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20th Century

  • ''For Their Own Good''by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by GŁnter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.95

    This work explores the Truman administration's involvement in the civil war in Greece in the aftermath of World War II. America's fear of Soviet world domination resulted in the establishment of an American military presence on Greek soil and regular arms shipments as part of a containment policy. more...

  • "An Empire of Ideals"by Justin D. Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    Rigorous examination of Ronald Reagan?s intuitive sense of reality as it was expressed chiefly in his presidential speeches. Justin D. Garrison argues that Reagan?s chimeric imagination contains many dubious elements that present serious problems for politics. more...

  • "C" Force to Hong Kongby Brereton Greenhous

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 26.99

    This is the story of a "no military risk" campaign that slowly turned into a nightmare. The book provides new answers to a number of difficult questions beginning with a discussion of why Canadian troops were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British War Office. Were the British duplicitous in making this request? Was Canadian Chief of the General... more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • 'How Could a Whole Town Burn?'by Edmonton Journal

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    In May of 2011 residents of the small Albertan town of Slave Lake fled as a massive fire levelled the town, leaving 700 families homeless. A year later, the Edmonton Journal looks back on the tragedy, profiles residents who are struggling to rebuild, and surveys the international reaction to the fire. more...

  • 'How Could a Whole Town Burn?'by Edmonton Journal

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 6.99

    In May of 2011 residents of the small Albertan town of Slave Lake fled as a massive fire levelled the town, leaving 700 families homeless. A year later, the Edmonton Journal looks back on the tragedy, profiles residents who are struggling to rebuild, and surveys the international reaction to the fire. more...

  • "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode Or Not"by Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Provocative and amusingly heretical, "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not" (a quote attributed to Warren Harding) offers eye-opening revelations debunking long-held American legends. more...

  • "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode Or Not"by Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Provocative and amusingly heretical, "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not" (a quote attributed to Warren Harding) offers eye-opening revelations debunking long-held American legends. more...