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History 2012

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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History Series

Palgrave Studies in Oral History Series

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I.B. Tauris

The Wartime Journals

As a British Intelligence Officer during World War II, Hugh Trevor-Roper was expressly forbidden from keeping a diary due to the sensitive and confidential...

"...As a British Intelligence Officer during World War II, Hugh Trevor-Roper was expressly forbidden from keeping a diary due to the sensitive and confidential.... As a British Intelligence Officer during World War II, Hugh Trevor-Roper was expressly forbidden from keeping a diary due to the sensitive and confidential nature of his work. However, he confided a record of his thoughts in a series of slender notebooks inscribed OHMS (On His Majesty's Service). The Wartime Journals reveal the voice and..."

By Hugh Trevor-Roper and Richard Davenport-Hines

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The Myth of the Titanic

Centenary Edition

Why does the story of the Titanic retain such a hold on the popular imagination, one hundred years after it sank on the night of 15 April 1912? Howells...

"...Why does the story of the Titanic retain such a hold on the popular imagination, one hundred years after it sank on the night of 15 April 1912? Howells.... Why does the story of the Titanic retain such a hold on the popular imagination, one hundred years after it sank on the night of 15 April 1912? Howells explores the myths around the Titanic legend, showing what they reveal about the culture of their time, as well as the role that myth still plays in our lives today.. "Howells' book is a mod..."

Richard Howells

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Manchester University Press

History, Historians and Development Policy

A Necessary Dialogue

If history matters for understanding key development outcomes then surely historians should be active contributors to the debates informing these...

By C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szreter and Michael Woolcock

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Isaiah Berlin

The Journey of a Jewish Liberal

This study offers a fresh reappraisal of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) from childhood to the height...

"...This study offers a fresh reappraisal of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) from childhood to the height.... This study offers a fresh reappraisal of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) from childhood to the height of his intellectual career. It provides the first historically contextualized study of Berlin's formative years and identifies different stages in his intellectual development, ..."

Arie M. Dubnov

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Philip of Spain, King of England

The Forgotten Sovereign

The Spanish Armada conjures up images of age-old rivalries, bravery, and treachery. However, the same Spanish monarch who sent the Armada to invade England in...

"...The Spanish Armada conjures up images of age-old rivalries, bravery, and treachery. However, the same Spanish monarch who sent the Armada to invade England in.... The Spanish Armada conjures up images of age-old rivalries, bravery, and treachery. However, the same Spanish monarch who sent the Armada to invade England in 1588 was, just a few years previously, the King of England and husband of Mary Tudor. This important new book sheds new light on Philip II of Spain, England's forgotten sovereig..."

Harry Kelsey

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Displaced

The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement

Although displacement is often associated with conflict zones, millions of people are resettled yearly in the name of development and progress. They endure...

By Olivia Bennett and Christopher McDowell

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Manchester University Press

Violent Victorians

Popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London

By drawing attention to the wide range of gruesome, bloody, and confronting amusements patronized by ordinary Londoners, this book challenges our understanding...

Rosalind Crone

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The Margraten Boys

How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive

In the peaceful Dutch village of Margraten, a stone's throw from what once was Nazi Germany, ten thousand young American men are forever resting side by side...

"...In the peaceful Dutch village of Margraten, a stone's throw from what once was Nazi Germany, ten thousand young American men are forever resting side by side.... In the peaceful Dutch village of Margraten, a stone's throw from what once was Nazi Germany, ten thousand young American men are forever resting side by side amid rich pastures and lush orchards. They fought and died in the most epic battles of World War II in Europe: Operation Market Garden, the Siegfried Line campaign, the Hürtgen Fo..."

Peter Schrijvers

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The Amritsar Massacre

The Untold Story of One Fateful Day

On April 13, 1919, a fateful event took place which was to define the last decades of the British Raj in India. At 5:10 pm on that day, Brigadier-General "Rex"...

Nick Lloyd

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Wicked Women of Tudor England

Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners

This book delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed 'wickedness'— Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, the two consorts of Henry VIII...

"...This book delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed 'wickedness'— Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, the two consorts of Henry VIII.... This book delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed 'wickedness'— Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, the two consorts of Henry VIII who were executed for adultery; Anne Seymour, duchess of Somerset, and Lettice Dudley, countess of Essex and Leicester, two defamed noblewomen; and Jane and Alice More, the two ..."

Retha M. Warnicke

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The French Revolution was a huge, brutal yet inspiring phenomenon that changed global political thinking and action, and its echoes resound even in the...

"...The French Revolution was a huge, brutal yet inspiring phenomenon that changed global political thinking and action, and its echoes resound even in the.... The French Revolution was a huge, brutal yet inspiring phenomenon that changed global political thinking and action, and its echoes resound even in the twenty-first century. It was an intensely complex mix of events, concepts and individuals and A New Dictionary of the French Revolution is an invaluable aid to unraveling its complications, a..."

Richard Ballard

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Manchester University Press

A Short History of Colonialism

This well-written and comprehensive book by an outstanding expert provides students of history and the general reader with reliable, up-to-date information on...

Wolfgang Reinhard

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