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  • Lenin Lives!by Philip Cunliffe

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 7.99

    What if history had had a happy ending? To change the future, we need to reimagine the past. more...

  • Our History of the 20th Centuryby Travis Elborough

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 10.99

    What better way to understand Britain during the twentieth century than through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand? Travis Elborough's compilation offers brilliantly candid and intimate insights not only into the headline-grabbing events but also the domestic and personal moments of those who lived through it.The book draws on over... more...

  • Escaping Hitlerby Monty Halls

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 17.66

    ‘ I was on a train, and a German soldier began shouting at me and poking me in the ribs with his machine gun. I just thought that was it, the game was up . . .’ Downed airman Bob Frost faced danger at every turn as he was smuggled out of France and over the Pyrenees. Prisoner of war Len Harley went on the run in Italy, surviving months in hiding... more...

  • Vorsorgen in der Moderneby Nicolai Hannig; Malte Thießen

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2017; US$ 28.99

    Vorsorge ist überall. Als Gesundheits-, Kriegs- oder Krisenprävention, als Versicherung, Verhütung kriminellen Verhaltens oder Vorbeugung sozialer Probleme – Vorsorgen ist längst zum Alltag geworden. Die Autoren des Bandes erkunden dieses moderne Gesellschaftsphänomen und fragen nach seinen Voraussetzungen und Folgen. Sie widmen sich den Anbietern... more...

  • Der neue Terrorismusby Markus Lammert

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 51.99

    Demokratischer Staat und terroristische Herausforderung Frankreich, vom Linksterrorismus nach 1968 weitgehend verschont, sah sich in den 1980er Jahren einer neuen terroristischen Bedrohung ausgesetzt. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Gruppen verübte Anschläge, darunter islamistisch motivierte Terroristen aus dem Nahen Osten. Auch wegen dieses neuen... more...

  • Unentbehrliche Vertreterby Katrin Rack

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 57.99

    Zwischen dem Wiener Kongress von 1814/15 und dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg von 1870/71 waren deutsche Diplomaten in Paris unentbehrlich – wenngleich ihre Existenz hinterfragbar war. Ein Auslöser der Kritik war ihre Vielzahl zur Zeit des Deutschen Bundes: Neben den Großmächten Preußen und Österreich besaßen die Mittel- und Kleinstaaten wie Bayern,... more...

  • Law Addressing Diversityby Gijs Kruijtzer; Thomas Ertl

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2017; US$ 68.99

    Of late, historians have been realising that South Asia and Europe have more in common than a particular strand in the historiography on "the rise of the West" would have us believe. In both world regions a plurality of languages, religions, and types of belonging by birth was in premodern times matched by a plurality of legal systems and practices.... more...

  • Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (2)by Bouko de Groot; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Throughout the 16th Century, the Spanish had an aura of invincibility. They controlled a vast colonial empire that stretched across the Americas and the Pacific, and held considerable territories in Europe, centring on the so-called 'Spanish Road'. The Dutch War of Independence (also known as the 80 Years' War) was a major challenge to their dominance.... more...

  • War Storiesby Peter Snow; Ann MacMillan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 31.99

    War Stories is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war. These are the stories - many untold until now - of thirty-four individuals who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable. They span three centuries and five continents. There is the courage of Edward Seagar... more...

  • D-Day Beach Assault Troopsby Gordon L. Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their means of transport, their tasks, and the resistance they anticipated. The first assault infantry were... more...