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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
by Niall Ferguson
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Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century... (read more)

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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
by Norman Stone
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Pre-eminent historian Norman Stones The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a masterful history of the Cold War. As Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, the Americans and British were overwhelmed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil... (read more)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe
by T. C. W. Blanning
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Modern Europeans, argues T. C. W. Blanning, are characterized by the conviction that the ground is moving beneath their feet. Among other things, it has given them a strong sense of dynamism: the world is changing, it can be changed, and so it should be... (read more)

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Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
by Guy Walters
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Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (The Sunday Times); “a model of meticulous, courageous and path-breaking scholarship"(Literary Review); and "absorbing and thoroughly gripping… deserves a lasting place among histories of the war.&... (read more)

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History of the Present: Dispatches from Europe
History of the Present: Dispatches from Europe
by Timothy Garton Ash
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The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of... (read more)

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Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance
Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance
by Philip White
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In 1946, in the midst of global turmoil and after being voted out of office, Winston Churchill made a trip to the unlikely venue of Fulton, Missouri, to deliver an address now known as the Iron Curtain Speech, which defined the dangers of totalitarian... (read more)

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Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-45
Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-45
by Kevin Passmore
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What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate them? This question has vexed feminist scholars for decades, and has led to lively debates in the academy. During the 1980s, scholars produced many studies of women, gender, and fascism... (read more)

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The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe (Democratization & Authoritarianism in Post-Communist Societies)
The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe (Democratization & Authoritarianism in Post-Communist Societies)
by Karen Dawisha
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This volume examines the post-communist and political transition in Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.... (read more)

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The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
by John Osullivan
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The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister is a sweeping, dramatic account of how three great figures changed the course of history. All of them led with courage--but also with great optimism. The pope helped ordinary Poles and East Europeans banish... (read more)

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Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World
Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World
by Margaret Macmillan
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With the publication of her landmark bestseller Paris 1919, Margaret MacMillan was praised as “a superb writer who can bring history to life” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now she brings her extraordinary gifts to one of the most important... (read more)

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The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality (America in the World)
The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality (America in the World)
by Thomas Borstelmann
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"The United States and the world have become more integrated and diverse during the last several decades, and this book helps us understand how that transformation came about. Borstelmann locates the origins of the contemporary world in the 1970s and... (read more)

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Government & Politics 5th Ed-P
Government & Politics 5th Ed-P
by Neill Nugent
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 528-546) and index.... (read more)

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Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy, and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy, and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
by Macgregor Knox
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This book offers a genuinely comparative analysis of the dictatorships that launched the Second World War: their origins, nature, dynamics, and common ruin. It provides an unconventional and compelling overview from territorial unification in the 1860s... (read more)

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A History of Private Life, Volume 5: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times
A History of Private Life, Volume 5: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times
by Antoine Prost
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Drawing on myriad sources, this second volume in the celebrated series offers new perspectives on women of the past. Twelve renowned historians from many countries examine the image of women in the masculine mind, their social condition, and their daily... (read more)

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Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age
by Steven Hill
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"Steven Hill ends the transatlantic debate over which economic and political system is superior: Europe wins. While America and China fight for oil and minerals, Europe already achieves more with less. Indeed, the path to the American Dream is the... (read more)

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The Columbia Guide to the Cold War
The Columbia Guide to the Cold War
by Michael Kort
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This reference contains narrative essays on key events and issues, and also features an A-to-Z encyclopedia, a concise chronology, and an annotated resource section listing books, articles, films, novels, web sites, and CD-ROMs on Cold War themes.... (read more)

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VIXI: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger
VIXI: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger
by Richard Pipes
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A distinguished historian, Harvard professor, and White House adviser looks back on his own life and on the tumultuous twentieth century, from his youthful memories of bombs falling on Warsaw to his recollections of the conflicts inside the Reagan... (read more)

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A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century
A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century
by Richard Vinen
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"Fascinating and immensely readable" is the way one British newspaper described A History in Fragments. With the rise of the European superpower-symbolized by the introduction of the euro on January 1, 2002-Europe has gained a new prominence on the world... (read more)

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The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Shapes Our World
The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Shapes Our World
by Derek Leebaert
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The Fifty-Year Wound is the first cohesively integrated history of the Cold War, one replete with important lessons for today. Drawing upon literature, strategy, biography, and economics -- plus an inside perspective from the intelligence community... (read more)

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What Happened Where
What Happened Where
by Chris Cook
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A reference work for teacher and student which provides entries on the many hundreds of places of major historical significance in the 20th century.... (read more)

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