing that the faith has been shaped not by shared beliefs but by battles over the relationship between faith and reason. more...

  • Creating Wildernessby Patrick Kupper

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived... more...

  • Russia, America and the Cold Warby Martin McCauley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    The conflict between Russia and America shaped the world for over four decades. Both were universalist powers they wanted every country in the world to copy their model of government and economy. They could not rest until the other side had been vanquished, and until the mid-1980s this included the prospect of nuclear war. In a new edition of one... more...

  • Remembering the Cold Warby David Lowe; Tony Joel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War?s blurred definition ? it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion... more...

  • Shaping the Transnational Sphereby Davide Rodogno; Bernhard Struck; Jakob Vogel

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that... more...

  • The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakersby Michael G. Carew

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers: American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938?1942 recounts the formulation of American foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience. In the period from 1938 to 1942, with scant military... more...