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Product Description: Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency, this partnership formed the basis of the western alliance throughout the Cold War, playing an essential part in bringing stability to the post-1945 international order...read more

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9781138800007 | Routledge, August 6, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years.

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9781138800014 | Routledge, August 6, 2016, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years.

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling them to active duty to try to save the desperate people of the western sectors of Berlin, the enemy capital many of them had bombed to rubble only three years before. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city, isolating the people of West Berlin, using hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers to close off all land and water access to the city. He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starve—or retaliate by starting World War III. The situation was impossible, Truman was told by his national security advisers, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His answer: "We stay in Berlin. Period." That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging on doors to deliver telegrams to the vets. Drawing on service records and hundreds of interviews in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, Reeves tells the stories of these civilian airmen, the successors to Stephen Ambrose’s "Citizen Soldiers," ordinary Americans again called to extraordinary tasks. They did the impossible, living in barns and muddy tents, flying over Soviet-occupied territory day and night, trying to stay awake, making it up as they went along and ignoring Russian fighters and occasional anti-aircraft fire trying to drive them to hostile ground. The Berlin Airlift changed the world. It ended when Stalin backed down and lifted the blockade, but only after the bravery and sense of duty of those young heroes had bought the Allies enough time to create a new West Germany and sign the mutual defense agreement that created NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And then they went home again. Some of them forgot where they had parked their cars after they got the call.

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9781416541196, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949" | Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies.

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9781439160510 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $28.00

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9781400114023, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift June 1948-May 1949" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, January 5, 2010), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The Second World War had been over for three years when pilots, navigators, and air traffic controllers all over America were recalled to active duty to rescue Berlin.

Product Description: What does it mean to be a ‘leftist’ after Marxism has been called into question by a wave of structural changes, both economic and societal? What is the object of social critique after notions of class and exploitation are no longer applicable? Prophets of Fluidity examines the epistemological strategies introduced into the political practices of leftist groups in the 1970s...read more

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9783110371673, titled "Propheten Der Verflüssigung: Der Französische Poststrukturalismus Als Gegenwartsdiagnose Und Politisches Projekt" | De Gruyter, August 31, 2017, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to be a ‘leftist’ after Marxism has been called into question by a wave of structural changes, both economic and societal?

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Product Description: International History: A Cultural Approach offers an innovative history of modern international relations that stresses cultural themes. In place of the usual focus on great-power rivalries, diplomatic negotiations, military conflict, and other phenomena in which sovereign nations are the key players, this book focuses on intercultural relations as individuals, races, religions, and non-state actors interact across national boundaries, to provide a fresh perspective on modern international history...read more

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9781780938066 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $130.00

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9781780937281 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: International History: A Cultural Approach offers an innovative history of modern international relations that stresses cultural themes.

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By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472818744, titled "Nakajima B5n ‘kate’ and B6n Jill Units" | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $23.00

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Product Description: In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment, and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war...read more
By Johnny Shumate (illustrator)

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9781472819437 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield.

By Thomas Zeiler (editor)

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9781472513236 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $112.00

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9781472511478 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $29.95

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9781472530899 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $112.00

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9781472528773 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change. Population growth and movement, revolutions in transportation and communication, and the onset of the digital age meant that life would never be the same...read more
By Tom Harper (editor)

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9780712356626 | British Library Board, April 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change.

Modern Italy's Founding Fathers offers a fresh perspective on the genesis of the Italian republic as viewed through the efforts of its three most influential leaders: Christian Democrat Alcide De Gasperi, Socialist Pietro Nenni and Communist Palmiro Togliatti. De Gasperi, the central figure of the study, served as the Republic's inaugural prime minister from 1945 to 1953. In concise, accessible prose, this work demonstrates how De Gasperi and his fellow statesmen's shared experience of Fascist oppression, belief in popular sovereignty, and ability to compromise despite deep ideological differences, enabled the creation of Italy's post-war republic.This collective biography is the first work of its kind in English to examine the genesis of the Italian Republic, commencing with the overthrow of Mussolini in 1943 and concluding with De Gasperi's death in 1954. The study considers the nature of the three mass political parties that emerged at this time as sources of both strength and weakness for the nascent post-war state. Drawing on the personal papers, speeches and writings of the three protagonists, on governmental and party archives, and on significant new Italian secondary scholarship, Steven White demonstrates how these leaders forged political practices and customs which continue to define Italian parliamentary life to the present day. Examining the interplay of personalities, leadership styles, ideas and political context, the work is a vital text for any student of modern Italy and, more broadly, of Cold War Europe.

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9781474215497 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 29, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Modern Italy's Founding Fathers offers a fresh perspective on the genesis of the Italian republic as viewed through the efforts of its three most influential leaders: Christian Democrat Alcide De Gasperi, Socialist Pietro Nenni and Communist Palmiro Togliatti.

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9781474215480 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 29, 2017), cover price $29.95

Product Description: Seeing action on every front of the war, the aces of the Junkers Ju 88 were some of the most valuable pilots in the Luftwaffe. Although designed as a fast medium bomber, the Ju 88's highly versatile design meant that it was also used as a heavy day and night fighter...read more

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9781472808400 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Seeing action on every front of the war, the aces of the Junkers Ju 88 were some of the most valuable pilots in the Luftwaffe.

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Product Description: Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles southwest of Moscow. Armed with the new Panther tank, Hitler and Field Marshal von Manstein were confident that they could inflict another crushing defeat on the Soviet Union...read more
By Graham Turner (illustrator)

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9781472816900 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles southwest of Moscow.

By Wolf Gruner (compiler)

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9783110353594, titled "German Reich, 1933 – 1937" | Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, March 15, 2017, cover price $69.95

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The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone. In consequence, military-medical services expanded and the war ensured that medical professionals became firmly embedded within the armed services. In a situation of total war civilians on the home front came into more contact than before with medical professionals, and even pacifists played a significant medical role. Medicine in First World War Europe re-visits the casualty clearing stations and the hospitals of the First World War, and tells the stories of those who were most directly involved: doctors, nurses, wounded men and their families. Fiona Reid explains how military medicine interacts with the concerns, the cultures and the behaviours of the civilian world, treating the history of wartime military medicine as an integral part of the wider social and cultural history of the First World War.

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9781472510020 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $120.00

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9781472513243 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone.

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The early 20th-century world experienced a growth in international cooperation. Yet the dominant historical view of the period has long been one of national, military, and social divisions rather than connections. International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century revises this historical consensus by providing a more focused and detailed analysis of the many ways in which people interacted with each other across borders in the early decades of the 20th century. It devotes particular attention to private and non-governmental actors.Daniel Gorman focuses on international cooperation, international social movements, various forms of cultural internationalism, imperial and anti-imperial internationalism, and the growth of cosmopolitan ideas. The book incorporates a non-Western focus alongside the transatlantic core of early 20th-century internationalism. It interweaves analyses of international anti-colonial networks, ideas emanating from non-Western sites of influence such as Japan, China and Turkey, the emergence of networks of international indigenous peoples in resistance to a state-centric international system, and diaspora and transnational ethno-cultural-religious identity networks.
By Thomas Zeiler (editor)

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9781472567956 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 10, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The early 20th-century world experienced a growth in international cooperation.

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9781472567949 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 10, 2017), cover price $34.95

By Mark Tebeau (editor)

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9783110439229 | De Gruyter, February 28, 2017, cover price $210.00

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Product Description: Forty years ago, two women’s movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.One of Smithsonian Magazine’s “Ten Best History Books of 2017”Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women’s Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about...read more

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9781632863140 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 28, 2017, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Forty years ago, two women’s movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives.

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Product Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold...read more

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9781250056641 | St Martins Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.

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Product Description: When commercial air services were launched in 1976, Concorde was hailed as one of the wonders of the technological world. Flying at speeds in excess of Mach 2, she was the only commercial airliner ever developed that could maintain twice the speed of sound for periods of over two hours...read more

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9781472819550 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: When commercial air services were launched in 1976, Concorde was hailed as one of the wonders of the technological world.

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Product Description: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014...read more

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9781472819086 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014.

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Product Description: With Their Bare Hands traces the fate of the US 79th Division-men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia-from their training camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I, focusing on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918...read more

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9781472819239 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: With Their Bare Hands traces the fate of the US 79th Division-men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia-from their training camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I, focusing on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918.

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Product Description: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust surveys the history of the Holocaust whilst demonstrating the pivotal importance of the historical tradition of anti-Semitism and the power of discriminatory language in relation to the Nazi-led persecution of the Jews...read more

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9781472586926 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00

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9781472586919 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust surveys the history of the Holocaust whilst demonstrating the pivotal importance of the historical tradition of anti-Semitism and the power of discriminatory language in relation to the Nazi-led persecution of the Jews.

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Product Description: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history. Paul Dukes selects five Great Men, each in his turn one of the leaders of the three victorious powers, the UK, the USA and the USSR...read more

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9781474268080 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history.

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9781474268073 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history.

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Product Description: Europe’s second Thirty Years’ War—an epoch of blood and ashesFire and Blood looks at the European crisis of the two world wars as a single historical sequence: the age of the European Civil War (1914–1945). Its overture was played out in the trenches of the Great War; its coda on a ruined continent...read more

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9781784781330 | Verso Books, January 12, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Europe’s second Thirty Years’ War—an epoch of blood and ashesFire and Blood looks at the European crisis of the two world wars as a single historical sequence: the age of the European Civil War (1914–1945).

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9781784781361, titled "Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945" | Verso Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Europe’s second Thirty Years’ War—an epoch of blood and ashesFire and Blood looks at the European crisis of the two world wars as a single historical sequence: the age of the European Civil War (1914–1945).
9780553235296, titled "Seashells" | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, March 1, 1983), cover price $3.95 | also contains Seashells | About this edition: A survey of the world of marine mollusks provides identification about the common shells of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America.

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