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Jewish Property after 1945 Cultures and economies of ownership, loss, recovery and transfer by Jacob Ari (Youngstown State University, Ohio, USA) Labendz Jewish Property after 1945 Cultures and economies of ownership, loss, recovery and transfer
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Questions arose after 1945, and have persisted, about the ownership of properties which had belonged to Jewish communities before the Second World War, to Holocaust victims and survivors, and to Jewish expellees from the Middle East and North Africa. Studies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Internationalists And Their Plan to Outlaw War by Oona Hathaway, Scott J. Shapiro The Internationalists And Their Plan to Outlaw War
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'Like The Clash of Civilizations and The End of History, this brilliant book lays out a vision that makes sense of the world today in the context of centuries of history. It will change the way you remember the 20th...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Tyrants Writing Poetry The Art of Language and Violence by Tyrants Writing Poetry The Art of Language and Violence

The authors explore the complicated relationship between poetry and political violence, and provide a fascinating look at the aesthetic dimensions of total power.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

A Worldly Affair New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond by Pamela Hanlon A Worldly Affair New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond

For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage-both tempestuous and supportive, quarrelsome and committed. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond by Cathy Gere Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond

How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that a larger number can live better, healthier lives? Or is an individual truly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The History of the European Migration Regime Germany's Strategic Hegemony by Emmanuel (University of California Berkeley, USA) Comte The History of the European Migration Regime Germany's Strategic Hegemony
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After the Second World War, the international migration regime in Europe took a course different from the global migration regime and the migration regimes in other regions of the world. The free movement of people within the European Union, European...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia Private Life in a Public Space by Lynne Attwood Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia Private Life in a Public Space

This book explores the housing problem throughout the seventy years of Soviet history. It looks at changing political ideology on appropriate forms of housing under socialism, successive government policies on housing, and the meaning and experience of 'home' for Soviet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2017

The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery During the China and Pacific Wars by Caroline Norma The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery During the China and Pacific Wars

The Japanese military was responsible for the sexual enslavement of thousands of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific during the China and Pacific wars under the guise of providing 'comfort' for battle-weary troops. Campaigns for justice and reparations...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

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The Tanks The History of the Royal Tank Regiment, 1976-2017 by Charles Messenger The Tanks The History of the Royal Tank Regiment, 1976-2017

The Royal Tank Regiment through the last third of the Cold War, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the two Gulf Wars, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

No Future Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984 by Matthew (University of Reading) Worley No Future Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

English Ethnicity and Culture in North America by David T. Gleeson English Ethnicity and Culture in North America

To many, English immigrants contributed nothing substantial to the varied palette of ethnicity in North America. Yet the historians writing in English Ethnicity and Culture in North America show that the English were clearly immigrants too in a strange land,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Time It Was American Stories from the Sixties by Karen Manners Smith Time It Was American Stories from the Sixties

What was it like to live through the Sixties? The writers of these 27 memoirs offer the essence of life and youth in the period. In first-person narratives that range from poignant reminiscences to dramatic adventures, the writers convey what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Wind From the East French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s by Richard Wolin, Richard Wolin The Wind From the East French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
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Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, Julia Kristeva, Phillipe Sollers, and Jean-Luc Godard. During the 1960s, a who's who of French thinkers, writers, and artists, spurred by China's Cultural Revolution, were seized with a fascination for Maoism. Combining a merciless expose of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic by Richard A. McKay Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic

The search for a patient zero popularly understood to be the first infected case in an epidemic has been key to media coverage of major infectious disease outbreaks for more than three decades. Yet the term itself did not exist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission A History, 1943-2013 by Phillip J. Obermiller, Thomas E. Wagner, Michael E. Maloney The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission A History, 1943-2013
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In the summer of 1943, as World War II raged overseas, the United States also faced internal strife. Earlier that year, Detroit had erupted in a series of race riots that killed dozens and destroyed entire neighborhoods.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Hitler in Los Angeles How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross Hitler in Los Angeles How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Reel Pleasures Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania by Laura Fair Reel Pleasures Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania

Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media-from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation films-to speak to local dreams and desires.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Reel Pleasures Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania by Laura Fair Reel Pleasures Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania

Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media-from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation films-to speak to local dreams and desires.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine by Lynne (Professor of History, University of Toronto) Viola Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine
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An inside account of the trials and punishments of the Soviet secret police officers who carried out the Great Terror, this book uses the criminal files from Ukraine to take readers inside the operations of the interrogation rooms and execution...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Litigating Across the Color Line Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights by Melissa Lambert (Lecturer in American History, University of Sussex) Milewski Litigating Across the Color Line Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights
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In a largely previously untold story, from 1865 to 1950, black litigants throughout the South took on white southerners in civil suits. Drawing on almost a thousand cases, Milewski shows how African Americans negotiated the southern legal system and won...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Transatlantic Antifascisms From the Spanish Civil War to the End of World War II by Michael (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) Seidman Transatlantic Antifascisms From the Spanish Civil War to the End of World War II
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The first comprehensive scholarly account of antifascism, analysing its development in Spain, France, Britain and the USA.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Transforming Tajikistan State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia by Helene Thibault Transforming Tajikistan State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

Tajikistan is a key state in Central Asia, and will become crucial to the regional power balance as it transitions away from Soviet government systems and responds to the rise of Chinese financial power alongside the continuing presence of Russian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism `A Transition From Here to There?' by Robert Ledger Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism `A Transition From Here to There?'

The premiership of Margaret Thatcher has been portrayed as uniquely ideological in its pursuit of a more market-based economy. A body of literature has been built on how a sharp turn to the right by the Conservative Party during the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Political Freud A History by Eli Zaretsky Political Freud A History

Political Freud is Zaretsky's account of the way twentieth century radicals, activists, and thinkers used Freudian thought to understand the political developments of their century. Zaretsky shows how important political readings of Freud were to the theory of fascism and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2017

German Literature and the First World War: The Anti-War Tradition Collected Essays by Brian Murdoch by Brian Murdoch German Literature and the First World War: The Anti-War Tradition Collected Essays by Brian Murdoch

The period immediately following the end of the First World War witnessed an outpouring of artistic and literary creativity, as those that had lived through the war years sought to communicate their experiences and opinions. In Germany this manifested itself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and Their Role in Houses Open to the Public by Margaret Ponsonby Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and Their Role in Houses Open to the Public

Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners of these houses often retained...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2017

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions by Marc Becker Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2017

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions by Marc Becker Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2017

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity Unifying Divisions by Aline Sierp History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity Unifying Divisions

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2017

The Best of the Wipers Times by Malcolm Brown The Best of the Wipers Times


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

The Making of Consumer Culture in Modern Britain by Peter Gurney The Making of Consumer Culture in Modern Britain

It is commonly accepted that the consumer is now centre stage in modern Britain, rather than the worker or producer. Consumer choice is widely regarded as the major source of self-definition and identity rather than productive activity. Politicians vie with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909-2009 Why Gasoline is Cheap and Petrol is Dear by Carl-Henry Geschwind A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909-2009 Why Gasoline is Cheap and Petrol is Dear

This study examines gasoline taxation policies since the early twentieth century. Comparing and contrasting policies in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, the author analyzes the origins of gasoline taxation and the various approaches to its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2017

Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders by Renee Christine Romano Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders

Few whites who violently resisted the civil rights struggle were charged with crimes in the 1950s and 1960s. But the tide of a long-deferred justice began to change in 1994, when a Mississippi jury convicted Byron De La Beckwith for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2017

Trains, Boats and Jaunting Cars The Holiday Adventures of Two Edwardian Ladies by Nigel McBride Trains, Boats and Jaunting Cars The Holiday Adventures of Two Edwardian Ladies


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Jane Crow The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind (Professor of History Emerita, Barnard College, Columbia University) Rosenberg Jane Crow The Life of Pauli Murray
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Euro-African-American activist Paulli Murray was a feminist lawyer, who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. Born in 1910 and identified as female, she believed from childhood she was male. Before there was a social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Labour and the Gulag Russia and the Seduction of the British Left by Labour and the Gulag Russia and the Seduction of the British Left

Labour and the Gulag explains how Britain's Labour Party was seduced by the promise of a socialist utopia and enamoured of a Russian Communist system it sought to emulate. It reveals the moral compromises Labour made, and how it turned...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017

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