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20th Century

  • Spymasterby Martin Pearce

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    The extraordinary story of the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War, Sir Maurice Oldfield. Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as the SIS or MI6), he was the first Chief to be named and pictured in the press, and often alleged by them to be the model for the screen versions of both Ian Fleming?s M and John Le... more...

  • Great Western, Moguls and Prairiesby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    Great Western Moguls & Prairies is a volume in Pen & Sword’s series, ‘Locomotive Profiles’. It describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles... more...

  • Aphrodite's Daughtersby Maureen Honey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Aphrodite?s Daughters introduces us to Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery, African American poetic iconoclasts who viewed the female body as a source of strength and transcendence as they pioneered forthright modes of erotic self-expression during the Harlem Renaissance. Drawing from their published and unpublished poetry,... more...

  • Feral Animals in the American Southby Abraham Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book retells American southern history from feral animals' perspective, examining social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of domestication and feralization. more...

  • Access to History: Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964 for OCR Second Editionby Andrew Holland

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 18.99

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications... more...

  • Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 for OCRby Nicholas Fellows; Mike Wells

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 18.99

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications... more...

  • From Craftsmen to Capitalistsby Frederick L. McKitrick

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Politically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection... more...

  • Wartime Captivity in the 20th Centuryby Anne-Marie Pathé; Fabien Théofilakis

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Long a topic of historical interest, wartime captivity has over the past decade taken on new urgency as an object of study. Transnational by its very nature, captivity's historical significance extends far beyond the front lines, ultimately inextricable from the histories of mobilization, nationalism, colonialism, law, and a host of other related... more...

  • The Devil's Wheelsby Sasha Disko

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era's burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury... more...

  • Out of Ashesby Konrad H. Jarausch; Konrad H. Jarausch

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over... more...