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    • 100 years of European Philosophy Since the Great War: Crisis and Reconfigurations 

      Sharpe, Matthew; Jeffs, Rory (Springer, 2017)
      This book is a collection of specifically commissioned articles on the key continental European philosophical movements since 1914. It shows how each of these bodies of thought has been shaped by their responses to the ...
    • Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation 

      Camosy, Charles C. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015)
      The abortion debate in the United States is confused. Ratings-driven media coverage highlights extreme views and creates the illusion that we are stuck in a hopeless stalemate. In this book Charles Camosy argues that our ...
    • Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam 

      Chapman, Jessica M. (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States sanctioned the results of ...
    • Churchill: The Power of Words 

      Churchill, Winston; Gilbert, Martin (Da Capo Press, 2012)
      Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In public speeches and published books, in newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches ...
    • Crucible of command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee the war they fought, the peace they forged 

      Davis, William C.; Grant, Ulysses Simpson; Lee, Robert Edward (Da Capo Press, 2014)
      They met in person only four times, yet these two men Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee determined the outcome of America's most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from ...
    • Dictators at War and Peace 

      Weeks, Jessica L. P. (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      Why do some autocratic leaders pursue aggressive or expansionist foreign policies, while others are much more cautious in their use of military force? The first book to focus systematically on the foreign policy of different ...
    • Islamic Extremism and the War of Ideas: Lessons from Indonesia 

      Hughes, John (Hoover Institution Press, 2010)
      For decades, the themesof the Hoover Institution have revolved around the broad concerns of political and economic and individual freedom. The Cold War that engaged and challenged our nation during the twentieth century ...
    • Life and death in captivity: the abuse of prisoners during war 

      Wallace, Geoffrey P. R. (Cornell University Press, 2015)
      Why are prisoners horribly abused in some wars but humanely cared for in others? In Life and Death in Captivity, Geoffrey P. R. Wallace explores the profound differences in the ways captives are treated during armed conflict. ...
    • The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon 

      Pichichero, Christy (Cornell University Press, 2017)
      The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon
    • A New History of the Peloponnesian War 

      Kagan, Donald (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagans acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian ...
    • Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America 

      Kaufman, Scott (Cornell University Press, 2012)
      Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California's Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they called Plowshare. Joined ...
    • Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War 

      Mampilly, Zachariah Cherian (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      Rebel groups are often portrayed as predators, their leaders little more than warlords. In conflicts large and small, however, insurgents frequently take and hold territory, establishing sophisticated systems of governance ...
    • Targeting Civilians in War 

      Downes, Alexander B. (Cornell University Press, 2012)
      Accidental harm to civilians in warfare often becomes an occasion for public outrage, from citizens of both the victimized and the victimizing nation. In this vitally important book on a topic of acute concern for anyone ...
    • Understand the Cold War (Teach Yourself) 

      Jones, C. B. (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011)
      All the important aspects of the war are explained and explored, from what JFK and his assassin had in common to a discussion of whether the tension ended after the fall of the Berlin Wall With extensive discussion of the ...
    • Understand the Second World War (Teach Yourself) 

      Farmer, Alan (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011)
      Full of fascinating details and anecdotes, this is an accessible introduction to one of the most important, tragic, and costly events in history Charting the main military campaigns, this book examines the path to Allied ...
    • The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America’s Exit from Vietnam 

      Kadura, Johannes (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      Kadura, Johannes In The War after the War, Johannes Kadura offers a fresh interpretation of American strategy in the wake of the cease-fire that began in Vietnam on January 28, 1973. The U.S. exit from Vietnam continues ...
    • The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature 

      Gilmore, Michael T. (Humana Press, 2010)
      This book makes a large claim about the continuity of nineteenthcentury American literature, one that adds an element of complication to our usual understanding of the subject. Nobody can doubt that the Civil War marks a ...
    • War, States, and Contention: A Comparative Historical Study 

      Tarrow, Sidney (Cornell University Press, 2015)
      For the last two decades, Sidney Tarrow has explored "contentious politics"―disruptions of the settled political order caused by social movements. These disruptions range from strikes and street protests to riots and civil ...
    • Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War 

      Jervis, Robert L. (Cornell University Press, 2010)
      The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from ...