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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.

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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

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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

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Product Description: Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named “Kate”) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the U...read more
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 | About this edition: Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named “Kate”) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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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.

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Product Description: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila and vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a crucial step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way toward the Japanese home islands...read more
By Giuseppe Rava (illustrator)

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9781472816283 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon.

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.

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9781474215497 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 29, 2017, cover price $112.00

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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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Product Description: 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...read more

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

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.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 | 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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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.

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. The identity of the Big Three changed significantly during the last months of the conflict. Roosevelt died in April 1945 and was succeeded by Truman. Churchill lost the general election to Attlee in July. Stalin alone provided continuity throughout the conferences of the Big Three, and immediately beyond.The book explores the power of these individuals, asking such questions as:-To what extent did the leaders exert their own influence and to what extent could they be considered to be spokesmen for their countries?-How significant was it that Truman and Attlee had less colourful personalities than Roosevelt and Churchill?-Was Stalin uniquely bad while the others were good?Drawing in particular on the record of their interaction at the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, but also making use of other sources including novels as well as works of history, Paul Dukes sheds light on both the major statesmen involved and the nature of the Second World War. This is a book that will be useful for students of the Second World War and anyone with an interest in the role of individuals in history.

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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

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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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