Superpowers: A Short History
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Superpowers: A Short History

The Superpowers traces the development of the USA and Russia (later USSR) from 1898 through to 2000, placing the Cold War, from inception to ending, into the wider social, economic and political context. This is the first history of the two major participants and their relationship throughout the twentieth century. The Superpowers: explores the intertwining history of the two powers chronologically and includes discussion of: * the i...

Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front (Images of War Series)
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Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front

A stunning photographic account of Hitler’s last stand in the face of the Red Army’s successful offensive of 1944. Drawing on rare and previously unpublished photographs accompanied by in-depth captions, the book provides an absorbing analysis of this traumatic period of the Second World War. It reveals in detail how the Battle of Kursk was the beginning of the end and how this massive operation led to the Red Army recapturing huge a...

On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger : War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition
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On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

“Noteworthy for its examination of the ‘rhetoric of catastrophe.’ The perception and representation of the horrors resulting from civil strife is a subject that is relevant throughout all of China’s imperial history. The book is grounded in an impressive range of modern Chinese secondary scholarship and traditional sources, including eyewitness accounts. Kenneth Swope has a real talent for writing lively and colorful narrative and fo...

Britain's War At Sea, 1914-1918: The war they thought and the war they fought
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Britain's War At Sea, 1914-1918 (Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series)

In Britain, memory of the First World War remains dominated by the trench warfare of the Western Front. Yet, in 1914 when the country declared war, the overwhelming expectation was that Britain’s efforts would be primarily focussed on the sea. As such, this volume is a welcome corrective to what is arguably an historical neglect of the naval aspect of the Great War. As well as reassessing Britain’s war at sea between 1914 and 1918, u...

The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I
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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I

The Guns of August was -- and still is -- a very important landmark in our understanding of the First World War. If you have little knowledge of WWI, this book would be an excellent place to begin your studies. The Guns of August is focused on how the war began. The war's beginning was not a simple thing. Honestly, how could it be? Great nation's do not casually embark upon wars that have the potential to cause death and destruction ...

Su-57 Self Propeller Gun
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Su-57 Self Propeller Gun

• Includes free decals and masking foil • Packed with color photos The SU-57 is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, armed with two 57 mm auto cannons. It was the first Soviet mass produced tracked self-propelled ant-aircraft gun. In the USSR it had the unofficial nickname "Sparka", meaning "pair", referring to the twin auto cannon with which the vehicle is armed. This album of detailed photographs is invaluable for the modeler...

Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East
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Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East

Orlin has written a very charming, vivacious introduction to the ancient Near East. His chapters are short windows or vignettes peering into many facets of the lives of various peoples at the onset of the era of human civilization. While distant both temporally and culturally, Orlin makes ANE peoples relatable. They were after all, at the most fundamental level, very much like us; living in the same world difficult to make sense of, ...

Philo of Alexandria
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Philo of Alexandria

''This is a fine book. Colbert brings to [this] manuscript not only his own virtuosity in philosophy and languages but his keen cognizance that philosophical and translational issues appear throughout under the theological issues. Additionally, his work exhibits the character that all good linguistic and theological thinking should exhibit.''

The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Weimar and Now, 34)
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The Authority of Everyday Objects: (Weimar and Now, 34)

"The Authority of Everyday Objects is a refreshing, innovative, and convincing approach to post-World War II Western consumer society. Design―as a weapon in Cold War competition and as a vehicle for German redemption by revitalizing Bauhaus traditions―is thoroughly researched and wonderfully presented in Paul Betts' book. This well-illustrated work convinces the reader that design was a part of gluecklich Leben ("lucky life") and sch...

The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576-1643
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The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576-1643

Did the 'seventeenth-century crisis' visit the Ottoman Empire? How can we situate the explosion of rural violence and the rebellions of the turn of the seventeenth century in the Anatolian countryside? The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia provides the reader with a fresh and innovative perspective on the long scholarly debate over the question of 'decline' in early modern Ottoman history. It offers a new agenda, new type o...