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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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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
by Keith Lowe
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andldquo;Compelling . . . Lower brings to the forefront an unexplored aspect of the Holocaust.andrdquo; andmdash;Washington Post In a surprising account that powerfully revises history, Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern... (read more)

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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
by Mark Mazower
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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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We Interrupt This Broadcast with 3 CDs: The Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Virginia Tech Shooting with CD (Audio
We Interrupt This Broadcast with 3 CDs: The Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Virginia Tech Shooting with CD (Audio
by Joe Garner
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Combining text and audio on three accompanying compact discs, this volume is as much a history of the development of media spectacle as it is a document of key events in US history. The cover advertises that one can hear "the actual broadcasts of the... (read more)

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Day By Day the Eighties 2 Volumes
Day By Day the Eighties 2 Volumes
by Ellen Meltzer
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The fifth in a series of decade-by-decade chronologies of world events designed to provide students and general readers with a quick reference to specific events as they happened or were brought to light, and more generally to provide a feel for what... (read more)

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Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
by Nicholson Baker
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Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and four works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, and House of Holes, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His work has appeared in The New... (read more)

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The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe
The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe
by Greg Behrman
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Greg Behrman is the Henry Kissinger Fellow for Foreign Policy at The Aspen Institute. He is the author of The Invisible People: How the U.S. Has Slept Trough the Global AIDS Pandemic, The Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe of Our Time (Free Press; June... (read more)

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Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States
Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States
by Jan L Logemann
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In the years that followed World War II, both the United States and the newly formed West German republic had an opportunity to remake their economies. Since then, much has been made of a supposed andldquo;Americanizationandrdquo; of European consumer... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
by Timothy Snyder
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Wendy Lowerand#8217;s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of womenand#8217;s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers.... (read more)

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The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s
The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s
by Piers Brendon
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Courage: Portraits of Bravery in the Service of Great Causes
Courage: Portraits of Bravery in the Service of Great Causes
by Gordon Brown
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From the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: eight fascinating portraits of men and women whose lives define the meaning of courage--Edith Cavell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Raoul Wallenberg, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and Nelson... (read more)

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The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace
The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace
by Alexander Stille
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A masterpiece of literary memory—a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory “One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father... (read more)

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A Social and Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe
A Social and Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe
by Gerald Ambrosius
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A translation from the German original, with revisions and a postscript which, unfortunately, pre-date the most recent events in Germany and eastern Europe. Intended as an introductory overview, more descriptive than analytical, the book is not a... (read more)

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A History of Young People in the West, Volume Two: Stormy Evolution to Modern Times
A History of Young People in the West, Volume Two: Stormy Evolution to Modern Times
by Giovanni Levi and Jean-Claude Schmitt
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[Provides] valuable insights on the literary, artistic, and legal material on youth in selected times and places and in illuminating prevailing cultural values. Nicholas Tucker - History... (read more)

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A dictionary of twentieth century history :1914-1990
A dictionary of twentieth century history :1914-1990
by Peter Teed
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Spanning the years between the outbreak of WWI and the Persian Gulf crisis of 1990, this surprisingly comprehensive (though tipped toward Britain and the British Empire) reference contains some 2,000 alphabetically-arranged entries covering figures... (read more)

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Forging the alliance :NATO 1945-1950
Forging the alliance :NATO 1945-1950
by Don Cook
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A non-scholarly history of the events and personalities involved in the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949--with the emphasis on personalities: Churchill, Truman, Bevin, Acheson, Vandenburg, Eisenhower, de Gaulle, Kennan... (read more)

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The Reagan Paradox: American Foreign Policy in the 1980s
The Reagan Paradox: American Foreign Policy in the 1980s
by Coral Bell
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At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War
At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War
by Michael R Beschloss
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From early in 1989, the authors were privy to classified US and Soviet documents, cables, telephone transcripts, and diplomatic records, on the condition that they not publish the information before the end of 1992. They chronicle the intense and... (read more)

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Revolutions in Art & Ideas at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A New Interpretation & Anthology
Revolutions in Art & Ideas at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A New Interpretation & Anthology
by David H Galaty
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An anthology of selections from important works of literature and philosophy designed to illustrate the interactions among the radical changes in various genres at the turn of the 20th century. Also includes commentary suitable for undergraduate or... (read more)

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